Nightal 6th, 1372 DR The Year of Wild Magic
Day 57 – Morning (Time suspended while in pyramid)
The Pyramid of Shadows, Chamber of Rats
On entering the storeroom a large pile of bones can be seen in the corner and Haggis spies the tracks of rats scattered through the dust – his dwarf stomach rumbles at the thought of a delicious fried rat on a stick (with plenty of ketchup).
Moving further in cracks can be seen in the walls and along the frame of another door leading off to the north of the storeroom – most likely the rats use these to come and go from the room. Cymbalta throws his sensing eye through one of the door cracks and finds that the room beyond seems to be packed to the roof with the bones of many creatures, both humanoid and not. Most likely this is where the Ettin store the remains of those deemed unworthy of being in his head collection.
Happy moves over to the bone pile in the storeroom proper to investigate when suddenly a skittering is heard and Cymbalta yells out:
“Beware, I feel danger near”
Just then several large carrion rats rush out of the wall cracks and move to attack their mortal enemies, a pack of hungry dwarves armed with a hibachi.
See combat video on YouTube at: H3 P2 Chamber of Rats
With all of the rats defeated the party shovels the bones out of the main corridor and closes the storeroom doors so that they may rest for a few hours and recuperate after their hard fought battles. If this is a sample of the challenges to come then it is lucky that the Pyramid is timeless for many more such rests will surely be needed.
• 12,000 Residuum (1500 each player)
• Dwarf Food (Fried Rat on a Stick)
Charnal Rats, Boneslide Hazard