Nightal 6th, 1372 DR The Year of Wild Magic
Day 57 – Late Morning (Time suspended while in pyramid)
The Pyramid of Shadows, The Vines Of Death
Not wanting to give the Arboreans time to recover the party takes a short breather and makes plans to follow where the Speaker was planning to escape to. During the break Robb makes a reappearance and explains that Cymbalta wanted to leave the party behind, something about stupid dwarves. Robb goes on to tell how he tried to convince Cymbalta to stay, but in the end could not make him change his mind. He tell’s the party he has no idea where Cymbalta may have got to.
The real story is that Robb wants all of the “Lady’s” favour for himself. He devised a plan using a mixture of poisons that created a false reality for Cymbalta, some of this mix unintentionally effected some of the party, hence the different recollections of what actually happened. While Cymbalta was under the influence of the poisons, Robb created an entire false reality for him. Cymbalta truly believed Haggis and Robb had died, and that he made a grand exit taking Robb’s body and returning to the “Lady”. When he wakes up, if he hasn’t been eaten or killed by some inhabitant of the Pyramid he may have a little score to settle with Robb, till then Robb will have to watch his back.
Robb making use of his Gloaming armor disappears from sight and investigates the room ahead. The room is full of vines hanging from the ceiling, offering very little view of the room itself. Sneaking quietly forward he detects many possible enemies hiding behind the vines. Reporting this to the party they organise themselves and Robb leads the attack with a well placed Ungol Dust to the nearest Quickling’s head.
See combat video on YouTube at: H3 C5 Vines OF Death
With the last Quickling scampering off into the distance the party has finally cleared out most if not all of the Arboreans area. Taking a short rest they make plans to make the area secure for use as a base of operations for further explorations into the pyramid.
• Residium 1700 each, and Ding Lvl 8 To all
Arborean Reaper, Arborean Watcher, Shambling Mound, Quickling Runner