As the heroes continued to search the next door rooms, a room with four holes were found in the roof. Kurin standing on the shoulders of Thorsgrim managed to investigate the holes and discovered a sack of money. Followed by a cockatrice that attempted to turn him into stone, and then with the resounding noise, a swarm of killer bees attacked the ever so delicious Skrogg. With much hacking most of the bees were slain before more emerged from another hole as a sleep spell put the creatures to early sleep. The cockatrice was slain by Kurin who had attempted to hit it and fell off Thorsgrim in amazement. It’s beak and legs were saved for magical spell components. It’s drumsticks and Breast were saved by the ever hungry Skrogg. Skrogg soon proved his worth by burying himself in the killer bees nest eating all the honey.
A chapel room was discovered with a smiling priest, he stood calmly and seemingly in a good voice “May I help you”. However, our surprisingly noble Paladin identified that this man was indeed evil and strode forth and before the man intending to do us harm could react, smote him mightily and cast him down with two mighty blows of the spell casting slaying sword. A potion, ring of protection, magical broom and staff were found. Some secret doors were found by Sven.
The party returned to the main chapel and walking past the one of the statues it suddenly moved and out of thin air presented Skrogg a beautiful magical shortbow. Much joy rang out, but as Kurin approached another expecting a mighty present he was touched and began to turn to amber stone. A cure disease removed the impediment and saved his life. The statues now revealed as more random nastiness were avoided to where the side rooms were investigated. Of the 6 rooms each seemed to hold 3 zombies, but were immediately turned to ash under the power of Thor. Returning the the main chapel Kurin and Azimi walked past every statue to discover what gifts were given Kurin was blessed with a permanent blessing and received a magical undersea boat appearing out of nothing, plus a scroll of protection from elementals. Azimi was magically diseased (and cured by the staff held by Thorsgrim), and then felt more dexterous. Skrogg the lucky was presented with another magical flying broom. What an odd room!
The heroes continued through the forest and began to search the area behind the blood stained arch throne room to find a ball room. Inside was a monkey man that was shot by Sven as the party began to search his treasure. His treasure consisted of a Bag of Unending Nourishment that was immediately claimed by the ever fat Skrogg and a Potion of Longevity.
Next was discovered a library, and a dog man who appeared to be good. In payment of 5000gp (with borrowed money) the library was searched to discover a magic user scroll with 5 spells and most importantly a scroll of “To those who would be free”. The scroll mentioned something about find that would help them be free needing a special, sword, ring, mirror and potion. The heroes left the dog man still counting his coins.
An empty bedroom was discovered, but held some random lava men who were slain quickly. Azimi guarded the corridor, standing on the lovely red carpet.
Next was a card room where a woman was sitting offereing 10 cards. The words Deck of Many things were mentioned. In random sillyness everyone was “forced” to take a card.
Skrogg received a magical lie detecting cup
Sven received a magical lie detecting cup
Kurin was feebleminded but cured by Thorsgrim
Ragnar received nothing as he was a spell caster
Thorsgrim received a magical lie detecting cup
Azimi most reluctantly received a magical wand of Enemy detection
A bedroom containing 8 humanoid dog people were discovered, but the party was attacked, Sven stayed outside and missed with his heavy crossbow as the others were slain quickly or put to sleep. However the lupin man from the library heard his “pack” being attacked and moved to slay the obvious target Sven. Sven wounded him but a single smash in return reminded him to call for help as magical missiles and blades cut this dog fighter fellow down quickly. Some money and yet another displacer cloak and wand of fireballs were discovered and used by Prince Thorsgrim.
At the end of the hallway was the foyer were six gremlins standing around. To avoid silliness these were fireballed with the previously found wand and their smoking corpses we left lying on the ground.