After the smoking corpses of the Gremlins were left alone the final missing room was investigated and a Solar man with red skin, blond hair and a flaming shield was discovered. After a careful scanning from Ragnar and dialogue entered into, it was discovered that after helping to banish an Effreet the Solar had agreed to help Claude the dead dog Amberville to turn the castle to Law. However, after careful prompting he was left alone and the heroes descended into the dungeon level again, passing by the unlocked cells and finding a morgue like hallway with lots of people with missing brains and no blood.
In the next door room was discovered a brain devourer who, with many brains attached to his back, was sucking the brain of another corpse. The heroes bravely fired many missile weapons: Sven shot it with a bolt, Thorsgrim threw his hammer, Skrogg drew his bow and shot in one round. The creature with so many brains was able to fire not one but five spells off. Fortunately, all missed or bounced off the experience of the heroes. Magical missiles fired at Azimi only to have them returned to the beast, Azimi’s magical missiles in return struck the beast dead. Kurin who had run up, looked puffed.
In the corridor a Invisible stalker attempted to surprise the monk, but didn’t and was solidly hit 3 times, before it abandoned him and attacked Skrogg. Unfortunately, he wasn’t surprised either and casually butchered it leaving behind only a shadow on the ground.
The heroes continued into the room of Gas and again set off the trap where Azimi, Ragnar and Stargard fell asleep. Kurin with good mind began to chop the door down with his axe, With Skrogg’s help the door was demolished. Soon the Dwarf and Halfling dragged the sleeping humans into the hall. After dreams they awoke, Stargard had apparently saved the planet, but no one believed him.
A room full of treasure was discovered, but thanks to the wand of enemy detection a large worm monster was discovered and attacked. It was very quickly slain without anyone being swallowed whole. Coins were discovered.
A room with a pool containing a small glass sphere bobbing on the surface was discovered. Within the sphere was a silver key. Thorsgrim purified the water as Azimi tested it by dropping in a sivler coin the bubbled and began to disolve. After much reluctance Sven had fly cast on him and flew across to collect the silver floating key with cat like reflexes.
A room with 4 hell hounds was next discovered. Sven shot one as Kurin ran at another. Two of the beasts breathed injuring everyone except for Kurin who had ran on and Azimi who had mysteriously turned into a statue (but she got better). Ragnar and Thorsgrim wasted no time butchering two before the ever nimble Skrogg, slew one and then with graceful move threw his sword at another menacing Kurin, jumping over he impaled the beast with his shield before Kurin could say “hey”. What a true Viking Hero! (too right!)
A room with a glowing silver gate guarded by a Giant Amber Lion Golem was discovered. The Golem’s mistake was to move and was quickly bashed to small pieces without mercy in a quick amount of time. Before they could attempt to leave through the gate the Lawful peoples decided to finish the dungeon and left to investigate.
A room with a large pit was discovered, but was guarded by six Ghouls. Sven shot one as Kurin pushed one down the pit saying “this is Finhagen”. Slaying the Ghoul outright from the fall. One slightly scratched Azimi only for all of the remaining Ghouls to turn to dust. Down the 70’ pit was a labyrinth leading to the kingdom of the Ghouls. Fortunately, Thorsgrim immediately turns all Undead to dust and the only thing bothering the party was a sand storm. Some Treasure was found including a highly magical spear.
The next room contained a demon inside a pentagram. It promised much (all lies) but just before Thorsgrim was about to Dispel Evil, Ragnar disturbed the pentagram releasing the demon. It attacked Ragnar with all its power, but was quickly slain with Holy Might. A magical ironic horn of dispelling this demon was found. Azimi wanted the ever burning candles, but didn’t know how to carry them without setting herself on fire.
The party proceeded through the arch using 3 silver keys, to discover a slightly warm land and a road. The heroes began to proceed up the road to see where it lead. A mysterious horse and cart was discovered and farm people looking desperate, but as they approached it vanished to appear as a phantom. Skrogg was enthralled and nearly eviscerated. Azimi cast a protection from Evil 10’ radius to defend the party. The Phantom fled, before Thorsgrim could do anything. Later that night during Skrogg’s watch the Phantom returned, it again attacked Skrogg who again was mightily wounded. Thorsgrim rolled over pointed his hammer and said “Begone beast! Return to whatever underworld you come from!” . The Phantom was instantly destroyed and Thorsgrim was forced to Cure-all Skrogg. (Thorsgrim my hero!)
Another Day when Clerics save everyone. The party rest before planning on continuing up the road to attempt to find a village and a map!