A write-up on my ACKS campaign run by Tenkar on G+ on Saturday night, from the POV of my character Vesper, the Nightblade.
Well, we went back into these caverns again. Now we encountered
ghouls, ice things, and statues and stone spiders. What the fuck. The
only thing I can think is that this was a dragon's lair. I will
interrogate the entire village harshly if need be to determine what the
hell we are into here. We told the villagers we would help deliver them
from their own guilt coming back to haunt them, by virtue of killing
off the ghouls of the women they poisoned and gave to the dragon.
Presumably the dragon died by eating them. When did this happen
exactly? Where's the dragon corpse? Where are the bones? Not even a
dragon tooth on the village inn wall? Something stinks here, and it
ain't the lizard man for once. Speaking of which, I've heard you can
make a powerful suit of plate from the scales of a dragon, and red
dragon scales give extra protection against fire. I don't know if this
is true, but I would love to find out.
I will pose to the group in
the morn that we ask the villagers a few things, under pain of death,
or at least horrible torture if need be (note to self, may need to have
the lizard man and the countryboy scout out the land around while I do
this—-I think the mage may be on board for this form of research, but I
will have to feel him out):
1. Where was the dragon's lair? When was the dragon killed? Where did the sacrifice take place exactly?
2. What happened to his corpse?
3. What happened to his treasure?
If the dragon ate the women, how are they corporeal now as ghouls? Red
dragons burn shit right? I assume that means he burnt them before
eating. Which would have likely burned out the poison.
5. Were the women buried? If so how did they get the corpses from the belly of the beast?
What is the history of the area as relates to the burial area we have
been exploring? It went from mausoleum, which seems to old for the
ghouls we are killing to be the women sacrificed to the dragon, to a
weird ass fucked up lair of some sort. Likely a series of rooms and
traps designed to protect the dragon and his treasure. Or something
7. How the fuck did a podunk little shit village like this
manage to develop a poison that killed off a dragon which is powerful
enough to have such guardians as ice things and stone things and spider
statues? If indeed it is his lair. If its not, we need to learn more
on the history of this place before we go in. Blackmarsh may have more
info on it, as I understand the temples there have detailed histories of
the lands around, and have a rich resource by way or funded and
endorsed adventurers who may have info they relayed to the priests.
If we get no good answers from the villagers, I am tying as many of
the children up as I can find and bringing them with me to the next
excursion to act as trap detectors.
9. If we can't get more info
before heading in, I will vote to go to Blackmarsh to determine better
what we are in for if we dig further. I don't want to go in blind.
Killing ghouls is one thing. But I don't like puzzles, especially ones
that may lead to my death. Especially if I think someone is holding
out on me in terms of info that may help to keep me alive. I could give a
fuck about this village and the worthless dogs that dwell within it. I
just want the loot, magic and power that stems from the slaying and
It's so hard to keep up my mask as a goody-two-shoes
with this group. I must work harder at it, so it doesn't slip off at
the wrong time.
Now I must meditate on the many torture
techniques I learned under my master, to my great pain and enjoyment, as
my companions do that human thing called sleep.
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