In the corridor past the open portcullis, we notice stairs going down. Blaze stealths ahead. She walks into a room with four stone coffins showing abuse from age and looters. The room has suits of armour in the nooks along the walls. There is an altar to Tiamat in the corner. Standing in front of the altar are 5 kobolds. On the altar is a horses head.
Blaze and Smee stealth in in to set up. Doobli enters the room, but triggers a dart trap. The sound of the trap alerts the kobolds. Doobli takes the initiative and attacks! We charge up to the kobolds, who form a line against us. In the frey Ceranya force orbs the kobolds, damaging axis and doobli. In a battle fury, Balardi takes a swing at doobli! We defeat the kobolds without too much fuss.
Doobli goes to check out the altar, it seems the horse was killed about a day ago. We also notice a couple of gems and a pouch of money. The gems are worth 200g, and 90g in the pouch. Axis takes care of them, for the group. We also find 12g on the kobolds.
Blaze attempts to stealth into the next room, but trips and falls, alerting the kobolds standing there. She sees what was once a tomb, turned into a kobold playground. At the far end of the room is a 10f high walkway, with a door at ground level recessed into it. A rope is attached to the ceiling, the other end has a slime covered rock in the hands of a kobold on the wall. A number of kobold also stand on the wall.
Smee leaps over Blaze and fires wildly. Ceranya quickly follows, firing frost rays at the kobolds, successfully striking them. She takes cover behind a tomb. One of the kobolds falls, struck dead from her ice attacks. As he dies, the kobold drops the slime-rock and it swings across the room and is caught by the another kolbold on the backswing.
Balardi helps Blaze up. A kobold takes a shot at Smee, sticking him to the floor with glue. Doobli also takes a hit, and is immobilised by the kobold’s glue. Blaze takes a shot at one of the kobolds, killing him instantly. He drops the stone, and it arcs across the room, and is caught by another kobold, who flings it at Doobli. It sails over his head and is caught by another kobold on the walkway.
Smee frees himself from the glue and fires a shot at the kobold that stuck him down, killing him instantly. A second kobold returns fire at Blaze, gluing her to the ground and damaging her. Axis walks up to the door and, with a gleam in his eye, knocks. Nothing happens. Ceranya takes another shot, but the frost Ray shoots high. Doobli struggles with the glue, but does not free himself. Meanwhile a kobold takes a shot at axis, sticking him to the floor, too.
Blaze flings a rock into a kobold on the walkway, wounding him. Smee fires an arrow at him too, but shoots wildly and nearly takes out balardi. His second shot knocks the kobold off the ledge, however, killing him. While the arrows are whizzing over axis’s head, he starts to beat down the door. Ceranya fires another frost ray at the kobolds, freeze burning one of them. He releases the slime-covered rock and it arcs over our heads at us, but the kobold fumbles the catch and loses control of it.
Balardi charges the wall and stabs at the kobolds on the walkway with his spear. Incensed, the kobolds rain spears and rocks down at us. Doobli prays to the raven-goddess, and with a holy fury bursts out of the glue trap. He charges at the door to assist axis, and with a cry of “stand aside, pip-squeak! I will show how it’s done!” He smashes down one side of the doors.
The door falls and two drakes burst through. The first charges at doobli, snapping at him. Doobli spins to avoid the blow. The second drake seizes him by the arm and flicks him about. Smee notches 2 arrows into his bow and fires, felling the remaining kobolds. The party focusses their attacks on the drakes!
Axis utters a battle cry and sinks his mace into the nearest drake’s face, blinding it in one eye. Ceranya follows up with a frost ray, freezing it’s legs. Balardi focuses her healing energy on doobli and magically mends his arm. The group focuses on the the drake on the right, blaze screeching a drake like noise, confusing the drake as she hits. The drake lashes out and strikes Doobli with a heavy blow. Smee retaliates with an arrow into it’s soft exposed underbelly. Axis lays a healing hand on Doobli, allowing the dwarf to recover, somewhat. Ceyania fires another frost ray at the drake, burning a massive hole in it’s side.
A third drake jumps off the ledge and pounces on balardi,tearing at him. Doobli summons a beacon of hope, healing the party. He then calls a healing word on himself, healing his wounds. Blaze dives behind the new drake, striking it a blow to the head and dazing it. Smee kills the wounded drake, and it’s partner heads up towards a ramp. Axis focuses his divine power and shoots a radiant beam at the new drake, dazing it. Ceranya presses the advantage with a frost ray, while Blaze strikes at it with her sword. The drake staggers back, bleeding profusely. Doobli jumps up onto the nearby coffin, and drives his hammer down on the head and crushes it.
The surviving drake charges at the group. Smee sinks two arrows into it’s flank as it charges at snaps at axis. He blocks with his shield and follows with a glancing blow with his mace. Doolbi swings and with his mace and bludgeons it with his mace, allowing Blaze an opening. She takes full advantage, and drives her sword deep into it’s back, killing it.
We search the kobold bodies and gather 120g. Smee finds a crystal that could well dominate the will of others. Ahead we see a the double corridor ending in a junction, with two corridors leading off.