Rymar crept quietly down the stairs to the next level, checking the steps for traps. The chamber below was vast but dark. Drek followed behind and stood at the ready. "Where's the mage's light?" Rymar hissed to the tiefling. "Light!" Drek whispered up the stairs. Ridcully concentrated and sent the light down to the rogues. They quickly hugged the wall hiding in the long shadows created by the floating light. Rymar heard some chittering further into the darkness at the other end of the hall. Tarquin came next and listened as Rymar explained about the Kolbolds lurking up ahead.
Tarquin moved forward only to hear a slight click as he was examining a coffin. A sharp pain struck him in the left shoulder and a stiffness traveled over him, he was paralyzed. Rymar slid up next to the paladin and shook him. He didn't move. Rymar noticed an alcove with a dwarven statue in it. He searched but could not find anything. Ridcully and Essedil came down next. The wizard realized the light was not sufficient for the size of the dungeon. He broke out a sunrod and tossed it into the middle of the chamber.
Kobolds scattered to the nearby alcoves when the light washed over them. Petra came down to check on the Paladin but by now he was moving again and rushing toward the kobolds by the alter. Arathael stayed at the rear to guard against any kobold patrols returning to the warren.
Tarquin passed by an alcove where one of the skirmishers was hiding. It followed him to the altar and attacked from behind. The humaniods chittered excitedly and surrounded him. The warlord and Rymar quickly came up to help. Drek crossed the room, throwing his deadly stars at the kobold slingers. Ridcully cast a sleep spell on the kolbolds that had surrounded the paladin causing them to slow down. Arathael moved to the center of the room but was paralyzed by the poison dart trap. Drek hunted down a kobold as it tried to escape. Petra got closer to the battle and healed Tarquin. They finally cornered the last kobold and gave no quarter.
The next chamber held an odd contraption. The paladin felt something whoosh by his head as he entered. The light revealed a room with a slime pit and a large bolder secured by a rope on the ceiling. The kobolds swung the glue covered rock at the party as they advanced. Essedil charged a ledge that held a slinger and fey stepped next to him. Drek fired shurikens at the scaly lizards, quickly taking the weaker ones out. Rymar joined Essedil while the paladin found cover below the ledge. Ridcully fired ice spells, frost rays, and magic missles, while Arathael pinned them with arrows. The swinging rock strikes Ridcully knocking him back. A drake guard attacks Rymar on the left platform. Essedil went down the back stairs to let the paladin and cleric in to the back hallway. He found two more Drake Guards waiting for him at the bottom of the steps. He rushed to the door as one nipped at him from behind. Petra healed them, and the paladin fought the lizards back with the wardlord's aid. Arathael fey stepped upon the right platform and came in behind a kobold and the drakes. He easily killed the kobold handler and then decimated a drake guard single handedly! The last drake fighting Drek and Rymar was resilient but in the end they defeated it. A long hall past the stairs to the platforms beckons to the party. What other insideous traps and creatures await the party?
Session XP: 230
Total XP: 345