The Scene of Battle
Th party stand by the bronze door, hesitant to enter in case it is a trap. Then Xellos is sure he spotted movement further down the tunnels, and they follow the sounds of clanking bones down into a wide cavern where training posts stand; and six skeletons are training, bashing the wooden posts with their antique swords.
Halmary, Sidni and Ungrid venture into the room, catching the skeletons by surprise: Halmary turns them, then the three adventurers (tomb robbers?) smash the skeletons to pieces.
As the fight is going on, Calibos and Medmyr hear the sound of a gat opening, and head down a tunnel to find a cell, wherein none other than Calibos’ mentor lies battered, tortured and unconscious.
Then, out of thin air, a leather-clad sword wraith materialises near to Xellos and fires off a dismember spell that thankfully misses, and as Sidni races up the tunnel to help, after hearing Xellos shout out, them are both hit by the wraith’s burning hands…
..and then, from the tunnels next to them, a pair of sword wraiths turn round the corner and attack, one narrowly missing an invisible Phildor. The spell-casting wraith quickly falls to a Sidni’s spear and Xellos’ axe, the ruinguard expends his stored spell energy and finishes it off, then absorbs its energy to heal his burns.
Calibos, meanwhile, brings his mentor around with some curative magic, and helps his back into his armour. They return to the party, finding a fight going on, and lend a hand. The wraiths are dispatched by spell, sword and spear, and the bodies looted.
As Calibos introduces his mentor– Almahid– to the others, they return to the bronze door, passing through another tunnel that is a row of seats looking out over an empty arena-like cavern. Almahid warns them that the wraiths will return at dawn, but as they open the bronze door, the wraiths return early… the door opens and a pair of statues on the other side animate and attack; at the same time, Phildor spots the approaching wraiths and warns the others, throwing down a haste spell on the rest of the adventurers.
Ungrid and Calibos smash a statue, wound another, and Calibos destroys the other while Ungrid hurls his hammer at the approaching wraiths… there are more wraiths, some ghouls, and the enemy split up, moving through the tunnels to flank the party: a wraith engages Ungrid as he and Xellos block a tunnel, draining some of the dwarf’s strength. Halmary turns one of the ghouls, but another slips past and manages to paralyse Almahid, before Medmyr– proving his worth again– kills it, and starts to drag the paralysed paladin away.
As the wraiths approach, the party start to retreat, moving into the catacomb tunnel [see map above] as a wraith charges past into their midst…
End of Session
Kills: 6 skeletons, 1 ghoul, 2 statues, 4 sword wraiths