Cuthberto Crucesignati marched staunchly into room 18 with Bastard walking somewhat behind St Cuthbert’s Crusaders looking blank eyed and shuffling his oversized feet.
A cavern opened to a reveal an up turned and blood splattered ore cart and a pile of ore. Many Or… jokes were told to pacify the building dread amongst the Crucesignati. The next cavern a number of skeletons rushed towards the Crucesignati. Lord Jaysen was taken completely by surprise and stood rock still with horror and surprise written across his face. Aglardir bravely stood infront of Lord Jaysen to protected his surprised colleague. Grithnir strode forward and began to smite with heavenly forthe. Raymond began to purify with effectiveness as has become expected of him. Fistandfootius hid behind everyone, but popped up when their backs were turned and otherwise distracted. Lord Jaysen again dropped his holy symbol causing the undead to rush and attack him. After considerable effort the undead were destroyed.
The next cavern where a rock hidy place was discovered, where a magical mace, and dagger were discovered. Lord Jaysen destroyed the evil book accompanying them, the unholy symbol had it’s gems removed by Aglardir after verification of the “not evil intent” by Grithnir. Lord Jaysen still complained about the “taint” but still put the gems into HIS party treasure.
A downward cavern was ignored as the OCD (sorry CDO) of Lord Jaysen argued that any dungeon level must be completed before moving on.
More traipsing occurred, until the inexperienced party rounded a corner to discover 3 dark dwarves waiting behind a barricade armed with spears that were thrown for no effect. Aglardir remembered not to catch them with his juggling skill just in time. As the warrior types charged off, Aglardir put the dwarves to sleep with some thrown sand. An invisible engorged dwarf sudden appeared only to be out numbered and chopped down. Another invisible dwarf was found asleep. These were summarily executed for past crimes. Grithnir informed the party the evil intent was still evident and they set off to discover a priest of Iuz raising some zombies from bodies on the floor. Aglardir informed everyone that he had indeed cast a Animate Undead spell. (Duh) Raymond seeing his enemy immediately rushed past the slow undead to start missing the priest and fall unconscious with a single word. Aglardir missed the priest with two arrows. Jaysen failed to turn the undead. Grithnir splattered a zombie. Fisandfootius exclaimed “look zombies” and moved backwards. The high priest ran off as the zombies began to attack. The zombies were eventually defeated thanks to a team effort and spectacular rolling by Grithnir. Lord Jaysen
being so embarrassed at failing to turn, then failed to hit. Fistandfootius swung his staff as he had not spells left.
The high priest had run off down a tunnel and set off a lever causing the ceiling to collapse behind him. Good riddance indeed. Treasure was found in a chest behind the blood stained block. Necklace, Gems, Ring, Helm and a Druidic Scroll.
Cuthberto Crucesignati listened to the advice of Grithnir and headed back to the village to rest the night. Inside the hillside of St Cuthbert they discovered a note left inside one of chests from the Head of order of St Cuthbert saying that they also discovered another room with 4 chests. The Crucesignati put the found magic items inside of a chest with a note and payment asking for help. The next morning (much like christmas) the items were returned with a note explaining their use. The ring granted 18/00 strength was given to Grithnir in reward to his heroic defense of the Crucesignati. The Magical +2 dagger was given to Raymond because no one else could use it. The helm of opposite alignments was kept for amusing purposes. The Necklace of adaption was given to Fistandfootius.
Cuthberto Crucesignati after a hearty meal headed back to the mine and lower level. Down the slope the discovered the bodies of burnt and rendered dwarves. A magical shield and mace were found (given to Lord Jaysen). At the end of the slope 3 Hell hounds were discovered, where a variety of nappies were filled by the Crucesignati. Two of the Hell hounds attacked as Fistandfootius put the little puppy to sleep. The Hell hounds breathed causing less damage than expected, but everyone suffered burns from hell. Lord Jaysen sprouting puritanical euphoric misanthropia attacked one hell hound head on as Raymond struck it from the side. Grithnir engaged the remaining hell hound to receive a small wound. Aglardir had missed with his arrows and then moved to assist. Raymond slaughtered the first hell hound as Fistandfootius put the next one to sleep with more thrown sand. It and the puppy was euthanized.
The small pool was invetigated by a swimming Arlardir only to be muched on by a huge pool of fish. He escaped the pool crying about his bite marks. Cuthberto Crucesignati headed back to the village to rest and recuperate.