So after we decided to shed mercy on the dire bear we decided to give it a good meal consisting of our hobgoblin prisoner while we walked in the opposite direction….
We arrived in Fallcrest and went to the noble to give him the head of the slave leader. He was very appreciative and gave us a reward of 1000 gold. from there we leveled up to level 5 before going to the dwarf trader. We have a special deal that we made with him so we sold the weapons we had collected from our dead enemies. In total we got 555 gold a piece to spend on anything we wanted. Joe bought a new frost axe and then we went and spent Pete’s share of the gold on booze and hookers since he wasn’t there (not really but i wish we did). we talked to Edwin the wizard to identify them it turns out that my gloves add an extra 1d6 damage once per day. Brittany’s bow is a +1 bow that also causes blindness once per day when you speak the activation word. Joe got bracers of i believe +1 damage(could be something else though i forgot). once we finished here we walked back to Thunderspire Mt. where we sketched old runes and statues to give to Edwin. While we were doing that a group of goblins where walking out of Thunderspire Mt. where they attacked us.
The first part of battle went by quick after the goblins took their shots. Then Brittany responded by using her bows magical power and blinding them when she shot them. Joe charged up and hit them both with a very powerful strike and brought them down to 1 hp. the goblins tried to hit Joe with there axes but couldn’t see because they were blind and hit and killed each other instead. The bigger goblins came and flanked Joe and one got a wire around his his neck which paused the combat. the Goblins agreed to release joe in-exchange for them passing which we agreed, the goblin that we were negotiating with was a purple goblin. as they were moving past us Joe escaped the grasp of the goblin and owned the shit out of him with his axe and battle resumed which we took them down quickly except for the purple one which shed its skin and a wolf with a human face came out of it and ran away. only one goblin survived but instead of killing him joe decided to chop his right hand off and let him go. We traveled back to the slavers outpost to collect more etchings of the ancient minotaur religion for Edwin. While sketching one statue joe went to investigate it more closely.
The statue was surrounded by crystal clear water that was 6 feet deep he climbed up the platform the statue was on. behind the statue was the body of an elfin woman who looked like she had drown. Joe poked the body with his axe to find that it was just an illusion, the body disappeared and Joe was grabbed by the woman’s ghost! (insert dramatic music here (i think that DUN DUN DUUUNNN!!!!! works the best)) anyway… Joe was lucky that he tied a rope around his waist other wise the ghost would brought him back to her layer where he would have drowned. but the warforge and the paladin(everyone else eventually grabbed the rope to help) were able to grab the rope to prevent her from dragging her away but the ghost was strong and it turned into a tug-of-war match the only problem was that Joe was underwater. I jumped into the pool after him intent on not letting him go down the tunnel alone. Joe didn’t get a good breath and was breathing in water. So using my brilliant intelligence i cast Prestidigitation to move 1 pound of air to his mouth so he could take a breath (score one for me!!) well the tug of war contest went back and forth for a long time with me casting so that Joe wouldn’t drown, Joe got a few hits in with his axe but it wasn’t very effective, finally the ghost got tired so she dropped Joe and went for the guy who didn’t have a rope around his waist….. me… fuckin a…. well she grabbed both my legs and started dragging me toward her layer, lucky for me Joe was able to grab me by the arm and hold me back, she tried to pull me free but with Joe’s iron grasp he held on. I started to cast air bubbles on myself so that i could breath. Joe got a better grip on me and pulled me up and he tied the rope around me which made her give up a lot faster. after that joe needed to get his axe but since he no longer had a rope around him i decided to do it. well i grabbed it and the ghost grabbed me… damn it….. well i was able to get 3 bubbles of air around my mouth before she dragged me into the cave. Everyone reacted pretty quickly and pulled me back, Joe was thwn able to lift me out of the water. after i was out he grabbed her and started to pull her out as well. her head lined up perfectly on the curb of the edge of the pool where i rolled a 20 for my dex to stand upright and another 20 for my attack which (if she had any) splattered her brains all over the walls and ceiling (GO ME!!! btw we didn’t decide this but i think that i should be the mvp for the session lol) after all that we looted her layer and headed back to town where we got them identified and divided up.
Brittany got a bone hawk statue that allows her to summon a hawk. Joe got a horned helm that gives him an additional 1d8 (i think) damage for when he charges, and he got a +1 dagger. I received a ring that allows me to use an action point to get a utility encounter power back or if i reached a milestone one encounter spell back, i also got a 20 foot chain made of silver that i can lock in place so it doesn’t move (so i can bind someone’s hands and they can’t brake them or slip out of them). Pete wasn’t there so didn’t have a say in the items so maybe he’ll come next time.
and thats where we stopped