August 8th 2012 – Jalton
The party started out in front of Katrina, and asked for her aid in allowing the railway to move through Daventry. She was very pleasant and said she would be more than happy to aid the adventurers in their journey, but in return she needed them to help her secure her power base for the problem that was sure to come up in this struggle for power with her brother. The party agreed to help and she laid out three tasks before them:
A) To clear a homestead she had bought that her aides were reporting as “Haunted” in Simlarin.
B) To retrieve a lost magical stone in the barbarian deserts. She believes others may be after this artifact as well.
C) To retrieve an amulet from a man in Jalton whom she had been having an affair with.
The party decided to go after the amulet here first and everyone but Khon bought some nice clothes to get into the nobles district of Jalton, on the “good” side of the river. When they got to the gate, the guards wouldn’t let Khon in, so he wandered off by himself and searched for entrances to the sewers.
The rest of the went to the town hall to get maps to the sewers. The man at the desk wanted 1000 GP’s for the map, but they managed to “convince” him to sell it for 100 GP’s. After that they went out and met back up with Khon. Between the map and Khon’s scouting they decided repelling into the giant sewer tunnels that poor the Nobles district sewage into the river was the optimal entrance. Going in there, they walk for a ways and come to a giant gate, blocking all of their entrances. On the other side is a Troglodyte who says he needs to go report the infiltrators to his “Master” Khon goes to give chase, and knocks over a box with a swarm of rats in it.
The party dispatches of the rats, but the troglodyte ends up getting away. From there they continue through the sewer, where they defeat an injured Oglyuth, a human ranger with some troglodyte goons, and another pack of troglodytes with a crocodile henchman. Guy is able to pretty effectively keep fear on everything, while Perry, Khon, Simmi and Damian beat some ass down. Some bad rolls make the battles at least a little interesting, with a few people going unconscious, but for the most part they steamroll the encounters.
Finally, they come into the room with Lord Corgan, the self proclaimed Crocodile King. He had been corrupted by chaos, and appeared as a large humanoid crocodile. As they walk in, he tries to dominate the worst person to try it on…Guy! Guy succeeds, and at that combat begins. Corgan buffs and throws a few spells, but the party rolls really well and destroys this guys face without even a scratch.
They look around for the necklace they came to retrieve, but can’t seem to find it. Finally, Damian suggests that may Crogan had eaten it, and cutting him open Damian does indeed find the amulet. At this, guy has had too much, and he goes up and sits on the Self-fashioned throne of Krogan. He goes on about the dangers of chaos, and reminds everyone present to not sleep with Katrena and that she must have a chaos vag. Laughter happens, and the party listens as he drones on. Finally, he gets off his high horse and gets down, and the party returns to Jalton, and goes to the poor side of the river.
There, they stay at the finest Inn where they can take warm baths. The next morning they go and buy some goods, and Simmi and Jon get their Filth Fever removed. They turn over the amulet to Katrena, who is ecstatic to have it back and thanks them profusely. With that, we left the party to divvy up the loot and sell what no one wanted. Next they were taking off to the barbarian desert.