The Revengers take refuge in the empty and abandoned Dreadnought barracks. While keeping watch, Valeria witnesses a kobold creeping open the door and rolling a starpot into the room — a clay pot, filled with oil, with a lit wick attached.
Valeria chucks the starpot back out of the room, exploding it against the wall. Flame explodes and engulfs the hallway (and the three kobolds who had delivered it). They shut the door, the fire burns down as they rest, and the rest of the evening passes uneventfully.
Passing empty bunkrooms and an abandoned kitchen — seemingly only empty for a day or two — Golgaraz tries some of the fetid, stinky soup. He immediately pukes it back up. Lil Yankee ingests the soup with no difficulty.
The party enters a room that used to be a faux human-sized tavern — it’s clearly been repurposed as a Dreadnought gathering place. They scavenge a wineskin from among the trash, abandoned cups, and overturned furniture. The party discovers a hallway whose walls have been made to replicate a human city street — clearly they are walking through some kind of faux cityscape built to make human visitors feel at home, but long-since repurposed by the Dreadnought clan as their home.
Valeria suspects there his some kind of hidden door or passage near the hallway, but she cannot find access to a door. Exploring the faux-city hallway, the party opens a set of double-doors — and find themselves in a dead-end. A dozen kobolds spring out from hidden places near the top of the faux city “walls” and douse the hallway with oil. Another kobold drops a torch — igniting the hallway, and nearly catching the Revengers on fire! Chow Chow catches fire and Valeria puts him out. Volcano catches fire and nearly dies, losing all of her fur in the flame.
The kobolds fire arrows at the flaming Revengers, but Golgaraz obscures their line of sight with the bagpipes of fog. Bea fabricates a wall to separate them from the kobolds. Mildred stoneshapes a passage through the dead end hallway — and the Revengers find themselves in a peaceful forest glen.
Natural daylight seems to filter in form an unseen source, and the group sees several buildings built in an elvish style. One of the buildings looks like it has been crushed by a tree, but there is no fallen tree present. Golgaraz plant-talks to one of the other trees, who warns him to beware of Kevin — an annoying, murderous treant.
Kevin, a huge, sentient, mobile tree appears, and immediately attacks ! Valeria chops at its trunk and Mildred speedrots Kevin — which causes a circle of plant death around her, including the tree who warned Golgaraz.
Kevin, having gone mad from so much time isolated in this artificial glen, falls from the rot and Valeria’s chops. It is about to tell its long, sorrowful story to the Revengers, but Mildred puts it out of its misery with a sling stone to the trunk.
The Revengers continue exploring the glen, finding a clear fountain, still pulsing clear water. Bea dips her unwettable fin-hand into it. The skeleton of an elvish child is found nearby in the weeds — long dead. They find a ring on its finger and Golgaraz slips it on — a ring of protection. A symbol of safety and protection in this otherwise inhospitable mountain lair….
3 kobolds, 21
fiery escape, 600
Group Total: 7621 Individual Award: 1906
Bea 4906 (Unwettable Hand 3000, Group 1906)
Golgaraz 4906 (Soup Bitchin’ 3000, Group 1906)
Mildred 4906 (Speedrot 3000, Group 1906)
Valeria 4906 (Starpot Pitcher 3000, Group 1906)
wineskin of wine
ring of protection, +3 (Golgaraz)