Letting the shadow spiders battle the Wishbone guards, the Revengers charge into the slave quarters. They find four guards in the initial interrogation room — Valeria tries to konk one out with her fist, but it just bloodies him. Bea thunderstaffs three of the kobolds to bits, knocking open an opposite door — revealing 6 more guards. They yells “Wishbooooone!” as they charge into battle.
Dru beelines past the guards into the slave pens. He finds the sergeant in charge cowering in a locked cell. There are 20 kobolds crammed in a second cell and three humans in a third. Bea uses acid arrow to melt a kobold, uses her disintegrating eye to destroy another, punctures and kills a third with her quarterstaff. One of the last surviving kobolds engages Valeria in combat and nearly fells her with one blow — her noses is smashed by a (critically) lucky hit.
With the kobolds dispatched, the Revengers free the slaves. Half of the kobolds storm off to take the fight immediately to their captors, while the others linger behind. While the Revengers debate what to do next, some of the kobolds murder the now-imprisoned Wishbone sergeant.
In another cell, the Revengers find three human captives:
Par Vatal, a human knight and leaders of the Warriors of Winter. Vatal led the Warriors into the Mountain That Moves when it was on another plane of existence, intending to find and kill the dragon within. Instead, the kobolds of the mountain captured the Warriors, killed all but two of them, and imprisoned the survivors. Vatal’s leg is broken when the Revengers find him — Valeria heals him and Vatal leads the rest of kobolds out to fight Wishbone.
Manass: a human wizard, novice adventurer, and the other surviving member of the Warriors of Winter. Her fingers have been broken, so she is unable to cast spells. She regrets having joined Vatal on his fool-errand to kill the dragon, and now wishes only to escape this mountain.
Furan the Deft: a human thief, he entered the mountain alone in search of the dragon’s treasure. He never made it that far. He is happy to accompany the Revengers as they seek the dragon hoard, but he is not interested in taking any risks on their behalf. He comes from a “hell-world” he calls B’rrg.
Valeria finds none of the three are evil. Vatal asks Dru to pledge himself as “his man,” which Dru does. Vatal declares him a Warrior of Winter. When Vatal rushes off with the surviving kobolds to battle Clan Wishbone further, Dru does not accompany him. Neither does Manass.Dru is suspicious of Furan and wants him to “take the lead” out into the tunnels of Wishbone territory. Furan does not want this. Dru gives him a dagger. Furan says he thinks the way to the dragon is through thh Undermine — he thinks the entrance is back down on the first level.
Vatal comes running back, fleeing the sounds of battle — the freed kobold slaves have all been killed. The Revengers attempt to avoid combat, but wind up in a dead-end tunnel with Wishbones taking up defensive positions around a bend. Bea attempts to passwall through a solid wall, but this fails. She disintegrates through another wall, back into the slave cells. .
Bea uses the wand of wonder to cast invisibility 10 foot radius and the Revengers sneak past the Wishbones cleaning up the dead of the failed slave revolt. Dru almost falls into a pit of oil, but Bea saves him with feather fall.
The party finds a set of double-doors leading out of Wishbone territory and into somewhere unknown. Dru moves into the room to search for traps, but in so doing sets off a pressure plate — the doors slam shut, locking the (still invisible) party in a small room with barred double-doors on two sides. Then Bea and Valeria hear a hissing sound….
9 kobolds, 63
free the slaves, 2300
Group Total: 2363 Individual Awards: 788
Bea 3788 (The Devastator 3000, Group 788)
Dru 3788 (Slave No More 3000, Group )
Valeria 3788 (No Nose 3000, Group )