Storm of Chaos

Session Four: Dungeon of the Kobolds

The party continued down into the cave, finding a broken wall that had collapsed leading to a bridge across a chasm. The captain behind them called out, asking what they could see, but he could not hear their reply. He asked again, louder, but still couldn’t hear their reply. The cavern rumbled with the echo of their voices as they called out. Finally, a last yell caused a cave-in. The passage that had led between the natural cavern and a tiled floor was filled with debris.

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The crew called from the cavern side, saying that they would try to clear the rocks, but the party was determined to find out what they had discovered. The only two that had been on the other side, Obsidian and Morg decided to explore the area. They heard the sound of kobolds up ahead and Obsidian decided to use her illusion ring to appear as one of them. She walked up to them, noting that they were standing behind collapsed pillars. They pointed her over to the left of the large central room and she followed them to discover a fire along with some branding tools and a cage. There was another collapsed wall here, one that lead into a watery cavern and two more kobolds. They appeared to be inspecting the water for some reason and asked for her help.

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Meanwhile, Morg explored the central room of the dungeon. Unfortunately he could not be quiet enough and alerted the attention of a few of the kobolds. Obsidian entered the water to find that four strange creatures made from the liquid jumped out of it. Surprised, she stepped back and slowly crept away while the kobolds dealt with the threat. The two kobolds in the cavern called the others for help and left Morg to deal with later.

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Morg uncovered more of the area, finding the statue of an amphibian surrounded by blood and piles of straw for domesticated animal beds. Continuing further down the hall together, they found that the tiles ended at a broken-in door. Past the door, the cave stretched across another bridge and into the darkness.

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Approaching the bridge, Obsidian noticed some drake creatures standing on the other side of the cave. They leapt over to attack her, but she and Morg dealt with them swiftly. More drakes came from around the corner and a kobold seemed to command them in their strange language. The kobold left the drakes to fight, turning around to ring a gong on the other side of the wall, alerting the remaining kobolds back in the other section of the caverns.
The battle grew fiercer as around the other corner came a white dragonling, the size of a huge dog. It fought the heroes, bringing them to the edge of destruction, but eventually the dragon was defeated. Obsidian used her assassin tricks to fool the kobolds who approached to flee and the group searched the area for the dragon’s belongings.

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They found a large amount of gold, gems and a few other treasures. Notable among their discovery was a golden helm which they discovered could be used to control others, at a cost. They also found a gold plate inscribed with letters that looked much like scratch marks made by claws.

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