Tuesday, July 26, 2016
The Pigeon Street Society of Explorers and Specialists Session 1
07.24.16; Session One; D&D 5e
Len as Argon, Human Wizard 1
Scott as Derek Stormheart, Human Paladin of Sune 1
Paul as Galillian, Elven Ranger 1
Eric as Growll, Half-orc Bard 1
Rachel as Naga, Halfling Rogue 1
Jose as Iolas, Half-elf Wizard 1
Play began in Baldur's Gate with the PCs choosing residences in the Pigeon Street neighborhood. The home selections were as follows:
1) Argon: Single story modest home formerly inhabited by a beloved priestess of Lathander named Sister Meredith.
2) Derek: The tavern formerly known as the Ox and Cart, now named The Lonely Hart.
3) Naga lives in the basement of the Ox and Cart, er, Lonely Hart.
4) Galillian chose to reside in a small warehouse. It came with a cart and pony named Franklin, who dreams of being a warhorse.
5) Iolas became the proprietor of a curio shop called Curious Goods. He inherited it from his uncle Grigor, who - along with the entire inventory - disappeared under mysterious circumstances.
6) Growll: He selected a rather run down home with loft. It is a magnet for drifters and ne'er do wells.
For those of you playing along at home, the Pigeon Street neighborhood was retooled in The Tolling of the Great Black Bell no. 13.
After, the PCs began receiving visits from NPCs laden with delicious adventure hooks. Growll was accosted by Rex, Nicole and George, three local scoundrels who work for a certain Hargor. They asked/warned Growll to keep an eye out for Shamus, the home's former residence. They also asked for a 1 sp coin for "protection" but Growll told them to pound sand. And they did.
Derek and Naga met Marcus Grooms, the agent for a local landowner who holds the note on The Lonely Hart. In exchange for giving the Paladin a few weeks grace on the tavern's rent, he asked the specialists to pay a visit to a man named Colin, who resides in a large warehouse. The man was terribly delinquent on his rent and may be in ill health.
Galillian was pestered by a bloated, blithering fool. The man, Boris Blavens, desperately asked for an escort to a shrine of Loviatar. He wished to beg Loviatar for aid in dealing with all those who have wronged him. However, access to the shrine was blocked by a titanic frog with massive teeth. Boris hoped the ranger and his friends would be of assistance.
Finally, Tara Swift visited Iolas at Curious Goods. She told him of the disappearance of a young wizardess in a long-abandoned tower. The massive tower once received skyships and travelers on winged beasts.
The intrepid heroes met at the Lonely Hart and decided to see what was up in the warehouse.
"Sex Golem! Flesh Golem!"
The warehouse was massive, smelled of rust and iron. Naga slipped through the slightly ajar front double doors and triggered a cow bell alarm (a). After opening a lock that secured the doors, the party entered. Gallilian was soon struck by a crossbow bolt from a trap (b) hidden in a damaged Trident missile.
The party cautiously entered, impressed by the primitive electrical lights the lit the narrow halls. The space was crammed with all manner of metal junk, all of it damaged and battered. In one corner (c) they experienced a malevolent force that they wisely avoided. It inhabited a Tiger Tank that was destroyed during the D Day landings.
Soon they met Colin, a wretched, crazed man. With him was his cobbled together love slave, a kind of shambling, undead sex toy. Colin was out of sorts, barely able to carry a conversation and not entirely sure of where he was. Colin was not able to speak of owing any rent. He seemed confused by that fact. He was also vague about how he acquired his companion. He babbled something about a "Night Market."
While the conversation with Colin unfolded, Iolas located a grapple gun. Attached to it with string was a label that read, "Grapple Gun, found on the Battle Plane of Acheron and repaired by Grigor.' Iolas was joyous to have found an item from his uncle's shop, but was not sure how it came to be here. There was clearly a link between this place and Acheron, but the exact nature is murky.
Naga thought about petting the Rust Monster that lived in a pit (d), but wisely decided against it. Rust Monsters eat flesh as readily as they do steel.
The session wrapped up after it was decided to take Colin and his revolting concubine to the Temple of Sune. There was a discussion whether or not to kill them both, but Colin presented such a pitiful personage that they took mercy.
The warehouse was detailed in The Tolling of the Great Black Bell no. 1.
100 xps to all participants.