Dungeon Crawl Classics - Rise to Glory

Session 13 - "Jewels of the Carnifex" (continued)

Jewels of the Carnifex

Session 13 – “Jewels of the Carnifex” (continued)

Date: Saturday, 8/18/15
Game Dates: 4/16/3200 – 4/24/3200 E.C. (Empyrean Calendar)
Module: Jewels of the Carnifex by Harley Stroh
Current Party Level: 4 (some 2, henchmen level 1)
Current XP: 190 for main characters, 165 for Domnos, 93 for Budabob, 58 for Ludo, 10 for henchmen
XP Needed For Level 2: 50 (for henchmen)
XP Needed For Level 3: 110
XP Needed For Level 4: 190
XP Needed For Level 5: 290

The Party

Player Character Alignment Former Profession Current XP
Eli Bergstein Tamash the Savant (4th level Elf) L Elven Artisan 210
Tanya Brodd Domnos the Conjurer (3rd level Wizard) L Trapper 165
Amy Schulz Amethyst the Witch (4th level wizard) C Minstrel 190
Alex Schulz Gazal the Ravager (4th level warrior) C Wizard’s Apprentice 190
Elizabeth Schulz (becoming NPC?) Katy the Ravager (4th level warrior) C Caravan Guard 190
Phil Schulz Aric Twofingers the Apostle of Bobugbubilz (4th level cleric) C Guild Beggar 190
Andrew Bergstein Budabob the Shaman (2nd level Wizard) C Woodcutter 93
Luis Schulz Ludo the Broker (2nd level Dwarf) L Dwarven Miner 73
NPC Gorm the Envoy (4th level dwarf) L Dwarven Miner 190

Henchmen of Tamash the Quester: Valannus the Evoker (1st level wizard XP 15), Izdrel the Witness (1st level Cleric of Cthulhu XP 10)
Henchmen of Amethyst the Controller: Zuzu (XP 10), Carnelian (dwarf apprentice) (XP 10)
Henchmen of Katy the Brigand: Dopey (XP 10)
Henchmen of Aric Twofingers the Convert: Anana (XP 10), Thompson (XP 10)

Game Date: 4/16/3200 E.C.

The party camped in the Antechamber with their guide from among the Pious of the Light, Lurup. The next morning, they decided to check out the left-hand door to the south from the Antechamber. Gazal fell in a pit trap, and Tamash used burning hands both to clear away the roots and heal Gazal.

The party then found and looted the hidden reliquary, including the chasse containing Oil of Slaying, 3 flasks of holy water of the Carnifex, and a cumdach containing the Grimoire Nex. Beneath the chasse they also found the Shawl Silenti, which was donned by Gazal.

The party next wanted to check out the right-hand door, the “Oubliette of Luthold the Mad,” but Lurup told them it was forbidden. So Domnos used a sleep spell on Lurup and Amethyst erased his memory of the whole thing. Meanwhile, they did visit Luthold the Mad, who was pretty useless to the party despite being victim to Aric’s lotus stare.

Later, Lurup led the party to the Grotto of the Worm, where Aric used the lotus stare to use Lurup to help destroy the jewels of the carnifex (losing lots of fingers in the process!). The party looted lots of treasures that had belonged to the Carnifex cult and which had been kept by the Pious of the Light.

Finally, the party faced Azazel of the Light and his “Pious of the Light” followers. Tamash used the War Horn of Elfland to summon fey troops to fight the Pious. They destroyed the Pious and then went home.

Game Date: 4/17/3200 E.C. to 4/24/3200 E.C.

The wizards, elf, and cleric in the party had time to study the Grimoire Nex at their leisure and learn the secrets of summoning the powers of death . . .


DCC #74 – “Blades Against Death” by Harley Stroh


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