Classic Greyhawk Campaign

Waterday 5th, Reaping, 579CY

The Moathouse

In the early morning Janus, Zaniz, Burne, Elmo, the Hired Man at Arms and the Groom head to the Moathouse. Reaching the pool where they had previously saw creatures, they approached cautiously. Four Giant frogs jump out and attack, but are quickly dispatched by a Fireball from Burne and a few strikes from Janus and Zaniz. The tell the groom to wait outside and threaten him with violence should he leave.

Crossing the Drawbridge, Elmo and Burne fall through weakened wood. Burne gets pulled up by the party, and Casts Fly on Elmo. Advancing into the Ruins, they investigate a tower, where upon the Man at Arms is bitten and paralysed by a giant spider. Unable to help him, the party leaves him to his fate. They advance through the Moathouse ruins, find a staircase and follow it down into the dungeon.

There they find two merchants who are ready to be food for Lubash the Ogre. They free them and lure Lubash into a trap. He is quickly dispatched, but the fighting attracts two zombies, who are easily killed as well. Looting the bodies, they quickly discover a Gnome called Gimble who tells them he’s a spy for the Gnome Lands. Discovering a secret door, they advance through a narrow corridor, but are quickly trapped by a series of portculis traps. They journey deeper down, and fight a strange giant crayfish, who is killed almost instantly when Burne casts Lightning Bolt on his pool. Janus almost drowns in the pool, but Zaniz saves him.

Exploring futher, they happen upon some ghouls, who after slaying, reveal a sizable cache of loot. Discovering a secret door, they find themselves back at the staircase, go up and clear out the remaining upstairs moathouse ruins, killing a Giant Lizard, a Giant Tick and generally looting the place. They decide to send Gimble and the Merchants on their way, and along with the Groom, send them home to Hommlet.

Returning to the dungeon they discover an armory, loot it for all its worth, then set it alight. They equip some cloaks they find their. Returning to the Ghoul Crypts, they head to a previously unexplored corridoor and find guards similarly cloaked. They convince them to leave to fight the fire at the armory. It is now they encounter the fearsome Lareth the Beautiful. He gloats, and the adventurers attack him. He sees Burne is the biggest threat, blinds him, and dispatches him with his quarterstaff, sucking his lifeforce out to improve his powers. However he’s slain before he’s able to enchant the adventurers.

Victorious, the adventurers loot Lareth and Burne and leave. They spend the rest of the day selling off their loot.



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