The party noticed that their friend Gurley suddenly vanished. Perhaps hiding in shadows and going their own way.
The remaining characters decided to see if they could harvest any parts from the Carrion Crawler they killed. Axemine managed to cut off a tentacle and preserve it. She intends to use it as a weapon.
While deciding what to do next the party came under attack from two fronts by a group of Kobolds that shot them with crossbow bolts from behind two improvised barriers. Hitting Jeb and Laki.
Axemine was not hit but slipped and fell next to the carrion crawler.
Shikashi tried to speak to the enemies and did not find a common language. He then cast Sleep and put one of the creatures to sleep.
Skye cast Dancing Lights on the far side of the first barrier to try and see WTF was going on. Then hid behind Laki.
Jeb rushed and lept over the barrier nearest to him. He charged the prone sleeping Kobold with a crushing blow from his hammer. While yelling "JEB HIT YOU BACK!". He squashed the poor creature to mush with his Earthshaker (Making a mess in the hallway) Another Kobold tried to attack Jeb from a side door as he rushed past but missed.
Laki attempted to drop her torch and rapier and take a shot over the second barrier with her bow. But unfortunately she stepped on the torch she had just dropped while trying to aim and her shot went wild.
The Kobolds nearest Laki fired at her again and all three shots missed.
The remaining two Kobolds near Jeb find themselves cornered. They drop their crossbows, draw knives and attack him. One hits him, the other slips in the gore on the floor and lands flat on his face.
Axemine got back up and moved to assist Jeb
Shikasi created an illusion of Axemine to assist.
Skye threw a vial of alchemical fire towards the barrier nearest them. But it did not make it over, impacting on top of the barrier.
Jeb smashed the second prone Kobold with his Earthshaker, killing it. (And adding to the mess in the hallway.)
Laki was hit by one of three bolts that were shot over the barrier by the kobolds.
The Kobold attacking Jeb continued his assault and hit him again.
Axemine "Ran up and hit shit" in the area near Jeb. She tried to grab the Kobold attacking Jeb but could not get a grip on him.
Laki too a shot over the burning barrier and scored a lucky hit on one the Kobolds there hurting it badly.
Shikasi went prone in an attempt to use the Kobold’s barrier as cover to not get hurt in the ongoing violence.
Skye threw a vial of acid over the stairs which seemed to have done in two more of the baddies.
Jeb turned and obliterated the Kobold attacking him from through the side door with a critical hit.
Laki attempted to see if anyone was alive beyond the burning barrier.
The desperate Kobold attacking Jeb managed to get a hit on him.
Axemine managed to get a hit on the Kobold attacking Jeb and killed it without hitting Jeb.
Jeb notices other Kobolds in the room he was attacked from.
Skye started to put out the fire on the burning barrier.
Jeb closed the door on the other Kobolds into the side room and moved a large rock in front of the doors.
The three bodies beyond the first barrier had 60 silver and a few pretty rocks on them.
The three Kobolds past the second (burning) barrier were all found to be dead. While attempting to loot the bodies Skye was hurt tripping a trap which collapsed the stairs while trying to loot the bodies.
Eventually Skye found 11 sp on each of the bodies. A rock and some form of Canine tooth where found on the first body. Another pretty blue rock was found on the second body, along with what looked like a mummified finger. The third one was carrying nothing special.
Laki rendered basic first aid to Skye in an attempt to keep them alive if they did something else silly.
While the party healed the Kobolds in the room and three others made a mad dash for freedom through a hidden door to the outside. Shikasi allowed them to escape without engaging.
Shikasi offered to transport Skye around on his floating disc to give him additional height.
They investigated the room the smaller Kobolds escaped from and found a gross nest. Shikasi took one of the antelope horns they found there.
The group attempted to decide on a leadership method while Laki attempted to clean up the disgusting hallway, calling it a risk to their retreat.
They investigated another room nearby where the kobolds seem to have been destroying furniture to make their weapons. Skye found another small dirty rock that seemed to have been accidentally dropped.
Jeb opened another room and tripped a trap caving in the ceiling. He took minor damage from falling debris. The room proved impossible to enter after that.
Jeb refused to open the next door, but Skye convinced Jeb to stand in front of the next door while Skye opened it. (Natural 20 on Persuasion check by Skye)
Shikasi (loudly) announced that he had an idea and proceeded to open the door at a distance with a Mage Hand spell. The door was trapped, but the trap failed to work correctly. They investigated the room and found that two columns supported a very weakened ceiling. They found nothing else of interest in the room. Skye closed the door and marked it with a simple warning.
The party moved on and found another locked door. Behind it they heard scraping and clattering noises. Attempts to communicate through the door failed.
They left that door alone and Shikashi attempted to open the door across the hall. Half the door fell from it’s hinges to the floor.
Inside they found a Kobold that had been crushed by a large stone. Axemine moved the stone and found a magical knife and a bag of coins on the body.
Shikasi tested the knife on the bodies of some dead Kobolds from the previous fight and found that it effortlessly carved them with amazing effectiveness.
The party continued on past the crumbled stairs coming upon several doors that do not seem to have been opened in a very long time.
Axemine attempted to bash open the first one they found with her hammer. But nearly broke the weapon against the door. Shikasi investigated the same door and managed to unlock the magical lock.
Inside they found an ornate desk and chair. There was also a box and book on the desk, plus a sealed letter.
(The adventure concluded for the evening at this point)