Lupin Damakos, Female Tiefling Rogue
Melkor, Male Human/Revenant Ranger
Apothocos, Male Human Cleric
Egnarts, Male Human Sorcerer
Baraku, Male Shardmind Psion
Enuffdain, Male Elf Paladin
Globgums, Male Myconid Avenger
Crick, Female Elf Ranger
Our Heroes find themselves hurdling toward the earth. The wind burns at their skin and the air is filled with a heavy snowfall. They fall into a drift of snow several feet thick and shatter through a thin sheet of ice into freezing cold and dark water. Lungs bursting, they all reach the surface. The water on their soaked clothes and skin turns to ice, as they find themselves weakened from the subsequent battle, explosion, fall, and freezing temperature (1/4 hp).
Globglums explains that he holds Dudley, the Mayor of Munchkinbourg, responsible for uprooting (ha ha!) his village of Fungalbin to make way for the great gnomish highway. This relocation eventually led to the loss of many of his people, including his wife and Grandfather. The Heroes are split on aiding Globgums in his vengeance. There is much tension as Damocles orders them to stand down. Egnarts sends Dudley away in a whirlwind spell to defuse the situation. The Heroes ask Damocles why Dudley is here. Damocles replies that he was ordered to bring him before the United, but was not told why. Globgums is placated , but vows vengeance. Egnarts discreetly drops Dudley back in Damocles’ care.
Crick had her sights on finding an animal companion. She focused on a large Black Dire Wolf in the rear. Leaping from the wagon, Crick mounted the big black one and rode him to submission (You all have dirty minds!!!). The tide began to turn as more wolves fell and Crick and her new companion, Fjord, attacked. Finally, the wolves either died or ran off. The wagons slowed and our heroes were able to rest.
Wanda dies and with her last breath, asks the Heroes to avenge her against Ironfist. The Heroes realize that they should have crossed the flooded road before the explosion melted the ice. Everyone gets wet again as they cross the water, except for Baraku, who transported to the other side during the fight. The Heroes reach the town and are transported back to the United Center where they are hailed as heroes.
The next order of business begins as Baron Damocles brings Mayor Dudley before the council’s chambers.
To be continued. . .