We started our first proper dungeon crawl in Seven Days to the Grave, Part III! Annata had hoped to somehow spy around in the Queen’s Physicians’ “hospital”, but we pretty much had to disguise up and go in the front. That worked very well! She gave Valash her doctor’s mask, and she used the glamered armor they had found to simulate a Grey Maiden’s armor (at the cost of a point of AC). She was a little uncomfortable at how… form-fitting it was, but serving the Goddess requires personal sacrifice. I made up Malcolm to look sick and Valash turned Thorndyke invisible. And off we went!
We managed to penetrate all the way to the boss before we were discovered. The session summary gets it a little wrong and it’s confusing what happened – when Valash brought out the disease-box he was like, “What could this thing be, Doctor Davalus?” Apparently every single Physician is in on the plot and knows what they are, so Davalus decided to fight us. Bad plan, we unloaded on him. I was worried we wouldn’t get out of there after, but the Maidens and Physicians didn’t stay crunchy in milk and the nurse apparently didn’t summon the cops. So we wasted them all and extracted the Varisian experimental subjects. Annata’s still fretting about what to do about the 60 plague victims in there. And then, the dungeon!
Best quote from this session:
Annata offers, “I need to contemplate the religious implications of these murals.”
Malcolm points out, “They’re going to kill everyone. You think too much. I never think about things, that’s why I’m such a good fighter.” Malcolm grabs one door handle and opens it. This triggers the trap: the skeletons breathe out poisonous gas, then animate. The creature’s arms and weapon spring from the door and cut through him.
Malcolm gasps and falls as his lifeblood sprays out against the wall.
And it happened exactly like that. The scythe critted and did 63 points of damage to Malcolm! We were really worried he was going to die, so worried we didn’t laugh and gloat at the time. But now we can. Mmmwah hah haaa!
Predictably, when we finally got to fight Rolf the necromancer he d-doored away. I always hate that.