Third Session (18 page pdf) “House of Pentheru” – First, Khaled makes the group some new friends. Then it’s into a ruined house, where everyone nearly loses their head. Then Murdus makes us another friend – an even more unsavory one.
First, Khaled gets a solo scene as he makes friends with some dark folk and their leader. Mistress Unwrapped Harmony, whose name becomes “Unchained Melody” in my head .1 seconds after the DM says it, has some knowledge of the necropolis and fills me in on a bunch of power groups we didn’t even know existed. She offers us intel and money to go whack a rogue dark folk necromancer. Kill a monster *and* get paid for it? That’s like free money! I agree happily.
Then we go into the ruins of the House of Pentheru and loot it. There’s a bunch of head-themed problems – vargouilles, screaming skulls, et al. Oh, and an adherer – this adventure is definitely in love with the AD&D 1e Fiend Folio, there’s a lot of critters from it.
Finally we confront a disembodied voice, which I want to kill but Murdus insists is the Pharasmin priestess’ little invisible psychopomp bird – until it’s revealed to be this bad boy…
Imanish, a doru div! It’s an evil disembodied floating head with bestial visage and six horns, invisible most of the time, and it wants secrets. In an unsettling move, Murdus makes friends with it and promises it many secrets to come along with us.
As we leave the necropolis, we come across our allies the Scorched Hand and concoct a plan for a little B&E in the temple to Pharasma to make sure we get a crack at the Temple of the Erudite Eye…
Well, the Fiend Folio is the best D&D monster book so I can understand the adventure’s love for it.
Totally. So far I count adherer, caryatid column,dark creepers, iron cobra, necrophidius… Oddly you would have thought there’s be coffer corpses and huecuvas and stuff because “egyptian tombs” but not so much.
Perhaps still to come? Unless you’ve finished it already!
Well, we just finished it in Session 5 (upcoming) and started on Chapter 2! So maybe the FF love will cross authors but they usually have their own stuff going on.