Our story continues on the roof of the goblin fortress. After the characters recovered from the previous day`s exploits (and leveled up) they were introduced to Amaya Dragonscales, an elf sorceress. They continued exploring the fortress (and stumbling into goblin ambushes) until they had reached the ground floor. There, the party ran into an epic level cleric and paladin, who were busy holding off massive waves of goblins (and who happened to be some of the party member’s old characters.)
After some deliberation and detect evil checks, the two groups conversed. Eos was eager to learn about a legendary sword that was supposedly hidden in the castle while the others probed the Anmir (the cleric) for information on the goblin invasion.
Next stop: the library containing the sword that Anmir had told them about. In the library, (untouched by the goblins) they found hundreds of scrolls, as well as an enormously powerful sword on the wall. Naturally, Eos took the sword, and the party left the library (after Rob had stuffed as many scrolls as he could into his backpack.) When the players returned to the main hall, they found a gargantuan black dragon picking it’s teeth with the cleric’s longsword, having decimated the roof of the fortress. Glamroth the great wyrm had arrived.
Of course, chaos ensued. When the shouting had ceased, (and I could hear myself think,) the dragon announced matter-of-factly that it wanted it’s sword back. It claimed that the sword had been stolen from it by the cleric long ago. So, it said, it only had business with Eos and anyone of lawful good alignment (what can I say; it’s a black dragon) and anyone else could continue on their merry way. Fortunately for Eos and Jlee (lawful good,) nineteen goblins chose this inopportune moment to barge into the room, only to come face to face with the dragon. It’s dinner time!
While the drangon helped itself to a light snack, Eos and Jlee slipped away from the dragon, and exited the fortress. All in all, a good day for everyone, including Rob, who recieved a 2,000 gp bonus and a lifelong friend for helping a dwarf escape the fortress. Meanwhile, a very confused orc stumbles out of a tunnel into a mysterious village…
Also, they met a druid whose real name was immediately forgotten and who was unceremoniously dubbed “Drywall”. The druid may or may not continue to adventure with them.