Last night our Heroes met face to face with the head vizier to the duke Malig and the obviously corrupt Captain Drekshal Neak. After making a strong case for the involvement of the Captain for less than savory antics the Vizier all too willingly initiated his arrest until further notice. The adventurers looked physically relieved. They were invited to rest and relax in a adjacent lounge. Weary at first the party went to investigate but at arms length. They found 5 interesting gargoyle statues, one even holding a set of five keys which Flick managed to jimmy loose with his expert skills of relieving fine objects from hidden places.
It was then the Vizier Malig returned to check on the party offering them food and drink while they waited the Duke arrive for consultation. D20 dutifully guarding the door say the vizier turn and walk away, and strangely felt his body begin to slide. He lunged for the doors, but alas it was too late they slammed shut and with the sound of waterfalls, water began to pour from the gargoyles mouths filling up the room quickly.
It was several precious minutes then spent searching the room for any possible hope of exit, everyone getting involved bashing, searching, pulling, and checking for traps. Duke Hellington bashed a gargoyle head into see it was hollow inside. He nearly had it open when flick found a key hole which when unlocked open the heads. After several more holes and keys they finally got the water to stop. It wasn’t long before they were able to drain the room and contemplate their next move, but before they could act, the doors swung open.
It was the Duke. He seemed to be very displease and demanded answers from Malig the Vizier and from Captain Neak however received nothing but babbling and lies. When Smoky and D20 laid the truth upon him Captain Neak decided he had had enough talk and attacked the Duke. Thankfully Harvey blocked the way, sort of.
The battle the ensued was long and a test of endurance strength and who can throw who first through the window. There were inspiring words, charming attacks, domination, deception, the switching of sides, the revealing of a devil and more than one fall to the death. However in the end our heroes vanquished the unsavory vizier and his crew, leaving a trail of blood anywhere they could.
Still unsure of what had just transpired the Duke decided to keep the party as guests for he night, under lock and key of course. On the morrow they would explain their actions and hopefully will be revealed as the good guys.
See you next week!