Thursday, May 26, 2022

May 21 Session 4 Recap: The Party Explores the Shrine

Luna fainted in the ankle deep water.  A plan to suspend Luna above the water with a rope wasn’t feasible.  They decided to let her lay there for a moment.  Cutie Pie shows Romulus Grint’s note and Romulus tries o decipher it.  Cutie Pie reveals that he was able to read it the entire time.  He claims it says “Ring Bell.”  He’s insistent that they ring it but the rusty bell is high and heavy.  There is a rusted clapper in the middle of it.  They tried to move the bell itself but grabbing the edge of it with their fingertips (the bottom edge is about 6 feet from the ground). They leave the bell alone and re-check the anomaly on the west wall they found but couldn’t learn anything new.  They decide to open the west door.  A rope is tied around Cutie Pie’s waist as a safety harness.  Through the door they find another chamber with ten fat, fist-sized flies and what appears to be a pit in the floor.  Cutie Pie is pulled back out of the room and they close the door. They discuss killing the flies but decide against it.  Instead, they want to try and find the wraiths and go through the north door with a rope tied around Romulus’ waist this time and he takes the lantern from Cutie Pie. They find a corridor with 3 more doors. They move Luna into the hallway where it’s dry and reorganize.  They decide to open the left (west) door together.  They see a table and six toad wraiths preparing meals of frogs and flies on rusted platters.  They pour slime over each platter.  The boys go back out to the hallway to check Luna’s inventory.  Cutie Pie ponders going back and jumping into the pit using the parasol as a parachute.  Romulus has an idea to use Cutie Pie’s mirror to attack the wraiths by showing them their own reflections.  Cutie Pie goes back into the room with Romulus just outside in the hall. Cutie Pie takes the mirror and points the mirror at the wraiths but the wraiths don’t react.  Cutie Pie then calls to the closest wraith and it turns, screams, and swipes at Cutie Pie but two wraiths gurgle some strange words and the attacking wraith turns back.  He moves to the table and the wraiths carry on preparing the food.  Cutie Pie asks for a platter but is ignored.  They notice that there are six wraiths but a dozen platters.  Cutie Pie considers stealing one.  He grabs at one but a wraith attacks Cutie Pie.  Luckily the attack missed.  Cutie Pie realizes he has no way to fight back and the session ended!

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