The Blade of the Raven Queen

A few Cock's can be Hard to Handle.

When half the party turns to stone ...

The theater turns out to be an ambush as a Kenku beneath the stage releases 4 Cockatrices when Elrik opens the stages trap door. Eevi is knocked Unconscious even as the Cockatrices stoning bite works on her, by the time she slumps unconscious she is Petrified. Suddenly everyone realizes that these are not Stirges!

Sascha and Jurgen continue to tank as best they can, cornering the vicious little things even as the Kenku handler rains arrows into their midst. Elrik finds himself struck and restrained, his hands lifting to the heavens in a ‘WTF’ gesture of frustration. He is petrified soon after in said position.

Aldonus soon follows before the rest manage to drop the crazed critters and their Handler. Sigfrith is badly hurt. To make things worse the survivors can hear activity coming towards them, no doubt responding to the thunderous BOOM that Eevi let off with her thunder wave spell earlier.

With only minutes Sascha and Jurgen manage to drag the effigies of their former allies down below the stage while Sigfrith collects the corpses of their enemies.

Tense moments drag by as they remain quiet. But things go their way as the Kenku and unidentified bruiser seem to rush through the room without properly exploring it.

Sigfrith believes that the petrified state is temporary, 24 hours in fact, and the decision is made to rest. Here. In the bowels of the Theater, for 24 hours.

The party restored, they move on.

  • They cross a room with empty pedestals and display cases.
  • They enter a ‘Throne Room’ with a dwarf sleeping on the throne.
  • They pierce the illusion fairly quickly and scare off a patrol of Kenku.
  • They find a damaged automaton similar to the one they first fought. Jurgen gives it a command to stop in Dwarven and is pleasantly surprised to find it obeys him. He commands it to deactivate and it shuts down and won’t power back on when he tries to command it again.
  • They find a workshop with a tarp covered automaton and this time Jurgen merely commands it to stop and then figures out it’s controls quickly.
  • They pass through an area that must have once housed Generators of some kind and come up to another Barricaded hallway. Jurgen has the Automaton smash it’s way through.

In a large room with a glowing gear suspended from the ceiling they encounter a Grell. Elrik has the misfortune of being ambushed and carried off into the air. Jurgen and Sascha struggle to come to grips with it while everyone else strikes at it from range despite having the chance of striking their Cleric. Elrik is knocked unconscious and the Grell has had enough, it seeks to escape but Jurgens hammer crushes down into the Brain like Hemisphere and ends it’s life.

They stabilize Elrik and take a breath…

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