With the mage dead and sliding off Harrimore’s sword he lopped off the head. Erymos suggested tar since he hadn’t heard of anyone yet coming back from the dead with no head or a head covered in tar. The rest of the zombies are herding into a tar pit before the place is searched for clues to the others and the demon.
Outside the guards who waited in the freezing rains wait to find out what we found. We let them know the owner of the Middlestone Factory was dead, slain for his dark art ways of being a necromancer since he was using zombies as free labor. They seemed shocked not only by the rumors of the man dabbling in the arts of necromancy to be true but that he used zombies to cut down on labor costs. It is shocking when you think about it, they don’t sleep you can work them to death since they’re already dead. Moving along though we had the guards show us to the member that had last been seen held up in a church in the area.
The church dedicated to some god of truth or justice had seen better days. Torsten looking at the large front door kicked it in. Erymos commented they should have knocked to which Torsten reminded him he just did. The place seemed pretty vacant and sparce, a modest supply of food. The windows had been boarded up and the stained glass windows had X’s over them on the inside. The altar smelt of refuse and nothing else major was found besides a trapdoor leading down. The party figures this area might be the hiding place of the next man on our list.
Supposedly this man was known as a poisoner… that rumor has been verified mostly by Erymos and Fallen. Upon inspecting the area below the church we found a mostly vacant area we thought, besides the pool of water and rock pillar there were a few side pathes there was a passage down about five feet in diameter and a small table with what looked like achemist supplies. We were all inspecting around when Horrimore stumbled to the mouth of the hole and slide down a bit. Erymoss felt the sharp pain and hotness in his back. For those of you have been in combat have you ever had a situation where you got posioned? It’s not fun. The only thing worse then bleeding out and crappying yourself is not noticing cus you’re too busy convulsing in a odd state of paralysis.
Gottri shoved Erymos under a tabel before going to help Harrimore while Fallen and Torsten stalked the pusher and attacker who seemed to vanish everytime he finished attacking someone. Torsten was the first to see him for sure but not before the man put a dagger into Fallen’s back. As he tried to vanish he found it impossble as he tried to break free, in vain he shoved the paralyzed Fallen into the water which turned out to not be very shallow. Torsten moved by choice after her to free the drown partymember.
As the man tried to break free he turned to see Harrimore running towards him roaring about how the stunt of pushing him into the tunnel had lost him his best sword he roared as he grounded the guy before cutting off his head. Erymos comes to after Torsten heals the poison in his that had him turning purple and frothing at the mouth. Fortunately since he was better he opted to start vomitting blood while the rest searched the poisoner for an antidote to his posioner venom running through Fallen’s veins. Gottri finds something and waits for a go ahead before puring the concotion down Fallen’s through. Her eyes flutter open and is healed up. Potions are taken to to heal up and Erymos starts to access the damage to Fallen’s armor since it had been cut free of her so she didn’t die and drown. Meanwhile Harrimore retrieves his sword of choice. Another sword is found as well as several bodies.
[Captain of the Guard’s sword found, Captain of the Guard’s body found, town guards bodies found]
Erymos lets Fallen know that the good news is her armor is intact, the bad news is the latchings that were leather being cut need replacing and would probably take about three hours to fix. Grumbling she weighes into the leather armor of the headless poisoner. A few more items are found some are destroyed. Erymos, Thorsten, and Harrimore get into an arguement about poison and if it is or isn’t actually evil.
[Acquired items +3 Leater Armor, Poison destroyed]
The group, but mostly Erymos would like to know if there are any rumors about the last guy since the guy was a supposedly poisoner and the previous one a supposedly necromancer. Finding out beforehand if the last guy could shot fire out his bum would be great. The rumor of infernal experiments in the basement was solid infromation we found out. Harrimore having been sucked on by something, I’m not sure was it was or how to describe it besides big, green, and ugly. Torsten held a small ritual afterwards since Harrimore was a bit off before we continued.
Walking into a large room with a protection circle against demons from Eryomos’ deductions. As they moved Erymos heard someone whisper to him to die, the group moved in rapidly to hear Erymos gurgle before falling over. Dragged to the protection circle by Fallen and Harrimore Gottri was the first to mention someone had to be in here.
Several spells went off on Harrimore before the group decided to take to the stairs on the second floor. Several more spells hit and bounce off Harrimore and Torsten as well before the cleric figures it’s a good time to bail and starts to climb down to the first floor.
Erymos having woke up a little while ago and playing dead jumped up when the cleric was climbing down and whistled to him let him know it was his turn to die as green arcane fire flew through the eivl cleric causing him to fall the rest of the way as Erymos charged him. Torsten and Harrimor land ontop of the unconscious guy and lop off his head. Erymos takes a small pleasure in stomping on the headless corpse as he asked it repeated ’Who’s dead now!’. Fallen reminds them that they were going to keep him alive to ask questions the rest just seem to have been caught up in the moment. With a shuddering and wailing through the building Erymos suggested that now would be a good time to get inside the demon free protection zone.
As the large misshappen thing barreled in Erymos asked Torsten truthfully shoting poison at the thing would be kind of nice at the moment. Torsten scowled but didn’t say no or yes. Eventually the demon without anchor’s to the mortal realm faded out. Outside Erymos let the guards know that things were done.
Going back to the mayor the group was paid and the body under the church were indentified. The family of the Captian of the Guard give a small gesture towards finding him and his sword of a 100 gold. Erymos donates his share to a local craftman to help with the memorial for the fallen guards. Torsten agrees in getting together a team to sanctify the church, underground altar and caving in all the infernal areas.
Erymos cackles since someone has to pay for repairing Fallen’s platemail. Fallen thinks he meant her and she reminds him she dragged his ‘dead’ body around at the Asylum. He blinks and reminds her that the mayor agreed to pay for expenses in their contract… he also adds that might include free room and a good meal to which she’s happy about if the food is good.