Whispering Cairn

Ghouls, Gricks & Lots of Balls

Submerged rooms and traps galore!

Atoori, Kyran, ‘Star, Talin, Telgar, & Vala return to the Whispering Cairn from the town of Diamond Lake, where they rested & resupplied. When they get to the room with the alcoves for each color, they take the elevator under the yellow lantern to continue exploring the underwater part of that area. ’Star casts the spells, Air Bubble onto Telgar’s head as Vala casts Light onto his shield. The others tie a rope around his waist. Once submerged, he begins to search the water filled room. About halfway through the room, Telgar is attacked by something in the water. All he can make out is a pair of glowing eyes. He pulls on the rope to signal that he’s being attacked. The rest of the team plunges into the darkened water; Atoori casting Faerie Fire on himself, as ‘Star runs to tie and anchor the rope around the elevator across the hallway. The team finds Telgar battling what appears to be nothing, until they realize that it’s a Water Elemental! It’s vortex leaves Kyran and Vala spinning as the rest subdue it. The team holds their breath and continues to search underwater. Telgar proceeds to the entrance of one of the side chambers and is attacked by a Ghoul. Unbeknownst by the rest of the group, 2 more undead were approaching from the other side chamber across the room. Talin signals to retreat. Vala, Atoori and Kyran make it back to the steps leading out of the water as ‘Star, Telgar and Talin fight off the undead. Once the ghoul and zombies are vanquished, they all head out of the water to catch their breath and regroup. Then they go back underwater to search the small chambers. ’Star finds a waterlogged trunk that has 2 pp, 38 gp, 55 sp and a Member of the Seeker’s Ring. In the opposite chamber, under a bench, Atoori & Telgar find a dead human in red leather armor clutching something – the Red Lantern. They also find a +1 short sword. The last area to inspect has 2 adjacent doors. One with a male figure on the door; the other with a female figure. In the female’s bathroom, ‘Star finds a magic Feather Token. In the male’s bathroom is a Copper Puzzle Box.

They hang and light the Red Lantern.

The group proceeds to the tunnel above the Blue Lantern. The pressure plate trap on the floor 60 feet inside it is not able to be disarmed. Atoori Levitates Kyran so he can secure pitons and rope to the ceiling. He lands next to a door within the open mouth of the giant face at the end of the hallway. The stone door has a hand shaped indent. Kyran pushes on the indent and the door slides away a few inches, then slams down into the floor. There, a 3 ft wide beam of petrified wood spans the room to another closed door. 10 feet below the beam, the floor is full of orange sized balls. The walls are honeycombed from top to bottom. Kyran hears giggling right before a grick appears. He grapples the aberration and throws it down into the balls below, which it easily burrows beneath.

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