1,264 XP each.
A great magical mushroom cloud is seen in the frozen south. For a moment, it looks like a Tyrannosaurus Rex's head.
Summary of action at bottom of post. As always, fire, marbles, and strategy were effective.
Now useless map and diary
Surgery Kit that allows transplanting of creature limbs once
(bone saw, scalpel, gauze; allows crazy stuff like putting a Frost Toad tongue in place of your hand)
Frost Toad Corpse
THE WITCH CAN MAKE (from the toad):
(cost=200 GP per potion): 4 Healing Potions, but you are 2 AC penalty against COLD and take double damage from COLD/FROST for 3d4 rounds after drinking. You appear 56 degrees F to infravision during this time.
(cost=1000 GP) Potion of Frost Giant Control (can be used for other COLD creatures too)and choose ONE of the following:
(cost=11,000 GP) Cube of Frost Resistance
OR (cost=6000 GP) Short Sword +1, Frost Brand, +2 VS COLD creatures
2 Collecting Ice Toads (1 stuck in tunnel, 1 exploded)
1 Service Droid (Afar's mouthpiece)
35 Rot Grubs
1 Guard Droid
Afar the Green, and his control panel chair
DIED VIA INDIRECT PLAYER ACTIONS
3 Guard Droids
The only living person to escape and map Mocata's torture dungeon.
Mining Goblin covered in magical tattoos that could have given you some.
Some Toads, Beetles, Whispering Creepers, other Droids
FREED VIA INDIRECT PLAYER ACTIONS
EMFLWEM, ICE DEVIL
Sir Ward is a Paladin of the level his XP total would make him. More details on that later. He is bound to the faith of GORGATHON EYE OF FIRE, god of Knowledge. (http://metalvsskin.blogspot.com/2013/04/gods-of-kalak-nur.html)
EFFECTS OF EXPOSURE TO MAGICAL RADIATION:
KELLEN - 2 of your magic items, determined at random, are now mundane. You absorbed their magic into your skin, and have 1 use of each item from your fingertip before that magic is gone forever.
NIXOT - 1/day you can secrete a sticky coating on your fingers, you can't let go of what you're holding and someone has to roll off against 20 STR to take it from you. Can't support over 50 lbs, so no climbing with it unless you are less than 50 lbs. Lasts 3d20 minutes or until you say so.
SIR WARD - you can blur your features to look like a hideous blank man for 6d10 minutes 1/day. Includes clothing. You aren't harder to hit, but no one will recognize you.
BUMPHREY - Your tail grows large and can be used as a club, or to deliver touch attacks.
SKEREE and MALICE were not mutated, but can willingly absorb the radiation from another PC who is willing to give it up. The effect will be different. However, they have Banshee Madness.
MALICE : Self-Starvation-Your madness has inspired the irrational belief that if you deny yourself food you can deny the extent of your fear. You permanently lose five Hit Points while under the effects of this madness.
SKEREE : Prone to Nightmares Your fear finds you in your dreams -dreams from which you awake screaming and unrested. After awakening from a night of slumber, roll 1d6. On a roll of 1-3 you feel no ill effects; on a roll of 4-6 you gain none of the benefits of a full night's sleep and suffer a -1 penalty on all rolls for the day.
(get rid of it with spell n such, read here: http://talesofthegrotesqueanddungeonesque.blogspot.com/search/label/madness)
ULTIMATE RESULT: At the end, the Banshee killed Afar for good. The T-Hex and avatar of Cthon pushed the Magikiller Drone in the pit, they looked at each other, they the T-Hex pushed the avatar of Cthon in.
Cthon stays a minor demigod of the Elves. Afar dies and is laughed at generally. Emflwem the Ice Devil is roaming the world.
The Tyrannosaurus Hex absorbs all the magical energy of the explosion and is judged too powerful to stay mortal by the gods. She is judged worthy of the position Afar was vying for.NICE BOOTS LET'S MAKE LOVE, Tyrannosaurus Hex Goddess of WAR, CHAOS, and CONFUSION is now accepting worshippers from any and all lands.
Summary below. If any players want +100xp/level, they can write their own.
Weird portal is there, Ice Toad is stuck in tunnel on the other side, party figures out portal dynamics and shoots it before it tongues them to death. Nixot cuts the tongue off, carries it around.
Party finds dying White Elf Priest of Cthon, he gives them map and book (Afar's Diary, lazy transposition cipher) before dying.
Party opens door to far away statue of T-Rex, Service Droid with voice of Afar the Green coming towards them.
Party does weird kinky bondage stuff to droid, Malice shorts it, causing all to be shocked.
Nixot hears insane whispering in head (being the only Elf), opens door to see a bunch of blue bugs and a cell with someone pacing. Attempts to parlay with the insane avatar of Cthon are unsuccessful. The door is closed after fire is set to bugs.
Kellen checks out statue of T-Rex, is statue of Tyrannosaurus Hex(http://metalvsskin.blogspot.com/2013/03/communitas-monstrum.html), he chooses not to plug the Power Cube he has into the base.
Party runs into 4 Killer Guard Droids, Benny Hill Music plays. Lasers are shot. (http://www.gfilotto.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/92427163256144230.jpg)
Nixot runs past to the goal (the "Battery" room) in a cloud of Darkness.
Malice and Skeree net the floaty Droids and pull them through a door, planning to shut it - but through the door they see a sad Elven lady in a laser prison.
Bumphrey rushes in to smash the laser and free the maiden in true Knight style. She is a Banshee that just wants someone to take her lute to Afar.
The battery room where Nixot went is skull-shaped, one "eye" is a pit glowing blue, one "eye" is a black pit sucking air in, "teeth" and "hair" are huge Mind-Eating Beetles, strapped to wall with limbs removed, pumping up Afar's brain.
Nixot hides among trapped Beetles, throws Collecting Ice Toad tongue down glowy shaft. Things are heard breaking on the way down.
Ward joins Nixot . They hear Afar's voice and a Magikiller Drone coming. Nixot runs.
Ward is sucked out of time, and faces Gorgathon The Eye of Fire, God of Knowledge . Vows are sworn. A Paladin is made. A dagger he found awhile ago becomes a Sun Sword.
Ward attacks Afar the Green, a Mind-Eating Beetle with a crazy jumble of surgically attached limbs, mounted on a floating chair. He gets in a good hit.
Out in the other room, everyone sees Nixot run back by the other way, toward the exit. Most follow him.
Bumphrey smashes more laser-prison mechanisms, grabs the Banshee's lute, heads to the skull-shaped battery room. Banshee follows.
Nixot sets another fire outside the door up the hallway, since the bugs are eating through it.
Skeree, Kellen and others run up the hallway. Nixot doubles back yet again, running to the Battery Room.
Malice runs in a circle or something and goes in there too.
Ward , his sword working in the anti-magic field of the killer drone due to divine power, is struck by Afar's Psionic powers. He saves and doesn't die, but is struck down.
Afar is commanding the Magikiller Drone to stay over the glowy pit, to cancel out the destruction the tongue Nixot threw in there is causing.
I roll shitty for the Guard Droids and Magikiller Drone, they miss 85% of their swings/blasts.
Malice runs in and hooks/ropes the chair, but is having trouble pulling it.
Nixot runs into the anti-magic field and drops a bunch of marbles under the chair.
Sir Ward stabs the chair's controls, causing it to crash down upon the marbles.
Malice changes position and pulls, the chair goes down the hole.
Afar uses Psionics to float in the hole, staying in the anti-magic zone.
Kellen (I think? Was that him?) throws a dagger. It hits, breaking Afar's concentration, sending him falling down the hole.
The Banshee , Afar's sister, screams. All are in the Anti-Magic Zone or save except Malice and Skeree . Due to the party's quick healing actions, they live.
Bumphree kicks the Banshee's lute down the hole after Afar.
On the way out, Kellen activates the Tyrannosaurus Hex statue, which becomes NICE BOOTS LET'S MAKE LOVE, a T-Hex frozen by the Elves as a trophy in ancient times.
Party encounters a Collecting Ice Toad, Nixot throws an explosive at it.
Not pictured: how many misses I rolled for the monsters, goddamnit. PCs succeeding on lots of rolls. PCs deciding to throw the Guard Droids in a room, them crowd in there to get hit by lasers.
The Avatar of Cthon using the flaming bugs to escape his prison. The Tyrannosaurus Hex and avatar of Cthon pushing the Magikiller Drone into the pit.
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