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NIGHTWICK ABBEY: The Purple Eater of People Session 47


Not in the dungeon, but the village of Nightwick

Previously in Nightwick...

Blossom (Rogue 4)
Liminal (Chanagling 3)
Mayfly (Magic-User 3)
Verinka (Changling 2)
Yevgeniy (Cleric 2)

In Nightwick Village...

[PC NOTE: This really is me just catching up with the recording of party events. Session 47 was on the shorter end of things. Here is Session 48.]

Much to Mayfly's surprise the party, especially the clerics, has decided that maybe living under the same roof as a power-hungry conjurer who allegedly talks to the golden skull of an Abbey inhabitant famed for constructing "manimals" is not a good long-term arrangement.

Mayfly feels this is all related to the skull's chattiness: "Look you fool! You've run them off with your pitiful mewlings."

The was one remaining "open house" but the locals seemed very suspicious of that old manor. They would say often, "That's the house where they bred dogs" and cross themselves. The party is no strangers to the foul, having delved into the hell-haunted halls of Nightwick and so investigate anyway. Could be a fixer-upper.

While Blossom works the locks, Mayfly tries to peer in the crude glass windows but sees little. Once the lock is taken care of, the party moves into a large room with a smashed table and two desiccated corpses of dog-like creatures, and a stairway leading to the second floor. As the party is investigating, a thumping noise is heard from above.

The party reaches the top of the stairs as a door slams shut. Searching upstairs reveals two horribly burned servants of St. Samson. Liminal is quick to both pump them for information and conscript them into keeping up the new home. When asked where St. Samson now is, the servents lead the party to a trap door on the first level and to the stone effigy of St. Samson. It doesn't go unnoticed that the pair attempts to hide an empty donation box.

But there is one odd detail, this figure of St. Simon was detailed enough that it might be more likely it was a human turned to stone. When asked about this the two devotees of St. Samson respond that he was turned to stone after looking at an ant (?).

The party also asks the pair about their experiences in Nightwick. They answer with stories about green slime, bone snakes, and magma babies. The more they talk, the more the party realizes that the experiences are strangely different as if these two poor souls were in a different Nightwick.

And that was it!

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