Hackmoor 2018/11/29 and 2018/12/12 Departure from BlackMoor Dungeon

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The Player for Jacko ordered the pizza again with a steak and mozz both weeks.

This report compresses two sessions.



From the prior report the Salamanders chose option , a return to the Plane of Fire. Their reasoning was their return point would be a different point from where they left. If I read the dungeon correctly, the Salamanders were originally tired of the fighting on their original Plane of Fire. Return to a different location on the same Plane would give them the same respite in an environment they were more comfortable with.

Since Jacko has a Mirror of Mental prowess, he used it as a Portal, the entire troop of Salamanders exited thereby. Jacko already had been to the Plane of Fire, he didn't need to research the entry point. Although Jacko made it a point that he would use the portal to send the Salamanders to the Town of Noob, into the crematorium where there was a known Gate to the Plane of Fire and just hold the portal at the entrance to the Gate and have them shuffle through.

Then Jacko returned to the rest of the Party who by that time had negotiated themselves back up the cliff overlooking the mushroom forest. Using Jacko's portal again, their first stop was the town of Noob where the party reacquainted themselves with their Thieves lair and their contract house of ill repute.

Jacko, still determined to discover the thief who stole the Party's goods used his Mirror of Mental Prowess again.

"Knowing" the subject to be viewed (the stolen items), he used his Mirror's scry ability. (Why he didn't think of this before, who knows?) So he used the Mirror's portal ability to go to where he scryed them. Stepping through he found the Party's missing items on a pile of dead Elf bodies and one a little more fresh Human body, sans its head.

He found himself in a circular room with no openings on the walls. Pondering this impossibility for a minute, Jacko looked up and realized he was in a pit. Hanging over it was an Iron Maiden. Climbing out, Jacko recognized the room as one of the Torture Rooms of the "Bloody Duke". Retrieving the dead body, Jacko returns through the portal back to Noob. Having been dead too long it seems, they had to use a Resurrection spell. (How they got their hands on that spell, I forget. I presume it was a contracted spell.)

In any case when the body became alive again, it was unresponsive. Snapping their fingers in front if its eyes, it blinked, but could not talk, nor relate. It could eat, sleep and poop, but that was about all. Apparently, it had no soul.

Except the Rubber kind, because the party decided to put him in a gimp suit and employ him in the house of ill repute.

As a last resort the Party posted drawings of the resurrected man, with the caption "Have You Seen Me?" in various placed in Jacko had ever visited (using his portal). The Party is still waiting for a response.

Meanwhile the rest of the Party did the following:

Huang, Honda, Junkbot, Fundisha and Numrendir left for Huang's Barony of Catan.

Aerys, hung about in the town of Noob with Tanzen. Perhaps frolicking with the periodic visits of the home ported merchant ship, "The Raging Queen" at the river dock.

Grok, leveled up, using a Tempis Fugit spell to compress time. He also opted to roll up a Sidekick which took up most of the second session.

Meanwhile Jacko went back to the Dungeon of Blackmoor, retraced his steps one more time and determined that the Thief could not possibly have gone past the party nor further than level 15.

Using Sherlock Holmes's methodology, ergo: "Whatever remains however improbable, must be he truth." Jacko used his Portal to return back to Noob to ponder his next move.






Zamon, a fifth level Thug.
Grok the Dwarf, a sixth level SpellSoldier (Battlemage subclass of Magic User).
Aerys, an Elvariel, a Fingersmith (Thief class).
Baronet Huang - a Master of the West Wind of the Stone Tiger Order, (Monk class).
Numrendir - a human Conjurist (a Conjuror, Magic User subclass)
Junkbot Jackson - a human Tracker/Friar (a Ranger 5th and Cleric 6th level).
Jacko, an Albino Dork Elf, a Multiclass of 15th level (Infiltrator, Ranger and Battle Mage).

Baronetess Honda - a Human Datai Samurai, Steward of Catan (formerly Temple of the Frog)
Gnomex, a Gnome Adept of Geardal Ironhand (Cleric class.)
Tanzen - a Fae-Born first level Exciter. (Fourth level Invoker, a Magic User subclass).
Fundisha - a half-Elf Swordsperson/Tout (Fighter and Infiltrator, a Thief subclass).
23 dwarf miners.

Gerry Castagere, human Fingersmith, (Thief class) and ever loving devotee of Elefus, abandoned to the Blood Cult in the City of Brass on the Plane of Fire.

Serena 2.0 - First Level Battle Mage Second (a Protege of Jacko) topside.
Count Elefus, a human Abbot of Heimdall (Cleric class). RETIRED
Felipe the Dwarf, a third level Sigil (Chosen One subclass of Cleric).
Sir Weasel, human Guild Soldier, Warlock, & Champion (Thief, Magic User, & Fighter classes) he stayed back in BlackMoor.
- and nine Pilgrim henchmen of various levels. (They wear hoodies.)
Slade Wilson - Dwarven Professional (a Bounty Hunter, Fighter subclass) Left behind at Catan.





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Tracy Johnson
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