After being warned by the two saverly injured dwarves of the challenge ahead, they had scouted out the enemy positions in Argor.
The plan was for Eximere and Sofir to sneak into the main fortified building and after surprising the Drow, in someway let the rest of their allies know to attack.
Fury and Merrik were to attack from the side and Sagla, Erathor and Gotta were the main force who were to march into the thick of it all and tear up the enemy.
Eximere and Sofir managed to take out half a dozen unsuspecting drow. Eximere cast create water on the large bloodstone pedestal that was in the middle of Argor.
As the water splashed all over the stone, the Drow sounded the alarm and scattered the Bloodstone gnomes to find the intruders!
Seeing the oncoming party of gnomes, Fury cast invisibility on himself and Merrik used his innate magic to fly up a tree and hide while they pass.
The main force moved in and took on the gnomes and what appeared to be the main drow, head on.
Swarmed by dozens of gnomes they fought to the end.
Fury in his invisible form tried to push over the large wet bloodstone. Only on his third try he was able to achieve this feat.
Each member was now fighting for his life. Once again the party’s “ambush” plan looked like it was going to backfire…
Sofir was challenged by two drow monks, that both looked like they were better trained in martial arts.
Eximere was trying to hold his own on the upper floor of the main building, gaining an advantage by forcing the enemy to fight on the stairs. But the odds were against him.
Merrik was taking on two drow rangers who were ripping his soul spark apart.
The mage was attacking targets of opportunity. This time Fury was actually landing decent hits with his crossbow.
The brave fighter Erethor and Sagla were defending themselves from what appeared to be endless waves of gnomes. Sagla fighting defensively while Erathor went “all out”.
Gotta was trying to use his summons to lessen amount of gnomes attacking Erethor and Sagla, but his bears were quickly overwealmed.
Sagla was beaten almost unconscious; Eximere was also knocked out by a powerful monks headbutt.
Fury was showered with shuriken and a crossbow bolt and went down. Thundor was beaten by the last drow ranger.
Sagla and Erethor were taken down by the gnome masses and the drow sniper that was weakening Erethor with every hit.
The druid retreated into the forest, only to come back with a surprise attack on the gnomes trying to sacrifice Erethor.
Getting Erethor up with his last spell he was able to avoid the rest of the gnomes with his quick movement.
Erethor used his last resort and drunk the potion of Cure Critical Wounds. With his new health he dispatched the rest of the gnomes and their leader, but not before Merrik pulled himself together and recovered through inner strength, to take out one of the last standing monks.
With the leader down, some of the gnomes scrambled and left for the forest.
Searching for any more enemies, Merrik opened the door to the house where the two drow rangers came out of. Not noticing the trap, he was splashed in the face with burning acid.
The party also encountered a gnome hiding in the church of Moradin.
In the churches crypt were the poor Argor villagers that had been tied down and bathed in poisonous gasses which kept them weak.
After a thorough search the party found the following noteworthy items:
+ 1 Halberd
16 x + 1 Shurekin ( + 1D4 acid damage)
2 x Robes of the Shining Hand + 1 ( + 1 AC)
Ring of Lesser Acid resistance
2 x MW Short Swords
6 x Scroll of charm person
Scroll of Ventiloquism
Scroll of Detect Thoughts
Scroll of Detect Object
Scroll of Touch of Idiocity
Scroll of Suggestion
2 x Scroll of Melf’s Acid Arrow
Scroll of Command
Scroll of Hide from Undead
Scroll of Iron Silence (CA)
Documents regarding “Grove of the Silver Leaf”
After searching through the house that had the majority of the drow, the party also found notes and another red scroll with the same markings as the two previous scrolls they had found.
Some of the documents found had directions to a “Grove of the Silver Leaf”
This grove is hidden from all who are not “pure”. Drow were instructed to use any force possible to find it and desecrate it, pillaging all worthy items and bringing them back to the Matriarch.