G70: The Shrieking Hollow

‘One side of what? The other side of what?’ thought Alice to herself.
‘Of the mushroom,’ said the Caterpillar, just as if she had asked it aloud; and in another moment it was out of sight.

Session 70 was played on 24 February 2011. DM'd by naked_samurai, played by Hephaestus, Hoothgun, Jean, Pog, Pritchard, Rusty, Snickwick, and Wintergreen.


  • Snickwick proven to be best crossbowman in Glantri
  • into the valley
  • meeting the constable
  • meeting the elves
  • into the cave
  • shreikers
  • assistant shreiker manager, Violet
  • sticky probiscii
  • Fungal zombies
  • Fungal kingdom
  • a mysterious light
  • 2 corpses
  • a troggy betrayal
  • a held portal, and a strategic retreat

Losses and Loot

The party killed 7 mostly defenseless Shriekers, 1 violent Violet Fungus, 3 cavey Cave Fishers, 1 fungus-zombie man, 1 fungus-zombie gnome, 1 fungus-zombie badger, 5 smelly troglodytes, 1 fighter, and 2 farmers. They captured one Constable and parleyed to an amicable relationship with a Fungal Render and his squads of Myconid-type creatures.

They looted the corpses of the ambush team, the dead magic-user, and gathered what the Cave Fishers had disregarded in eating their victims over the years - including what you can assume was the body of the sorceror's apprentice. Inside Verso's scroll case, faintly rattling in a muted hidden pocket, were several expensive-looking gems.

They also found three potions in the apprentice's ripped pouches - although one was destroyed by fire; a bone wand tucked into Verso's belt; and a mysteriously wrapped ring in Gavin Orkney's possession with blue aquamarine wave marks embossed on its face.

Tertullian is of help identifying the powers of the wand, and he and Pritchard are able to divine its command word in Verso's manuscripts: every third page, the first letter of each line of script spells out 'P-U-N-C-T-U-M'. The potions seem to be an ordinary healing potion and a potion of fire resistance. And, although you had not intended him to look at it closely, he grabs the ring and examines it anyway. It causes him some distress. He asks you to be careful with it.

For foes defeated and befriended, and treasure converted into gold:

Each of you receives 353xp and 236gp.

Taking into account

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