After the plant-monster was brought down, I wisely suggested that the Ponies split up, the goblinoids charge ahead while the rest of us checked the room. The lure of doors to kick down and trash to eat proved a worthy bait. Then it happened. A beautiful, stocky wooden chest, piled – literally piled – with a hoard of treasure. Something inside of me clicked, I don’t know. I’ve never been in this for the treasure, obvious allure aside, but suddenly I really wanted this. Even the items I don’t need. Neth insisted we split the find all around…but wound up with a suspicious amount of the gear himself. In the end, we all took what we could use and loaded up Kali with the rest for sale. I snatched a beautiful dragon scaled clasp that fits perfectly with the Blackwood family motif.
Taking our treasure, we made for the door via the stairs that Kali and Toots found. Eager to escape this trapped nightmare, the orc and goblin rushed us headlong into the above mentioned traps. I think maybe Neth should take the lead, except I rather have those two where they can be supervised. Not that I expect anything traitorous, they’re models for their races, but I feel safer knowing they’re not causing extra trouble.
The traps must have woken the house’s residents, an ogre-man and his son, the one we spared on the road. No amount of charm would stop them and so the Ponies where forced into grisly action. In the end, the treasure was safe and the home invaders were victorious over the acid burnt attackers. I’m starting to love that smell, by the way.
I’m not sure this was the most noble of the Ponies’ conquests, but given the amount of fresh loot and the earlier actions of the son, I must assume we’ve made the local roads much safer for travelers and cats alike. Maybe these two took to thieving once Fort Rannik’s soldiers stopped patrolling the roads, or they took out the rangers themselves. One second though, perhaps we should sweep the house to be sure there aren’t any captives, or clues to what’s going on at the fort.
I have many weighty, bizarre thoughts to sort through on this whole event before I sleep tonight.