Read Session 3
Catacombs of Wrath
The heroes entered the secret entrance under the glass factory and follow the old smuggler tunnels to the catacombs. One of the prisoners they had freed, Salamander, said that he had been temporally employed by Tsuto until he offended the half elf and was jumped by 10 or so goblins and tied up. Tsuto telling him that he would be sacrificed to Lamashtu. The heroes also found a half-orc rogue whom had also been temporaily employed by Tsuto readied for sacrifice. Kevlor said in thanks he’d help the adventures out in anyway he could, such as trap disabling along the secret passage.
He told his rescuers that he overhead Tsuto talk of the catacombs as how he helped his lover bring in the goblins into the city proper.
The heroes quickly took Ameiko back to the surface and informed the sheriff’s office of what was transpiring. They soon returned to the secret entrance and followed the tunnel to a small cave.
As they moved around the corner they found sinspawn dwelled in the cave. The sinspawn rushed out with its two sisters to attack the party. Soon though the heroes overcame the beasts and found a door into the catacombs
As they navigated through the tunnels they soon found a Shrine to Lamashtu. Within there was a basin on the altar constantly filled with dark water. They later found it generates 4 doses of the Waters of Lamashtu. It was by drinking this vile fluid that the goblin Koruvus became the mutant he is today. If harvested from the altar, the waters degrade to normal unholy water after 1 hour—the altar replenishes itself at the rate of 1 vial’s worth per day.
They soon found a torture room as well. All of the torture devices here saw plenty of use back in Thassilon’s day, but are far too decayed or rusted to be of much use today.
And lastly they found a huge room used by the mistress of the catacombs. This huge room looks like nothing more than an immense underground cathedral. Stone doors stand to either side of the main entrance, but beyond this, the walls are carved with strange, spiky runes. In the center of the room is a large pool, with a ring of polished human skulls balanced on stone spikes arranged in a circle around the deeper midsection. At the far end of the room, a pair of stone stairways leads up to a pulpit on which sits a second pool, this one triangular and filled with churning, bubbling water that looks almost like translucent lava. Yet while wisps of what look like heat and steam rise from the strange orange liquid, the room itself is deathly cold.
Although the Catacombs of Wrath are now open and Erylium is free to leave, her thousands of years spent as the catacombs’ queen have left her with a bit of agoraphobia and the senseless worry that if she leaves her catacombs, someone could move in and steal her crown. As a result, she still spends nearly all of her time here.
When the heroes enter the room, the quasit flew into a rage. She shrieks, accuses the heroes of “daring to intrude upon the Mother’s sanctum,” and slashes her own wrist with her dagger, allowing some of her blood to drip into the minor runewall and form a sinspawn.
After that she used her blood ritual to bring forth zombies to attack the invaders. This distraction allowed the mutant goblin, Koruvus to sneak up behind the party to strike. Koruvus takes his duty as guardian of this chamber seriously, and immediately attacks. He uses his breath weapon on the first round of combat, and then moves in to engage the largest, most dangerous-looking foe with his weapons. Koruvus fights to the death using his burning blade called “Scald” The Sword of Koruvus.
After the heroes dispatched the mutant goblin and all zombies they set to finishing off the quasit. She was not summoned here to this plane and so when the final blow struck she did not disappear to be banished to the lower planes, but fell to the floor dead.
With the threat ended, they again went to Tsuto’s notes to follow its notes and find that the entre spoke of Thistletop as the most likely location of the demon lover of Tsuto and the leader of the goblin invasion.
As they exited the catacombs they found a set of blocked stairs that led up to the middle of Sandpoint. And also a set that led downward, this twisting flight of spiral stairs once led down to even deeper complexes below Sandpoint, but like the flight of stairs leading up from area B5, this route was closed by the ancient cataclysm.