Episode 30 - A Sly Flourish

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Episode 30 - A Sly Flourish

Hello brave adventurers and welcome to a very special episode of Drunks and Dragons. We say that most of our episodes are special but this time we mean it. The gang finally gets some clues to the location of the Lost Isle but must acquire a magical compass hidden in a dangerous cave. Will everyone make it out of the cave in one piece? Found out now in this week’s of Drunks and Dragons.

Cast and Player Characters

Locations

Story

The party now has the map to the Cursed Cave where they can apparently find a way to The Lost Island. They set out into the jungle and reach the cave. The cave has a strange door with an angel on the front. Tum "Darkblade" Thumble attempts to pick the lock and gets slapped in the face. Then the floor underneath Aludra the Dwarf, Thom the Dragonborn and Tum opens up and they fall into a cavern below. Junpei Iori was not standing on the trap door and was left above.

In the cavern the party falls into a large cage surrounded by water. The lock is magical but they manage to open it somehow (I don't remember, somebody get on that). Once they open the cage they find that the water is covered by a grid of magic bars that cause the water to freeze into ice when they open the cage. The ice supports their weight and they walk out to find a tall statue of a cloaked and winged figure holding a small chest. Thom of all people manages to open the chest, which reveals a compass and a scroll. Tum grabs the compass and scroll, upon which the statue wraps around him and falls beneath the ice. The ice freezes over top of the statue, trapping Tum beneath it.

Aludra and Thom understandably freak out and manage to develop a system where they jump off the top of the cage and smash the ice. This breaks the magic ice long enough for Tum to get his arm up and hold the scroll out after he acrobatics'd the hell out of the statue's grip like a boss. Aludra reads the scroll and promptly realizes that it is a magic scroll that can help Tum breath underwater. They smash the ice again and convey to Tum to breath through the scroll, which transmutes water into air.

However once Tum gets back up out of the water they realize that the scroll is faulty. Any air Tum breathes gets transmuted into water, and he starts to drown. Despite the party's best efforts, Tum dies in their arms, and we all have a good cry. Once Tum dies, the trap door opens again and a ladder descends to let them out.

Note: This episode was primarily written by The Angel of Death, a kickstarter backer. He wrote some really fantastic flavour text for it so if anybody wants to copy it down that would be great.

RIP Tum "Darkblade" Thumble

Trivia

  • The first time a player character dies, permanently
  • Final appearance of Tum Darkblade

Quest Log Updates

  • [Backburner] - Find out who the players are
    • [Backburner] - Retrieve Aludra the Dwarf's memories
    • [Backburner] - Retrieve Junpei Iori's memories
    • [Backburner] - Retrieve Thom the Dragonborn's memories
  • [Active] - Remove the Brain Bombs from the players' heads
  • [Optional] - Find a way to pay back Geodude