Through the Maze and Out

A dozen monstrous zombies attacked us! Nevi calls them wights, but they were really sickly green. After we smash them, we move on, through more halls and doors. Then we find a metal torso crawling around in circles. Red lifts it up with magic and sees three pink toads underneath. He tossed a patch at them and a big boat covered torso and toads together. We had to climb over the boats, but at least we didn’t have to fight the toads.

Lots more hallways, doors, deadends, and traps later, Sam is really bored and complaining. I try to get stories out of her, but she’s just miserable. Then we find a weird room with a big pile of rusty treasure in the center. When we go in, the rust gets up and attacked us! Well, big beetles crawl out of the rust to attack us, anyway. We get some spoils in here, I guess they could only eat metal.

After a whole bunch more running around, we end up back at the hall Red didn’t want to go down in the first place because of the bigger party members. Red sneaks ahead, and says it looks like we’re getting close to the end. He’s real mad about it. After a bunch of boring discussion, someone remembers that Orange had a flying broom and we just fly everyone across the trap.

The next room has a dozen ghouls in it, and that’s a really rough fight, but we get through. Everyone’s exhausted and talking about taking a break. Sam prays for a minute and then says that the Mummy Lord is in the next room, and if we wait too long, we’ll end up back in the Shadowfell. That perks everyone right back up. We toss spells and preparations around and head to face him.

The golden walls and red torches give no warmth to the room. Neither do the 5 mummies in the room, including the Lord on his dark throne. There is plenty of gold and treasure in this room to split with Sam’s Daddy, once we win this fight. The Mummy Lord asks if we’re there to set him free or die, basically. Seems like he’s tired, too, but not too tired to summon up a cloud of dust and insects all around us to set off the fight.

We start smashing mummies, and Red tosses a pink toad his mage hand picked up recently at the Lord, but it just turns into a skeleton, and he takes it over. A golden light surrounds the Mummy Lord, and a golden sickle appears and starts attacking us, too. Mummies keep popping out of the gold piles after we kill some. The Mummy Lord can teleport all around the room, and knocks Sam dead with one hit. I get so distracted that one of the smaller ones cuts me down. The Big Guy gets me back up after they take the Mummy Lord down and I keep smashing the dead things to dust. Red finds the Lord’s heart, and Catbard/The Lady smashes it. The pyramid starts shaking, but we loot for almost half a minute before we run, barely making it out before it shudders and disappears.

I was hoping this report would be helpful, Spy Master, but that was a strangely empty place and it’s gone now.

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