After resting up at the Drowsy Whore, we head to House Korlay to see about opening an account. Sai and Rhad are allowed through the gates but Sasha and I are denied entrance. As Sasha begins to try and “talk” her way inside, I turn and leave. Once out of sight I slip on my magic ring and make my way inside to test their security. Rhad and the others are eating fruits and talking with some kind of accounts manager. Looks like the most guarded area is upstairs. I make my way up past the guards only to set off some kind of dusty cage trap. I take off my ring and congratulate the guards for catching a state security inspector. I even flashed him a badge but they have no sense of humor. I dodge the butt of his spear as he attempts to respond. Luckily his superior opened the gate before I was forced to kill him. I guess this bank is better than most. I’d like to see more but perhaps another time. We open an account and eventually decide to head to StoneHell.
At the gates of Hell we are greeted by archers who appear to be Monitists. Luckily they quickly snuff our confusion and identify themselves as the most loyal of loyalists. They inform us that most of the main levels have been cleaned up and are patrolled. This is not quite the hell we are used to. We Exchange the passphrase “Get a Dick in yer eye!” and are “allowed” deeper into the less secure areas. As if they could stop us! I refrain from modifying the passphrase to be insulting. Efthalia Megalos insists on checking into her lizard dude buddies. These are the same dickbags from Torsh who previously enslaved all humans. The others may have forgotten but I have not. I bow up to one and he turns pale and shrinks down like a little lizard bitch. These guys are straight up punk ass bitches. Rhad suddenly remembers who these guys are and decides to kill them all but OF COARSE Efthalia does not approve. This is why we should not have come here. Once again. Rhad tries to put Efthalia to sleep but fails. After repeatedly claiming that “It was just a prank”, he gets banished to PaRtY ToWn with a snap. After a brief internal conflict, I decide to leave it be for now. A few minutes later Efthalia decides to bring him back. Rhad reappears , disgruntled, with his cloak over his head, smelling like vomit for some reason, and we all agree to just move on.
We make our way to the elevator and proceed downward. We head down the spiral staircase and head south past where the black dragon was. We continue south into a chamber with 4 pillars of intertwined snakes. Snake bones lay strewn about. We continue south and encounter a barricade. We push it aside and continue south yet again. This large dank room contains some kind of giant purple mushrooms. We sneak past them but Rhad can’t help but mage slap one of them, and it causes a loud screeching sound. We are now in an east-west passage and begin to hear horse hooves. We head west and come across a diagonal passage to the north-west which is collapsed. Some of the passageways smell like bird shit so we head towards that and away from the horse sounds. Sai and I scout ahead and discover some old mining equipment and 4 smelly birds roosting. Suddenly a fucking Minotaur barrels down the passageway with Rhad pierced on a horn and slams into the wall! Rhad disappears into a cloud of flatulence as Sai guides me out of the way. I hear the sound of Sai’s spear tear and tenderize flesh. The glow of flaming swords and showering sparks illuminate the passageway and I get a better look at the room. The birds are huddled into the corner protecting their nest. The minotaur brings its great axe down onto Sai as Rhad rematerializes from behind and launches a firebolt into the wall. I leap in for a strike but the minotaur’s great axe swings around to block. I spring off of his arm and with a backflip retreat back into the shadows. As the foe looks around for me, Sai slices his legs causing stagger. A second Minotaur in the passageway charges at Sasha but she grabs the horns and flips over him with grace. There are three minotaurs! Sasha waves about and one of the minotaurs begins glowing with party skulls. Efthalia cuts it down with a flaming sword as Rhad throws another firebolt into the wall. With a croak, I leap in and rapid strike the cow with a series of piercing jabs to the abdomen. The beast falls with a groan and I roll backwards to the remaining Minotard. I slash into his backstrap, ripping the meat out with the sizzle of my electric manus.
TO BE CONTINUED…