So now that we had secured another way into the second level of the lair of the Frost Giant Jarl we pondered our next move. It was decided to go in through the dragon’s cave since the giants were not aware that we had killed their two pets and had another way in. Once in, we made it through the second floor entry hall and into the lair where we encountered two more giants guarding the entrance and managed to kill them before they could sound the alarm. Once through that room we had another tough fight in the room beyond against four more Frost Giants and once again got beat up pretty badly once we lost the element of surprise and they summoned help.
She explored through the throne room and noted the guards and then went into the areas beyond that and found what looked to be a trophy room of sorts hung with all kinds of stuffed big game animal heads with various items, weapons and armor hanging on the walls and displayed about the room. Off of that room she noticed on the left that another passage led into what appeared to be the Frost Giant noble’s quarters and it was full of a large number of sleeping or off duty giants (15-20 or so). She considered briefly trying to sneak through them to see if it connected up with the other passages where we had been before, but thought better of it after remembering her experience of attempting to sneak through the twenty or so giants in the barracks where one of them spotted her invisible form or the faint dagger light from her only light source. So instead she went through the passage at the end of the cavern which led into the Jarl’s quarters.
So Evie used the Wish of the ring and the group appeared before the trio and it was over very fast. Jarl Grugnar lie dead in his own bed along with his beloved queen and his faithful pet was no more as well. At this point we did what we could to loot the place without being detected by the other giants in the noble’s quarters beyond. We also found an exit passageway which was Jarl’s secret escape route out of the place so we had a way out that didn’t involve going back through the lair and the rift. Within the Jarl’s quarters in a chest we found the magical tome that we had been hired to acquire by the Surgeon’s Guild along with more treasure. Once his quarters had been thoroughly looted we stared looting the trophy room and found quite a few magic items but when we took a magical shield off of the wall the Shedu head hung on the wall started screaming “Intruders!!! Alarm!!! Intruders!!!” so we grabbed everything that we could and beat a hasty retreat out of the secret escape passage.
So once back to the ice cave we awaited our dragon ships to come pick us up along with the considerable hoard of wealth and magic items that we had amassed there mostly from the dragon’s hoard and the Jarl’s quarters and trophy room. We made it back to Medea’s Gate and beyond and looked to our domains during the winter period – Lucias had been named level for a while and had a domain but had yet to start building a keep due to a lack of funds. That was no longer a problem so he busied himself with clearing the land around the town of
Cool Rock Springs
and the old Hill Fort of Dunweilding north of Ptoleph of monsters so that he
could build his keep and fortify the town.
Quite a few of the others also made it to named level and were granted
domains as well and they were busy with affairs of state as well. The Elves Asclepius and Teth-en-Aire were
both granted domains by their Elven peers along with Kaira the cleric and
Taleth the Ranger. Evie the Assassin
began working on her underworld syndicate as well.
TO BE CONTINUED…