We took a bit of a rest, and then we continued upstairs. This seems odd, since we were in the basement to begin with, but I guess we started in the upper sub-basement. I think the architect was maybe just a little mad.
We found a room with three coffins in it and rescued a young lady whose name was something like Jusilla, but I don’t exactly remember. She was very scared. very glad to be rescued, and annoyingly clingy. I broke her chains. It’s all in the technique.
We went down a hallway and rescued a young boy. No sooner did we get him untied. than zombies poured in from the hallway and tried to attack the people we were attempting to rescue. Shortly after that, a Deadlock Wight came down the OTHER hallway. We did manage to beat them back and keep our little bunch of townsfolk safe.
Then we found a throne room. Would you put a throne room in the basement? It’s so dank and dreary. Unless that’s only a spare and you didn’t have anyplace else to put it. Or maybe it’s a play throne room for the kids. There were skeletal things all over the room and in the throne a Deadlock Wight and a Boneshard thingy (I think. It’s hard to keep track of everything. I need a handy Guide to Common Dungeon Creatures or something. Maybe I’ll write one as a project.) I don’t know what exactly they were, but I do know they were annoying. One of them kept immobilizing me. Adara helped with that – she flew across the room and picked me up with her. It was so amazing! I would like to know how to fly, but I’m pretty sure that even in advanced classes, Felicci doesn’t teach that. Not for Runepriests! Then I got pushed back out of the fight AND immobilized which was also very annoying.
We did clean out that room too, and we now have six of the seven townspeople we had set out to find! I feel like we are making progress.
We haven’t seen any hobgoblins in ever so long. They apparently were talking about fattening up the people (just like the old stories). Although I wonder why they scattered them all over. It seems very inefficient. I’m sure if I were an evil overlord I would be better organized. But then I’d have to live in a dank basement, or a mountain outpost, or an underwater complex, and it’s just very inconvenient and you don’t live close enough to anywhere to see plays, go out to dances, or go out for dinner. I suppose you could play card games with your minions, but I would get too bored.