The Hounds of Chaos

Session Three

Doom of the Savage Kings part 2

After resting for the night, the party set out for the Tomb of Ulfheonar. They marched north into the moors, crossing the river in their ancient dragon boat. Nestled in a vale, the party discovered a large earthen mound in the shape of a serpent’s head with a pool of water at it’s mouth.

Examining the pool turned up burial offerings under the mica flecked sand. There was a door located on the other side of the pool which Torgen was having trouble moving, even with assistance from four other party members.

Closer examination of the mound revealed a concealed entrance in the eastern side which led to a mostly collapsed chamber. With their torches lit, the party began exploring the tomb.

The southern passage led to the burial chamber of the Clan of the Cave Bear where two ghouls attacked the party. Slaying the ghouls revealed human sized serpents controlling the corpses from within. It seemed likely that the ghouls had once been two of the three villagers who had disappeared. In the chamber, a magical bear pelt cloak and helm were discovered, which Steev claimed.

Further exploration south revealed a pit chamber that lay on the other side of the front door. The adventurers also found bloodstains and daggers, possibly explaining how the two earlier villagers became ghouls.

Doubling back north revealed a sealed stone door in a large antechamber. Upon lighting a pair of braziers, the party discovered a crawl space above the lintel, leading to a rough earthen tunnel. The tunnel terminated in a large chamber containing an intricate column of wood and stone. Upon the column hung the wolfspear and shield that they had been seeking.

“Smart Cooper”, the thief scaled the column and disabled it’s deadly trap. After the artifacts were lowered to the other adventurers, Gregry was able to discern that they were not magical. At this point Legolaas heard something creeping in the tunnel.

Aroaven cast a word of command, drawing the would-be attacker toward the group and revealing the final missing villager/ghoul. It was Habras who swung the final blow, decapitation the serpent as it burst from it’s corpse shell.

Investigating the tunnel that the ghoul had climbed down through, the party discovered the actual resting place of Ulfeonar and his wolfspear. Maybelline also claimed the Horn of Kings, Ulfeonar’s magical drinking horn.

Upon exiting the tomb, Legolaas once again saved the party with his keen hearing. A group of hunters had been sent by the Jarl to kill the adventurers if they emerged from the burial mound. The party snuck away north, avoiding a tough fight with the better armed hunters, and returned to the village the long way.

That night they slept, knowing that tomorrow morning would leave only 24 hours until the next lottery.

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