A week after salvaging the Citadel, the party returned to Glarondel (sp?) for further instructions. This time, they were sent to Undumoor to infiltrate the town, learn what they can, possibly rescue an agent or two, and help as they see need. They decided to use Paithan’s black sash of citizenship and some forged documents and white-collared disguises to bluff their way into town as visiting honored guests.
On the way to meet the smuggler who would take them to Undumoor, however, 6 thunerclaps shook the sky and a host of dwarven angels descended, immediately focusing on Lyr and attacking her. Refusing to fight them, and begging the other Trap Finders not to hurt them, Lyr tried to give them the rod… and ended up destroying one in the process. Battered and bloodied, she put the rod away again and held her hands up in complete surrender. Eventually, the rest of the party yielded as well, though the angels, unable to communicate with them, merely opened a rift back to their home plane and left.
Shaken, the party continued on its mission. They arrived in Undumoor and swiftly bluffed the “welcoming committee.” They then located their contact and the safe house. The contact gave them information about the situation, and explained that they were planning a raid on a storage house and the vampire lord Constantine’s castle, including his own coffin location, as soon as possible. The party went out looking for some more information, volunteered for the vampire slaying task, and determined to head out to fight the next day.
In the morning, they did exactly that, sneaking into the castle through a secret passageway. Just as they were congratulating themselves on such fine stealth, they arrived at the throne room, slipped through the secret door, and found themselves in only part of the throne room, the rest obscured by darkness. The door behind them slammed shut with a definite clang, and they heard a cold, vicious voice say “Oh, good. Food’s here.” Then snap his fingers and summon his hounds to attack.
After the epic battle, the party escaped the castle and headed back towards the safe house, but Paithan went off on a personal errand of his own. During the course of the trip back to the safe house, Gunder and Lyr began to discuss recent evnts, and an argument as fierce as the battle they’d just finished broke out among the remaining four. They were still arguing when they entered the safe house. Still arguing as they saw the corpses of the other party in the room. Still arguing when the lich hands dropped on them and the bodaks attacked, dropping Bodin to a dying state immediately.
When the bodaks were defeated, the party put to rest the other corpses, waited for Paithan to rejoin them, and got out of town as fast as they could.
Rewards: 3200 XP and a magic item of your choice of 15th level or lower.