Episode 96 - Eyes on the Prize
The Yawning Portal
The group enters the Yawning Portal, a tavern in Waterdeep famous for its well which leads into the legendary dungeon known as Undermountain. Durnan, owner of the tavern, allows Waffles the owlbear to come in. Strix is allowed to go into the kitchen to cook a pie. There's a person playing a lute. Paultin asks for it, and plays a little ditty.
A flying snake swoops into the tavern. It has a message from Renaer Neverember (son of Lord Dagult Neverember, former ruler of Waterdeep). His operatives are looking for the Stone of Golorr. It is believed that Dagult made the stone.
The pie is done. Strix brings it out.
This is a high class kind of thing, so the group considers getting nice clothes. Nate wants a Strix makeover montage. Strix is not happy, but agrees to it. What does she look like? The group lets Anna decide. Strix ends up with a big collar and a jaunty hat.
The heroes ride in a coach and are brought to a wealthy area of the city. Through the gate, they see nobles in fine attire. Women in hats. Gardens, tiny brooks along paths that have strategically-placed chairs. This con is part outside and part inside. Men are letting women sit.
The guards don't seem to mind that Evelyn has weapons. Diath is relatively unarmed. Security seems nonexistent. They notice that the guard at the front is a poseur. He doesn't look like a trained soldier.
Warrington is here. He calls out, "Quite an experience, DingDong!"
Paultin approaches a man and asks him where Renaer Neverember is. The man swoons and leads the group to Renaer. Renaer is talking to Travis's character, Magnus. Magnus accidentally knocks a chair over, and upsets Renaer. "That's on loan..."
Downstairs, there's a noblewoman with a third eye. She's looking around and casts her glance u the stairs. Another noblewoman does the same. A door is smashed open. Bugbears and goblins run through. The women point at the group, and the goblinoids charge.
A chair that Magnus made is down here. It is called the "Sitboy 5000". It reclines. Paultin sits in it. Chris wants a sit check. Critical! There's a bunch of buttons on the chair. He presses them all.
Holly casts animate object on the piano. It goes stomping toward the monster.
Evelyn cuts down a noblewoman. The middle eye on her forehead disappears. Then she kills the other one.
There are 20 goblinoids. Paultin unleashes a level 5 thunderwave that hits 12 of them. A chandelier explodes, raining crystal down on the whole area. He kills many of them. Paultin looks cool.. then he throws up.
Magnus tears through about 6 goblins, his sword does tons of damage. One goblin is left, he pees.
Evelyn is very impressed.
She tells him that "The Morninglord, in his infinite grace, loves even you."
He goes, "I've been wrong all these years." He has been converted to Lathander. His name is Naska.
Paultin dimension doors outside. It looks like the dungsweepers guild used their brooms to bar the doors.
The group catches up to the coach. End of Session.