After meeting with Ondar, the party quickly split up their treasures gained from the search of the mines and defeat of the Kobolds. Magical items were kept, while the rest were sold off. Due to its unique nature, William purchased their Dwarven Waraxe for more than what you would normally get for it, giving you the full value of three hundred gold pieces. Similarly, the jewelers in town paid full value for the gems you sold to them, including the incredibly rare Grand Jewel Ruby.
Adoness, having kept the Potion of Flight, left samples of it with Archmage Celeon, explaining her hope that the Council would requisition some for defense of the city, and investigation into the alarms that were being set off overhead on occasion. A note was similarly left with Ondar.
Desmond met with one of Celeon’s mages, attempting to get an explosive potion or twenty brewed for himself. She gave no promises, but thought she might be able to research something along those lines in about two and a half months, payment requested upon pickup.
Meeting in the morning the next day, the party found Oliver to be waiting for them at the Smithy, citing incompetence as the reason he was kicked out of the kitchen for the day. Receiving the key, Adoness gave it to Desmond, and proclaimed him second in command of the unit. The group then trekked out to the mines, and down into the deeps to the Lost Temple.
Desmond took the lead inside, with Adoness staying ten feet behind him, then Enna, Talon, and Stormy. Miles and Oliver elected to stay behind and guard the door. The party entered a mess hall of sorts, full of dust and old dishes and chairs and tables. Moving forward, they encountered some dead-ends, and Desmond was wounded rather violently by a swinging blade trap which he failed to notice until too late. He took it like a man however, not making a sound as his shoulder was mutilated. Enna took care of his injuries and healed him up quickly.
Coming to a caved-in portion of hallway, the party backtracked, at a loss for where to continue forward for a time. Fortunately, Desmond was able to find a hidden door into another room, which was filled with a trio of rotting zombie corpses. Adoness and Desmond made short work of them, and a further examination of the room was made.
Filled with cages that held skeletons, and shelves full of tomes and books, it appeared to be a rather insidious research area, one long ago abandoned. The coins which the group found laying around indicated that they came from a time prior to the barrier being put in place around Halefix.
Entering the next room, Desmond found something only his dreams could have imagined: A small, green dragon, sleeping in front of a door. The party examined the area, looking at the chain affixed to the wall and ending broken by the sleeping dragon. Desmond, waking it up, attempted to parlay with it, as well as Talon and Enna. Reacting only to Enna’s mention of the Kobold, it stood aside and bid them to exit through the door it was guarding.
Unfortunately, this turned out to be a trap. As Desmond was hit with a poisoned needle, the dragon let loose with a fierce gout of acid from its stomach, hitting the Rogue and Cleric alike. A fight broke out, ending with the dragon and Desmond wrestling with each other, while the rest attempted to damage it or stay out of its way.
Enna has been elected to carry the party’s magical substances such as scrolls, potions, and anything else of interest that is not to be sold. Therefore, Enna holds:
Shield of Faith potion
Potion of Remove Fear
Potion of Virtue
Oil of Hold Portal
Scroll of Endure Elements
Scroll of Fog Cloud
Scroll of Bull’s Strength x2
Adoness grabbed the potion of Flight, which was deposited with the Archmage for study and replication.
Talon took the Wand of Magic Missile, which holds 13 more charges.
Desmond has the Ring of Force Shield.
*Ring of Force Shield: *An iron band, this simple ring generates a shield-sized (and shield-shaped) wall of force that stays with the ring and can be wielded by the wearer as if it were a heavy shield (+2 AC). This special creation has no armor check penalty or arcane spell failure chance since it is weightless and encumbrance-free. It can be activated and deactivated at will as a free action.
All other items besides the dragon statues were sold. The total gold gained from these sales comes in at 2,452 gold, two silver pieces, and eight copper pieces. When the four platinum pieces and thirty gold pieces found in the Temple so far are added, you gain an additional 70 gold pieces. Divided by five, every member of the party gains 504 gold pieces, 4 silver pieces, and 6 copper pieces.
3 Zombies, CR 1/2: 120XP
Entering the Lost Temple and beginning to explore: 50XP
Disarming Swinging Blade Trap the hard way: 150XP
Handing in the Potion of Flight for defense of city: 30XP
Attempting to restrain dragon instead of killing: 25XP