The Forgotten Temple of Tharizdun

FTT24 - The Forbidden Fruit

The Company of Wolves finds several magic items of drow origin in the Brood’s hive. After questioning the Brood’s Mother, they discover that the chitines were once drow. They were sent to the Temple to find the Akanna. They learn that Akanna is the first daughter of the High Priestess of Lloth. They also hear that Akanna ran away from the Vault of the Drow with a human male slave. Even more startling, Akanna is a priestess of the Chained God, according to the Brood’s Mother.

Before leaving the Black Woods, the Company also eat the energy fruits from the black trees and their abilities are empowered.

In Maze of Eyes, the party discovered the beholder sleeping. They meet their old friend the goblin turned norker Gru. They rescued Akanna from the beholder, but failed to steal the powerful artifact orbiting the beholder. They decide to leave the maze before the beholder is awaken, and head to the second level of the temple.

Before the Company can advance any further, they are have to defeat the psychotic foulspawn guards stationed at the entrance of the second level.

Tunnels of Terror – Encounter Level 10 – 2,800xp
1 Roper
2 Gricks

Foul Guards (Encounter level 8) – 1,850xp
2 Foulspawn manglers
2 Foulspawn berserkers
1 Foulspawn Grue

Bonus XP

- Sparing the Brood’s Mother life – 400xp

- Rescuing Akaana from the Beholder – 400xp

- Avoiding being detected by the Beholder in the Maze of Eyes – 400xp

-Protecting the Mage against the foulspawn – 400xp

Total 6,250xp
(divided by 5)
Experience Points 1,250xp

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FTT23 - Death from Above

The Escape from the Roper (Encounter level 10) – 3,400xp
Roper
2 Cloakers

The Black Woods (Encounter Level 8) – 2,350xp
10 Chitenes Grunts
2 Phase Spiders
1 Brood’s Mother
1 Hook Horror

Bonus XP

Nadin’s Fantastic escape from the Roper – 400xp

Nemo’s dialog with the Brood Mother – 400xp

Capturing the Brood Mother alive – 400xp

Total XP 6,950
(divided by 6)
Experience Points: 1,158xp

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FTT22 - The Old Man and the Ballista

Grell

In the Domain of the Beholder, the Company of Wolves climb down a long deep tunnel and reach a vast cave with a mound surrounded by four obelisks. At the top of the mound a glaring column of solid energy beams straight upwards. Old Man Storvirk shouts from the top of the mound. Next to him is a ballista. He seems to be talking to the contraction as if it was a loved one and threats anyone who approaches.

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FTT21 - The Myconid Colony

In the Library of Whispers the Company of Wolves find a secret passage to the Hermitage. After avoiding the Angel of Tharizdun statue trap, the drow ranger opens a treasure chest which reveals itself to be a mimic. From behind the shelves in the library two carrion crawlers come out to feed on the remains of the intruders of the hermitage.
Searching for Storvirk, the Company crosses the domain of the aboleth and use their new found key to open a Sun Door to the domain of the beholder, there they find the refuge of the myconid colony. The Myconids tries to assimilate the Company to their colony but are defeated by the fire powers of Lamashtu and Nadin.

Critters in the Library Encounter Level 4 (1,250xp)
1 Mimic
2 Carrion Crawlers
Angel of Tharizdun trap

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FTT20 - The Library of Whispers

Library

Having to choose between fighting the aberrant infected dwarves or the Spirit of Akaana in the Cube, Al takes the decision to leave the dwarf enclave behind and deal with ghostly drow. The Company of Wolves defeat Akaana’s spirit and her devil servants, and unite the drow princess three splinter part: mind, body and spirit, restoring Akaana’s true self. The thanks the party, in particular the drow ranger Vor’gyr and the female tiefling mage. She tells them that the next door leads to the Library of Whispers where the thoughts and memories of all the people trapped int the temple can be found. The Company decide to investigate the library and deal with the infected dwarves later.

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FTT19 - Ghost in the Cube

Gargoyle

The Company left the Blinking Eye tavern determined to take on the Dwarven Enclave. They packed extra firepower with a Tiefling Mage who joined the party for her own mysterious reasons. Having only the key to open the Moon doors, the Company had to venture once again through the Aboleth’s domain.

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FTT18 - The Dwarf Enclave

Company of Wolves return to the Aboleth’s domain and open the Moon door in the Flooded room. On the other side, they discover a resitance force of Dwarves. Calling themselves Keepers of Hate, they had barricaded themselves in this area of the ziggurat, sworn to fight to the death the aberrant monsters that built the temple.

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FTT17 - The Grand Stair

Meenlock

The Company of Wolves find a pit with two Meazels. Injected with all kinds of diseases, these wretched humanoids are living experiments of the Mind flayers. Next the the pit is a shrine for the Chain god protected by undead guardians. From the sacred spiral in the shrine two reapers appear to claim the souls of the unfaithful. The reapers initially ignore those who are touched by the Tharizdun’s Spiral of Madness until attacked. The dread zombie guardians are only truly slain by fire or radiant power.

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FTT16 - Nightmare out of Time

The Company of Wolves is being followed. The three gargoles cross the time-door and join the Company of Wolves in the Ice Chamber. The creatures once again fly over and turn into statues close by. The Company sets off to continue their exploration of the ziggurat.

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FTT15 - The Wrong Door

Ice chamber

After fighting with the purple worm, the Company of Wolves set camp on the other side of the bridge. While resting they see the gargoyles flying around their camp and turning into stone in different locations around the camp. Like vultures they seem to be scavengers waiting for the right moment, but the Company is too big for them to dare to strike.

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