Sunday, 16th of Plantin
Ramahut, Greebal, (Inritus), (Vithys | Olin), Lincoln, Zog
The adventurers return to the gladiator holding-pen to rest and recover from their wounds. They notice that the number of gladiator teams has thinned noticeably. After a number of teams head out for their round in the arena, team Ektorday’s Bane are called upon to prove themselves once again.
As they come out into their positions in the arena and the portcullis gate closes behind them, they see several bedraggled prisoners pushed out of the door opposite, among them a strange purple-skinned being (Olin).
Ramahut strides into the arena and raises his arms as the crowd begins to chant his name ‘Ra-ma-but! Ra-ma-but!’ Not to be out done, Inritus gives the signature ‘Tiefling Salute’ and then proceeds to remove this bandana to gross out the crowd… a hush falls over the goblin section of the stands… then a thin goblin voice yells out ‘He has the Mark! He has the Mark of Amnon the Betrayer!’ Angry mutters and yells move through the crowd, growing to a roar as a two huge mobs of goblins and bugbears leap down from the stands and make a bee-line for Inritus, screaming for his blood.
The first swarms over Inritus pummeling him – he can be barely seen struggling against the crowd. Vithys dives in to save his friend, stabbing goblins left and right while Lincoln circles the swarm peppering them with arrows.
Zog, as always focused on the task at hand, ignores this commotion and heads for the gladiator opponents. He and Olin clash while the rest of the prisoners make a beeline for the door they were pushed out of.
Seeing their beloved Ramahut in danger, the human spectators come pouring from the stands and plow into the globin mobs.
Inritus falls prone and the last his compatriots see of him as a huge bugbear stomps on his head and slips on the resulting mess. Vithys lets out a cry and lashes out, before disappearing under the mob as well.
As the rioting spreads, our remaining adventurers realize that the situation is becoming dangerous and head for the prisoners’ entrance. While the rest attempt to break down the door, Zog leaps onto a stone column trap and vaults himself up to the second floor balcony – much to Marvelo’s surprise. Zog voices his fealty, but Marvelo will have none of it and orders the ‘whelp’ off of his balcony. Zog takes a mighty swing at Marvelo and manages to bloody him in a single blow. Marvelo is not without support however, and his personal bodyguards (including a fellow Balania) move to stop Zog as Marvelo tumbles away and escapes.
As Zog fights his foes alone, Ramahut attempts to repeat his feat – not the best idea in platemail. The stone column vaults Ramahut into the air, but all he achieves is a few bruises. Zog, sensing he may be getting himself a little over his head, leaps down to the arena floor
Caving in the prisoners’ door, the adventurers find themselves in a holding area with many caged prisoners and their goblin guards. A quick fight ensues and the prisoners are released. Olin recovers his confiscated equipment and also finds a magic cloak.
In the battle, Zog enters a rage and decides to go running into the corridor – just in time to catch Marvelo’s guard coming down to intercept them. With a little work, they dispatch this second group, though Olin has to chase one of the running guards down.
End Time: Sunday, 16th of Plantin, early evening
Cloak of the Walking Wounded +1 (Level 4)
Goblin Mob – 400 XP
Mavelo’s Guards –775 XP
Prison Guards – 750 XP
Total: 1925 XP
Per Player (5): 385 XP
Player Total: 2342 + 385 XP = 2727 XP