'The Versal Ruins,
written by: Mike Linnemann
(gamed played on Friday, January 1, 2000)
January 1st, 2000
Through the eyes of Urza Van Burace
To start my
I spoke to some old friends about adventuring. I talked to Agwat, Alec,
Rylond, and met a new friend in a bar named Martin Stick. Queer name I
say but magic users are like that you know.
I heard a rumor
some ruins near Cocola from my man Earl the bartender. I talked to the
party and we decided to go there.
After picking up
food and my specially made weapon we headed off. It would take us about
five days to get to Cocola. We left that day.
A little less than
way in-between Lassic and Givemea, some
brigands tried to rob us. 51 brigands attacked. After out
slaughtered 21 of the fifty-one they ran away. We only found 168 gold
all of the dead brigands. We piled the Brigands up on the road making a
barricade for fun.
We rode to Lassic
went into the bar for some drinks. Martin found an attractive waitress
and asked extremely bluntly to come back with him to the Inn for
The party laughed but the waitress agreed surprisingly.
When we went back
the Inn the waitress and Martin went into a
separate room. Obviously. After a few minutes we heard a loud
and tons of laughter. It was the waitress. She left the room giggling
the hallway. She had her hand measuring the air to about 3 inches.
We knew why. I
into Martin's room and laughed. But quickly I went back into my own
In the morning I
off to the magic shop. I found some nice magical items. I bought a suit
of Plate Mail +1, after borrowing some money from everybody else. It
5000 gold pieces.
When the party
with the magic shop we went back into the
same bar looking for information on these "ruins". Martin
to hit on some more waitresses but they laughed at him. I talked to the
bartender but he knew nothing. Agwat talked to some fellow dwarves but
they seemed ill-tempered or in a bad mood. Dwarf thing I guess.
Finally we left. We
a lot of people on the trail to Inter. Then for about a half hour we
I soon found out,
were trying to hide. They attacked quickly, and died quickly too. 25
in all and they were all killed in battle. They had 250 silver pieces.
On our third shift
night Agwat and Martin heard something in the forest, we were aroused.
Anytime we moved towards the sound. The outline of the horse like
ran farther away. After we got closer they took flight and obviously we
knew that they were pegasi.
We took some more
riding and we reached Inter. Agwat picked up some gold he left there
ago. Picked up some drinks and left Inter.
Cocola was our next
We reached there about midday. I went into the nicest bar in town. I
the bartender some money to tell me how to get to these ruins. He said
West of town and told me directions to a man's house who could help me.
Agwat, Rylond and I arrived there at about 11:00 p.m. I knocked on his
door and a light went on in his upstairs.
An old man came
about 70, he gave me directions after I gave him a platinum piece.
We slept at the
Piece Inn. The next morning we set out to the Versal Ruins as the old
said. It took us a few hours to follow the directions to a river. We
discussed what to do and after a while we decided to just ford
river. We made it across safely. Followed around some hills and made it
to a cave opening and the
directions stopped for us.
I went to the cave
there was a door in the cave. I opened it and there was a very dirty
and there was a black bear sitting in front of the door that led
into the dungeon.
Agwat prepared a
with animals spell. He talked to the bear and the bear said this entire
cave was his den and wouldn't let us pass. Martin used a sleep spell
we quickly disposed of him. I skinned him and took his pelt. We also
his meat, very tender.
About this time it
getting late so we moved back outside and
went to sleep. At about 2:30 we heard a swoosh. We looked up
saw a dragon
flying over us. He landed and it was a silver dragon.
We spoke to him in
and found out his name was Draco. He had heard of Gary the green dragon
living in Minta. He disliked Gerry a lot. Gary said we were in his
Nice fact to know.
The next morning we
into the dungeon again. This time we went into the rooms of the
On our first try we found a stairway leading downstairs.
The next room had
chairs that were huge, about the size for large minotaurs.
At the end of the
we found a room with columns in it with two coffins sitting atop marble
pedestals. There was knee-high fog covering the floor.
Agwat and I decided
open the coffins even though there might be vampires inside of them. As
soon as I put my hand on the coffin, zombies came out of the ground and
attacked. There were 12 zombies. We easily defeated them. They carried
Back to the
I opened the first one and it had nothing in it. I tipped it over and
the second one, nothing in it either. There was purple velvet on the
I took both of them.
Another door was on
south side of the room so I decided to open it. I found about 7
in there. I slammed the door closed and backed out of that room. I
to hit one of them, I cut off his arm.
We hid in the chair
and barred the door with a chair. The gargoyles came by and left out
main door looking for us.
After spending the
in that room, we went back into the gargoyles room. We found no one in
there. Except some body parts and a wooden box. Inside the wooden box
three pieces of jewelry. Obviously this was the gargoyle's lair.
We went back into
main hallway and searched the southern rooms. The first room had 4
in it. One of a pegasus, one of a lion, one of a tiger and the other of
a bear. I touched the pegasi painting and nothing happened so we left
went into the next room over from ours.
The next four rooms
only dust, body parts, dried blood etc.
The fifth room had
giant badgers waiting for us. Two adult badgers and two younger ones.
took us some time but we killed them too.
I went into the
door and found only dirt and grime in there.
After this we
to head home. So we did.
We made it
back to Givemea. We had out jewelry appraised and they were worth 7500
gp. So that lifted some spirits.
trip to the Versal Ruins.