The group goes back to the throne room, and looks at the three northern doors. They first look at the middle door.
This small door seems to scintillate with a faint
violet light. A sturdy brass ring hangs enticingly at
the center of the door.
They search for traps, and find none, and also determine that the door is unlocked.
This 10-foot-square chamber contains many
martial war decorations, which consist of crossed
swords over round shields.
They also see a door or the north wall. They think that maybe their lost equipment is through the door. So Vorian, the unarmored figher steps into the room. He is suddenly surrounded by the swords and shields, which are animated by some sort of magic.
He begins hitting them, and then tries to get out of their reach by leaving the room. They follow him out into the hallway, and attack him en masse. Casandra casts haste, and Lightning bolts from the wizard, and flame strikes from the druid start doing some damage. Vorian, using his magical longsword also does a fair amount of damage. Aldoran also shoots several arrows.
They are eventually killed, but Vorian is much worse for the wear. Chamele then scouts out the northern door. She opens to it find a chamber.
Water spills from a wall basin onto a sodden floor
strewn with decayed bones and rotted equipment.
Runes are carved in the northern wall.
“YOU WHO DARED TO VIOLATE MY TOMB MAY
AND DIE SLOWLY OF STARVATION, OR ESCAPE TO
WHATEVER YOUR CHOICE, ACERERAK THE
WATCHES AND SCOFFS AT YOUR PUNY EFFORTS
AND ENJOYS YOUR DEATH THROES.”
The most important find in this room was a magical flail, which the elven fighter takes.
They then look at the right-hand door.
This small door seems to shimmer with a faint
blue light. A sturdy brass ring hangs enticingly at
the center of the door.
They open the door to find:
A large wooden sarcophagus rests upon a low
stone table. Broken and looted chests, urns, and
coffers are scattered about on the floor.
The wizard casts a detect magic spell, and detect something magical inside the sarcophagus. They open it up to find the mummified remains of a corpse. Kascannia, the elven fighter, picks up a hand and removes some of the bindings to reveal a magic ring on the middle finger. Casandra reaches in a grabs the ring, finger and all. Suddenly, the corpse seems to become whole and stands up.
Everyone steps back, stunned a little bit. It quickly turns towards Brutus, Cleric of the Old Man. The mummy casts a spell, approaches the cleric, touches him, and the cleric suddenly falls to the ground, dead.
The wizard casts magic missle, but they are absorbed by the mummy’s amulet. Everyone tries to kill the mummy, but the most effective damage is done by Aldoran and his arrows. A lightning bolt also did a substantial amount of damage to the mummy.
It eventually falls, before inflicting any more harm on the party.
Now the question is what to do with the dead cleric who came to their aid earlier.
Surprised that this has gone on for so long!