The Stone Chambers Part 1 –
Lem has been stashing weapons in Duc Duc Goose on the sly.
Bobbie makes a ton of food.
Bobbie writes a thorough report that give anyone using the notes a +1 going forward on anything that is helped by the notes.
Duc and Constance discuss the Stone Chambers entry in his book. Constance admits it.
Duc apparently is not thrilled about the weird happening to him.
Constance flat out lies to Duc about the risks of the journey. And warns him not to pick up any odd gummy worms or odd things.
They get a romantic suite in the Apple Butter Inn, and also Arry is getting her own room which she is willing to share. Jordan gets their own room.
Lem and Duc discuss staying in a tent.
Bobby puts out a feast of fairly crappy food.
Outside Bobbie’s house shadowy figures are watching. One of them is Tim shaped. We do not notice them.
Constance reviews Bobbie’s notes. And does badly. Mysterious spying figures know what we are up to.
Leopold tries to figure out what made returning to the truck so impossible – Leopold thinks he can cast a spell that can pierce through that the getting lost effect. However it has a problematic side effect that makes us easier to trace.
Lem is bringing the M4. Duc is bringing a baseball bat. Lem “Fonzied the gun” – reveals a firearm hidden in the truck. It has Loud and is 1 harm.
Bobbie takes her fuel can filled and some shelf stable food.
The hike is nearly an hour of hiking.
Bobbie lets Dion know she is going “camping”.
Leopold thinks this is a “place that likes to get people lost”. We can probably find the place but it might be hard getting back.
Lem is going to try to use a compass and map to keep track of the route back. He does badly but is confident he knows how to get back.
We arrive at the Stone Chamber. Constance recognizes it as the place she lost her virginity.
The markings look like ancient Irish Ogum writing.
Lem sets up a perimeter inside the cave. Bobbie stays outside with Constance, Leopold, Duc and Arry. Jordan “the kid” joins Lem. They use no lights. Lem directs Jordan to a tactical position.
Lem does well on “tunnel ratting”.
- Lem discovers three gelatinous snakes which move arachnoidally.
Leopold investigates with Arry’s help:
- A very long time ago, a great seal was enacted to keep something in.
- The writing dramatically lost it’s power 20 years ago (Constance)
- a couple of years ago something got out
- a year ago something happened to make it active
Arry sees a Branworm that does harm to her. Duc comes to her rescue. Bobbie gets ready to fire at the thing. Duc gets wrapped around the chest by a Branworm after hitting it with his baseball bat.
Lem and Jordan get attacked by 2 snakes.
Lem says “Take the one on the right, I’ll take the one on the left” crossing in front of Jordan.
Lem and the snakes exchange harm.
Bobby grabs the snake and is holding it. It hurts her. Arry tries to hurt the Branworm. Arry hacks the snake with her sword. It is mostly cut up, not severed through. It blurts a ichory, bloody fluid.
Leopold zaps the Branworm in Bobbie’s hand.
Constance reads “Unkillable, ever reborn until the curse is broken.”
Jordan harms the worm with their hands. It gets ripped to pieces and gross things happen.
Lem attacks the other one. He empties the magazine into the worm.
The extra worm dies from incidental ricochet and morale failure.
Lem and Jordan are covered with slime.
Constance gives Duc some tea.
The tea and Jordan calms down Duc.
These things are Branworms. They are part of the reproductive cycle of the Great Worms of Ulster.
The Great Worm and the Branworms are connected. If one exists the other cannot be killed. The Fianna apparently used something in a silver cauldron to coat the swords of the Fianna to kill it.
A group of fairly well armed men wearing flak jackets come up with automatic weapons and try to drive us into the Stone Chamber. There are at least eight of them.
Leopold puts up a wall of ice, and Lem and Bobbie fire at the men.
Constance realizes the men have nothing going on in their brains.
Lem leads the party deeper into the cave.