Occasum Solis

Ustalav | Day 3

Crypts and Bloods...sucking Bugs.

The next morning we decided to see if we could find the weapons in the graveyard. Alex insist that we include the priests. Most of the party go with him to get them. When they get to the Temple, Alex tells the priests that they are there, as requested, to get them before going to try and find the hidden weapons.

Alex is told that the Acolytes were actually sent out very very early to go and investigate the crypt themselves and they had found nothing. Alex isn’t sure what changed from the day before, but the head cleric seemed to be acting strange compared to the day before .After finding out that Pharasma’s acolytes headed out to the crypt without them, Alex walked off in huff with “Good day sirs…..I SAID GOOD DAY!!!!”. Tenzin followed and they headed off to the Rest Lands to meet up with Scarab.

Mule stayed behind and asked the Cleric Mortimor if she could ask some questions. Hoping Mule was interested in converting, he let her inside. After asking some questions, Mule asked if there was anything else she could do to help (in hopes of gaining some good will.) Father Mort told Mule (in a whisper so that the others in temple wouldn’t know he was asking for help) that one of the children in town, bartholamew had taken one of the books out of their library. Mule was told he’s a good kid who loves books and if she could retrieve the book and find out why Bart took it, it would be very much appreciated.

Mule left catch up with the rest of the group at the Rest Lands.

Meanwhile... Scarab, not trusting the people from the temple, decided to check out the graveyard on his own. He finds a crypt at the intersection in question with the lock broken. He stealthily slips inside and starts to look around. Just after he heads down the stairs to the lower level, he is attacked by a giant centipede. As luck would have it, the centipede is inept and cuts itself trying to attack Scarab. It runs away and skitters through a hole in the wall. Just as another centipede is closing on Scarab, he decides to exercise the better part of valor. He figures he can warn his friends of danger when they enter later. He leaves the crypt, placing the broken lock back on the door. He then decides to visit Lorrimor’s grave while he awaits his friends arrival.

As Scarab is waiting, Tenzin and Alex entered the Rest Lands. They came across 4 little girls playing Jump Rope. They were singing this strange song

Put her body on the bed.
Take a knife and lop her head.
Watch the blood come out the pipe.
Feeds the stirge, so nice and ripe.
Drops of red so sparkly bright.
Splatters spell her name just right.
With a hammer killed his wife.
Now he wants to claim your life.
Tricksy father tells a lie.
Listen close or you will die.

Alex approached the girls and was able to convince them that he was friendly (and asked them to get in his van like a creeper…..ok….that didn’t happen. There are no van’s in pathfinder). He played a little Jig as the girls played.

Suddenly they heard a loud buzzing. As Tenzin and Alex looked for the source, they were set upon by two tiny stirges:stirge.jpg

Tenzin squashed them.

The group met up and stealthily entered the crypt where they encountered and smushed the giant centipedes (and have now become the town exterminators.) They found the stash of weapons “hidden” in a sarcophagus. The acolytes from Pharasma were either inept or lying.

After procuring the cache of items, they went back to the Lorrimor estate to research what these items could be. The professor had kept many notes and these items were well documented. Alex copied what he found in the Tattered Adventure Journal

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