The party reunited on the Grainfare docks, Svetlana dragging ashore Briar-rose and Lupidoo, who are terrible swimmers. The party healed up as they watched the Scarlet Bandana sail away and another ship sail towards them. the ship eventually docks and the familiar voice of Captain Wayfare calls out to them.
The party rush on board, Sain carrying a still unconscious PT9 and Tyleron carrying Maroon, where they meet Pete the Dog (guest-played by Brian) and Harold Hobson, the ship’s navigator. The party also discover prototype 10, tied to the mast near the crows nest. Wayfare explains that she needs help retrieving a herb from a vault underneath the Mae Rock Gold mines and that she’s taken PT10 hostage to be sold to a wealthy patron.
the party spend several days on the boat and interrogate Maroon, learning of an importance of PT9 and 10 as well as the involvement of dragons before he poisoned himself. the following night, Dave cut down pt10, knocking him out and being trapped in the crows nest by Pete and Wayfare, they eventually worked out their differences and landed at Mae Rock, a rocky mountain and gold mine on the southern side of Accacia.
Wayfare and Pete jump into a bush as the party are greeted by 9 Kobolds, the centre one wearing an exorbitant amount of gold jewelerry while the two immediately surrounding him wear purple robes and also wear gold. the centre kobold, who introduces himself as King Qit-Qat explains that they are not accepting visitors and give each of the party a bag of gold nuggets and then the 6 outer kobolds all aim their crossbows at the party. Wayfare then yells “now!” and fires her crossbow at King Qit-Qat, he dies instantly and his two advisors run straight into the mines while the other kobolds run in and start shooting from behind rocks, even after a blunder with Dave accidently turning them invisible, the party managed to pick them off only to see the 2 advisers hop into mine carts and disappear into the mines, immediately followed by Wayfare. the party jump in after them just as a hoard of skeletons burst into the room.
The party dodged poison gasses, razor crystals, falling rocks, steep drops, sharp turns and the terrible roar of the stuart-monster as they rode through the dark and cavernous mines in tiny wagons, eventually being seperated.
Dave, Pete, Briar-Rose, Ashe and her wolf, Beast arrived in a dark mine tunnel, Dwarf skeletons slave away on the walls, mining minerals for their cruel kobold overlords, when the party enter, Tik-Tok, the kobold adviser from before raises his hands and the skeletons turn and attack the party. using one of his vials, Dave turned the party invisible and Pete began goring each of them, including tik-tok, before eventually making it to a boarded up passage, which they break through.
Meanwhile, Sain, Tyleron and Svetlana arrived in an underground lake while Lennaran flew through a waterfall to a secret room (discovering some loot and getting trapped in a corridor). Working together, Sain’s shocking grasp and Tyleron’s Scythe made short work of the resident dinosaur, after which, the 3 ventured up to a doorway and entered.
The party are reunited in the next room, where the floor is tiled and some of the tiles are glowing different colours, a gargoyle above the next door crumbles to life and explains that they must connect all tiles of the same colour by drawing a line by step. the party get it correct the first time and the door opens to a corridor where they find Lennaran.
In the next room is nothing but 2 gargoyles in opposite corners of the room, one holds a clock with 1-30 written on it while the other holds a lever. as the party enter, the doors close and the clock starts ticking down from 30. pulling the lever resets the timer and so sain holds it down. as the timer gets closer to 0 the room rumbles and the gargoyles crumble to life and smile and cause high-pitched ringing noises for Sain and Dave and so they keep resetting it from fear. the party eventually discover that pushing the lever causes it to count in reverse and the gargoyles to look worried and, through a detect magic check, the room is warded against dragons. Sain lets the timer count to 30, and it starts repeating. Tyleron figures it out, and pushes Sain and Dave out of the way, figuring that Sain and Dave must have trace amounts of dragon lineage and pushes the lever up, opening the door.
the following room is a library full of tattered and falling apart books. a gargoyle sits on the far wall asking the party to tell him the name of the 4 founding guilds of Grandlake, their founders and the order in which they were founded. following clues they discover in books, the party eventually give the gargoyle the information he requested and a wall opens behind him, revealing a very small room with a pit and 4 gargoyles that the party eventually squeeze into.
the gargoyles reveal this is the final room and ask the party a final riddle, after a single incorrect guess, the party get it correct and the pit turns into a spiral staircase as Captain Wayfare (who had been seperated onto a third track) emerges from a wall that spins around. the party descend into the vault and Wayfare and Tyleron run off to find the dragonsbane herb. Dave checks the library while Lennaran goes off to take his vows to become a holy knight of Letters. during this, Dave runs off on his own and finds himself outside. Wayfare gathers the rest of the party together and they leave and go back to the ship, to find Dave missing.
Harold, Wayfare, Tyleron and Sain leave the ship to find him, Harold having pinpointed his location. they run into the mines, following after him.
Encounter 1: The Scarlet.
Encounter 2: The Construct.
Encounter 3: The Greeting.
Encounter 4: The Rail.
Encounter 5A: The Tunnel.
Encounter 5B: The Cryptoclidus.
Encounter 6: The Tiles.
Encounter 7: The Lever.
Encounter 8: The Great Guilds of Grandlake.
Encounter 9: The Vicious Hydra.
Encounter 10: The Vault.
Bonus Slot 1 (300xp) Rube Goldberg Award.
Tyleron+300 (for holding “that fucking lever”)
Bonus Slot 2 (300xp) Critically Unlucky!
Dave+300 (for almost dying in the mine carts)
Bonus Slot 3 (150xp) Ingenious Bonus!
Sain+150 (for shocking the dinosaur through the inside of his mouth)
Honourable Mention to Pete the Dog, for his barking.
Bonus Slot 4 (150xp) Team Dungeon 2!
Sain+150 (for holding the VERY dangerous lever)