The Afflicted

Episode 5

Malise Cubed

Upon overcoming the goblinoid horde, the team did a search of the area and found an entrance into the Underworld and another small passageway covered and blocked by some rubble (from a suspected cave-in). They spent some time excavating and once this was accomplished Cornilius scouted ahead and disabled some traps in the flooring and led the group in.

After some time the passageway narrowed and eventually they came to an unusually clean room about 50 feet by 50 feet. There was a chest inexplicably floating in mid air and as they stepped into the room Cornelius was the first to notice a giant, translucent and seemingly alive cube that then moved to absorb malise in its grasp.

Calling upon the fury of the wild malise shifted into the form of a Warg and managed to escape its grasp although he took some damage in the process. The group attacked and Roland stepped forward to smite the cube and delivered the coup de grace, the cube collapsed into many different parts and then disintegrated into the dungeon floor.

Roland then investigated the chest almost thought he was losing his senses when he saw a tongue draw across the mouth of the chest.  


They overcame the creature mimicking as a treasure chest and found a set of "bracers of protection" within.

Heading back to the main chamber where the fought the goblinoid horde the team then headed further into the dungeon.

After many hours travel they emerged into a large cavern that was dimly lit by unusual self luminescent rocks coming from the "ceiling". Traveling through the rough terrain searching they came to a path and decided to head along and eventually came to a camp and sent in cornilius to scout. Slowly sneaking he found what looked to be several humanoid shapes surrounding a fire. He did not call out to them but decided to get a closer look.

The "humanoids" were in fact a family of makeshift dummies surrounding a false camp and a trap was sprung by some invisible figures flanking both sides of the group.



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