We remove the baracades from the door and and we set up our offensive to enter the boarded up room. Vapur opens the door and peers into the room. He sees a large area of grey goo filled with old bones and a pit in the corner. He decides to move back as the goo starts to move towards the open door. Alton, who is ready for an ambush, attacks the goo as it enters our area and strikes the grey goo. It’s still active and strikes back at Alton unleashing massive acid damage forcing Alton to disengage before dissolving into grey goo himself.
Rullek unleashes a Sacred Flame upon the grey goo and Odren connects with a crossbow bolt. After seeing what happened to Alton, Vapur casts Blade Ward and moves back into the far corner to have another drink from his flask. Rullek moves to engage and casts another Sacred Flame on the puddle. Sarros hits with a critical fire bolt attack and the grey goo blows up and splatters the group. We find out it was guarding the Lavatory – none of the supplies in the room worth anything as they had been eroded by acid.
We hear sounds coming from other door in the room and ends up being screams from beyond. We move in to investigate. We find a Half Orc with its foot holding down a prone human and his hand is on fire. Now that’s how you torture someone. Also sitting in the room on a throne is a creature with tentacles and has a pet it’s caressing that looks like a brain with legs and feet. The tentacle creature exits room thru a double door but leaves the brain pet to defend the throne. Rullek moves in attacks with his Sacred Flame and does radiant damage on the Half Orc. Sarros hits with fire bolt and does massive damage again. Alton moves in and finishes off the Half Orc. Odren fires a bolt into the brain pet with his crossbow and hits. We have brain-on-a-stick. The Brain moves in to hit Odren – with what we don’t know as Rullek hits the Brain with ‘Toll the Dead’ and Sarros kills it with a Magic Missile spell.
Vapur quickly checks the room through the double doors to see if the tentacle creature is waiting. Nothing but a room with a pillar and markings of Xanathar. No sign of the tentacle creature so Vapur closes the double doors. The rest of the group attends to the human who is Floon and luckily still alive and conscious.
We quickly search the rooms except the one behind the double doors. Alton finds a hidden staircase in the floor of the room just off the throne area that goes down. The ledge has a throne, which is a basic chair, at the top of landing. The tentacle creature did not leave anything behind.
We decide to return Floon to Volo to get our reward and complete our first mission. Unfortunately Volo is cash poor but has a deed to the Trollskull Manor and Tavern in the North Ward that he will sign over to us. We are a little skeptical so we go and investigate the building. It is huge and we decide it would be a great base of operations for the Sewer Hawks (it has a Wine and Ale cellar). We go ahead and have Magistrate Kylynne Silnerhelve witness the transfer of ownership to the Sewer Hawks.
We spend the night at our new HQ and discuss our Marketing plan and the Grand Re-Opening of the Tavern. We’ll use the rooms for ourselves. We wake up feeling much stronger than before?? We decide to return to the sewers to where we found Floon and investigate the secret staircase. As we descend into the sewers we find the yellow markings are now gone?? Alton leads us back to where we encountered the Brain. We investigate the pillar room and Alton investigates the pillar. Nothing stands out from the pillar. There is a staircase that leads to area with door on west and south sides.
The door to west of pillar opens to hallway with secret door at the end. We open the secret door and it leads to an area with small steam running north to south and a ledge across from area. We know this is one of the passageways that connects back to main sewer area. We find the other room with arrow slit and the dead goblin.
We find foot prints up on ledge across the way. We travel south down passage to another passage to the west. Alton and Vapur travel down the narrow passage and find a room with a large bookshelf, two cots, staircase, and two arches. Out of nowhere a humanoid rat creature attacks Vapur with short sword and dagger. Odren and Alton move in and kill the rat. It morphs back to a halfling. We find nothing in the bookcase or the two rooms outside of crates and barrels with supplies.
We travel back to the room with the secret staircase and get reading to descend into the lower level of the sewers.