After an extended journey to the Cobalt Spur and the Dwarven stronghold, we returned to Blackmire. Shortly after our return, Darem decided to organize an expedition to investigate another abandoned Monastery that another group of adventurers discovered.
We all chipped in 10gp, and rented a magical folding boat from Abdullah and his compatriots. It worked like a charm, and barely needed any work from us at all. We sailed for the better part of a day, and eventually sailed past the Pike Forest. Once we left the forest, we headed on shore and started searching for the Monastery.
We searched for a little while, and I discovered the some ruins and a set of steps leading down. Darem led us down the steps, and into a chamber. There were some remnants of past occupants, but it was empty now. We went down a corridor and came to a large door, that was stuck. Eiger and Darem were able to force it open, and we entered a rough hewn room, with a stream and a pond. We were just starting to search the room when something attacked me from behind and I was knocked unconscious. When I came to, the creature that attacked me was dead, and Darem was taking off his clothes and armor, because he wanted to search the bottom of the pool. I thought he smelled bad dry, but I have never encountered a stench that even comes close to comparing to wet Dwarf. Ugghh.
However smelling he might be, he did find a key at the bottom of the pool in the hands of a skeleton. We went down another corridor and entered a room with a shrieking fungus. Darem charged into the room and cut it in two. The rest of us entered, and Bila and I search the southern wall. While we were searching, a Ghoul dropped off of a ledge and attacked me, biting my shoulder. Again, Darem charged forth and disemboweled the Ghoul. As he was cleaning his axe, another Ghoul dropped on us, and Eiger came charging in to the rescue, and Darem finished it off.
Darem insisted on searching the ledge, and found a small tunnel and the small treasure the Ghouls had horded. We searched the next room, which appeared to be the Ghouls living quarters, but found nothing. The next room we searched looks like is had been some kind of storage room, but has long since been ravaged and ransacked. We searched, but all I found were some bones that had been cut by a butchers saw.
Now onto the rest of the Monastery…