Played on March 26th, 2017
While Maret and me stood in front of the double door, the rest was hidden around the corners. We opened the door. Behind it was a big cavern with a building build into the wall at the end. There where multiple stone statues around the room. And a Medusa came towards us welcoming us to come inside. I entered the room but as soon as I saw him my legs started to freeze and felt like stone. I enlarged myself so at least I would become a big statue.
Lirmey put a stinking cloud inside the room and Varaf threw a Fireball on top of it. Meanwhile Niamh ran inside trying to flank the Medusa. But as if he could see through the cloud he walked straight at Niamh and his snakes started to bite her, while he hit her with his War Pick. Also a dark ghostlike creature appeared behind me and hit Varaf. And within a second it disappeared again. I finally could shake off her gaze and could move again. But others also looked at her and where frozen in place. When I finally got closer to her I noticed Niamh turned into a statue! Naeris was running around with his eye closed, and still hitting the Meduse quite a lot, and the others helped from ranged. Finally I could hit him (he was already quite wounded), and after I bashed him prone with my shield, I smashed my hammer on him and he died. He became a puddle of mud, with only his War Pick left. The dark shade never came back.
I quickly ran towards Niamh to see how we could get her out of it. We investigated her, and came to the conclusion that the only way would be a Greater Restoration spell, which Maret couldn't cast yet. After that I found out that Lirmey picked up the War Pick and it sticked to his hand. I helped him with trying to pull it off. But we didn't succeed. He also tried to hit a stone wall with it, and somehow became very angry at the wall!
Then Varaf came with the great idea to look inside the building. Maybe there was something to free Niamh. We found a lot of valuable stuff, a golden lute, an elven chain and a scroll! We carried Niamh inside and there we took a rest so we could investigate the War Pick and scroll, and could rest from the fight.
I found out it was a Scroll of Greater Restoration! I quickly handed it to Maret so we could free Niamh. She turned back into flesh! We discussed for who the other items where useful. It seemed that Varaf was the only one the elven chain was useful for. When we wanted to discuss the War Pick Lirmey became very greedy. He wanted to keep the War Pick himself because he picked it up. So far for sharing loot... Me and Varaf started to argue with him about it, since it wasn't useful for him. He didn't use Strength to fight. He used finesse weapons, and mostly ranged attacks even. It really wasn't in best interest of the party for him to use it, he couldn't even let it loose out of his hand! The rest didn't seem to care much, and Maret had even left us there. Varaf offered to trade the War Pick for the golden lute, but Lirmey refused. Varaf then started to play on the lute to annoy Lirmey. But Lirmey didn't want to let the War Pick go. Varaf and me concluded there must be some curse or something that caused him to like that War Pick so much.
In the end Maret came back. It seems she wanted to out, since we killed the Medusa. But I didn't think our journey here was finished, after what the Gnome told us about downstairs...