so after defeating the initial guardians of this stinky cavernous lair we found the dwarf smith chained to the floor with adamantine chains he claimed to have forged himself…. being that the chains themselves are virtually indestructible eli and myself used up 2 shatter spells to blast the chain free from the rocks it was locked to…. (I want this chain as part of my payment)
some destruct sequence was then activated and these constructs called “shield guardians” went to each exit and blocked our escape. we split up the party some of us went to free the rest of the prisoners we heard screaming while the rest of us battled one of the guardians preventing our escape. Eli flung another fireball and everyone expected party members to be injured as a result but this time was different, he concentrated so that little pockets would not hurt his allies… what a novel idea to not hurt your allies. I have only seen this ability in people that specialize in that splashy fleeting school evocation… does this mean he has abandoned the pursuit for greatness and everlasting life?…. too bad, he would have made an excellent apprentice.
we managed to defeat one of the guardians only to realize this thing was sent to trap us in and drown us… it self destructed in a huge explosion and the roof collapsed blocking our escape and several of us was hurt from the explosion to include our tank tozaj and my croc (my beloved pet that was blasted beyond repair) and at the same time as the explosion the water levels began to rise fast as some plug was unleashed…. thinking quickly i cast fly to find the hole and have my croc plug it with his huge body giving us enough time the prisoners dug us out.
on the way back we met and battled the tentacle creatures the gnome talked about…. turns out they are strong “gricks” and we took the time to go back to their layer and find their treasure…. 13 gems worth 100 gp each, 800 copper, 7000 silver, 2500 gold, 60 platinum, some magic sharing stones, Elixer of Health, and a 4th level spell in a waterproof scroll case (which I gained) but to me the real treasure is the fact i will be able to animate these grick beast…. oh I hate the fact the city looks down on having undead so I will keep them down here in the sewers for now.
there were several things we learned from this expedition…. 1 the dwarf was being used to make armor for some death knight, 2 one of the prisoners had some special marks and acted strange that we need to be questioned, 3 giant crocs make good plugs for water traps