On tonight’s episode of Raiders of the Far East, we take you to a small, military encampment in the middle of the Ourenian desert. Our main characters Allensyl the Bard, Dante the Warlock, Borkin the Thief, and Eomer the Savage ventured down into Sahir’s Desert Tomb to revive their fallen comrade Bojangles the musical skeleton, but also to amass great wealth and magic items. After a short hunt for food, the party laid to rest under the night sky, but Borkin had a strange premonition dream from which he could recall little detail. In the dream there was a tower rising over a small city and a talking skull shouting things at him… but then he woke up. The party ventured back down into the dungeon to explore the previously unexplored room, to find a religious room filled with lifeless corpses and an altar with a journal and some scrolls on it. The scrolls contained magical formulae for a ritual to re-animate the dead. The party formed a circle around the ritual focal point and placed Bojangles’ bones at the center. Chanting the magic words, “SAPIENTIA VECNAE INVOCABO
, EX MORTIS PRAECIPIO TIBI SURGERE
”, a flash of light surged from the bones as they piled back together. Unfortunately, the corpses in the room re-animated too, and Bojangles led an attack against our brave warriors. Allensyl ran off invisibly, but was stopped at the dungeon exit by another skirmish above. Several goblinoids scurried down the dungeon door and hid behind a wall, and Allensyl helped them retrieve their riding animals. Meanwhile in the ritual room, the rest of the party fought a harsh and unforgiving battle against a large horde of undead. Dante was slain, but restored to life at a mortal price. With the help of the priest Rickard, the party eviscerated the horde, and made their way back to the sarcophagus room to rest.
Why is Dante’s skin so pale and clammy?