Slaver Queen Gul'lith pt. 3

DM Name: Nerylos

Session Length: 4 hrs.

Fei Yen, level 4 Warblade
Zylos, level 4 Fighter
Cecilia, Level 2 Wizard
Daein, level 2 Crusader
Morius, level 4 Ardent

Locked Door CR2

1 Undead Mechanical Zombie CR3
2 Rogues CR2
1 Undead Lieutenant CR1
2 Undead Tattoo'd Warriors CR 1/2

Level 2: 700
Level 4: 650

Not awarded yet.

Having defeated the zombie swarm, the party was faced with the first locked door of the "Palace", and after some investigation discovered the lock was some sort of psionic device. Thinking perhaps he could manipulate the door psionically, Morius placed his hand over the lock, which promptly scanned his hand…denied him access…and injected him with a dose of some foul opiate intended to render him unconscious. Fortunately the Fortituitus Orc's body stood the dosing, and he instead found himself quite stoned.
Growing tired of the endeavor, Zylos simply smashed the lock, causing it to erupt in a shower of sparks and deactivate.
Working their way into the room, the party found some sort of mad necromancer's laboratory, complete with a desk, mysterious object under a tarp, a cieling tall cylinder of strange blue fluid, and a pair of bodies, one missing it's lower extremities, and one with the flesh peeled back, both having dozens of lines of the blue liquid descend from the cable-ridden ceiling. They quickly identified this as once being the hospital for the gladiators, and began to investigate. The Wizard, finding her curiosity important to sate above all, quickly moved to the cylinder of liquid…where she found the man-shaped object under the tarp adjacent was merely in storage as some strange "motor" on it's back suddenly engaged, bringing it to life. In one swift action the thing threw off the tarp, and delivered a viscous 1-2 punch to the curious wizard that dropped her straight from healthy to 0HP.
Thats when the trap sprung, and from the cells around the hospital's left and back walls more enemies, having been lying in wait hoping the party would observe less-than-careful tactics, burst forth and joined the fray.
The battle was long and bloody, Morius managing to revive the Wizard as Fei engaged the steambeast and the party first dealt with the new arrivals before truely getting to focusfire the strange, steam-powered undead.
Finally victorious, the party found a number of their members wanting in the HP department…while Morius beheaded the half-man, who had not been dead and was suddenly awoken by the conflict, but alas, unable to speak.

EXP awarded by Jennibear