Far, the 20th of Vult
With the camp settling down, the party was ready to head into the city proper. Captain Lewyn tasked the party with entering the city to make sure that areas were safe for her scholars to study identify any locations of interest, and begin collecting artifacts for study.
The party decided to start with the district south of camp. The began by working their way methodically through the buildings along one of the main thoroughfares. A short way in after looking through a few empty buildings, the adventurers found a low, single-story building surrounded by a forest of sharp stakes on which were impaled numerous small simian skulls.
Dadak and Kreshton were attempting to communicate with the inhabitants of the building, when Leif decided to enter the building. Immediately, six simian creatures jumped down from hiding amongst the vines on the roof of the building. The adventurers fought off the first wave, killing some and chasing off others, but not before one of the keches managed to rend deeply into Kreshton.
As the entire party entered the building, wave after wave of the feral simians attacked the party with many of them focusing on the wounded swashbuckler. The party was undaunted and though the clever keches learned quickly to avoid getting near the heavily armed and armored Leif. The adventurers managed to stick close together and soon the keches had all been dispatched or scared away.
Kreshton and Dadak took the time provided by the respite to begin exploring the interior of the building, but Leif was a plant on a mission. After determining that the monkey men were no longer going to attack them within the building, Leif set about tracking down the keches that had escaped to the roof of the building.
Alone , Leif climbed to the roof and was instantly set upon by more of the keches. Unfortunately for the Keches, the heavily armored Leif was ear impossible for them to hurt. Despite their best efforts, they could neither wound Leif, nor remove him from the roof. Leif on the other hand had no problem dispatching one after another. With the outcome clear, some of the Keches abandoned their home and tried to make a break for it. Carrying a number of small bundles they ran from the Warrior.
Even in this though, the adventurers were able to foil the best efforts of the keches. With a timely warning from Leif, Dadak was able to block the escaping monkey men, though he held his attack when he saw that the bundles they were carrying were infant keches. Kreshton too took mercy on the creature choosing to let it run off and spare the babies. No mercy was to be had from Leif though, and with a determined effort every last kech, adult and child alike, was terminated by the ruthless warrior.
Though saddened by the slaughter, the other members of the party were mollified by the knowledge that they had eliminated a serious threat to the explorers that would follow them. They continued to search the building and the rooftop nest and came across a small cache of valuables hidden away by the keches.
20 Keches – 16,000XP
16000 XP/3 = 5,333 XP each (Dadak, Kreshton, Leif)
small vial of liquid (Abjuration aura)
Jar of oinment (Conjuration aura)
wand (Enchantment aura)
black jade idol of a bloated frog demon
silver medallion depicting a discus thrower
76 gp, 405 sp, and 858 cp