When we last left our tale The Child had just maneuvered her three heroes – Bededdee, Bolenarrow and Strong Don – through the dark forest to the Dark Tower of Klippons.
As our heroes enter the tower they see two paths: one leads up, the other down. There is a staircase winding up through the interior of the ruined tower and a doorway set into the floor by the entrance. Our heroes can explore the tower or continue on to the underground path. The Child chooses to explore the tower.
The wise wizard Bededdee advises caution before plunging headlong into the caverns that lead to the legendary pool. As they climb the stairs Bolenarrow sees a room at the first landing and the party begins to explore. The room is full of books and old scrolls. Bededdee sifts though room looking for clues when there is a shriek from the far corner. A giant book is trying to bite Bolenarrow. Strong Don pins the book against the floor and Bolenarrow rolls clear.
Bededdee reads the open pages of the monster book and after a few moments tells Strong Don to push a heavy table on to the book to keep it trapped while they run out of the library. Bededdee tells the others what he discovered reading the monster book.
“The book was a record of the elders of Klippons. It said they used the power from the Pool of Radiance to build their world and rule the land but something went wrong. The power of the Pool began to warp first the people of the land then land itself.”
The party continues to the top of the tower where they come to the throne room. The ceiling walls have been shattered as if there had been a huge explosion. The Child demands that we pause to look for interesting rocks/stones. While searching the wreckage our heroes discover treasure!
Ceremonial armor and weapons that decorated the hall were buried in the rubble. Of the items that survived the catastrophe, Bededdee chooses a small silver buckler, Bolenarrow takes a breastplate and Strong Don chooses a pair of wrist protectors. With this new information and treasure, the party descends the tower and prepares to enter the caverns that lead to the legendary Pool of Radiance.
More dad! What happens next?
I don’t know, go to sleep, we’ll learn more tomorrow.
What is a buckler?
It means a small shield, that’s what Bededdee got
Can I borrow yours tomorrow?
I don’t have one.
What kind of dad are you if you don’t own a shield, even a small one?
DadisthenewMom is speechless.