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MERP: Dawn of the Fourth Age Session 10


This is part of an ongoing campaign. You can find the other sessions over on the sidebar.

 

This session was played on July 5, 2020.

 

23 Cerbeth F.A. 15

The fellowship decided to return to the sewers from a grate they decided was closer to the entrance to the fortress. Tulip picked the lock and they headed below. They managed to make their way back up to the room where Banrim fought the frog man without incident.

 Further exploration of the room revealed what they thought might be frog man prints headed down a hall. After following the prints for a short distance, they came across a door that appeared to be to a vault similar to the one in Osgiliath. 

 They entered the vault to find that it had been looted long ago. In the center of the room was a large pedestal situated on the lip of a muddy pool. They explored the water and determined that there were two large hemispherical objects beneath the surface. Ardaer pulled one out and had a vision as soon as he touched it.

In the vision he was underwater, deep enough that only a dim light filtered in from above, he could see that there was a sunken city all around him. After his vision ended, the fellowship determined that he must have seen Numenor. 

The hemisphere was clear crystal and clearly was part of a sphere that had been smashed in half. They pulled the other hemisphere out of the pool, careful not to touch it with their bare hands, and found that it was the other half of the sphere. They placed the two halves on the pedestal together and lashed them together with rope.

Once the sphere was on the pedestal, Dirdan touched it with his bare hands and had a similar vision to Ardaer's. Dirdan was able to look around more than Ardaer could, and noticed that there was a pool with a pedestal very similar to the one in the vault nearby in the sunken city. 

They decided that the sphere must be a broken Palantir, and decided to bring it out of the sewers with them. The wanted to finish searching the room before they left, and Tulip narrowly noticed a gas trap in a desk before Ardaer tripped it. They found 6 potions in the desk.

As they left the vault, they were attacked by a group of the frog men, but were able to defeat them and safely escape the sewers. Once back in town, they asked Commander Cilis to send the "Palantir" back to Gondor. They decided to head on to Bree and decide which lost city to investigate next once they got there.

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