Curse of Strahd

Session 3: Beneath the Death House

Sleeping quarters, dining halls, and darkness

The Party

  • Alvyn, forest gnome monk, level two (John)
  • Ewok, hill dwarf warlock, level two (Igor)
  • Godzilla, elf cleric, level two (Chad)
  • Gravrot, tiefling warlock, level two (Matt)
  • Hesk, half-orc fighter, level two (Caitlin)
  • Lister, human fighter, level two (Milo)
  • Mehen, dragonborn paladin, level two (Liam)

After throughly examining the well and cultist quarters, emptying the contents of each chest — and tasting the water — the party continues toward the low sound of chanting. Going up two small sets of steps, bypassing a side passage, the group enters what seems to be a dining hall. The floor is littered with humanoid bones, some broken and marked with the chewing of teeth.

Looking into a larder on the southern side of the room, Ewok is attacked by a large worm-like creature with tentacles and a beak. The party kills it.

Heading to the east, the group finds itself back among the family crypts seen when they first descended beneath Death House. One set of two features the names Rosavalda and Thornboldt Durst. Several members of the party return to the children’s room in the attic to collect their bones. They return their remains to their respective crypts.

Across the hall, the party finds crypts for Gustav and Elisabeth Durst. Their coffins are empty, but when Ewok tries to open Elisabeth’s, a swarm of insects emerges from cracks in the wall. The group kills the insects.

Back west through the dining hall, at a four-way intersection following a short pinchpoint passage, Lister encounters a quartet of undead creatures. That pinchpoint makes approaching the creatures challenging, and Lister falls in combat, to be revived later. Gravrot tries to sneak around the back side of the passage, falling into a pit trap. Hesk helps Gravrot out of the pit, and eventually, the undead are defeated.

The party decides to return to the well and cultist quarters to take a long rest and recuperate before continuing toward the chanting.



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