As the heroes came into the final room of the Forge they found the remains of a summoning room. Inside was the necessary tools to create an elemental engine that would power the giant Walking Cannon that would surely be useful in fighting an army of Gnolls.
Encounter 1: The Summoning Room
The summoning room had three empty elemental engines and the heroes saw a single fire elemental turned into a cinder in one of the summoning circle. After a short time in study, Lazerus announced that he could build an elemental engine if they awoke the charred fire elemental and defeated him in combat. Lazerus could then bind the elmenetal into one of the engines.
As they covered the elemental in molten metals the creature burst into life, scattering the heroes with a blast and lighting parts of the room on fire. As the battle raged the heroes found the elemental could teleport to the fires in the room and was determined to destroy all of the empty elemental engines so it could not be bound. The earth elemental deep under the Forge began to shake and heave, causing earthquakes throughout the battle that knocked the heroes off their feet frequently during the combat.
In the end the fire elemental exhausted the party and destroyed 2 of the 3 empty engines but he was defeated and with a quick ritual, Lazerus bound the creature inside the last remaining engine.
Opponents: Fire Elemental
- Strange Gadgets worth 300 GP
- Nightmare Ward Leather Armor
- 1 Elemental Engine
- 1750 EXP
Encounter 2: Gnolls Attack
As the wounded and exhausted heroes prepared for the return trip to their hideout a group of Gnolls, attracted by all of the noise entered the Forge. The heroes prepared their weapons and were ready to make what was surely to be a final stand. Then seizing on a laster desperate strategy, they preapred an ambush in the foundry. Using dark magics, Lazerus trapped many of the Gnolls near the burning fires and Tarik began knocking them into the flames. A few Gnolls managed to escape the flames but were quickly cut down by Usiris and Rostam.
Opponents: 1 Warden – Gnoll Demonic Scourge, 4 Gnoll Marauders, 1 Gnoll Claw Fighter
- 120 GP
- 1600 EXP