Katyr, the moon elf warlock – played by @Katalept
Tabi, the gnome barbarian – played by @londel26
Rha’taba, the rakshasa tiefling bounty hunter – played by @Sizzlork
Katya, the tiefling sorcerer (flinger of insults) – played by @ChopChopJapchae
Birdy, the halfling druid – played by @Drgnfly420
Morohtar, the shady wood elf – played by @Adam1984_
The Underdark, far beneath the surface of the Sword Coast in the Forgotten Realms.
Sloobludop, Kou-toa village on the shore of the Darklake.
Village of the Damned
The Kuo-toa patrols put up a tough fight. The second patrol moved in like a great wave and began knocking out the party one by one. At some point, Birdy shapechanged into a brown bear and started to push them back. Eventually she was overcome as well, and knocked out. Not wanting to be captured yet again, each member of the group fought back against the fishy people.
The battle only lasted for a few minutes but in terms of the perspective of the party it felt like it lasted for hours. One by one the group of ex-prisoners were being taken down and knocked unconscious for some purpose. The Kuo-toa were shouting ‘For the Deep Father!’ a number of times during the battle, and the party could only guess as to what purpose this ‘Deep Father’ had in their capture. Eventually, there were only a handful of them left standing as Katyr heard the stamping of flippered feet rushing down the tunnel in their direction. All seemed at a loss. But Katyr resolved to fight to the last and not be taken while still standing.
Another larger group of Kuo-toa entered the scene and rushed past Katyr to surround the remaining Kuo-toa enemies while the leader of this new group cast Mass Cure Wounds to heal the fallen companions. The leader introduced himself as Ploopploopeen, an archpriest of the village and that they were there to help.
Ploopploopeen explained that he was the leader of the village until a few weeks ago when his daughter Bloopblippoodd began a new religion worshiping the Deep Father, Leemooggoogoon, splitting the village into two factions. His side worshiped the existing religion of the Sea Mother, and half the village were swayed into worshiping the new god. He claimed that his daughter’s faction were sacrificing many humanoids at her altar near the lake quite frequently and the patrols that attacked them were intent on taking them to this fate.
Ploopploopeen had a plan, however, to attempt to reclaim leadership of the village and return it to the ‘proper’ worship. He explained that he would inform his daughter that he was willing to join her side and present the party as an offering for sacrifice at the next ritual the following day. When they would be brought to the ritual (with all their gear) he would surprise his daughter once he and his people were in position and take the faction out. He asked for their support in this plan and the party agreed to help. He believed that taking out the head of the cult would sway many of the rival faction back into the fold, and those who didn’t return would be dealt with.
The archpriest and one of his sons Glooglugogg, along with some guards escorted the ‘potential sacrifices’ to the ritual area and presented them as his peace offering to join her religion. He explained that they accepted her supremacy and hoped the offering of the sacrifices would be accepted.
Blooppblippodd seemed pleased that her father decided to stop fighting her and accepted the offering and had her guards line them up in front of the altar to prepare them to be sacrificed.
When the Sea Mother’s archpriest was in position he struck the first blow knocking his daughter down and striking her with lethal intent. Those of his worshipers also attacked her guard with surprise and an intense battle broke out. The party joined in the fray taking out any enemies they could.
Some of the rival faction of Deep Father worshipers upon seeing their leader fall attempted to flee. While some ran into the village to try to escape, some tried to flee into the safety of the darklake nearby. Once they submerged into the lake, however, they were attacked by something beneath the surface and the waters began to be filled with their blood. A few moments later, much farther out in the lake, the water began to writhe and churn as if something big was underneath coming to the surface. A huge figure rose from the depths of the lake towering at least 30 feet above the surface and moving toward the village. It let out a roar from one of it’s heads and cries of “Leemooggoogoon! Leemooggoogoon!” were heard from some of the Kuo-toa surrounding the area. Their ‘god’ had arisen. The monstrosity had two baboon heads and an ape-like body that sprouted two tentacles from each shoulder and thrashed in the water as it moved ever closer.
Chaos itself in material form was approaching.
The village was doomed.
Demogorgon the Prince of Demons has come.