We use the sawmill's wagon to stack the dead/unconscious for transport. I've securely tied the cultists so if they wake on our trip back to the temple, they cannot cause a bother.
We reach the temple without incedent. Lady Scalda takes charge of our capture and Vielyn takes a few days to decode Ironbriar's journal. I use the down time to brew 4 Spider Climb potions, 10 Cure Light Wound potions and 2 Dark Vision potions.
We reconnoiter the Shadow clock with help from our new raven friends then retire to the inn. I finish making my potions.
The next evening, we come back to the Shadow clock and go inside. It is falling apart.
On the ground floor we find a flesh golum draped in an Elven Cloak. As we approach the stairs, it wakes with a crash. It is carrying a scythe.
I use my telekinesis to pull the cloak from its shoulders and fold it into my pack as I move up the stairs for a sniping position.
Veilyn hits it with an acid dart.
The golum hits Posh and D heals him with a moderate damage spell.
Posh moves in, rages and deals the golum 8 pts of damage.
Sue attacks it and deals 7pts.
The golum misses Posh.
I fire at it, but miss.
Veilyn slows the golum with a fire sphere for 7 rounds.
The golum misses Posh again.
D uses a touch attack and deals 7pts of damage.
Posh misses the golum and grazes his own shoulder (-3pts)
I miss again. It's huge, you'd think I'd hit it easily.
Veilyn hits it with an acid dart and deals 7pts damage.
The golum misses Posh.
D moves to flank it next to posh and deals 4pts damage.
Posh swings and deals 29pts of damage.
Sue deals 10 pts of damage to it.
At this point, the golum makes a run for the door.
D deals 24pts damage to it as it passes him and kills(destroys?) it.
I drink my Dark Vision and give my spare to Sue. I put on the elven cloak and it adjusts to my size and fit. We tie a rope to me and D for safety and I proceed up the stairs using a pole to test the way as I go.
About 100ft. from the top, we hear a rope snap and some beams and a bell fall toward us. It grazes me as it falls and we are all deafened by the clang when it hits the bottom. I drink a cure light wounds potion to recover from the graze.
It takes long enough for us to reach the top that we recover our hearing by the time we get there.
At the top we see the 4th bell was cut from its place. I proceed to the outer scaffolding. D slips and we have to pull him up. We decide to attach D to Sue and me to Posh. WE make it into the upper tower room without further incident.
We've entered a small rookery and proceed out to the next room. Vielyn gives Sue worning and she ducks a sword swipe from a surprise attack. Posh and D move into the room and flank Sue's attacker. I take a knee in the doorway and draw my bow.
Vielyn stands above me and fires. He hits the doorway above my head.
I fire and graze my target with a drow poisoned arrow. My target passes out from the poison.
D lands 8pts damage to his target which then ripples and changes form to something really ugly.
Ugly misses his attack on Sue.
The other conscious guy (3 targets in the room total) ripples and turns into the same kind of ugly as the first Ugly. Ugly Too attacks me and deals 17pts damage.
Sue attacks Ugly and deals 10pts damage.
Vielyn gives me an armor boost.
I drop my bow and using my short sword swing at Ugly Too, but miss.
D blesses us all.
Ugly attacks Sue and misses.
Posh deals Ugly 13pts damage.
Ugly Too misses me.
Sue deals 12pts damage to Ugly.
Vielyn throws a dart at Ugly Too and it bounces off.
I miss my swing at Ugly Too.
D swings and misses, spinning like a top. He'll be sick for a while.
Sue hits Ugly and deals 9pts damage.
Vielyn deals 7pts acid damage to Ugly Too.
I miss it again.
Ugly strikes at Sue and misses.
Posh fells Ugly.
Sue deals 13pts damage to Ugly Too.
Vielyn watches as I miss Ugly Too yet again.
Ugly Too misses.
Sue deals 20pts damage to Ugly Too and spins it around – it is flat footed!
Vielyn watches the ongoing failing Aiko aptitude test. I've missed again.
D smashes in Ugly's head.
Posh flanks Ugly Too and deals damage.
Ugly Too misses me again.
Sue deals 11pts damage to Ugly Too, taking it down.