Sareth and I used the key to open the door to the Ghost Tower and entered. As we entered, there was a hissing sound accompanied by a rush of black smoke. As the smoke cleared, we saw a skeletal warrior clad in plate armor and wielding a longsword. He said that if we have come to plunder his vaults that we will only find death, and then he disappeared.
We made it past a trap in the second room, and then reached the inner sanctum. As we entered the sanctum, we knew the guardian was expecting us because of the hollow cackling laugh that filled the air.
Five tomb rats quickly attacked us after we entered the hallway. They were merely distractions for soon afterward, the fearsome figure dressed in plate armor we had seen earlier appeared at the other end of the hallway. Pale, blue flames danced along the blade of his longsword. He knew that we had come for the sword, and dared us to try to take it. We were able to get by his defenses early and impart significant damage before he hurt us. After we imparted a particularly damaging blow, the fire burning on the blackguard’s blade exploded and set fire to the horrid, undead creature. The flames scorched its armor and bones, causing it to shriek in pain. Still it fought on. We were eventually able to dispatch the blackguard with some well placed blows and then mopped up the remainder of the rats.
We found 90 gp in a black iron box next to one of the altars. We also found the magic sword that Sareth sought and another magic item.
Experience: 500 xp total; 250 xp each; 375 xp for encounter and 125 xp for minor quest
Treasure: 90 gp; Magic Longsword +1; Level 3 Common magic item
Completed Minor Quest – Recover Sareth’s Sword