Daniel was exploring a rumor of a mountain ruin controlled by a necromancer, containing an artifact that can hide a dog’s sins. He went to scout out the area, but he was poisoned and barely made it back to Pugmire.
The last person he spoke with before leaving was Lancaster Pug.
Looking For Lancaster Pug
Lancaster Pug is terrified of adventure.
PCs convince him that they’re willing to go explore and bring back anything of Man that may be valuable.
The mountain that the necromancer lives in is past the forest to the north, which is believed to be haunted by spirits.
He also mentions that some cats were asking him about the mountain a few days ago.
Mickey gets a pack mule to carry all his stuff. It’s purple, and has stone hooves.
They catch a rabbit.
On the first night, they catch a faint smell of cat, but the smell fades.
Second day, smell of Daniel Bassett and two kinds of cat smell (one moggie, one moggie with a strange variation).
Second night, smell the cats again. They’re close.
Cat Bandit Ambush
As the group arrives at the mountain, they are ambushed in the woods by a band of Moggie (“mongrel”) cats.
They talk to the cats and feed them, and the cats agree to meet. They don’t know anything about Bassett or the other cats.
They are just some moggies that want to take the artifacts in the lair and use them to raise their standing in Cat society (particularly with the House of Mau)
Leader is an ex-soldier, formerly Decimus Mau von Mau, now Decimus Cat.
Rumors of possessed dogs and cats wandering the woods.
Into The Mountain
Once the mountain is approached, they find a steel door set into the side. There is a sign in Man language next to it.
Translation: Secure Site Delta. Provide Security Credentials.
They find the security incantation (“uniform sierra alpha”), and the door grinds open.
Once the door is open, red torches light up, and there’s a wailing sound in a language no one recognizes – the spirits of the dead.