Short update from Odrelomp, still alive. If you can't be bothered reading heroic accounts of the many lethal battles in Irenicus' Dungeon, well.. you probably should stop reading now.
Having escaped his narrow confines, Odrelomp recruits Minsc and Jaheira, and sets to the task of escaping.
Given the nice genie healing the entire party with Limited Wish, Odrelomp decides to milk the lightning mephits for as much xp as possible. Not the greatest idea, as the poor halfling ends up taking 3 lightning bolts to the face.
Odrelomp can be seen below, wisely observing that old adage "Discretion is the better part of valor". Doubtless Jaheira and Minsc succeeded in battling the vile Mephits solely due to Odrelomp shouting encouragement and sound tactical advice from afar
Following this, Imoen takes out the Ogre mage for us. First and in all probability last time Odrelomp will allow the casting of Lightning Bolt by the party, as the returning bolt unsurprisingly comes within inches of clipping Imoen...
Odrelomp's ace in the hole from BG1, Entangle, proves it's still not to be discounted (though it's certainly pushing the boundaries of it's efficiency, given it took 3 spells to hold Illyich)
The nasty Cambion saves against a double Entangle, but thankfully fails his save vs a Chromatic Orb, and becomes easy pickings
A few rescued nymphs and some wanton looting later, we're moving towards the locked door leading to the Plane of Air.
Some sceletal friends aid in ensuring Minsc does not become a serving of Ogre Pudding, as they hold off the Lesser Golems while we pelt them with missiles
Monster Summoning 1, Animal Summoning 1 and a Web spell is all it takes to do away with the mephits with no damage taken by the party
Odrelomp decides to let Yoshimo tag along (a most fortuitous choice, as Imoen is abducted later on! But I get ahead of myself). The mephit portals pose little trouble: Strength, Haste and MGoI seal the deal
In the last encounter of any note in the dungeon, Odrelomp manages to hold three duergar! Go team halfling!
At last, the exit beckons...
But no rest for the wicked, I suppose. Imoen is abducted, and the party is left tiredly scratching their heads (though Odrelomp gains a level)
Despite being fatigued and generally low on spells, the party proceeds to deal with the Circus problem, picking up Aerie along the way.
Fortunately Odrelomp had a dispel left, and can be seen below just prior to removing these pesky dogs
Kalah isn't much trouble.. and is actually finished off by one of his own illusory werewolves! Apparently the illusions are SO realistic they're actually mammals, at least as far as Charm person or mammal is concerned. Humiliating for Kalah, I guess.
And that, as they say, is that. The party retires to the Den of the Seven Vales to recover spells and ponder what lucky fellow shall be allowed to occupy the final spot. Odrelomp is now a level 9 Cleric of Lathander