Well I wars correct, Duck had betrayed us. When we entered the room Duck was next to a large demon king and tried to convince us to do some idiotic thing I can’t recall as i was only half paying attention. I was instead doing mental probing of undead near me that had alerted me of the trap. I was careful to categorize them in terms of power and if they were intelligent. Once I was done I took control of one and was about to start on the second, but Antonio then started a big speech that seemed to be an attempt to bargain us to the demon… to turn on Duck? Whatever the reason he was denied by the demon declaring a contract must be kept but he did reach out and touch Antonios arm which then turned black. Duck went back to trying to convince us to join him but luckily my companions were smart enough to deny him.
The fight broke out right as I got control of the second undead, unfortunately the fight started with a large demon approaching while invisible and stabbing me. I quickly informed the others of my possession of the two undead, started on a third and made distance between myself and my attacker.
Through either a streak of terribly luck or a surprisingly well thought plan from the duck I seemed to be the main target of nearly all of the attacks through the fight. Although Duck went back to his fumbling when he threw a smoke bomb at us, yes it made it difficult for us to fight the demons but it wasn’t too bad. My greatest fear was for him to throw his bombs at us while we were all stuck together in a small group and it appears he did not even entertain that idea.
I took refuge in the smoke, hiding towards one corner as I instructed my new undead to keep the demons in check, at this point Axe had already used the berserking ring and fallen from the sound of it. I attempted to lay a curse upon Duck, he was able to resist it however. Knowing his location I sent one of the undead to put its halberd in his back.
Explosions rang out but I couldn’t see what happened. Now that things were more or less under control I went to aid Antonio in his attempt to put down the 3rd demon that had been making chants and doing a large amount of damage to us. I dispelled the magic surrounding it but only broke one spell. screams from Duck rang out and then the large demon king reappeared. Duck began pleading with it and wanted to escape, I attempted to have my minion strangle Duck so his words would be blocked in his throat but the clumsy thing missed. This gave Duck his chance to go through a portal that was opened.
The Lich began yelling about fun times and I attempted to bargain a reward for the entertainment but was refused.
There was an odd pool of water referring to the ferryman and river Styx, I told my friends to toss two coins in and step through. Antonio went through fine but Jolias made the mistake of throwing in a five gold piece thinking it would suffice and sounded pained as he retrieved it. I was able to get myself and one of the remaining undead through… only to have it destroyed on the other side. Jolias sent out his healing area spell and thus caused it to collapse. This irritated me greatly, finally a strong companion under my control to see it destroyed. I had to remind myself that Jolias likely didn’t know better and I would have to explain to him how he needs to be careful with his healing when I have undead around.