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Talin
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As the beholder fell to the ground Talin relaxed a bit. He was about to charge the beast as well but it was no longer needed.

Well now, that wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be. Heck I didn’t even get to attack the thing. Talin moved up alongside the Couatl and saw some blood dripping to the floor. Are you in need of any healing Xi? I can help with that if you need it.

Looking away after Talin asks, We should look over this place thoroughly and see if the last piece is here. Talin then began to move the beholder around to see if it had anything on its body or eyestocks. Then he looked about the room with the rest of the others.

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The group begins by searching the area. The 40 foot wide, circular room was completely nondescript with the exception of the few window slits and the door. How a creature actually called this home, none of them understood. However, Talin’s keen searching discovered that part of the wall bore a secret panel. He requested Belie’s trap-sense, which the rogue confirmed the panel had none, then opened it. Behind the secret door pulsed what appeared to be a magical portal. Where it went they could not be certain as it revealed nothing from the other side of its swirling magic.

Down on the previous level, the group confirmed the magic device Xi mentioned was still there, and with their magically attuned vision, they sensed the dead hag was wearing magical boots (Aura moderate transmutation), and two javelins (Aura faint evocation) which lay near her were magical as well.

In the room opposite where they hag lay dead, was a small pile of diamonds and a locked chest which Belie set upon immediately. “Oh. Nasty little poison gas trap on this bugger. There we go, disarmed and unlocked!” The rogue exclaimed. Opening the chest caused a glitter in everyones eyes. For inside the chest lay many gems of various sizes. Strangely, every single one of the diamonds was cut exactly the same way, merely larger versions of themselves. Never had the group seen precious gems all so similarly cut, let alone so many the same, typically gems were each cut special by their maker. These all looked like some machine had carved each one identical. There were 10 small gems, then eight a little bigger, then two large gems, one bigger than the other. Belie inspected 2 small bags inside the chest and upon opening them found diamond dust in each, which he screwed up his face at.

“Why would anyone grind up a diamond into dust? I didn’t even know that was possible. Do you wizards use something like that in a spell?” He addressed the last question mostly to Vogh and Talin, but made sure Deacon could read his lips when he asked as the bards seldom used “components” in their castings the rogue had noticed.

[Private to GM: Boots of flying. 2x javelins of lightning.]

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Vogh
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Vogh could only guess that the magical portal was back to the material plane, but she wasn’t about to check to find out. They had many other things to do here before they returned back home. I think that might take us back to the material plane, though after what we were told about the portal on that side, I wonder if it works still?

Vogh was thankful to have Belie around. His skill in finding and disabling traps was top notch and it came true again as he looked over the chest. When he popped it open, the sparkling that came forth was almost too much in this darkened room. Well, done Belie. That is quite the haul we got there. Diamond dust is used in many spell casting both divine and arcane so I am sure Deacon could use it easily, couldn’t you Deacon? Vogh said as she turned to face Deacon.

Can you take a look at those items and tell us what they are? Vogh asked Deacon before turning to look back at the diamonds. The shape of them was just too symmetrical to be natural. She pulled out the one rough diamond they found in the pond before and held it up to the others. Of course, they weren’t close in make but Vogh wondered more. She then remembered the glowing bronze symbol on the lower level. She would have to investigate that a bit further when they got down there.

Once Deacon had checked out the items Vogh made sure there wasn’t anything else on this level before moving down. First, though, she talked to Xi. Xi, now that the beholder is dead what will you do? We can’t leave ourselves quite yet. We must find a rod that we are supposed to join with another thing we have to block off the world from a great evil place. Would you please accompany us, together we can clear out this plane of the creatures that are trying to bring ruin to the world. We will do what we can to return you to anywhere you would like to go if you do.

Is there anything else on this level before heading down to the first floor?

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You’ve found everything there is to find.

Xi shook her serpent like head. “No. I’ll go no further. I am going to return to my people and rejoice in the fact Charch-Pahn has paid for his crimes. Master Talin, thank you for your offer, but I have some healing spells myself and if you all mean to continue, you will likely need all your own magic. Be watchful for a hateful little harpy named Azz. He and pact slaves come and go from the tower quite often. Where might I find you once you have left this place?” Xi told the group she would likely enjoy meeting up with them again at some point in the future. She wished them well and after their conversation had ended she phased from sight.

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Vogh
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Thank you for the information about the harpy named Azz, Xi. I wish you all the luck and we can be reached in Ptolus at The Ghostly Minstrel. Just leave a note if we aren’t there and we will get back with you quickly if possible.

When the Couatl disappeared, Vogh turned to the others. Well, now that was quite the excitement. Talin I wouldn’t be so certain that it was an easy fight. I think that if we hadn’t prepared for it and just came across a beholder, it would be much more challenging. Now then, should we head to the first level? I want to check out that glowing thing that was below.

With their spider climb now exhausted, they needed Deacon to cast the spell once more to get back down. He did so and they all made their way back down.

We should see if there are any secret compartments down here as well just in case. Vogh said as she then went over to the glowing bronze piece to inspect it a bit closer.

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Deacon Havenhold
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When they all got down to the main area Vogh along with Deacon moved to inspect the glowing bronze piece on the wall. Deacon could still see magical auras and could tell that it was a transmutation aura coming from the spot on the wall. Studying the spot further Deacon noted that it was something that shaped gemstone from raw material. Vogh, I think this is what was making those diamonds we saw upstairs. Want to give it a try with that one piece we found?

Vogh pulled out the rough diamond and then nodded as she put it up against the wall. As she brought it close though, it began to pull from her hand and floated in the air. Then before their eyes, it began to be cut, as pieces of raw material fell to the floor as the thing was cut. Looks like we know what made those gems upstairs. This plane is a literal diamond mine. Deacon said finally when the gem was cut and hovered there waiting to be taken. The gem was about as big as the second biggest one they had found upstairs, easily worth over 350gp by estimation.

After a little bit of conversing on what to do next, they all decided to head to stay the night at the tower since they knew it was already getting late anyways. Heading back up to the second floor they found a good spot to rest. Deacon had cast alarm on the front door to the tower along with an arcane lock on the second-floor door. With the shifts made they took their rest. Thankfully, there wasn’t any interruption in their sleep so as the last shift ended Vogh woke everyone.

They made there way back down to the first floor then and left for the Black Manor. With all the gems in hand and the dust from the newly cut diamond cleaned up, they left the tower heading back the way they had come till they found the green slime wall once more.

Deacon then cast his fly spell once more and as he anticipated the pain from the spellcasting as it happened last time, it didn’t come this time so he flew up and made his way towards where the manor was supposed to be. He got close enough to be able to see a good spot to teleport to and then flew back quickly.

Ladning back down Deacon quickly relayed what he saw, It is a giant rectangular building that looks to be made of black stone. There are window slits 15 ft off the ground. I will teleport us right next to the manor and then we can begin casting our spells to enter it.

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Vogh
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As everyone was beginning their preparations Belie moved to check out the door for traps and to see if it was unlocked.

Vogh would cast Good Hope 2nd round
10 people 10 mins
+2 morale bonus on saving throws, attack rolls, ability checks, skill checks, and weapon damage rolls.
Improvisation 3rd round
Self 10 rounds
Elation 4th round
80ft radius 10 rounds
+2 morale bonus to effective Strength and Dexterity

Talin
Perfect Placement 3rd round
10 people 10 rounds
+1 insight bonus to AC and Reflex saves. Against attacks of opportunity, the insight bonus to AC increases to +3.
Improvisation 4th round
Self 10 rounds
All luck bonuses

JULIA
Rite of Centered Mind 1st round
Self 24 hours
+1 resistance bonus on saving throws to resist mind-affecting effects. And further affect.
Shield of Faith 2nd round on self
1 creature 10 mins
+2 deflection bonus to AC, with an additional +1 to the bonus for every six levels you have (maximum +5 deflection bonus at 18th level).
Protection from Evil, Communal 3rd round
All 11 rounds
+2 deflection bonus to AC and a +2 resistance bonus on saves. Then other effects as well.
Prayer 4th round
40ft radius 10 rounds
+1 luck bonus on attack rolls, weapon damage rolls, saves, and skill checks, while each of your foes takes a -1 penalty on such rolls.

DEACON
Stoneskin, Communal 3rd round
all 10 mins
The subject gains DR 10/adamantine. It ignores the first 10 points of damage each time it takes damage from a weapon up to 100HP total.
Haste 4th round
10 people 10 rounds
+1 bonus on attack rolls and a +1 dodge bonus to AC and Reflex saves, +30ft movement

Total bonuses:
+2 morale bonus on saving throws, attack rolls, ability checks, skill checks, and weapon damage rolls.
+2 morale bonus to effective Strength and Dexterity
+1 insight bonus to AC and Reflex saves. Against attacks of opportunity, the insight bonus to AC increases to +3.
+1 resistance bonus on saving throws to resist mind-affecting effects.
+2 deflection bonus to AC and a +2 resistance bonus on saves.
+1 luck bonus on attack rolls, weapon damage rolls, saves, and skill checks
+1 bonus on attack rolls and a +1 dodge bonus to AC and Reflex saves, +30ft movement

TOTAL: with Caveats for some.
Saving throws= +5
AC= +5
Attack= +5
Damage=+4
Ref saves get +7
movement +30ft
Lastly, those with a shield spell will use it. lasts 10mins.

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The Black Manor, southeast of the Font, was the headquarters for the Pactlords of the Quaan. The single-story structure stood about 20 feet tall and sported a flat roof. It was made of black stone walls which had to be about a foot thick. All the windows were positioned about 15 feet up the walls, making it difficult for anyone to look in. The only exterior door, in the front of the Manor, faced away from the slime perimeter and was solid stone.

Belie checked and the door seemed to be neither trapped nor even locked. He stepped back, rapier and dagger readied with his magical shield floating beside him protectively, awaiting Bharash’s move.

Inside they saw a long, black hallway with numerous doors on either side. Silver patterns etched into the floor depicted all sorts of inhuman monsters: things with claws, wings, tentacles, and even stranger parts. Near the north end of the hall, about 45 feet from the manor’s main doors, stood a multi-legged blue reptile with a fearsome head crowned with two large, curling horns. The big beast hesitated upon seeing Bharash and just waited as if baiting him to advance.

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Vogh
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15:51, Today: Vogh rolled 22,24,19,22,14 using d20+8,d20+8,d20+11,d20+4,d20+10. Initiatives for Vogh, Talin, Bharash, Julia, Deacon.

Initiative order:
Talin
Vogh
Belie
Julia
Bharash
Deacon
Blue Reptile

Vogh sang out to everyone in their heads, the song was just like the one in the tower. Her music gave everyone 5d6 fire damage per attack. Vogh then waited to move till after Bharash.

Surprise Round: Ref DC 20 for half of 25 dmg. Roll for Initiative and act accordingly. Init: 6. AC 22, HP 105. Huge size. 10ft reach, 15ft space, so it gets AOO when you close.

15:48, Today: Vogh rolled 21,37,24,27,34 using d20+16,d20+17,d20+15,d20+14,d20+17. Ref saves for Vogh, Talin, Bharash, Julia, Deacon.

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Vogh
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Talin saw the huge blue creature and estimated the distance and a second later he charged the thing. As he neared, the blue beast breathed a line of shocking electricity. Talin gritted his teeth and kept charging. Bringing his blade in a wide swipe from right to left he slashed into the beast, fire spilling from the blade caused by Vogh’s music.

Bharash was right on the heels of Talin and got hit by the electricity as well. He managed to dodge a bit to not get hit fully and then finished his attack. His blade enhanced with fire sliced easily into the blue beast spelling more of its blood on the ground.

Belie too saw the beast but he wasn’t about to charge headlong like Bharash and Talin so he advanced to be able to get into a better position next time.

Everyone else moved up far into the room to get into a position to engage their foe.

The large creature identified by Vogh as a Behir once more breathed out his electricity once more hitting Belie, Bharash, and Talin again. All three managed to move a bit out of the way to dodge the brunt of the breath. The behir then moved back out of range once more.

Talin once again advanced and as he got close the behir bit him on the shoulder holding tight. Talin though still
struck out with Solarsong cutting deep with the fire licking at the creature’s flesh.

Bharash advanced too but this time his blade missed completely.

Belie runs forward, summersaults across the table, scattering stuff around, and comes up behind the beast pushing forward to attack next time.

2 trolls rush through side doors and charge down the hallway, followed by six ogres clanking in heavy armor and attack Julia, Deacon, and Vogh. The troll tore into Deacon but as the claws hit blue sparkles came from Deacon’s skin. Three of the ogre’s attack and one misses Julia, the others hit Vogh and Deacon. Sparks flew once more from Deacon and now Vogh but the ogre’s attacks were very powerful and blood was spilled from each.

The behir, still latched onto Talin’s shoulder suddenly lurched up, bringing Talin high into the air and swallowed him whole. As Talin was swallowed he was hit by teeth and crushed by its throat. Talin’s screams could be heard from inside the behir as it swallowed him.

Bharash made sure that it was the last meal the behir would ever have as he cut into it deeply splitting its belly open and the innards came spilling out. Bharash then went inside with his arms trying to find Talin, Talin grab my hands I’ll pull you out! Talin reached out and grabbed them from inside and then Bharash pulled him out. That is disgusting! Bharash cried out as he pulled Talin from the belly of the beast.

Julia moves back 30ft and then lets out a healing wave for everyone as she saw Vogh and Deacon take a lot of damage including herself.

Deacon moved back and summoned some fire elementals to aid his friends. As they appear they each charge their intended targets urged by Deacon.


1st fire elemental on left troll AC31 crit check AC14 5 damage, 18 fire damage, burn damage 7 for 3 rounds, 23 damage. Reflex save DC14 or take another 7.
Second fire elemental on left ogre AC17, 4 damage, 16 fire damage,
3rd fire elemental on right ogre 3 AC31 crit check AC29, 11 damage, 27 fire damage, burn damage 6 for 2 rounds, same reflex as before to take away the burn.
4th fire elemental right troll AC23 9 damage, 19 fire damage, burn damage 9 for 3 rounds, same DC for burn rolling d20+14

Vogh shifted 5ft then attacked the Ogre in the middle with both her blades. AC24 and AC28 for 23 damage, 15 fire damage, and 22 damage, 20 fire damage, and lastly AC18 if it hits let me know.

Belie’s turn

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Vogh
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Belie who was on the far side of the large table had to move back around to the other side to put himself in a position to get a good run at the enemy.

The trolls each took out two of the fire elementals with claws and bites, leaving none as a line of defense for the companions. With one of the three ogres down there was an opening for one of the three in the back to move forward. They knew that they needed to charge towards less armored humanoids in the back so the first ran past Vogh, but paid dearly as Vogh swiped a clean gash along the flank of it as it charged Deacon. As it got close to Deacon it chopped down with its ax only to have Deacon sidestep it cleanly. The next ogre ran past as well but Vogh wasn’t ready for it and wasn’t able to get her blades ready for another strike. It charged Julia and its chop also missed the target. Another ogre stepped forward to get on the side of Vogh and it too missed the swipe of his ax. One of the ones in front of her swiped its ax and hit an invisible shield that was before Vogh. The last ogre was luckier with its strike and finally, one of the ogres drew some blood but also silver sparks flew off Vogh’s skin as well.

Top of the 4th round.
Talin now out of the belly of the beast saw the line of foes by Vogh and as he charged the troll he called out, Hold the line Vogh! The troll clumsily clawed at Talin as he approached and missed as Talin ducked. Talin then struck with SolarSong once and then twice, magically enhanced by the haste spell. SolarSong dug deep both times drawing black ichor from the troll, oh how it screamed as the fire burned into it.

Bharash saw his friends standing below the towering ogres and knew he needed to help them so he too charged one. It struck out with its ax before he got there which only hit Bharash on his heavily armored shoulder and didn’t get through. Bharash returned the favor and swiping with both his blades and almost cutting the thing in half as the ogre drops dead.

Belie tumbles and then tumbles again to come to Vogh’s aid. He pokes his rapier into the back of the ogre and then again with his blade. Belie stabs into both kidneys through the armor, tearing them out and throwing them to stick against the far wall.

Julia and Deacon back away from the remaining ogre not wanting to get hit.

Vogh with both blades a blur struck out at the injured ogre before her. Her first two strikes were enough to drop the ogre and her next two gravely wounded the one next to it as well.

Julia and Deacon see a disgusting snake-like creature carrying a curved sword meld through the stone and come out, then they snap around and see a gigantic spider open a thick wooden door and step out, claws clattering on the ground. Upon seeing the people in its house, the Yuan-Ti casts a spell and a swarm of vipers appear around Julia and Deacon. The spiders bite and sting both but the silver sparks fly off Julia and Deacon blocking the damage completely. The poison they excreted didn’t have any effect on either Julia or Deacon.

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Ogre 5 swung his ax twice at Bharash and missed both times as Bharash deftly batted the ax away with his blades.
Ogre 6 swung his ax and hit Vogh hard with his first attack but his second put him off-balance which gave Vogh an opportunity to hit him back. Her strike took the ogre deep into his side. AC33 with crit check of 34 for 81 damage.
Troll 1 attacked with a fury at Talin clawing and biting. He got him with two strikes but Talin’s stoneskin deflected most of the damage.
Troll 2 charged after Bharash seeing him as the biggest threat and hit with one of his claws on Bharash’s arm opening a new wound.
The Aranea began spellcasting and Bharash felt a funny feeling in his head, but Bharash was friends with two spellcasters and had trained hard with them and was able to fight off the compulsion to hold.

Top of Round 5
Talin still stood toe to toe with the ugly troll and swung his new greatsword expertly butting deep into the troll three times. AC23 for 41, AC27 for 39 AC26 and 43 to finish off the troll as it fell to the ground burning.

Vogh having finished off the ogre next to her, decided to charge the other ogre fighting with Bharash. The ogre turned as it heard her coming and sliced his ax into her side spilling blood and silver sparks. Vogh went to swing her blade but slipped on some of the blood and fell prone.

Belie decided to help Bharash as well and moved to hit the ogre that Vogh tried to hit but fell.

Julia could see that Vogh was really hurting so she moved to heal her. Vogh’s wounds began to close then.

Bharash now faced the troll and the ogre both mighty foes and with the Yuan-ti behind him and the Aranea not far away. He needed to eliminate one of them at least so he went for the troll first. His blades worked ina whirl as they cut into the troll flesh four times. AC30 for 37, AC34 for 34, AC20 (which hits cause the troll is at AC19 for the charge) for 36. As the troll fell in a burning heap Bharash turned his last attack on the ogre and hit him hard AC25 for 43 damage.

Deacon moved down the wall and then turned and aimed his finger at the Aranea and said a few arcane words. When he complete blackness shot out at the Aranea. Touch AC23 for 18, and touch AC22 for 18 need a reflex save DC19 for each bolt or blinded for one round.

Your turn for the Yuan-ti and the Aranea… all others should be dead…

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Yaeshla (NPC)
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Seeing all the ogres and troll dispatched by the powerful group, both the snake creature and the huge spider chose retreat. The Yuan-Ti slithered back and merely melded into the stone wall once more. Skittering on legs which clacked against the stone floor, the aranea disappeared into its room, slamming the door as it went. The group quickly pursued, but quizzically found both rooms empty. Thankfully both enemies were too busy fleeing to take several valuable possessions with them.

Moving carefully, and deliberately, the group moved though the rest of the very impressive onyx stone house. The last room they discovered was covered in green goo and was occupied by a smelly mephit. The diminutive creature was dispatched quickly and the group searched through all the filth, desperately hopeful to finally recover the last piece of the Staff of Shards.

Yaeshla let out a little shriek as a seemingly mundane section of wood was pulled from the green goo inside this little beast’s layer. “That’s it…” She spoke, breathlessly. “Rejoin me. Please, join me to my final piece that I may be whole once more after centuries!”

Back in the manor’s large room Vogh held the overly long hilted dagger that was two-thirds of Yaeshla’s full form. To everyone’s surprise, the sentient weapon vibrated in her hands, which resulted in the dagger portion sliding out of its place and clattering to the stone floor.

“Simply touch the piece to me, and I’ll do the rest…”

Vogh did as instructed, holding both pieces as far from her as possible, drawing them toward one another. Her hair was blown back from her face as she felt the shafts suck toward one another like impossibly strong magnets. Everyone staggered under the blast of wind which banged open both heavy stone doors into the manor. Each fell back to the walls, opposite the long corridor which led to this room.

Unconsciously Vogh let out a scream and released the Staff, falling back into a padded chair and scooting away on her side to hide behind the table. Still hanging in the air Yaeshla floated as she began to glow with a light so bright, all averted their eyes for fear of damaging them.

“Yeeeeessssssss….” Everyone heard the loud exhale of satisfaction over the roaring wind. As the long “s” trailed off, so did the light dim and the wind cease.

“Finally. At long last. I am whole again.” The feminine voice spoke with a power none had heard from her thus far. “You simply must not use me to destroy the hand Vogh. I spent centuries broken and I’ll not do it again…”

Yaeshla, while only a staff, was now vertical and stood upright without any aid. In everyone’s mind they could even picture a woman standing there, hands on hips, looking at them all cowering with a disapproving stare.

Deacon, not having heard the woman speak, stepped up and gingerly grasped the staff, which yielded to his touch. The elf could feel power thrumming inside the powerful magic item, like nothing he had ever wielded before.

“I can aid you far better whole.” Yaeshla made her statement with power, and a finality like the decision was already made.

Unfortunately, that meant they would have to find some other method of destroying Danar’s own hand, which had survived the centuries, and its continued existence would ever leave the Banewarrens at risk. The group would have to find another way, or go against Yaeshla’s wishes.

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Vogh
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As the Yuan-ti dissolves back through the wall it had come and the Aranea went back through the door, Vogh and the others began to go after them. They went around the whole of the interior of the manor looking for anything and everything(detecting magic) that might have value and though they met a bit of resistance from the mephit, it wasn’t much and was killed easily enough.

When they found the last piece of the rod Vogh joined the two pieces and was amazed at what happened next.


Finally, after not knowing where the two foes went Vogh suggested to everyone that they head to the Font and destroy it for good. The thing is what binds them together and if we break that bond perhaps they won’t act in a singular fashion anymore. Once we have burned the bodies of the dead we can leave to the font.

Along the way, Vogh will speak telepathically with Yaeshla. I have put a lot of thought to your request of not using your power to destroy the key and this breaking you apart once more. I know much about a lot of things and one of those is how extradimensional spaces work. If we kept the key in a handy haversack and hide it in a compartment lined in lead, we could effectively make it disappear. Scrying wouldn’t work cause it is an object, divination wouldn’t work cause it’s in an extradimensional space, and lastly detect magic to find the sack wouldn’t work because of the lead. The only way to find it then would be my physically getting to it, but how would anyone know where to look and what to look for in the first place?

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Yaeshla liked Vogh’s plan and actually illuminated herself as if glowing with approval.

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On a shallow hill surrounded on all sides by bleak murk stood a tall stone sculpture. It rose up from the middle of a round, stone-rimmed pool at least 20 feet in diameter. The sculpture resembled nothing that the group had seen before, but its abstract nature carried an aura of menace. Many deceptively sharp edges, points, and hooked portions encircled the sculpture’s central core, which rose about 40 feet into the air.

“This is the Font of the Pact.” Yaeshla explained.

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Deacon Havenhold
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Everyone looked at the Font and could see why these monstrous humanoids liked it so much. It was definitely ugly with the centerpiece all jagged looking. Vogh, you said you want to destroy this thing? That won’t be an easy task. I could summon some earth elemental and have them burrow (not using earth glide) under the thing and drop it into a hole. It should break up the pool and topple that ugly statue.

With the plan decided Deacon summoned 2 earth elementals and instructed them each to begin digging under the sides of the Font. The elementals moved to the Font and began digging. They worked from the outer edge of the Font and moved closer to the center as they went. Before they would come together with the weight of the thing on each side should collapse down on both sides cracking it down the middle.


Start at the red X on each side moving in. If he has to Deacon will use summon monster over and over.
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Deacon’s elementals dug and created a chasm for the Font to topple into. The fountain upended, spilling all the magical water on the already soft ground. Unfortunately, the magic of the construction was clearly strengthening the less-than-mundane over-sized yard ornament.

Yaeshla spoke out from Deacon’s grasp, quite happy to be in her complete form once more, “Perhaps you should use my magical powers to assault the fountain. I would also like to see it destroyed just to strike a blow against these awful creatures which kept me prisoner for so long.”

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Deacon Havenhold
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Once the elementals did their work Deacon looked at the Font as it teetered on the ledge for a few moments before it began to slip over to the left edge the water inside spilling all out of the Font. The Font itself though stayed intact as it fell down with a thud in the soft ground. Well, at least the water that was inside is gone, but I would have thought it would have done more damage to the Font.

That was when Yaeshla spoke aloud to the others and expressed her feelings. Vogh told Deacon what she said and he said, Sounds like perhaps we can use your powers to break it up maybe? Once again Vogh repeated to Deacon what Yaeshla had said.

I think the lightning bolt would work like a charm. I think everyone should step far back in the case that there is some sort of backlash from destroying the Font. With that, they all moved back 120ft and then Deacon said the command word to release a bolt of lightning at the Font in the base of the basin where the water was thinking that to be the thinnest part of the Font. If it didn’t break apart Deacon let loose another powerful bolt from Yaeshla, and then another after that until it was destroyed or Deacon could no longer use Yaeshla’s power.
19:39, Today: Deacon Havenhold rolled 40 using 10d6.
19:39, Today: Deacon Havenhold rolled 43 using 10d6.
19:39, Today: Deacon Havenhold rolled 38 using 10d6.
19:38, Today: Deacon Havenhold rolled 32 using 10d6.
19:38, Today: Deacon Havenhold rolled 39 using 10d6.
19:38, Today: Deacon Havenhold rolled 32 using 10d6.
19:38, Today: Deacon Havenhold rolled 34 using 10d6.
19:38, Today: Deacon Havenhold rolled 33 using 10d6.
19:38, Today: Deacon Havenhold rolled 42 using 10d6.
19:38, Today: Deacon Havenhold rolled 33 using 10d6.

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Lightning blast after lightning blast battered into the font. Cracks began to form in the gargoyle covered statue of onyx and gold. Through those cracks, light glowed as blue electricity crackled along the surfaces an inside the breaking stone. Everyone backed away from the growing conflagration, Deacon to the farthest extent his spells would reach. This proved wise, because as Yaeshla’s last electrical strike collided with the fountain it exploded. Thankfully, Deacon’s earth elementals digging into the dirt and collapsing the fountain beneath the earth also protected the group as the explosive blast flew into the air over their heads.

The perpetual mist which surrounded them was burned away above their heads and everyone glimpsed a beautiful, blue sky beyond the oppressive shroud. Slowly, like cold lamp oil, the fog sealed itself, blocking out the joyful sky.

Carefully picking their way back up the small hillside, everyone could see the shattered fountain inside an even larger crater than Deacon’s creatures had dug. Bits of onyx stone were embedded into the earth, mixed with melted and blackened gold. No shrapnel rained on the friends, but it was clear that rocks were thrown into the sky and were likely peppering down on the marshy land far away from them.

“Good Riddance.” Yaeshla spit out from her staff-self. “We should go before anyone comes to inspect. You dealt the beasts a mighty blow today, but there are dozens, maybe hundreds, more.”

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After watching the awesome display of lightning, Vogh and the others watched the Font explode. It was quite the sight too and could most likely be seen for miles and miles.

I think you are quite right Yaeshla. We should leave now. Julia can you take us back to the material plane again?

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Julia smiled, this adventure on a new plane was a brief one, thank goodness. Oh yes I certainly can. I didn’t think any place could be as dreary as Ptolus but this place has it beat by a long shot.

Having gathered everyone together Julia once more when through the divine process of planer travel and they disappeared from The Quaan and reappeared back on the material plane.

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Vogh
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When they all looked about to see where they might be, it was obvious to all that they were on some island for the were standing on a beach with nothing but water to the horizon.

I am pretty sure we missed our mark Julia. That spell doesn’t work like teleport at all does it? Vogh said with a laugh that had everyone else laughing.

We could look around a little if you wanted. I actually wouldn’t mind a dip in the waters. It looks beautiful! Indeed the water was crystal blue as it stretched out away from the sandy beach. Looking back inland they could see tall trees about 200m from the beach and a rather large mountain to the south.

Vogh looked to everyone and it seemed that her request was being thought upon hard. The sun was shining and there was a light warm breeze. Vogh decided to just do it and so began to shed off her armor and clothes. What are you all waiting for?

Standing just near where the water met the sand the others minus Bharash and Belie took off their things. Keep an eye out will you both?

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Belie wasn’t about to disrobe and jump into water in some strange place. He cocked an eyebrow at Bharash but nodded to Vogh. If they all wanted to go for a swim, that was fine by him, but he was going to keep his whits about him.

The big dragon warrior and he moved a bit away from the group and looked at the tree line for a bit. Each left footprints in the sand, one set much deeper than the other. With the wooded line so far back, neither of them wanted to venture that far from their swimming companions, so instead they moved together a bit up and down the beach to inspect for any signs of life. Both were relieved to find nothing but flotsam.

Finally the group tired of their play and returned to the sand for a moment of relaxation. The sun was high in the sky over the peaceful beach, but the group needed to return home. After donning all their armor and situating their equipment once more, Deacon flicked his wrist, spoke some words and the group vanished, leaving behind a circle of unblemished boot prints in the sand later to be washed away.

Back in Ptolus, just inside the tent on Vogh and Talin’s property the group heard rain pitter-pattering on the canvas roof.

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Ah the rain, Vogh was thankful that they were able to spend the day in the sun and water on that island. Another cool thing was, that if they wanted to return, Deacon would be able to do it in a heartbeat.

Hearing the raindrops on the tent brought Vogh back to reality. She turned to everyone once more and spoke softly, now that we have gotten the staff complete we can finish our business with our last task. Tomorrow I would like to meet once more at the Minstrel and we teleport to the door again. Deacon please know as many of the stone walls as possible so we can seal off what was broken. Everyone should bring plenty of food to stay awhile as well, for I want to stay until Ger is done with the generator. Once that is done we can leave. Any questions?

When no one had any, Belie took off doing his usual disguising of himself and disappearing into the night. Deacon, Bharash, and Julia also left and waved down a carriage a few moments later to take them to The Griffon. Now alone, Vogh and Talin went underground to speak to Degar and Thariad.

Once below, they found Thariad waiting for them. Greetings, it seems our time wasn’t as long as I was expecting. Is everything okay here? Is Ger in the back?

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Degar and Thariad were happy to see the duo return, Geristranomos was even more excited to see them as he was anxious to get back into the Banewarrens and return to fulfilling his purpose. The construct was amazingly life-like, which was atypical for these kinds of creations. Yet with all they had seen, little surprised the duo anymore, especially where Danar and his fallen self were concerned. Power and magic at the level Danar, and subsequently the Dread One, wielded were completely unheard of.

Dwarf and man told their benefactors that all had been quiet and Degar showed he was in the middle of redeeming yet another item for them. Thariad had been reading, and both had been enjoying the games Vogh had purchased.

Vogh and Talin gave their two guests a bit of information, then they and Geristranomous headed out of the hideout, into the tent, and out into the rain. G’s golden body glistened even in the moonlight, and the droplets hitting him sounded like a dozen pans hung outside being rained on.

Back at the Minstrel everyone, including Belie, turned in. The rogue decided to stay with them there since the plan was to immediately go into the warrens the next morning.

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Vogh spoke with Geristranomos for a bit and told him of her plan with the key. It was a solid plan and one that should keep it safe at least until they could find another way to destroy it. Vogh then said that on the morrow they would be heading to the generator so he could repair it. We will all be there to protect you until you are finished.

We will seal the passageway that the umber hulk had opened into the chamber. Since we already resealed the main door, you can begin to work on the generator. While we wait out in the tunnels, we wouldn’t want to be sealed inside. A thought I just had, what if we unseal the banewarrens and then put the key inside and reseal again? Can this be done? When they were done for the night they went to sleep.


As the sun rose the morning, Vogh smiled. It is a good day to get this last part complete. She said to Talin and Geristranomos before getting dressed and heading downstairs to meet with the others. After a good breakfast and a request for some dried food, they went back upstairs and Deacon cast his teleport spell to bring them back to the generator once more.

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Geristranomos was intrigued by Vogh’s proposal, as was Belie. “So you lock the key inside the box, which is completely unopenable without said key. Interesting. And Geristranomos, you’re certain the complex is totally impenetrable after the walls are fixed and you get the generators functioning at maximum capacity?”

“Quite. Quite. The warrens had not been breached in thousands of years, and that was even without the final generator being complete. Yes. Yes. When I complete the last generator, and with Master Deacon erecting new walls, the Banewarrens will be sealed against everything but a god’s power.” His golden head turned left and right while contemplating Vogh’s suggestion.

“Miss Vogh, I can think of no reason that would fail. Perhaps Master Saggarintys could be entrusted with the key. The sealing rod holds only the power to magically seal the portals, and cannot be used to open them. So you could seal each door as you leave, leaving the hand locked inside. After the generator is complete, I can turn it off long enough for you all to leave magically, since the wall will be repaired, then reactivate it. Then the horrible banes should be protected until the end of days.”

Satisfied in their plan, everyone retired for the evening.

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Belie set his usual traps on the door and windows before turning in. Not always, but too often the rogue slept in his armor spooning his magical rapier and with a dagger in hand beneath his pillow. Things had been far too dangerous of late for the young man to even relax a step. He enjoyed excitement, and enjoyed the spoils of those adventures even more, but lately things had been so far above his depth he was growing increasingly worried for his own, and his friends’ safety.

What they had seen, and even fought against, was the stuff of legends and lore; things read about in books, not seen with ones own eyes as it tried to kill you. They had prevailed so far, but Belie was incredibly thankful they would be done with the bane filled corridors on the morrow.

The power of his friends was undeniable, but so too was the power of the creatures and things they kept going up against. Such thoughts flitted through his mind as he finally drifted off to sleep. Yet again, despite the power of his sustaining ring, the rogue slept through the whole night.

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After breakfast the group all went upstairs and piled into the big room they had all shared next to Vogh and Talin’s main room which the duo had occupied for months now. Deacon cast his spell and immediately everyone was magically transported into the outer room of one of the worst places in the world.

Geristranomos was ready to complete his work on the generator. With the aid of the group’s multiple magical holding containers, they had gathered a large number of parts of G to complete the generator and get it operating at full capability.

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When they appeared back in the warding generator chamber Vogh changed things up a bit, Geristranomos I had thought about something last night before going to bed. Vogh pulled out the Darkstar pendant then and showed it to him.

At one point we were trapped inside this pendant, that was until we defeated its maker inside. I would like to go back inside the warrens to Saggarintys. He can say the password and I will travel inside the pendant once more and place the hand inside. After a minute Saggarintys can say the word again and I will come out of the pendant. I can leave the pendant with Saggarintys for safekeeping. We will then move back out here, sealing the door forevermore. Then once you complete the generator, Deacon can teleport us out and you can turn on the generator sealing off the entire warrens once and for all.

Geristranomos thought about it for a few moments and then cheerfully nodded his head. That will work perfectly. The hand will be sealed in the pendant which is guarded by Saggarintys behind the sealed door of the banewarrens with all the generators working. I love the plan.

With everyone else agreeing with the plan, Vogh called again to Saggarintys to meet them at the sealed door they were standing beside. In the meantime, Geristranomos began his work on the generator while Deacon cast his Wall of stone to seal off the opening that the umber hulk had made. With that complete everyone waited for Saggarintys to meet them. While waiting for Saggarintys, everyone made sure to detect if anything was inside the area where they were. They didn’t want a surprise visitor. It took some time to make sure the place was safe but after an hour, just as Saggarintys arrived and called back to Vogh, Deacon gave a thumbs up that all was clear.

Vogh took out the hand and opened the sealed door. On the other side in the room she found Saggarintys waiting. Vogh then explained the plan to Saggarintys and gave him the pendant. Vogh made certain that no one but her would be sucked into the pendant. Saggarintys said the command word and poof Vogh was back inside again. Vogh then went to the side of the ledge and tossed the hand over. She watched it fall out of sight. Once she was done she waited until Saggarintys said the command word again to bring her back. After a few minutes, Saggarintys once more said the command word and brought her back. Vogh smiled at The Great Silver protector and gave him one last embrace. We will be completing the warding generator and seal the place off forever. I thank you one last time Oh Great One.

With one last look over her shoulder, Vogh walked through the door and closed it. Vogh then pulled out the sealing rod and sealed the door for the last time. The only thing left was to complete the generator and turn it on.

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The Great Silver dragon followed along with Vogh’s plan and added the amulet to his elven neck as he stood in his humanoid form currently. “Thank you Miss Vogh. And everyone. For all your sacrifices.”

Sagg reached into the pocket of the simple robe he had apparently donned to cover himself prior to meeting them. He produced a bag and reached inside. From the opening came a metallic silver slate piece which was much too large to fit inside the now obviously magical bag. In the center of the glistening scale was a symbol none recognized. Saggarintys produced one for each of those assembled, and two additional.

“These are my scales, and the symbol is known to my kind, unlikely forgotten by time. Do with them what you will, but if you encounter another metallic dragon, these should grant you favor. Would that I could bless you with more, but I left all behind when we sealed ourselves inside. The two extras are for the companions who traveled with you whom I have not seen again. I trust they are well?”

He smiled genuinely when told that Avach and Kalerecent had simply been about other business and were unable to return with the troup each time.

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Geristranomos worked for 3 days straight, without stopping or sleeping. Belie aided the construct with the limited knowledge he had of devices, and the few tools he carried with him always. The others observed and lent aid as they could through the process. Deacon’s magically created stone wall had sealed the umber hulk smashed entrance. Finally, sometime after their second sleep, Geristranomos explained that the generator was ready.

“My friends. Thank you for all you’ve done. The world will never know the services you provided them in helping reseal this place. I say this with all the fondness possible, I hope I never see you again.”

With golden hands braced against the machine he nodded at them and said it was time to leave. Deacon cast his spell and everyone vanished from the Banewarrens to reappear in the large room in the Ghostly Minstrel.

Vogh couldn’t help herself, but immediately she sent out a whisper to Saggarintys through the magic item she had procured for them to communicate. Several tense moments passed, but no reply. She tried again, asking if the great dragon could hear her. No response came back to the bard and her heart sunk.

[Private to GM: I rolled to see if it worked, and the dice said no. But perhaps the Silver King will find a way to make it function one day in the future…]

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Vogh accepted the scales that were given to her and her friends. The gift from Saggarintys was something she would never ever forget. The goodbye from Geristranomos was another tear-jerking moment for Vogh. She had grown very fond of the metal man, at times he was more human than a lot of humans and he would be forgotten. She too embraced him before Deacon cast his spell.

When Vogh couldn’t reach Saggarintys with the missive stone, she knew that the warrens were sealed off once more. Though it hurt to not hear Saggarintys voice return through the stone, it was a relief that they were now sealed forever, she had hoped.

Turning to the others, Vogh said, He didn’t answer, so I am assuming that everything is sealed off. We can finally rest. We have definitely deserved it! Vogh pulled everyone close then and reached into her pack and produced the scales that Saggarintys had given them. He wanted to give you these so that if ever we come across a metallic dragon, we can show them to them. He will be remembered for what he has sacrificed.

With the scales handed out. As Vogh had said it was time to rest. Belie, and the trio left, leaving Talin and Vogh together alone. Vogh just wanted to go to bed and sleep. She was exhausted after all they had done and the emotional loss they had experienced. It would take time to be whole once more and Vogh meant to take it.

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Everyone slept soundly and in the morning Talin and Vogh finally started to sort through everything they had found in the Quaan. Gems, coins, a few magic items, and more were part of the spoils. The group had so far always entrusted the Bards to divide things up fairly, which they always had.

Upon tearing into the strange web sac they had found in the aranea’s nexus of lattice, they discovered a note which seemed to have been scribbled in a hasty hand. Neither of them recognized the language (Sylvan. I didn’t see it on their sheets. Does anyone speak it? I’m certain one of your people can cast a spell to decipher/read it, so check the spoilers below:)

“Zo staxaes curtichs plopaxalo semothick fig. Zoupp taxark eb pit whugo vaxastino din zo caxavos foyect, pi eb semothick caxarrow zo Binaxar Lituaxar, hist wirr fo dolbelmow fonoaxath pit tompro.”


Spoiler text: (Highlight or hover over the text to view)Written in Sylvan and addressed to Brothers of the Quaan: The chaos cultists prepare something big. They talk of a huge machine in the caves beyond, and of something called the Final Ritual, which will be performed beneath a temple.


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When they together looked over the stuff that they had gotten in the Quaan, Vogh had noticed a few items which would be beneficial to the group. First were the javelins, either Julia or Belie might like them so she put them aside to ask them later. Vogh pulled out the dagger next and after studying it for a moment she said, maybe this will better be served with Belie instead. Julia can take the javelins or even Bharash?

She then pulled out the boots. The wings on them kind of gave it away to what they were and so thinking a moment she said to Talin, would you like these? I have a means of flight with that statue we recovered before and this would give you the chance. When Talin’s eyes lit up, Vogh tossed them to him to try on.

Talin put them on and not surprisingly they were initially too big but in short order, they shrunk to his foot size. They fit great and I can’t wait to try them out.

They went through a few of the other items which weren’t of great value, but would easily sell until they came to the webbing sack. Inside Vogh saw the note, but initially she couldn’t read it so she showed it to Talin who also said he couldn’t read it. Vogh cast a simple cantrip and the words became clear. She read them aloud to Talin and then said, I really wanted to rest for some time, but it looks like we might have something else that we should look into.

I thought we would have some downtime???

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The following morning Vogh and Talin were on their own. Belie had returned to the Welcome Inn where his two friends stayed after the rogue and the small sorcerer Jamir had bought out the Inn’s family’s debt. They now had free room and board at the low-key inn just inside the South Gate. Few thrill seekers visited the establishment, and that’s the way the rogue liked it.

Knowing Iltumar would be dying for some stories, the duo loaded up all the armor they had procured, stashing what they could in magical spaces, and carrying what they couldn’t with them.

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Indeed the young man’s face did turn up into a smile upon the bard duo entering the shop. None of the 4 other patrons were currently engaging him so they went straight up to his counter and laid each of the sets of over-sized armor out on the counter. Nine sets of large chain shirts, fitted for things much bigger than a human, in total lay on the counter. Several had broken links, accompanied by dried blood stains, which marred the perfect symmetry of connected, metal loops.

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Vogh leaned in and said, the blood is from some really nasty ogres and two trolls. There is a huge story about it all that we can tell you later if you want to hear it.

We have a bunch of other stuff that we need to sell, can you just make a deposit into our vault? Vogh asked the eager looking young man. Vogh knew she had tossed him a nibble that he would bug her about for days on end if she didn’t tell him right away.

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Iltumar readily agreed and asked if they could meet at the Minstrel that night for dinner and stories. He also asked Vogh when they could spar again.

“I’ve been practicing with some of my friends, you met Jamill the other day. I’m getting really good miss Vogh. Nowhere near your skills but I’m besting my friends more times than not right now.”

Another customer came up and Iltumar bid them farewell.

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Smiling Vogh said, yes sure, we can do some training tonight. You come on over to the Minstrel when you are ready and we can go then. When the other customers had some questions Vogh and Talin said their goodbyes and headed out to go to the next place.

Vogh was about to walk away but had a thought. She pulled out the shield that was found inside the chest that was given to them and laid it on the counter for Iltumar. She then pulled out a flask of Alchemist fire. Iltumar, we found this in a chest that was given to us. If you pour the fire onto the shield, the shield gains magical power as if the alchemist fire awakens the magic that is latent inside the shield. Can you see what we can get for it?

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Iltumar screwed up his face in confusion as Vogh showed him the shield and explained that it needed the alchemical fire to activate the magic. “That’s very strange. I will have to show this to the Brothers and see what they say.”

(+1 heavy steel shield of fire resistance must be doused daily in alchemist fire)


The duo had to go back to their room to gather up all the weapons they wanted to sell at Rastor’s. Again they stowed all they could in magical compartments then carried the most mundane of the items on their person. Both wore their heavy cloaks to conceal as many weapons as possible. While not as cagey as Belie, Talin was ever careful about their security and discretion. Thankfully they crossed Delver’s Square with no incident.

Both noticed far more beggars than normal and an increased number of street performers. All were hoping for the spare coin most Delver’s had on them, and several seemed to be doing quite well.

A lone human, elderly judging by the start white of his long hair which was pulled back in a pony tail, sat on a stool while painting on a canvas, which was setting atop an easel. He appeared to be painting the statue of Rhunian and what look like a fair number of delvers. The quick glimpse they grabbed while walking by showed the man was a very accomplished artist.

As was becoming the norm, the inside of Rasters shop was quite busy. At least a dozen people were milling about, looking over all the weapons. Less than half war armor and appeared to be delvers themselves. Three were human and one was a rather tall dwarf. A few elves and halflings among humans comprised the rest of the patrons.

The two bards, always listening to any conversation around them for hints, clues and stories overheard two pieces of interest. Two of the elves mentioned someone named Vinton had his sister go missing last night. They haven’t found her and he hasn’t the coin for a reward. One of the armored humans was apparently complaining about his accommodations. “I need some horse-radish to get the smell of the sewers out of my nose. On warm days like today it is particularly fragrant.”

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Rastor finished the sale of a rather plain looking sword to one plain looking human then shook his head upon seeing the two humans.

“You know, I’m not sure my Treasury can handle the large Halls you all seem to continually produce!” It was clear the lion mane was joking with them, but he was certainly not wrong about the number of weapons they had procured and sold to him.

“Thankfully the number of buyers has been nearly as endless as your supply. I don’t know where all these people are coming from, but I imagine the labyrinth below has got to be shoulder to shoulder with treasure seekers.” Rastor seemed not to mind based on the passivity in his voice.

“How is that magnificent blade serving you master Talin?” He asked, with obvious pride.

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Having gotten all the weapons, Talin and Vogh both went over to Rastor’s. They visited the Litorian quite regularly in the last few months. Rastor even said so jokingly as he greeted them both. The blade worked wonderfully. Its edge was exceptionally sharp and cut through the defenses of a troll I fought. Talin said with a wink.

So, we have more than a few items for you and some original ones as well. Some things we haven’t seen before. Talin pulls out the chaostech ax then to show Rastor.

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Both bards took a step back as the lion man showed the powerful feline side of his heritage by letting out an angry growl which bared fangs longer than they had noticed before.

“Get that out of my shop Master Talin. Better yet, destroy it. I won’t deal in that chaos trash. Where did you even find such a nasty thing? I hope you killed some cultist…”

The litorian ceased his snarl as he met Talin’s eyes with a glimmer of hope in his own. Clearly Rastor didn’t like chaositech, or the so called chaos cultists, enough to wish them dead.

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Both Talin and Vogh were taken aback by how Rastor had reacted to seeing the ax. I am so sorry, I didn’t know that this was something that was taboo. Talin quickly put it back in his bottomless pack and tried to calm Rastor down with some questions of his own.

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“You better be careful who sees you with any of that chaos garbage. The stuff will likely kill you in some random explosion, plus there are lots of folks about who are after the rubbish and none of them are the savory sort. You catch my drift?” Rastor had moved beyond being upset that they even brought an item of chaositech into his store, especially since they had taken it off a dead person or creature who had been wielding it against the duo, but his warning certainly rang true in their heads.

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Did you say Chaos Cultists? That is interesting, our other friends got this piece after killing some bad people. We did find a note though. Vogh, show him the note. Talin said quickly.

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Vogh grabbed into her pack and pulled out the note they had found in the webbing. We recently found this, can you make anything out of it? Vogh said. When Rastor looked at it and couldn’t read it, Vogh read what it said to him.

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Rastor screwed up his face in confusion and explained it was in a language he didn’t speak. Vogh quickly told him what was written, having committed it to memory. “Brothers of the Quaan: The chaos cultists prepare something big. They talk of a huge machine in the caves beyond, and of something called the Final Ritual, which will be performed beneath a temple.”

The big lion-man blanched at the unnerving statement.

“I don’t know what these brother are, or much about the cultists. I’ve just heard rumor and overheard talk of them from patrons in my shop. But all that seems pretty worrisome. I’ll ask around and if I get wind of anything I’ll certainly let you know.”

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It was good to ha e eyes and ears in many places Vogh thought to herself as Rastor explained he would keep a lookout for anything.

Thank you Rastor, that will definitely be helpful.

Then Vogh changed the subject, So, you will take all this other stuff? We have a lot of different places to go today and, as Vogh turned and saw the number of people in his store, You seem quite busy as well, I just want to show you one more thing. Vogh pulled out the mace she had from the chest they were given and put it on the table. She then pulled out another alchemist fire flask. Rastor we would also like to sell this mace. When you add the fire it awakens powers in the mace. I can show you of course. But, I was wondering what we could get for it?

With that Vogh and Talin went back to the Minstrel to get the rest of the items to sell. It wasn’t a lot now that they got rid of the weapons and armor.

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Rastor, like Iltumar, was quite confused after Vogh explained the mace. “I can tell this isn’t a magical flail, but you’re saying if you pour alchemical fire over it, it becomes magical? Wizards are a strange lot, but this is one of the strangest things I’ve heard. Ha. Maybe the person who made them made and sold the magic fire and wanted to keep demand high. But I’ve never heard of such a thing before.” The litorian chuckled at the thought of a strange wizard doing something so strange.

“You’ll include 18 of these flasks with them? I’m not Myraeth’s, how much do those flasks normally sell for? 20 gold a piece? Wow. Steep price to keep a magic item… magic. Keep the bags of fire and I’ll look over this odd piece and send word to the minstrel for you. We’ll do my standard fifty percent on everything else you’ve got. Normally a flail with these imbuements would go for around eight thousand, but I’ve got to do some research before I mess with such a thing.”

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Vogh too thought that it was a strange way to make magical items. Perhaps what you said is true. Maybe the creator also made the potions and thought it could be a steady bit of income for them. It is quite smart actually.

Vogh nodded in agreement. She knew that both Iltumar and Rastor would need to check further into the items before giving a price.

Her and Talin finished their business with Rastor and headed over to Myraeth’s next.

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Next to Chapter 5 : The Quaan and Beyond : Part 3 (coming soon)