Tarsak 4, 1484 DR, Year Of The Awakened Sleepers
333rd Layer Of The Abyss, Thanatos
Inside the Neverwinter elites hideout, after tendering Graywulf’s wounds the druid Crowveil, informs the companions that the darkening scared away the barbarians, who fled back to the spine of the world. The bard, Andy Bernard enters the cave followed by the elf priestess Celine and the blinded dwarf, accompanied by the two Neverwinter soldiers. They report that they didn’t find they Anarchy anchored in the Crabshore bay. Simone has sailed away. Crowveil notices the spell scar on Celin’s wrist and speaks of the Chosens of the gods and the distinct birthmarks on them. He is suspecting that the darkening is conjured by the chosen of an evil deity. Harry ask of him to assemble his circle and perform a ritual to transport inside the Soulgem. They have to free the paladin from that prison, in order to defeat the devil that lurks under Luskan. The druid breaks his staff in three pieces and creates a circle around the companions and the gem. From each piece, a druid from the emerald enclave is summoned and they start the spirit-walk ritual. The druidic song carries the heroes spirits away.
Thornalf Ulfgar stands in front of the Helm of the Thunergod, inside his holy place. The pilgrims chant inside the temple. The runepriest adresses to Thornalf,
“Do ye think ye earn your atonement, exile?”
“No . . . not yet.”, answers Thornalf.
“The relics of the gods are not to be used from humans. You will guard the Helm and make sure of it.”, orders the runepriest.
After a while, in the middle of his shift, fire burns the dwarven corridors and people scream for help. A great shadow appears and the dying priest shout to Thornalf that only the power of their god can save them. Thornalf, grabs the Helm and put it on, for the second time, as thunder and lightning whirls around him.
Ethan Vrammyr, finds himself inside a falling waterfall. He is one with the water. Ont the one side, of the waterfall he sees himself, wearing the most expensive equipment, leading a group of mercenaries against pirates, defending their treasure. On the other side, he watches a version of him, in worn out clothes holding nothing but a wooden staff, defending alone two elves attacked by a group of orc barbarians. Ethan, steps out of the water, on the path of the druid.
Harry Westra, stares in owe the great library of the Arcane Brotherhood. Next to him a blind old wizard, whispers.
“Look in the shadows, Harry. Do you see your brother, sneaking? He is trying to steal the Hand Of Vecna. This is a dangerous artifact and innocent people will die if it leaves this place. Stop him, or i will.”
He shouts at his brother to stop, but his sibling runs faster towards the relic. Harry, then, teleport in front of the Hand and grabs it.
Olo Quickskin, swipes the carpet outside his store, when a mob of the followers of Umberlee, drag the merchant Oloward Fletcher towards the gallows pole, shouting against the thief. Olo, reach into his pocket and grabs the Ring Of Wishes he recently stole from the temple of Umberlee. He puts it on and a red skinned Genasi appears in front of him granting him a wish.
“I wish the ring to return, where it was, before i stole it.”, the halfling asks.
The djiini with a smirk in his face, grand his wish and Olo find himself in the temple of Umberlee, infront of the case with the ring in it. Out of th window the mob hangs Fletcher and the door behind him slowly opens.
Quinn, hides in the shadows outside the room of Captain Beniago Kurth, in the Captains castle in Luskan. With his assassination the Luskan army will stay headless. As he sneaks up behind him, he sees behind the curtains Beniago’s wife holding their baby in her arms. Without hesitation, the assassin cuts the Captains throat in front of his family. As the woman tries to reach the alarm, Quinn flees out of the window.
Suddenly, the five of them, appear in the corridor of a demonic tower, with a sealed stone door, behind them. In the middle of the door, is carved the shape of the Soulgem. They find a skin, on the wall with the map of the abyss, where the region called Thanatos is outlined. They wander into the tower and they reach a circle room with 21 statues. A dark cloaked figure, with long thin fingers appears. He holds a chain of cards in front of him and whispers.
“You are on the wrong side of the board, players! In this game I give nothing, here the Game Master takes everything!”
The statues start to animate, and unimaginable hazards start to fill the room. Thornalf runs towards the heavy prison door across the room and remember that he has seen it again on the card given to them by the weird drow, some time ago.
“The card is the key!”, the dwarf shouts.
Harry, pulls the Donjon card out of his bag of holding, and shows it to the Game Master. In a whirling force the cloaked figure and all the cards are sucked in a small wooden box on the floor. As the prison door open, Harry, puts the box into his bag. They move across the floor made of skulls and the finally enter the hall of the demonic throne. On the skeletal throne sits their tielfing friend Damien. But he is, changed. His horns bigger and twisted, his skin reddish with gruesome wings in his back. A demonic fire burns in his eyes. He holds a spine in his hand, with a skull on its end.
Here they come, in front of me sun god, to save your pawn. But I don’t see them kneeling. They’re not begging. Your ignorance mortals, amuses me. Your arrogance, infuriates me. This soul belongs to me. Soon I will completely devour it, when my minions take the gem out of your dead bodies, in that forest. You have but one choice, mortals. Release me into your world and I will deal with this lesser devil in Luskan, myself. I shall grand you unimaginable powers. You will ride by Orcus side, as my horsemen of the apocalypse. And you shall be kings in the new world.
the demon gaze upon their souls and knows that they defy him. He summons his skeleton army against them and smites them with his abyssal might. The heroes hit back hard, but in the end it took a memory to save the paladin. Olo, grabs the paladin’s hand and puts in the amulet of the Phoenix. Damien, remembers his Oath, and recognize his friends. Harry casts a spell and disarm him of the demons weapon. As the power of the demon over the paladin fades away they hit until Damien is freed from Orcus grasp. The tower starts shaking and Ethan envision the gem as Crowveil instructed him, in order to return to the material world. As their souls leave that place, Olo grabs a piece of Orcus dissolving wing, and feels the necrotic power to come back with him.
|CHAR||XP||TOTAL XP||LOOT|| |
|Harry Westra (Wiz9) ||+ 5000||55000 / 64000||Deck Of Many Things||INSPIRATION!|
|Thornalf Ulfgar (Ftr9)||+ 5000||63000 / 64000||INSPIRATION!|
|Olo Quickskin (Rog9) ||+ 5000||63000 / 64000||Map Of The Abyss, Skull From Thanatos, Orcus Bone||INSPIRATION!|
|Quinn (Rog9)||+ 5000||59500 / 64000||INSPIRATION!|
|Ethan Vrammyr (Ran6/Drd3)||+ 5000||54000 / 64000||INSPIRATION!|