Firewalls riddled about, blocking a straight path to get to the orcs in this Scavewyrm Pit. The Pit had filth, sludge and altered beings. I wondered about the mud. Was it made from heat sifting through walls? Not many of us gazed at the flames. I did. The rest of the party cut deep into the valley like a knife; spearheaded by Larra.
The band: all of us started with little money. Maireya, Empress of Ravens, heard there was lore to be sought-after in a Temple close by Stelloth's Site. It was his Crematorium. Tomes with important writings that Wizards & Priests used to conjure important Magick. And a blight recently left much Magick unspoken for suggesting these books well worth the journey for. The Stone Priestess, Maireya, I thought: with an Antient in her pocket, it's easy to talk of quests when you posses a wall that moves and breathes to the rhythms of your battle. Fear sometimes decides my thoughts. As for the Pit of the Scavewym..
Larra's wulf led the pack into th pit. I kept in close proximity following behind it. Sett. The wulf that dodged and protected like no other. Maireya and Elani are fearsome fighters. The thief and the Stone Priestess made their way right up the neck of the Pit. Arrows flew back at us. Some hitting the walls. Some being swallowed by the swiftness of Larra's wulf. My magick healed slights, but Elani took a bit of poison before finishing the orcs. She finds gold on monsters like no other!
Onto the next cavern.
And, with that- we were off to Torhak's Cavern: the Cavern of Knight Ghoul. Torhak, evidently championed a ghoul that knew how to use weaponry quite cleverly. With a shield far to small for his large body, he weaved in and out punching and cutting at our ranks.
Just a step away from Izchak and his famous goods.
We ventured through the cavern to Izchak after fighting Torhak. Some of the team went in together and bought Sequolia a magic bow. She may only use it once, but it fires incredibly fast. Elani was treated for poison and we're all ready to head to Forthstron River..
It seems the Fire demon has turned Forthstron into an inferno. 6 giant firewalls and fire spirits as far as we can see. Wish us luck. We're going to need it.
Larra's 1st kill. Executed quite well. With the Sprite on our side, healing us and hanging out in the background, we'll show Ughurth yet! Forbidden tomes of lore aren't to be bequeathed by such a monster.
Unfortunately, the Lava Pools are next. Just when we thought the sweat from our brows might finally find some coolness.. We hope Larra's wulf is guiding us in the right direction.
Whew! A heroic effort by the team.
Maireya, Elani & Larra shot through the also flames the acolyte left as illusions. We destroyed all quickly, pushing the shade into the Realm if Shadows. Sequolia healed us and we met up with Izchak & Althea at the Amaranth Inn. A Barbarian called Xoric had an itchy axe finger so the thief hired him for protection on the travels to come. She also purchased a magical feather from a phoenix. I heard wonderful stories of such. I received a mirror shield after a long discussion with Izchak. Larra ached to be on our way again, and so the next destination lie at the Mitholaq Hive.
Talk about a breeze: finally, no fire to deal with. We made split-second work of a centaur & a pryemander. Such an odd couple..
We travelled for a few days to reach our destination, but not before we came to Stelloth's Crematorium. Hyss, the giant firebyrd was ready for us and waiting. I wonder if Izchak plucked that feather he sold to me a few days earlier from this grave monster? Fire spirits; walls and a wight with the blood of a troll. Larra really does her research. I just hope Elani's Barbarian makes use of his weapon mastery here. Magic ice fyre that hinders frost.
My goodness!- another success. Elani swept in, blade slicing. We all followed her lead. Even the Sprite used her magical bow to damage some of the fire spirits. Oh, but a rumbling from beyond the next passageway. In the passageway there was an antechamber: the Crypt of Shaurath. And, in it we found some allies. Izchak "loaned" us two familiars; one of the bee family and another of the spirit family. Hopefully, they stay with us long enough to help. We can hear rocks falling from the garden of beasts just ahead. Larra purchased Vaiel's Urn. I'm not looking forward to its release.
Oh our goodness!- there's a behemoth crouching from the 40 foot ceiling above it chewing bones. Ughurth. The Lord of the Catacomb. And, with it shadow creatures; orcs and a small dragon. I hope fate has our side.
As it turns out, destiny was on our side. So were Urthoth & Thymaz, the Atients.
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