The party decided that before investigating the stream under the Water Cult’s keep, they would root out the Fire Cult and see what was happening at Scarlet Moon Hall. Apparently, there was some druidic rite being performed that would restore balance to the area. Rumor has it that the druidic Circle of the Scarlet Moon knows the Rite of the Wicker Giant and that it will be completed on the morrow.
The quickest route to Scarlet Moon Hall led the party straight through the Water Cult’s keep, where they found a Crushing Wave Priest, a Fathomer and four Reavers. The priest was quickly overwhelmed and his compatriots followed shortly thereafter.
Traveling over the Dessarin Hills, the party came across an Orge mob. While the party wisely went around the giant killing machines, Sytarii thought he’d have some fun and unleashed Ildon’s crossbow. Taking careful aim at an ogrish posterior, he loosed a quarrel, that missed, of course. The ogres took note of the miss though and chased Sytarii for a long way before they tired and gave up. One of them even nicked him with a massive javelin.
Finally reaching Scarlet Moon Hall and back together again. The party investigated a couple of the campsites set up around the hall on their way to the hall itself. After entering the hall’s courtyard and being rebuffed, they resumed their investigations. Discovering, among other things, a Crushing Wave Priest who Ganus befriended with a deft display of the Water Cult hand sign.
A fight broke out when two Fire Cult Priests and a wild caught Grizzly ran out of excuses. After both priests cast Fireball the bear was able to knock Sytarii out, but the priests were killed for their efforts and the bear was allowed to run off into the woods.
Ganus went back to the campsite with a half-elf druid and her sprites, but she had taken their news that the Fire Cult was going to unleash a Fire Giant to heart and packed up and left as soon as she could. She did, however, leave a small box in her tent with a note that said, “Use them well.” Ganus was very happy to see a pair of magic scrolls in the box.
A little later, a battle broke out between the party and the Fire Cult as the Fire Priest and her Guardians were discovered at their campsite. The Water Cultist aided and a group of 4 druids came over from a nearby campsite and helped as best they could.
All in all, an eventful day of adventuring, full of laughter, slaughter and fun.
Alas, our tale pauses here, to be continued next week.
|Character||XP / XP So Far||Level /
|900 / 3672||4 (6500)||Wand of Magic Missiles
Scroll of Haste
Scroll of Wall of Water
Scroll of Lesser Restoration
Scroll of Skywrite
|900 / 4121||4 (6500)||250 GP gold ruby ring|
|Sytarii||900 / 4284||4 (6500)||+1 Dagger, “Reszur”
Potion of Diminution
|Taban||900 / 4058||4 (6500)||N/A|
|Telfid||900 / 3601||4 (6500)||N/A|
|Keeley||900 / 3601||4 (6500)||N/A|
|Olive||0 / 75||1 (300)||N/A|
|Defortune||0 / 163||1 (300)||N/A|
|Rainar||0 / 226||1 (300)||N/A|
|Noctavia||0 / 1730||3 (2700)||N/A|
|Nastane||0 / 3942||4 (6500)||N/A|
|Nala||0 / 4942||4 (6500)||N/A|