The fifth adventure within the Legacy of Fire. In this exciting episode, we finish exploring the tower of Nethys, we scout the town of kelmarane, attempt to save sacrifices and fight off giant birds.
Charlie – Yarar Azar, brother, asimir, Sarenrae priest.
Heidi – Hawada, halfling female.
Wendy- Zashi, human plus female.
Dan M. – Sumna, human plus male. Words of power
Ali – Tala Ananda, half giant female.
Wade – Reza, elf male.
Diary entry (written in Kelesh)
Hello diary. Did you miss me?
Let’s see, we left off with Sumna screaming inside a hallway with funny vapors. We shouldn’t have worried so much, Sumna is good with vapors. It was merely a hallucinogen to give penitent visitors proper outlook. It certainly helps make the place seem more lively.
So we fished Sumna out of the mists and a few minutes later he recovered. We put our collective thoughts together and realized there is no danger we can’t just rush in and solve.
We rushed into the hallway and turned the corner to see a wandering man speaking Orisiani and talking to a wall. In the middle of the room was a giant floating pleasure palanquin. Exactly that type I found in Katapesh that I was merely touching when the guards tried to fill me with crossbows. Luckily they shot Yarar more than me.
Anyway, we were all feeling a little woozy except the two druggies. As we explored we saw this guy talking about a gift from a sultan. That the whack job was an Amir (leader dude) from Orisiani (maybe?). And he got this cool punch dagger (turns out to be cursed and turned him into a were-lynx).
We attempt to speak to him and he is offended by our presence. Says that he is here for his needs. That this holy place is his. He draws a dagger. I draw a crossbow and he attacks. Just like good old Katapesh. Everyone objects when the goblin pulls a weapon. When he attacks he goes all furry and shit. So I light him on fire. I mean if he is going to provide a good flammable surface…
We drop him like a furry chump. And loot him like a pimp loots his buck tooth whore. He has a magic armor shirt, a magic dagger and lots of goods in his dead mule that he fucked up himself in his drugged out haze.
We move on. Find secret doors and then the main temple area. Altar, pillars with spells on them and holy lights. I copy a few spells, so does the witch Reza. Sumna and Zashi pray.
We go back to the top and start scouting out. We notice that at one point, four gnolls take a human out to the pesh fields and torture him to death. We would have been too late to save him.
But the second day when they try to do it, we rush to save the human. We run to the human and this time it is a little different location in the pesh fields, the gnolls hit the ground to summon the monster and then beat feet. We are unsure if they saw us. But we grabbed the human and ran. Zashi and Sumna throwing arms underneath him and running. As we ran, I looked back and saw something with huge tentacles coming after us. I slowed down to buy the group time and the giantess did the same. She really has a martyr complex. I wonder if we should just post a suicide watch on her. I mean, I have copious amounts of experience with things attempting to eat me and most monsters think twice before feasting on goblin, I was in no danger. But Tala is prime hero dinner. However, the team managed to get out of the pesh fields faster than the tentacle beast and I did not get to find out precisely what the monster was.
So two different monsters in the pesh fields that will need to be cleaned out.
We got back to the Monastery with the human. He was Chelexia and was attempting to loot it. He got caught be a goat demon (which Hawada had already seen and noted.) The adventuring group was slowly being sacrificed and there was only one more adventurer in town. We would have to get a move on.
The next day, we discovered that a giant bird returned to it’s nest. It went for me. Attempting to kill the goblin. I swear everything is a racist. We fed the giant bird (vulture) flaming hot death. We all got filth disease so had to rest.
I think that is where we will end the journal for now.