In a missing chapter of our tale, the party returned to the lizardfolk to conclude the peace agreement, to find the tribe’s druid Hishka tipping them off to an ambush by their warlike chieftain. The party won and party transferred to Hishka, who asked them to help him convince the dragon Ilthane’s kobolds to no longer guard the lizardfolks’ eggs. The party debated whether they should keep the large black dragon egg Ilthane had left as “insurance” against an attack from Ilthane later. The oread ranger Noway narrates. (-GM)
12th day of Desnus, 4741 AR
Yada yada stuff that should have been written in the writeup that Sunaki never wrote.
At this point most of Ilthane’s fanatics had been driven out, but we still had to deal with the kobolds she’f sent to guard the tribe’s eggs. All we had to do was let them go on their way with Ilthane’s egg, but nooo, the others wanted to keep the egg as a bargaining chip for when Ilthane came back. They had no idea what they were going to bargain for, they had no idea what they were going to do if the egg hatched, and they were completely oblivious to the countless ways their plan could go wrong, of which I have already informed them and need not restate.
Eventually we resolved to just kill the kobolds and figure out what to do with the egg later. Hans and I made a web of silk and vine to ensare them, so most of the fight was just me whacking the ones that crawled up to us and Roger shooting the stuck ones until they resembled pincushions.
Toward the end of the battle, the dragon egg which the others were so convinced was dear to Ilthane’s heart burst open, revealing these worms that crawled into the lizardfolk eggs and turned the babies into zombies. Eventually we got rid of all the monsters but many of the eggs got destroyed.
After the mourning and stuff was dealt with, we went to Blackwall Keep. The troops there wanted reinforcements, but none of their requests got through. “Oh yeah,” said Hans, “We might have accidentally made all of the bridges in a 10-mile radius disappear. Sorry about that.” I used my handy animal messenger spell to send their request to Kintargo. Apparently they wanted “standard foot reinforcements, double standard mounted reinforcements, 10 scouts, feed for the horses, and a wizard.”
We didn’t have much else to do in Blackwall Keep, so we went with Marzena back to Diamond Lake. Me and Roger bandaged her jaw, so it should heal in a few weeks. It was a rough trek, and it didn’t help that Hans kept spouting random nonsense and Sunaki acted like he was serious. At least I had Herbert. He’s always good company.
Once we reached the outskirts of Diamond Lake, this person Shael who looked like a former miner went up to us. “I wouldn’t go into town if I were you.” said she. “Hellknight people took control of the town. They have with them a bunch of devils, including one that’s overseeing the place.” A horned devil by her description. Very powerful. “And the old bridge reappeared next to the new one.”
So apparently reinforcements couldn’t bother with the keep that wanted them, but had to oppress our town instead. At least some escaped with money, like this person. But we were wanted criminals now, since we were part of the mansion lootings.
Roger stealthed into Ezren’s house and found a note and a lock of hair that could be used for scrying. After that was done, we decided to raid one of the Hellknight patrols. The person that was supposed to be on watch had dozed off, so most of them were just coup de graced. It was an easy fight until an erinyes came over, too high for any of the non-ranged people to hit. Some fogs and fire arrows later, I started getting this feeling that we were in huge danger.
Dun dun DUUUUUUUNNNN!
Ensorcella, human sorcerer (vortex dragon blood) 5
Hans Grüber, elven magus 6
Noway Amagonadaithisthyme, oread ranger 6
Roger, human slayer 6
Sunaki, human cleric of Desna 5