The Church of Iomedae is primarily concerned with the threat of demons from the Worldwound to the west. For less pressing tasks, it employs eager adventurers who migrate to Mendev but who are… less than fitting for service in the paladin armies. The new party is tasked with reclaiming two shrines to Iomedae and Abadar that were lost to cultists of Orcus ten years ago. The party’s zen archer monk, Eagle One, begins our tale. (-GM)
20th day of Sarenith, 4717 AR
It is me, Eagle One (a honorably zen archer), with The WANDerer (a summoner), and some other people whose names I can’t remember. A rogue and a paladin. We are now riding our horses to investigate and reclaim two shrines, one to Iomedae and one to Abadar.
Finally, we arrive. We walk into the first shrine and find that it is covered with blood and s***. The statue of Abadar has gotten its head blown off, and someone apparently took a s*** in its neck. Our paladin (Hannibal his name is) starts yelling obscenities at the statue and suddenly he is turned into a warpriest. Must have lost his paladinhood.
Well, while The WANDerer (let’s call him W for short) tries to decipher things written in blood on the ground, I walk over to the statue. I try to find its missing head, but all I find is rubble that seems impossible to put together. Then, while our rogue tries to find traps and secret passages along the wall, I hear a noise of a sword coming out of its scabbard. We’ll have to try to find that. Then, I notice some words at the foot of the statue:
“As you obey the commands of Abadar so does this figure obey your COMMAND.”
Just then, before I get a chance to do anything, we notice two skeletons covered in blood coming our way. I go out and try to shoot one. My arrow goes through its ribs, barely seeming to do anything. W’s eidolon seems to be doing a lot. Quickly, Hannibal and our rogue rushes out to help us. The skeletons are tough, but we end up beating them. It takes time, and we are exhausted.
We decide to go back and clean up the shrine before exploring the other one. After a bit, we decide to camp the night here. During Hannibal’s watch, I am awoken by a scream. Oh s***! A bunch of giant spiders have invaded the shrine. I shoot one after another, but they have bound our rogue, Groominator the Great (I finally learn his name) and Hannibal. W keeps on summoning giant spiders, but thankfully these are on our side.
We manage to defeat the last of them. I look up to the sky, and wonder what more will await us. Then, I go back to help clean the shrine.
-Eagle One (Bruno)
Eagle One, vanaran zen-archer monk 4
Groominator the Great, goblin rogue 3
Hannibal the Cannibal, aasimar warpriest of Sarenrae 3
The WANDerer, half-elven summoner 3