Beneath the Paleblade's Stronghold, part 2

level 4

Dave was absent this session. Ryan played Grisley.

Our adventure continued with a visit to the library. Unfortunately, it contained the crazy-ass wife of Sir Darian Paleblade, Valae Paleblade, who immediately tried to psych us out. Rizzith was able to save the day by rolling 2 crits (as well as 2 ones) in one turn. There was lots of dazing and general craziness, except that Rizzith remained sane. Fortem kept attacking allies. Sometimes he missed, though. Everyone almost died again. Rizzith used a healing potion to save Adalbert, who was 1 point and one death throw away from leaving us. All was well.

At the front of the room, a book about the Feywild lay open. It had some weird script on top of the original. It included info about drakefire, rituals, and what’s needed to restore the talisman. There’s something about a buried solar in a hillside. Nivieh also found a book on pyrotechnics. We think she may be a pyromaniac herself.

Back to Paleblade. Some Ephram guy wrote the book. Paleblade gave us some hints: Go to the Drakefire Forge in the Red Mountains (Rizzith knows that this is in Dorgar’s Hall), get a new stone from some antisocial high elves, and bathe the talisman in the light from weird bright angels that can be found in the hill we currently occupy (probably down the staircase we avoided).

Back to the red fungus, which is embermoss. GELATINOUS CUBE!

After the battle, we solved a sudoku-like puzzle about elements and win an arcane power jewel that Rizzith kept.

To the tentacled room. Saw bloated corpses and an otyugh. Fighting ensued. Unconsciousness and death saves followed. Fortem climbed out of the chamber and stealthily opened the door for us to depart this place.

Oh, the talisman was excited about something. Until we went up to the tower, anyway. Then it was sad. We saw some sort of beacon-type place up there.

Returned to Moonshadow. People gawked. We talked to the cleric Alira Gravewind and High Priest Falvian. Rizzith used her mad intimidation skills to get us some more healing potions. Everyone has two now.

We saw a Speak with Dead ritual performed by Falvian. The tortured Larek, who we previously killed, begged us to help him. With vague promises and threats, Rizzith got him to tell us that some other Sith followers are the Rot Lord in the Wraithfire Keep. We left him to return to his tortured afterlife.

Nivieh got a letter from Fin Woo. He’s paying us to go see him. He is a merchant of the Amber guild. He has boats.

We sold all our gemstones and trade items when we returned to Moonshadow. We are going to shop for items and ritual components for enchantments when we begin our next session.

935 XP

Distributed Loot:
Grisley Darkpurse Wand of Psychic Ravaging +2
Rizzith Arcane Power Jewel

Session Undistributed Loot:
a book of Pyrotechnics (level 2)
100 gp

Session Expenses:
Rizzith used a healing potion on Adalbert
Fortem drank a healing potion
spent 500 gp to buy 10 healing potions, divided evenly among the party

Current ritual components and books:
390 gp of residuum
Gentle Repose (level 1)
Tenser’s Floating Disk (level 1)
Pyrotechnics (level 2)
Undead Ward (level 3)
Enchant Magic Item (level 4)

Current loot pool: Total pecuniary value: 2540 gp
25 pp
40 gp



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