Our journey began: 11th of Coldeven, 599 C.Y.
It is the 1st of Ready’reat, 600 C.Y.
Alexia Aerogenesis, Human Paladin of Murlynd
Elerra Vae, Drow Cleric (Ellistrae)/Sorcerer
Flotsam “Sam” Stormsurge, Animan (octopus aspect) Vivisectionist Alchemist
Meroln Sands, Half-elf Fighter
Squizzles, Kobold Bard
Wilfred Fizzlebang, Gnome Summoner & Mekkatorque, his eidolon
When the last remaining Sons fell, Nigel, the animus ifrit sorcerer attempted to escape into the room beyond. After taking a moment or two to check the door and pick the lock, they swung open the door to the Chamber of Crypts. Facing the door directly was a black dragon, with a gargantuan elder balor and a shemhazian demon between them. The shemhazian promptly used a Dimension Door to get behind the party and unleashed his Blasphemy to paralyze most of the party, allowing the dragon to use his breath weapon to great effect, and Nigel used an Inner Blast to detonate the large hunk of ice that had once encased Mekkatorque to shower the party in shrapnel.
As the battle progressed, the shemhazian quickly fell, and the party focused most of their energies against the balor, who seemed to have an inordinate ability to soak damage, despite the lack of detectable or dispellable spells on his person. The dragon, bypassed and nearly forgotten by the party (though Wilfred’s sword, Bloodweaver, kept trying to redirect Wilfred’s attention back to it) eventually tried to devour Squizzles, but got himself killed shortly thereafter.
The balor’s attacks fell like hammers among the party, but eventually he was felled. Nigel escaped, having followed Elerra into the Ethereal Plane and used an Encase in Ice to stymy her pursuit. The group located Jaliseem’s sarcophagus, and after futilely beating on it’s exterior, used Knock to open it. Alexia beheaded the clone inside, and as we broke for the evening, the group was electing to rest to recover their strength, before passing through the Obsidian Mirror to the Leering Keep….
It is still the 1st of Ready’reat, 600 CY