Our journey began: 11th of Coldeven, 599 C.Y.
It remains the 4th of Reaping, 600 C.Y.
Alexia Aerogenesis, Human Cleric (Murlynd) and Giselle, Alexia’s cohort,
Elerra Vae, Drow Cleric (Ellistrae)/Sorcerer
Flotsam “Sam” Stormsurge, Animan (octopus aspect) Rogue/Alchemist
Meroln Sands, Half-elf Fighter
Squizzles, Kobold Bard
Wilfred Fizzlebang, Gnome Summoner & Mekkatorque, his eidolon.
As the party defeated the first wave of guards, Wilfred and Mekkatorque returned from whatever dimension they’d been Summoned off to and rejoined the fight. Shortly thereafter, the illithid returned, using it’s Mind Blast on the cluster of people fighting near Wilfred and ultimately stunning Mekkatorque. Elerra responded by hitting the illithid with a mythic-fueled Confusion like she had Skagmolax, but Sam moved to attack the illithid, which then concentrated it’s attacks on him, alternating Mind Blasts and psionics.
Meanwhile, Meroln valiantly hacked at the Wall of Force guarding the entrance to Allister’s cell while more guards and a beholder arrived, just as the last of the original guards were falling. Those guards who practiced the Soulbolt disciple kept to the lowest level of the prison, while those who were more traditional Soulknives were forced to race for the elevator (which, ultimately, cost them their lives, as between Elerra blasting them with spells and Wilfred’s Summoning a huge air elemental, they were dead before the elevator made it to the third level).
The beholder was eventually slain by a combination of Elerra blasting it with an Acid-elemental mythic Fireball, and Meroln taking a moment or two off from smashing his sword against the Wall of Force to finish it off before it could manage to succeed with any of it’s deadlier eye rays. Upstairs, Sam divided his attacks between the illithid and a duergar who has obviously rushed to the alarm, as he was unarmored. between Sam and Giselle, he soon fell, revealing that he wore a complicated jeweled bracer. Eventually, though, Sam, weakened by one of the illithid’s psionic attacks, eventually fell victim to the Mind Blast.
Seeing that Sam was about to become calamari for real, Wilfred summoned an earth elemental to bull rush the illithid off the balcony, but it’s Levitation kept it from plunging to it’s doom. It then used that Levitation on Sam and began drawing him towards itself. Wilfred then summoned the aforementioned air elemental to try and keep them apart, but it failed to do so (so he sent it spinning around the room to assault the guards). Giselle raced around the balcony to bring the bracer to Squizzles, who had been bolstering Meroln’s assault on the Wall of Force.
In short order, the illithid was slain, the bracer used to unlock Allister’s cell, and the heavy thudding footfalls of proper giants could be heard in the distance. Sam and his previously dropped sword were recovered, Allister, likewise, was thrown over a shoulder, and as a trio of furious fire giants arrived in the cell block, Elerra put a Wall of Force in their way and the party beat a hasty retreat back the way they’d come, using Vhaeraun’s key to return to Narwell…
It is still the 4th of Reaping, 600 CY.