Tallendire

Pillars of Light

Rau Featherheart wakes suddenly to the early morning hours of a crisp weekend. Sweet sounds of the sea coming from his window. The sweet smell of Talendire. Sweat was pouring from his face. Recollecting himself he tries to put his thoughts in order, quickly glancing at his half opened pack in the far corner of the room. There was no glow from it. Was that a dream or was I really wisked off into the far reaching of who-knows-where.

Shrugging off the thoughts, he made ready for the day and headed downstairs for a quick morning meal. Rau was greeted by Content Not Found: can_ who was prompt to recognize someone entering the room. “Where’s ”/campaigns/tallendire/characters/talos" class=“wiki-content-link”>Talos?", Rau asks. “System updates?”, laughing slightly at his own ridiculous attempt at morning humor. _Content Not Found: can answered “Yes.”

Content Not Found: tink_ showed up downstairs later in the day. “Aft’rnoon, sleepy.”, Rau asks. %{color: gray}_dialog%

By now, the tavern was in full swing, as was expected on a weekend. Economy was surprisingly good, given the recent attack. Perhaps that was what was driving the good economy. When things started settling back down a tattered dress, limping dwarf hobbles in on up to the bar. Tink, in his own way, overheard him looking for Content Not Found: bane_. Mag Waveharp pointed towards Rau Featherheart, Content Not Found: tink_, Leo and Content Not Found: can who were sitting in one of the more comfortable tables in the tavern. We were discussing the possibility of taking on a job out in the [body-of-water] sea when they were approached by the dwarf. He introduced himself as Derk. “Hello, gents. Derk be my name. Derk Stouthammer. Barkeep tells me you lot know where I might be able to find a prospect contact of mine. He goes by the nickname, Bane.” The rest of the party, not knowing how the dwarf new him, told him [insert-statement].

After a bit of story telling from Derk, he offered us a purse of 400gp and any additional treasure that we found along the way, to recover this light emitting diamond.

The party does some shopping

Rau, eager to make good use of the coin he earned from the previous adventure went and cleaned out the city of all of their Dual Arrows. This made him a good target for any cut-purse around town. [measly minion attack thwarted]

After navigating the sewers of Talendire for a short time, we came across a long narrow corridor. Scattered along the way we see remnants of sprung traps and unsuccessful adventurers.

[encounter of slit trap (slicing axe, hacks Derk’s backpack and contents in half)]

Oddly, short time afterwards there was what seemed to be daylight at the far end of the corridor.
Upon approaching the door, Content Not Found: tink_ did some preliminary investigation which resulted in _Content Not Found: can wrestling with a mirror. Afterwards everyone heard a yelp of pain. As everyone turned around to the source, found Derk had sprung an unseen trap, which resulted in his death.

Looking at the door that Can and Tink both saw, there was a quote etched into the door, left by the Circle of Druids. Obviously a warning to adventurers.

[description of area]
At the far end of the room sat the crystal, suspended in mid-air. This crystal was emitting an enormous amount of light and seemed to be feeding the various mirrors and pillars with their radiant glow of light.

combat ensues
After entering the room, Rau sent his pet, Spot to one of the shadowy spots against the wall. This resulted in him being dragged further towards the other side of the room and taking a small bit of damage.

Some cautious navigating resulted in a restless group as was evident on the fact that Can pushed the diamond from its hovering state. As any adventure would expect, this allowed a monster to emerge from it’s imprisoned state. Har’raq This was then closely followed by a huge wave of tentacles emerging from the shadowy portals along the two walls. Rau, after being attacked and dragged by one of these tentacles, took one of his arrows stabbed the creature and loaded the same arrow, shot another, killing it before it had the chance to advance to one of the party members. Being keen to staying away from these monsters, Rau moved to the far end of the room.

At this, Har’raq turned to Rau and spit a black material at the ground. Moving around this covered ground seemed to hinder Rau’s movement, but was able to escape the puddle of [stuff]. Once free, he took aim at Har’raq and fired a pair of arrows.

The onslaught of tentacles was not going away. However, Rau was either skillful or lucky enough to avoid their attacks. To keep damage focused on Har’raq, Rau unleashed a volley of arrows, with one landing [critical-spot]. Through all of this poor Spot was still taking attacks from the tentacles.

Can charges

Rau missed big 3[W] attack

Rau hits critical with Flying Steel for a whooping 69 damage

Then Rau is humiliated with pair of low rolls on a carefully aimed attack

Spot dies

To add insult to injury, Har’raq notified the tentacles to drag Rau all the way across the room, resulting in 40+ damage being inflicted. Afterwards, Rau spent his time, picking off as many of these minions as he could. While this was going on, he was able to make it to some consecrated ground that Leo had layed down earlier in the fight.

Hit with Twin dual arrows, making sure that both attacks hit Har’raq. Moved to a mirror and pointed it’s light source on a shadow portal. In preparation of the end of the battle, Rau positioned himself for the next round.

With some devastating blows from the other party members, Har’raq starts to frantically claw at the doorway that was walled off at the beginning of the battle. After squeezing into the small corridor, Rau sends a carefully guided arrow, killing the beast.

Among the 4 travellers

  • 1,000 experience
  • 6,000 gp

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