Gwyn’s druid mentor was beat up bad, but he said Pallien must be being held at Deimos’s palace at the Falls of Adaste. Some of the kobolds got away on raptor-back so they might warn the defense at the palace. I’m expecting heavy resistance.
On a side note, this adventure has been totally ridiculous and given me plenty of material to write my ballads and songs about. I’ll need a whole new book for those when we get back to Caliminorn.
The trees won’t get out of our way as easily anymore. Its almost as if they know what we are intending to do and are trying to stop us. Glad we got those shaman staffs from Rockie’s kobold friends, otherwise this would be impossible.
More dragons! Two of them this time, but when Gwyn turns one into a turtle (HA!) they become real easy to take care of. Ren naturally harvested the dragons’s scales. He is going to look bad-ass in this dragon armor he is planning. (It still seems weird to me that the half-dragon is chopping up dragons to make armor, but whatever works I guess)
We were surrounded by kobolds somehow, but luckily we were all on guard. We were able to sneak up on them and Durrak just blew them all up. Blasted cleric! I didn’t get to do anything! But we did get to fight several more groups of kobolds that were instantly alerted to our presence after that explosion. We managed to fight them off and send them running. Looks like Deimos will have more of a warning now.
Oh ya! Deimos knows we’re coming. There is an army outside his palace waiting for us. Gwyn wants to have us walk under the river and try to get to the other side. Maybe there is a door over there, but the army is all on this side so it’s unlikely.
Ya no door. Durrak and the dragons almost got swept away and of course the dwarves were noisy about coming out of the river and alerted the whole army. We fought off a regiment of kobolds and a T-rex and then poof! There was a big explosion around the kobold army. I thought it was Durrak again, but it turns out Morgana convinced the Demigorgon to teleport her, Ava, Rockie, and his entire kobold army! Nothing standing in our way now.
Turns out I was wrong. There was an iron golem in the forges on the second floor! A forge on the second floor, what? And of course we had to fight Symms again. But we beat him again, and Durrak found an artifact with Thor’s hammer on it! There was a locking mechanism for us to figure out to release Pallien and she took off instantly to go after Deimos. We took some time to rest and will be heading out momentarily.
So there was a room of darkness, a room of fire, a room with a big zombie(?) in it, and then this thing the dragons tore apart real damn quick before we reached Deimos. He had already whooped Pallien though. She used the last bit of her energy to refresh us. Gory charged of course, but somehow Deimos stopped her. The fight was intense! He nearly killed all of us and did knock out Gwyn and Durrak for a minute. Damn dragons were near useless, but real nice Durrak had that amulet of Khonsu in his backpack. Gwyn was able to use the power of the moon to wreck Deimos.
After our fight Pallien rested up and gifted us with boons from her power. I was granted what she called the Boon of the Bard. She said my voice will carry further and inspire my friends more, which sounds damn good to me! As we tried to leave the palace Loki had to intervene again, of course. He said he hadn’t properly repaid us for saving his ass, which he really hadn’t. So he granted us a magic item of our choice from his treasure room. I found these nice pipes with a riddle. “The naive will follow while the experienced will only glare.” These must be the lost Pipes of Pan! This is a wonderful treasure for me!
I can’t wait to get back to Caliminorn and This message scrawls off in illegible scribbles.
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