Libris Pious flickers with light as a winged form stands over it, staring down at it before the book opens and the image appears of a dark forest and of all the emotions anger, hatred, love, sadness, happiness, excitement, joy, terror, exasperation and frustration before suddenly…..
I am woken up by a loud knocking on my door, ignoring it i roll over and try to go back to sleep, before that psycho leader of the druids bursts in and tells me to get up, ignoring her I try to sleep but she casts her stupid ‘geas’ spell on me the requirement being that I have to wake up early for the next 19 days. Travelling with her was going to be ‘so fun’ I think. Getting up I meet up with the rest of my party down stairs and after a discussion about how we would all cope with Reynard, we set out toward Requitae.
The Journey was rather uneventful apart from the fact that what should have been a 2 week journey took us just under a week to achieve. Reynard told me and everyone else how to get into the city before handing your group a ruby. And as we took the secret entrance into the city she dissappeared and began raining her destruction and distraction down on the Yuan-ti in the upper city. As we go down the corridor, we come to a door with an indent for the ruby to be placed in it. As the ruby was placed in the door, gears and cogs began turning and it slid round on its wierd axis and allowed us all entry into next room. It was just doors and more doors. in the middle of the room was a clue, which led us into the sewers. I fall in while navigating along the narrow ledge that served as the walk way through here.
We all emerged into Requitae, in a rather abandoned looking section of the city, except for what appeared to be a bothel across the road. Inside it smelt awful and it led everyone to thinking of disturbing and horrible things, until we came into the main room and saw something put the image even more horrifically into our minds. A succubus was tied up to a pillar at the far end of the room and as we entered, you cast detect evil and the succubus ‘lit up’ but so did something above you, an Eryines by the name of Lady Ishtaar was above us and she wasnt too happy with us barging in then threatening to release the succubus without ‘paying’ for her. A fierce battle insued, it was difficult for us to pin down the Eryines due to her abiltiy to fly and teleport around, Baldrin freed the Succubus and she helped us assail her captor, until at last the eryines seemed defeated but not before pulling one last trick, se grabbed Fae and threatened the poor little sweety, As Baldrins greatsword flew through the air and hit her in the head, i took advantage of that distraction to impale her black heart upon my blade. As everyone recovered from the fight, i went up to the succubus to ask her wehter she was going to try and walk the path of redemption, but before i could i felt this urge to just let her go, so i did. As we explored the rest of this building despite how horrifying this place was, we found Lysanders mum tied upstairs to one of the beds, we freed her and asked her what happened and how she came to be here and that Lysander was with us, she didnt believe us at first, until the boar-Lysander started talking to her. As we prepared to move on, i tested out one of my new abilities and it worked really well, everyone got healed up nicely.
As we proceeded onward we came to a wierd contraption that seemed to be a gondola powered by electricity that went out over the city and led to the forttress in the middle. Telling Thamior to take Lysanders mum back up to safety, the rest of us boarded the Gondola and proceeded onward. But Reynards ‘distraction’ nearly killed us all as the roof above us suddenly started collapsing down on top of us, Lysander fell out and Patty and Endolynn nearly followed suit. We managed to all hold on until we got to the dock where we all jumped for it except for Lysander who had turned into a bird and managed to fly ahead apparently having some close encounters with some falling debris as well, everyone managed to get out safely until I tried it, i must have slipped or something but i didnt quite make it and then all i felt was a searing pain in my right leg, and as the dust settled and i could see i saw why, my leg was gone from about my knee or mid calf, (i wasnt really paying atttention at the time) downwards. I healed it up as best i could and with the aid of Patty and Endolynn’s quarter staff i was able to move forward.
As we proceeded forward into the fortress we came to a sort of Entry chamber style thing with a great big friggin sake in the middle of the room facing the main doors that led inwards. Being cautious we explored the 2 side doors as best we could and only found a ‘grey jelly’ managing to deal with that, we turned our attentions inward to the main door way. With Lysanders help and understanding of Ohab-dai, we got through the trapped doorway with no issues into the the throne room, but there was no giant Yuan-ti greeting party just 2 golems, which Endolynns magic quickly dealt with. As we looked around the throne room we saw another doorway behind the throne but before we could go through it we heard a loud scream coming from the behind that door, it sounded like Reynard……
Moving as fast as we could ‘ran’ down this corridor that led out into this area that would have probabaly been all closed in if not for the gaping hole in the roof and standing in this room where 2 Yuan-ti and their Leader the one Baldrinn had been sent to kill, but what was horrifying was that we saw him standing over Reynard’s flaming corpse and brutally decapitate her corpse, without any thoughts we all moved in, his guards were easily dealt with but ‘He’ was another matter, Lysanders and Endolynns magic seemed to have no effect on him and he seemed to have a great deal of strength whenever Baldrinn parried one of the monsters blows it always seemed to take a great deal of effort. I managed to move in eventually, i got one blow on him before suddenly the next thing i knew was i sw his flaming scimitar swinging towards me and i coudlnt dodge then i felt the searing pain as it bit into my neck and……………………..
At this point the shadow standing over the book seems to have its head cut off and blood spurts all over Libris Pious, before it promptly snaps shut and its glow dims to be barely visible……….