September 4712 (Continued)
As the fight comes to completion, there is a commotion among the town guard.
A large sized Owl burst out from beyond the guard and lands near us and changes into a human woman in traveling guard. She is wet. She has a faint tint of green. She asks “Is he dead?” Her name is Dahlia of the Green Faith. The Green Faith is a non-deity religion – worship nature in general.
It seems that since Alexi was bit, he needs to take precautions for lycanthropy.
Dahlia asks if we recently came into contact with a carved stone. Like our obelisk.
Gear consists of:
- Broken Hide Armor
- Magical Potion – remove fear
- +1 Great Axe
- 4 Javelins
- 11 gp
Pay Receipt – He was part of the work group that relocated the stone
Dahlia says the obelisk is not unlocked by magic, but ritual.
The next day Kaiden visits the family of the shepherd that died and Flora for the waitress.
The party then spends one week of downtime activity.
At the end of the week, Dahlia asks Ava to bring Kaidan to a meeting. Her investigation she believes she can disperse the energies into Flora or Fauna (we choose Flora).
Kingdom turn spent.
We are heading back to the barrow (1519). It will take two days.
During the first night of travel, during watch 1, something happens. Alexi notices the colors become odd. He notices a cloaked stranger in the group and is hunched over. “It’s a fate worse than death if we fail against the undead menace in the barrow.” He was known as Wren Lakejumper. After a dialogue, he fades away and the colors return to normal. Was he some sort of Fae from the other side? Hmm. We don’t know.
Oewyn’s dog Valkyrie has a ivy collar with faint magic on it. Seems to be a living collar. It won’t last more than a month.
The next day, we mem our spells for the barrow as we plan to enter into it tonight.
After we defeat him, we re-inter him in the cairn. Eva claimed the sword, which fed on her blood to restore itself and change into an Adori long sword with Fae Bane enchantment. On the way out we encountered a cloaked figure similar to Ren. This was not Ren though. He told Eva “Congratulations on your success and burden. We will meet again…Arbiter.”
After stopping by Olagville on our way to our next destination, we went to the Dryads. Along the way we ran into snow area, but strangely our campsite bloomed as if it were spring. We ran into the Satyr, who greeted us with his weapon out. Strangely, he adressed us as if he were recivieving a diplomatic party. Perhaps the sword? He asked if we were here for Peace or for Punishment (???). Eva answered “Peace” and he allowed us to enter. He told Eva that the sword is called “Thorn” but could not say much more on the subject because it wasn’t something his Lady controlled. He did say that Eva was now in the service of one of the “Eldest”.
In exchange for a future favor, we were told the following. By bringing the blade back into the world Eva has been made Arbitier. She has the authority over the Fey, to judge them if they overstepped their bounds, by diplomacy or force. There is a fey neighbour to the South is on par to the Lady, the ruins are located in this territory.
The next day we arrived at the ruined Tower. We entered and went up the stairs. The trap had not been reset. We got to the top and arrived in a room that was filled with greenery and a floor covered in loam. There were large windows that were not shown on the outside. There was an elven woman there, alabaster skin, golden hair, emerald eyes. While she seemed pleased to see Alexi, she became unfriendly when she saw Eva. The woman began to swish and sway, dancing alluringly, captivating most of us. She then told Eva that her burden belonged back underground and cast entangle. And thus the battle began.
She used suggestion magic, grew claws and teeth to feed on the dwarf, who raged. We managed to trap her on the stairs and eventually killed the vampiric elf. When she died, she cursed Eva declaring, “Your arrogance turn your strength into a weakness.”