4714 March (continued)
Week 3/Week 4 (continued)
We heal up some of the poisons and get ready to move on to the east after getting another bearing on the keystone.
Strong Winds (-2 on ranged attacks) and Rain (-4 perception and ranged attacks)
After about an hour, we spot a yellow light from the ground stretching into the sky. It’s like a column of lightning.
Markeesh notes to Leanna that there is a druid ring near here. Briar Henge – Made by servants of Gozreh. Leanna shared that information with us.
Gozreh – God of storms/sky and wave/surf – nature god. Fickle deity. Brian Henge is surrounded by a wall around the ring. It’s magically grown briar’s. It’s a maze around it. The cultivation prevents woodland stride. The henge is open to the sky.
Our next sighting indicates that the keystone is possible at the henge.
Another hour sees us to the henge. The hedge is 12 feet tall. The hedge will do 1d6 points of damage.
It’s shadowy in the hedge, but the center is probably brightly illuminated.
Resist Energy Communal (Electricity) – 9 minutes – (20 pts) on each person
Dark Vision Communal – 1 hour
Blessing of Courage on some party members
There is an entrance 5ft wide and 8ft high.
We start to explore the hedge.
Oewyn (Alexi, Leanna) finds an area (A) with a warped wooden table with some chairs around it. In the same area is a tapestry/banner (complicated lunar calendar).
Nisha, Kaiden, and Stasja go another route and find a second area (B) that is a living area. Hammocks. Large sturdy chest. small sturdy chest.
- Group A – Twig Men (x3)
- Group B – Twig Men (x3)
- Group C – Twig Men (x2)
Sylvan – “I myself, do not want any trouble Arbiter, with your permission I will depart.” “Agreed, I am called Lamplighter” (male voice – small sized)
Oewyn identifies them as Twig Jacks (fae and constructs)
Nisha finds area C – the stone henge at the center. In one of the stone gates is a spider web of electricity. In the center of the electric web is the keystone.
Menhirs are 12 ft tall and 3 ft wide. The dolmens are 10 ft tall and 15 wide.
The keystone weights 800 lbs.
Electricity is hitting the 4 menhirs and then the 4 druids.
Mikhail Petrovich – Druid Leader of the Green Faith – Preparing for the war against the Queen. Their ritual has been making the peasants able to ‘defend’ themselves. They are turning them into beast men.
They talk of a war to come. But it is wrong to force this change without asking the peasants.
Detente ends as Oewyn makes it clear they cannot continue without asking and since they will continue then we are enemies.
- Druid x 3
- Druid Leader x 1 – Mikhail Petrovich
When we killed one of the druids, the tendril of electrical energy going to one of the stones dissipates and the large electrical strike to the top, dims some.
Mikhail Petrovich turns into an earth elemental and leaves. “He’ll find another way.” When he leaves, the electrical tether snaps back and the main spark decreases again.
The fight winds down. The Bull Druid survived and his companion. We tied them both up and break down the stone wall around the dolman where the keystone is.
Leanna and Gilain are able to wrestle it out. It’s a big 800 lb rock. When it comes out, the lightning coming down dies off.
And Alexi no longer looks like a boar.
We then examine the area. (Area D) has some tarps over parts of it to keep the rain off. -
Area C where the dolmans are and we recover the gear from the druids.
(3 of them)
Area B – trees and two chests