Day 16 – After Elyin’s Wedding – Tracking the Tatzekill and the bee swarms – and now Dryad’s being attacked and killed
We head into the night to the south to find the Dryad’s sisters and save them if we can.
20 ft normal vision
40 ft partial concealment
Over 40 ft is full concealment
- 5 x GG Sprigan Cousin
We rescue a dryad and unicorn. There are 4 other trees that are chopped down and burned. One has the heart wood rough carved into a shape.
The Unicorn – will move out to spread the warning about these Spriggans.
The Dryad – here name is Feara.
The other Dryad tells us that Queen Roswin has a scorched earth policy towards the Narlmarches.
Where is the Druid Devarre? In the hills to the west, there are some black rocks. Perfectly round hill. Fae Mound protected by powerful glamour. Only if Devarre wants it to be seen. Dryad Feara has a way to pass it. “Mirrage Arcana”.
She makes a flower bloom on a branch, plucks it and and gives it to us. It acts like a dust item. Loosely like Dust of Appearance.
6-7 hour hike from here.
There had been 20 of the the Spriggans.
We finish camping for the night and to about noon to get fully rested.
She will guard our sleep and we can camp here.
We’ll want to talk with the druid about a crossing to the Fell Night Realm.
We are traveling along and it’s about 3-4pm.
We come across something. Large footsteps are hear ahead. “More Visitors to the Forest.” Slurred.
“Thorn and Shadow.” “They found a way out.”
We converse with him.
We are working with Dryad.
Druid Devarre communes with nature.
How do we seal the Fainguard back up to bottle up the Fell Night?
If the stones are broken, we’ll need to consult with someone about restoring the stones.
Of more immediate nature, we should deal with the source of the fog. He knows were it comes from – the center, the origin.
The fog originates beyond the Druid’s place – up the river. Dead Man’s Drop – the source of the fog
His flashbacks were about the war. The eight trying trying to become the one. No saving Roswin, the epitome of a bad seed.
We head for the druid next. We head to the river and follow along towards the Druid’s location We take about 2 hours.
We approach the mound and Oweyn shakes the bloom pollen on the base of the hill. A trail to the top appears. At the top, there are three massive monoliths.
Behind us and to the side is some type of cabin and garden.
We approach the door. No answer when knocking or to our hails. The door is barred and the windows are shuttered.
Oewyn circles to the right and find a pine bough covered pit (10 × 10). He spots an animal carcass – canine at the bottom. He checks it out and and it wasn’t killed by weapon wounds. It appears that it was malnourished when it died.
Gilain climbs up on the roof and using some shrinking magic, he climbs down the chimney.
Inside, there is a man sitting at the table. Somewhere between old and venerable.
What are we doing here?
He goes to a chest and summons 3 shambling mounds and a fight breaks out.
- 1 x Druid Devarre/Willow-Wisp Thing “Gossameer”
After defeating the Wisp (“gossameer”) we are able to restore Devarre to consciousness and using Restoration magic, his wisdom is restored.
We heal up and help him put his cottage aright.
Oewyn restores his animal companion to life.
He goes up the hill to do some divination’s and returns in a half hour.
- Fell Night Realm – Fusion of 3 separate realities – First World (Fey)/Golarion/Shadow Plane → it’s own unique abomination
- Long before his time – beings of power took steps against this – cut it free excising a tumor
- The three monoliths (on faery mound hill) are atuned to one of the three realms – they are the anchor points which have it pushed out – on their own, cannot be damaged by sword or stone, but all things have weaknesses – Queen Roswin is likely trying to destroy them
- Fainguard – It has been breached. It interferes with creatures from the Fell Night Realm
- Location of source of Fog – Dead Man’s Drop – he displays the terrain with magic – multi-level drop water fall system – one side is steep, but gradual enough – several stones that were dropped into the upper pool
(He used to be a member of the Order, but left long ago)