4714 March (continued)
Week 3/Week 4 (continued)
As the fire is put out from the Ice Storm, a half-elf and giant cat approaches the house.
She seems distraught and collapses over Heimzel for a moment and then collects herself. We explain what happened from here. Her and Hemzel’s relations with the fey had been friendly.
The empty ornate box and journal catch her attention. She says she knows what they took. An faceted piece of crystal about the size of our fist. We think the keystone should be a carved piece of stone. They don’t seem to be the same thing.
Hemzel would use this crystal at night almost like a scrying device. Almost like a nightly ritual.
Stasja tries to decipher the the journal (which is in code).
- The crystal is a lore stone. There is mention of a keystone. The Lore Stones are like a compass – attuned to a specific thing. Maybe it’s attuned to a keystone, but maybe not. It’s implied to it’s attuned to the Key Stone.
- A few days ago, some fey asked him for the lore stone, but he declined. It ended without conflict.
- The Lore Stone is over sensitive to light. If they are exposed to light within a druid circle, they can be reset.
Quietly, Nisha talks with Gyre (the atome) finding out what Ziflander had directed and why. She doesn’t know what happened to create the Lumber Jack Unseelie (tortured) thing. The plan was to meet at a nearby druid circle. Gyre is a Fey Warden type – thought she was doing her part to protect the fey from attack (Ziflander said Hemzel was going to attack the fey).
We’ll have Stasja hold onto his posessions and we’ll bring his body with us. We bring the body of the wolf too (it’s his animal companion). We believe Ziflander is headed to a Druid Circle to the north.
We press on into the evening and over night continuing to look for the Druid Circle. We’ll be fatigued.
With the advent of false dawn, we approach the druid circle. It’s on an island in a small lake.
Dawn is in about a minute. We’ll need to move quick.
- 2 x Snakes
- 1 x Crocodile
- 1 x Quickling – Zifilander
- 3 x Spriggans
- 1 x Lycan Bear with Silver Fur
“Too too late, filthy intruders. In a few seconds, your lore stone will be wiped. Humans are always failures….”
With about 30 seconds to day break, Leanna finds 3 magic item. (Brooch, Cloak, and something in pouch) on Ziflander
Any angry bear stomps out of the water (larger than normal legs, and glowing eyes, and silver furred).
Silver was not bypassing it’s resistance to damage and it was regenerating even while unconscious. Hmm. Dahlia was able to do something last time to stop the regeneration. Gilain suggests seeing if it can regen drowning. And it didn’t. It died. After 4 minutes more, it turns into a naked man.
We identify the Lore Stone. (At-Will – pulse intensify in the direction of the attuned object).
Leanna uses the Lore Stone and gets a ping to the South East.
Stasja mentions a nearby Gnome name Falbin who was a friend of Hemzel. We’ll take Hemzel’s remains to the Falkbin.
Falbin has been cultivating wolfsbane.
Hemzel and Falbin were sharing info of the beast men and were looking to have Hemzel patrol the area.
We then camp for the day. While resting, many (but Nisha and Oewyn do not) have unsettling dreams about teeth and claws.
After resting we head for the Gnome’s. Oewyn spots an inordinate amount of smoke at the Goblin’s homestead. We hustle up.
Part of one of the buildings and part of the field is on fire. There are several human’s scattered around the homestead. Stasja does not spot Falbin (or any other gnomes)
- 4 x humans – paired two hander blades and a bow each
“Get them in the name of Mivon” Wielding Aldori dueling swords.
One is killed. 1 surrenders and 2 are healed at stabilized in negatives. Oeywn spots a gnome prone in the fenced garden area. Leanna goes over and finds a pulse and heals all of his subdual damage..
- Blaze would likely not reach out of the house
- Detect Evil.
- Why are they destroying the crops?