Stolen Paradox

Session 26
Pissing on the Past

The group decides to travel back in time to just before the demon invasion of Myth Drannor. Their hope is to try and stop the ritual that opens the planar gate over the city. Upon arriving several weeks back, they find the city as it was before the invasion. The elves, they find, are in the middle of preparing for a festival.

Traveling to the obilisk that they believe is the focal point for the planar gate, Kalenthor discovers that it is in fact a true mythal and is beyond their ability to destroy to prevent the gate from being formed. They instead decide to investigate the city to try and find clues on who might be planning to open the portal.

From their investigation, they are able to determine that the festival is to celebrate the rebirth of Fflar Melruth. There was also a recent new person seen in the city that sticks out. A representative from Dambrath seeking to establish trade. A reptilian named Sansis of the Amtar Dominion. Usually found at the White Lilly Estate.

Ruby goes to case the Estate to determine what sort of information can be found. Using her duck business as her cover, Ruby goes to the Estate. She is met by the personal assistance (student) Sslar. They are invited into the estate and meet Lord Sansis of the Nine Hills, High Scale of Xinila, and Diplomat to the High Queen Xisala the Sixth, ruler of the Amtar Dominion.

From the perception, Ruby is able to determine that Sansis is most likely a spellcaster. There was a shield guardian that you catch in the reflection of a mirror. There are four other reptilians in the building. The group then leaves and discusses what to do.

The group will break into two groups. One will watch the obilisk and the other will watch the Estate. Watching the mythal, the group notices an elven man (different one each time) show up and wrap a piece of silver chain around the base. The next day, they place incense. The third night a gem is placed at each corner. Tracking the elves leads the group to a residence in different parts of the city. The elves shake off what appears to be some sort of mental compulsion.

At the estate, notice Fflar arrives alone in the middle of the fourth night and speaks with Sansis for awhile before casting a spell. Ruby sneaks up to listen in and hears the conversation, but it is in elven and she is not able to understand.

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Session 25
Demonslaying

The group arrives at the Tower of Twelve Stars. There are eight demons fighting the elves, six trying to bust in the door, and six trying to scale the tower wall. The group attacks the ones fighting the elves.

Round 1
Jord sword dretch1 (13). Jord sword dretch1 (15/28 dead). Kalenthor acid splash dretch2 (11) dretch2 (11). Ruby hides arrow dretch2 (16/dead). Floki axe reckless rage axe dretch4 (12) axe dretch4 (12/24 dead). Cage dretch2 pick (8/19 dead). Laren sacred flame dretch (save).

Round 2
Dretch misses Jord. Dretch misses Floki. Dretch misses Cage. Jord sword dretch5 (8) sword dretch5 (11/19 dead). Kalenthor acid splash climbing dretchc1 (7) dretchc1 (7). Ruby hide arrow dretchc1 (22/33 dead). Floki recklass rage axe dretch6 (11) axe dretch6 (12/23 dead). Cage dretch7 pick (19 dead). Laren sacred flame dretch8 (18 dead).

Round 3
The remaining dretch run for their lives, but then a glabrezu arrives. Jord sword glabrezu (8) sword (miss). Kalenthor acid splash (8/16). glabrezu casts power word stun on Jord Kalenthor counters. Ruby hide arrow glabrezu (10/26). Floki reckless rage axe glabrezu (13/39) axe crit glabrezu (39/78). Cage pick glabrezu crit divine smite2 (5+34/112) pick glabrezu divine smite1 (5+14/131). Laren sacred flame glabrezu (13/144).

Round 4
Jord sword glabrezu (7/151) sword glabrezu (8/159). Kalenthor acid splash (11/162). glabrezu cast confusion kalenthor counters. glabrezu pincer cage (16 grapple) glabrezu pincer floki (8 grapple). Ruby hide arrow glabrezu (miss). Floki reckless rage axe glabrezu (miss) axe glabrezu (20/182). Cage pick glabrezu divine smite1 (3+10/195) pick glabrezu (5/200). Laren heals Cage (17).

Round 5
Jord sword glabrezu (10/210) sword glabrezu (miss). Kalenthor acid splash glabrezu (4/214). glabrezu cage punch pincer (16+10) glabrezu floki punch pincer (5+8). Ruby hide arrow glabrezu (12/226 dead).

The glabrezu dies and the group quick makes their way into the Tower of Twelve Stars. They meet Ilsevele Miritar who thanks the group for helping and explains that the demons arrived via a portal that opened up over the city four days ago. Kalenthor figures out that the best way to save the city is to go back to just before the portal opens to stop the person from opening the portal to begin with. In the meantime, they ask Ilsevele Miritar how they can help and she says that they need help containing the threat and making sure the civilians are able to escape.

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Session 24
The Wrong Timeline

The group decides to teleport to Myth Drannor first in hopes of getting the Time Tear without having to travel back in time. They arrive in a pond in a park on the southeast edge of the city. The first thing the group notices that there are no people around. Laren leads the group to the Aradahl residence where they find four skeletal bodies of elves. Kalenthor investigates and determines that the bodies were killed by claws and fire. Ruby further investigates, finds a few valuables, and then they check the closet to find that the Time Tear is missing, but there is a mummified reptilian hand instead.

Kalenthor thinks the hand is similiar to the hand of Xamara in Calimport. When shown to Laren, Kalenthor asks if there are any chronomancer reptiles. Laren says that the only reptilian species capable of it were the Sarraukh, but they were a Creator Race and have long since fallen from power before the rise of the elves.

The group thinks that maybe someone is messing with time and decide to go into Myth Drannor proper. They head deeper in to look for clues as to what happen and by who. Jord goes through the destroyed churches and finds 4 greater healing potions and 2 superior healing potion and 1 potion of heroism.

The group finds the bodies of eleves along with orcs, goblins, gnolls, and various demons. The group determines that the event is very similiar to the Army of Darkness that sacked the city in 714. Not wanting to stick around any longer, the group decides to travel back in time to 1434.

1434 DR
Year of the Silent Crickets
Myth Drannor

When the group arrives in Myth Drannor, they find a city currently under seige. It is raining while lightning strikes the city and explosions sound off at the city proper. The group heads to house and find an elven male slay a gnoll before running. The group goes to the house and convinces the elves to leave immediately. Kalenthor then opens portal to Evereska at the pond and ushers 28 elves to the elven city.

Cage uses Divine Sense to feel what is around and can feel a demon heading in their direction. Ruby, meanwhile, checks the closet and finds the Time Tear. Then a flame covered Hezrou demon comes charging upon the house.

Round 1
Jord sword trip hezrou (miss) sword trip hezrou (11 saved trip). Hezrou bite Jord (miss) claw jord (miss) claw jord (11+5fire). Floki reckless rage axe hezrou (18/29) axe hezrou (12/41). Ruby hide arrow hezrou (miss). Kalenthor magic missile hezrou (12/53). Laren heals Jord (8). Cage pick hezrou divine smite level 2 (30/83) pick hezrou divine smite level 1 (25/108).

Round 2)
Jord dex saved vs fire (10). Jord goading attack sword hezrou (9/117 wis saved). Jord sword hezrou (15/132). Jord Action Surge goading attack sword hezrou (21/153) Jord sword hezrou (9/164). Hezrou bite Jord (miss) claw jord (11+10 fire) claw jord (11+5 fire). Floki reckless rage axe hezrou (18/182) reckless rage axe hezrou (11/193). Ruby hide arrow hezrou (21/dead).

The group decides to try and find the elven leadership to try and help as they need to find out how to fix the problem. Ruby leads the group through the battlefield towards the Tower of Twelve Stars. At the entrance of the tower is a demon battle group fighting a group of elves.

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Session 23
The Walnut Caper

Ruby and Cage prepare to take the sewer access into the Palace. Kalenthor, Laren, Floki, and Jord will be attending the ball to keep an eye on the Pasha and the security guards. Kalenthor buys an expensive gift of a silk light blue shaw with gold embroidery.

Meanwhile Ruby and Cage enter into the sewers to investigate and find the best path to the vault. Ruby is able to navigate the sewers and find the most likely location of the vault. She then finds a entrance into the palace. While sneaking around the palace, she is able to find entry into the vault guarded by two guards.

The night of the ball the group is able to enter into the Palace without problem. The Palace is finely decorated and everyone in attendance is dressed for a great night. Meanwhile, Ruby and Cage enter through the sewers with Cage under Invisibility. They reach the bathhouse entrance and go into the palace. They then sneak up to the guards at the vault hallway where Cage attacks.

Surprise Attack
Cage advantage pick guard1 (22, unconciousness) second pick guard2 (25, unconciousness).

Meanwhile, Jord and Laren notices a snakeman of purple scales and gold jewerly. The crowd seems to either completely accept its presence or doesn’t even notice it is there. Jord tells Kalenthor who is surprised to see such a creature. Kalenthor introduces himself to the snakeman and makes small talk.

Ruby moves over to the vault door and begins picking the lock, but her pick breaks on the lock. She pulls out her finer set of picks and tries again. The pick almost breaks again, but she recovers and finishes picking the lock. A click sounds off and the gears on the door grind as the door begins to open.

Kalenthor, while walking back to the group, sees the two guards at the outer hallway look back as if they heard the door. The mage then looks to Floki who is eyeballing a plate of meat and flicks his ear.

Floki whirls around on a guy behind him and immediate punches him in the face. The guards around the room immediately move in to stop Floki which turns into a full brawl.

Ruby and Cage move into the now open vault. Ruby looks for traps and finds two at the entrance. She disables the first trap and then moves onto the second one, where she disarms it as well. Looking over the main vault, Cage is able to find the two Time Tears on a shelf. Ruby makes her way over and finds a trap on the case holding the tears. Ruby attempts to disarm the trap. She fails and explodes in fire.

Cage goes back in time a round and tells Ruby to be more careful. This time she is able to disarm the trap. She collects the Time Tears, replaces them with walnuts and hands the real things off to Cage. They then leave via the sewer.

Floki is forcibly removed from the Palace and put in jail. Kalenthor then later goes by and posts bail to get him out. The group then gathers together to the Glistening Harem to wash up and prepare to leave. While relaxing, Laren tells the group that their next destination will be Myth Drannor in 1433.

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Session 22
Calimport Nights

The group enters the city and for the first order of business, they obtain local clothing to try and fit in. Then they head out to the Copper Ante and find that it is a halfling establishment. Floki, Kalenthor, and Jord head out to a nearby Inn called the Spitting Camel to wait while the Cage and Ruby head into the hall.

Ruby and Cage go to the Copper Ante with the hopes of talking to Dwahvel Tiggerwillies. They find a gambling hall filling with halflings, gnomes, and dwarves happily gambling away. The two play cards for a bit and learn that Tiggerwillies is at the main bar.

The two head over to the bar and speak with Dwahvel and ask about how to obtain an audience with Pasha Rooska. When asked how they came to her, Cage explains that a purple man pointed him to her. Dwahvel calls the genasi Ash Rookspear and says that Rookspear is the Pasha’s enforcer. The halfling then asks why the two want to speak with the Pasha, but they refuse to say why. Dwahvel then says that if the group wants to speak with someone about their business, she would need to know what the business is.

Cage and Ruby discuss for moment what to do and when Dwahvel returns, Ruby spins a story about looking to sell a harem to the Pasha. Dwahvel points the group to Cynda who runs the Glistening Harem on Avenue Paradiso.

The group gets back together at the Spitting Camel and explain the plan to Floki, Jord, and Kalenthor. The others agree (while also stoned off a hooka) while everyone but Ruby heads out to speak with Cynda. Ruby, meanwhile, is heading out to the Pasha’s Palace to scout the building.

The Glistening Harem is a large very nicestone bath house. Within are lots of important and rich people that are having their every whims taken care of.

Cage gathers information about what is going on in the city and learns about a Grand Masquerade Ball being held at the Pasha’s Palace to celebrate the marriage of his daughter Naghmeh to a local noble named Travol Frinkle. In two ten days there will be a Gladitorial Event to celebrate the Fourth Age of Calimshan and the Night Wars when drow invaded the city in -691 and slew the Caleph, signalling the end of the Vihad dynasty.

Ruby meanwhile, scopes out the Pasha’s Palace. She is looking for ways in, patterns of delivers and how people get in. She ultimately finds a sewer entrance at the edge of the compound. There is also a regular delivery of wine to the estate every three days that is usually three wagons large. She also studies the servant shifts and when the rotate in and out of the palace. Ruby then goes to the Glistening Harem and joins the rest of the group in the bath house.

The group decides to forge a copy of the invitation to the Masquerade Ball. Ruby manages to convince an aristocrat woman to tell her all about the invitation so create a credible forgery. Kalenthor sits down over the next couple of days to create the forged invitation. The group then gets ready of the next four days for the Ball. Ruby and Jord spend two of those nights “fixing” the grate to the sewer entrance so Ruby can use it the night of the Ball.

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Session 21
Temporal Assassin

The group camps out at the base of the Wyrmbones Mountain for two days. One the night of the first day, a temporal assassin attack the group.

Surprise Round. Temporal Assassin sword sneak temporal distortion Jord (19+24) second sword temporal distortion (6+12). Kalenthor fireball TA (13). Jord second wind (11) sword TA (14/27) second sword (10/37). Jord action surge sword TA (miss) second sword (11/48).

Round 1. TA short sword temporal distortion JOrd (6+12) second sword (miss). Ruby hide arrow TA sneak (14/62). Kalenthor thunderwave TA (pushed 10ft, 20/82). Cage pick smite 2nd lvl TA (24/106) second pick TA (miss). Floki recklass rage axe TA (10/116) second axe (9/125). Jord sword TA (miss), commander strike ruby sneak arrow TA (24/149). Laren heals Jord (20).

Round 2. TA sword temporal distortion Floki (6+12) sword crit temporal distortion Floki (35+12). Ruby hide sneak attack TA (16/175).

Laren explains that the creature was a temporal assassin and how they came after the group for changing time.

After the Time Tear and Portal Key are recharged, the group must head out to Calimshan. There are two Time Tears located in the Pasha’s Estate.

1466, Calimport
Pasha Rooska

The group arrives at an oasis just outside the city. They walk to the city, reaching the outer wall market place, and Ruby decides to pickpocket while they head through. Ruby slight of hand (11). She tries to pick pocket a genasi. The bag, however, is holding a baby pet monkey which cries out. Ruby tries to convince the genasi that he dropped it, but there is a language barrier. The genasi tries to call the guards, but Ruby slips away before the guards can arrive.

Before leaving, Cage asks the genasi where the group could find Pasha Rooska. The genasi says to go to the Copper Ante and talk to Dwahvel Tiggerwillies.

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Session 20
Wyrmbones

Session 20

Laren gets the group together and informs the group that the next Time Tear is located at Wyrmbones, hidden underneath an ancient statue carving of Tiamat at the base of the mountain. The group scrys a few locations with the portal key, finding Highmoon via Dragon Blood and an unknown city via Blood Dragon. On their third try using Dragon Crown, they find Wyrmbones. The group travels back in time to continue their quest.

1473 DR
Wyrmbones Mountain

The group arrives in the middle of a murky pond in the middle of the Dead Vale. They then head out to find the dragon statue of Tiamat. The group goes to the statue and investigate to find bones at the back right foot where the Time Tear is supposed to be hidden. Ruby determines that the body was eaten by a creature and she also finds a dragon-like scale. Floki says the scale is a wyvern scale. The group figures out that a wyvern ate the man who was trying to steal the Time Tear. The group decides to climb the mountain to try and find the wyvern nest.

After climbing the mountain, the group finds a cave half way up. They find a bunch of bones within and at the back find a nest of four baby wyverns. Ruby goes to try and steal the Time Tear from the nest while Kalenthor sends his huge constrictor snake from his Snake Staff. The snake eats the babies while Ruby steals the Time Tear.

The group then climbs down to the bottom of the mesa. The mother wyvern then attacks.

Jord Hand Axe thrown (7) second thrown (11/18). Wyvern swoops down, bites and claws Jord (misses) and then goes back into the air. Kalenthor readies to cast a spell. Cage readies an action to channel divinity. Laren Sacred Flame Wyvern (saves). Floki javelin wyvern (8/26). Ruby hides arrow wyvern (20/46).

Jord readies an action to combat superiority. Wyvern swoops down on ruby. Kalenthor casts web on wyvern. Wyvern fails to break free and falls to the ground. Cage nature’s wrath on wyvern (saves). Kalenthor misty step out of the web arrow acid splash wyvern (7/53). Jord commander strike ruby arrow (22/75). Cage web spell (fails) strength check (fails). Laren web spell (fails) sacred flame wyvern (17/92). Floki web spell (saves) rage axe wyvern (12/104) rage axe wyvern (12/116). Ruby web spell (saves) hide arrow wyvern (misses).

Jord web spell (fails) sword wyvern (12/128) commander’s strike ruby arrow wyvern (27/155). Wyvern bite jord (11) stinger crit (16) and (12 poison). Kalenthor bow wyvern (11/166). Cage web spell (saves). Laren heals Jord (11). Floki axe wyvern (36/199).

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Session 19
The Stonelight Cave

The group makes their surprise attack on the drow/shadovar meeting.

Jord sword matron mother (miss) second sword distracting strike (15) action surge sword matron mother (miss). Floki reckless rage axe drow priestess (16) second axe (17/33). Kalenthor magic missile matron mother (13/28). Cage pick matron mother divine smite (25/53) second pick divine smite matron mother (17/70). Ruby arrow matron mother (miss) Laren sacred flame matron mother (fail). Jord sword crit matron mother (20/90).

Jord sword drow priestess (13/26) second sword drow priestess (9/35). Floki recklass rage drow priestess crit (25/60) second axe drow priestess (11/71). Kalenthor acid splash on drow priestess (miss) and shade mage (6). Cage pick drow priestess (6/77). Ruby arrow drow priestess (16/93). Drow Priestess summons Yochol. Drow warrior attacks Floki (8) and (8). Laren cure wounds Floki (11). Shade mage schorching ray Jord (10 & 10) Florki (10 & 10) Cage (miss miss).

Jord commander strike floki reckless rage axe drow priestess (16/109) Jord sword shade mage (miss). Yochol jord (miss & miss) floki (8, 13, grappled). Floki reckless rage axe yochol (19) second axe (14/33). Kalenthor chill touch shade mage (15). Cage pick shade mage divine smite (18/51) second pick (12/63). Ruby arrow crit (42/105). Drow warrior sword jord (17 second sword jord (17). Laren mass cure wounds (11).

Jord sword warrior (miss) second commander strike ruby arrow warrior (24). Yochol floki four attack (8, 8, 5, 5). Floki reckless rage yochol (17/50) second axe (14/64). Kalenthor chill touch warrior (9/33). Cage turn yochol (fail). Ruby arrow warrior (11/44). Warrior sword (miss) second sword (17). Laren mass cure wounds (18).

Jord sword warrior (14/58) commander strike ruby arrow warrior (17/75). Yochol floki four attacks (8,8,5,5). Floki reckless rage axe yochol (19/83) second axe (15/98). Kalenthor chill touch warrior (11/55). Cage pick yochol divine smite (25/123). Ruby arrow yochol crit (31/154). Warrior sword jord (miss) second sword (miss). Laren mass cure wounds (12).

Jord sword yochol (11/165) second sword warrior (14/69). Floki reckless rage warrior axe (18/87) second axe (10/97).

100pp, rubies 5 (200gp/each), Lloth symbol gold x2 (200gp), oil of sharpness, potion of greater healing

lst level: mage armor, magic missile, shield, witch bolt
2nd level: alter self, misty step, web
3rd level: fly, lightning bolt
4th level: Evard’s black tentacles, greater invisibility
5th level: cloudkil1

The group returns to Evereska where they are able to restock. Laren tells the group that the Time Tear is located at a statue within the temple of Corellon. It is cleverly hidden as a gemstone on a statue in plain sight. The group is able to obtain the gem as Ruby sneaks in and steals it.

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Session 18
Chimera Antics

The group leaves Evereska and heads north to the Stonelight Cavern. During their journey at the end of the second day, they are hunted by a Chimera.

Jord delays. Floki javelin chimera (13/13) second miss. Cage javelin chimera (6/19) second miss. Ruby arrow chimera (miss). Kalenthor web. Chimera dex 19 for web. Chimera lands fire floki (15), Jord (31), Cage (15), horn Floki (miss), Claws Cage (miss). Jord axe chimera (10/29) axe chimera (12/41). Laren heals Jord (18/13).

Floki reckless rage axe chimera (18/59) axe (12/71). Cage pick divine smite chimera (16/87) pick chimera (8/95). Ruby fails hide arrow chimera (miss). Kalenthor bow chimera (8/103). Chimera fire Floki (15), Jord (15/28), Cage (15), horn Floki (miss), Claw Cage (11). Jord axe (8/111) axe (8/119). Laren mass heal (15).

Floki reckless rage axe chimera (16/135) axe chimera (15/150). Cage pick divine smite chimera (23/173, dies).

The group rests for the night and then continues in the morning. On the fourth day, the group finally reaches the cave entrance which is guarded by a cyclops and a drow warrior.

Ruby hides arrow cyclops (miss). Jord sword (14) second sword(10/24). Cage pick drow divine smite (20, dies). Laren sacred flame (12/34). Kalenthor snake staff summon. Floki recklass rage axe cyclops (10/44) second axe (13/57).

Ruby hides arrow cyclops (miss). Jord sword cyclop (miss) commander strike ruby arrow (18/76). Cage pick cyclops divine smite lv2 (36/112) 2nd pick (10/122). Laren (9/131). Snake cyclops (21/152). Kalenthor bow cyclops (6/158). Floki rage axe cyclops (17/175) 2nd axe cyclops (11/186). Cyclops failed to break grapple.

Ruby hides arrow cyclops (19/206, dies).

Ruby scouts the cave and finds the three drow and the shadovar. The group attempts to stealth, but the drow hear them. Cage jumps back in time an hour and the group tries again, successfully this time.

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Session 17
Garamond the Wicked

The group heads right to the right is a pool of water with pedastal. The water is two gelantinous cubes. Ruby hit by pseudopod while Floki ducks. The cubes then rise out of the water.

Jord sword gc1 (10) second sword gc1 (10/20). Floki rage recklass axe gc1 (13/33) second axe gc1 (14/47). Kalenthor bow (miss). Cage gc2 pick (10) second pick (8/18). Laren delay. Ruby bow sneak gc1 (19/66). GC1 fails to engulf Jord, missing attack. GC2 fails to engulf Cage, missing attack.

Jord sword gc1 (11/77) comamnder strike floki axe gc1 (21/98). Floki rage reckless axe gc1 (18/116) second axe (9/125). Kalenthor bow gc2 (4/22). Cage pick gc2 (9/31) second pick (13/44). Laren delay. Ruby bow (misses). GC2 engulfs Cage fails Floki. pseudopod floki (10).

Jord sword gc2 (12/56) second sword gc2 (14/70). Florki rage recklass axe gc2 (19/89) second axe (19/108). Kalenthor bow (8/116). Cage divine smite pick (20/136).

Group collects 3 sapphires (200gp/each)

The group makes their way deeper into the caves. The tunnel winds downward past sparkling crystals in the rock face. The tunnel opens up to another cave that has been converted into a wizard’s study with a table covered in parchments and tomes. There is a summoning circle at the center made out of silver. There is a man in plate armor of red and gold who is finishing putting on his armor. Next to him is a middle aged man in red robes and a shaved head with tattoos.

Cage divine smite pick mage (miss) second pick (20). Garamond fireball (37). Laren heals Ruby (16). Red Knight sword cage hit and miss (10). Jord sword garamond miss sword miss garamond (shield). Floki rage recklass axe garamond (15/35) second axe misses. Ruby bow garamond (misses). Kalenthor slow knight fails (-2 ac, one melee) garamond saves.

Cage pick garamond misses, pick divine smite garamond (17/42). Garamond cone of cold (38). Knight (19). Laren does a mass cure wounds (21). Red Knight sword cage (10) saves against slow. Jord sword garamond (misses, shield), second attack misses. Floki rage reckless garamond (19/61). Ruby hides bow knight (24/43). Kalenthor acid splash (5/48).

Cage pick knight misses, pick misses. Laren mass healing word (9). Red knight sword cage misses misses. Jord sword knight (20/68).

The group collects 20pp, 2 pearls (100gp/each), 5 diamonds (100gp/each), spell book, tablet.

The group rests and then makes their way back to Evereska and the Tower of Dreams. They meet with Erevan and hand over the Kaliesh’eral tablet. He turns over a map that shows how to reach the Stonelight Cavern.

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