Short on time the Broken Dawn quite literally leaped into action. Jumping from the deck of the Ragnarök with the capture crystal in hand Celeste sprouted immaculate wings of light and struck Alavashka’s face with her scythe rending massive wounds across his pulpy flesh. Shedinn followed leaping down to the titan’s head spraying it with fire. Leon was comfortable on the ship, he did however send his newly acquired shadow monsters down onto Alavashka’s back where they pecked at him like ticks on a bull, an ever distracting nuisance. The fight seemed to be turning in our hero’s favor. It did not remain that way.
With the simple brush of a fin Alavashka sent Celeste and Shedinn hurtling off its head. Sheinn was lucky enough to land on the battlements, Celeste on the other hand plummeted down to ground right in front of the behemoth. While she didn’t sustain any serious injuries from the fall worst was yet to come. Recovering form the sixty foot drop Celeste didn’t have nearly enough time to avoid Alavashka’s next attack, swallowing her whole. Leon did not take take kindly to the demon who from what he could best surmise just killed one of his only two friends. Leon immediately set about his revenge, wrapping Alavashka’s head in bramble and sending a harpoon straight into its eye socket, fully intent on ripping it out along with the eye. This plan did not come to fruition perfectly.
Celeste was still alive down inside the gullet of the beast, weather through the corrosive acid. Finally able to gather her strength she utilized her divine magic transporting herself safely from the bellow of the back to his head, striking him particularly vindictively and sending the creatures head lurching downward. The sudden movement came as a shock to Leon, Bailey and Aryon as their vessel was still connected to the beast’s skull. Sent crashing downwards Leon and Aryon were able to leap to the battlements with minimal injuries tearing Alavashka’s eye from its socket, Bailey was not so lucky.
The battle resumed on the wall as Shedinn and Aryon chipped away at the mountain of flesh, Celeste still riding the creatures head, Leon backed away from the front line to get away from the oppressive stench of death peppering the behemoth with arrows as he moved. Growing irritated by the creature smacking it’s face Alavashka finally smashed through the wall sending Shedinn narrowly avoiding being crushed while Aryon was knocked unconscious and left defenseless in the demonic tyrant’s path. But with precision cunning and sheer luck Celeste and Leon were able to force Alavashka back into the water, blasting him with arrows and divine magic.
Spotting an opening Shedinn utilized his Surfsurge Shoes to close the gap between him and Alavashka, plunging his sword deep in the demon’s throat with Yewtindel’s blood lust. With a flash of bright light the crystal finally activated, it’s arcane light purging Alavashka from from the world and leaving only the deformed corpse of Lord Norontus as remains. The remaining Maycon soldiers gathered around awestruck before breaking into thunderous cheering.
After several hours of recuperation the members of the Broken Dawn was brought before the king in his private study. In exchange for saving the realm King Reamus Tillen awarded our heroes with items from his personal vault, a generous sum of 24,000 gold and the status of royal nobility extending to both our heroes and their families. A little complicated considering that the only family member between the three of them is a patricidal paladin but still a very generous gesture.
Attending to unfinished business the party returned to the Stonefast Sentinel’s headquarters to resolve the situation with Yewtindel. Finally extracted from Shedinn a beautiful and scantily clad women appeared before our heroes. Yewtindel, the demon of personified rage was surprisingly articulate, and even more shockingly she was familiar with Leon. Apparently Yewtindel was the demon that was released by Baron Adrien in Gloomwrought… This did not sit well with Celeste who still had unfinished business with the Lich. Blades were swung, flames were fired but ultimatly the Broken Dawn persevered. However it became incredibly obvious that the party shouldn’t take the fact that they beat Alavashka for granted when fighting lesser demons as it was nearly there undoing fighting Yewtindel.
The chaos finally subsided a lone applauder revealed them self from the darkness. Lady Cantrell had stopped by to congratulate The Broken Dawn on there success in quarantining the demons and offer them a more permanent position as the new leaders of the Stonefast Sentinels. Bewildered by the sudden offer the party took a moment to ponder the opportunity.
Will the Broken Dawn take on the responsibilities of the sentinels? What new dangers await our heroes? And what old dangers will return? The adventure continues…