Tuesday, June 16, 1208 SA
Beneath the town of St. Etienne, low on resources, with a few nauseated members unable to fight on the adventurers continue the fight against the Death Mantle cultists. The bodies of demonically transformed towns people litter the floor.
The stench of the nauseating cloud still lingers on the group’s nostrils…
Three swarms of wasps buzz down the hall way and start to sting Erebus, Kizzar and Connor. The bite are minor but annoying considering the toll of damage the group has accumulated over the last several minutes. There poison is week but potentially troublesome. Connor is briefly nauseated by the poison but shakes the effects off quickly.
Connor, Kizzar and Erebus take the battle to the dripping flesh demon and the armored shadow. Kizzar is unable to break the grasp of the flesh demon and continues to get hammered by the demon’s massive arms.
Lewana calls down a massive barrage of lightning that has no effect on the demonic host. Maksim calls to Inali, “Tell the woman that creatures from the Abyss are immune to electical attacks!”
As he recovers from nausea, Castiel, dispatches the remaining transformed miners with a mind thrust and fling them back into the chamber at the end of the hallway. Tobiath returns with bow in hand and starts push a steady stream of arrows into the dripping flesh demon.
Maksim fires some arcane missiles into the demons.
After several moments of fighting the group destroys the two demons.
Inali lends some healing magic.
Three foot tall horned beast…
Fight three armored Death Mantle warriors…
Two priests hurling hammers of chaos…
The small horned beast attacks Inali from behind with poisoned claws.
One priest escapes as he disappears into the solid wall, the other is struck down when he surrenders..
The ground shakes, the party decides to leave, the ground shakes again, and again. Once outside the house the party sees a nightmarish scene. The town is inn flames, the very Aerth has opened up to consume many of the buildings in town and thick noxious smoke is all around.
After a brief debate, the group decides to abandon their horses and gear to retreat from the danger in town. As they are leaving the ground beneath their feet opens up with an explosion.
Leave town and head north to find the encampment of the Circus. They see a dozen or so people on the road ahead. The people are heavy laden and a few are pulling carts. The people begin to run away when the see the party behind them.
As the sun rises the group reaches the Circus and see that the camp has been ransacked. After a couple of hours of searching, very little useable goods are found. The group circles the wagons, tips them over and makes camp so they can take a much needed rest.
Wednesay, June 17, 1208 SA
Make way through the city and see that virtually ever building has been burned and more than half the city has fallen into a chasm below and reduced to rubble. The Morning Glory and the attached stable are one of those that is reduced to nothing more than a smoking crater filled with rubble and smoldering wood.
One the road toward Avignon.
Connor reads through the Book of Death’s Grace while camped and shares the contents with the group. Within the book is a thin slab of stone. Etched into the stone are the following words written a strange script. The eight pointed star of Chaos is in the center of the page below the writting.
By now you should have received the gifts that we and the Crimson Coil have sent to you. A band of fellow followers of Chardros should arrive at your stedding in due time. They will bring word of our preparations and assist with your assault on Marsielle. Feel free to sate your blood lust but wanton slaughter and destruction of the ignorant masses must hold off until the ritual is prepared.
I have also sent word to your brother to begin his march to hold the Valencian pass.
Your service to Chardros will bring you favor in his eyes and surely you will become onE of The Many if it is his will.
May all fall to ruin!
Thursday, June 18, 1208 SA
Into the hills and trek onward…