A abyssal gnoll pack lord, gnoll gorgers and far fangs attack the party.
The party is able to withstand the attack as the gnoll war party retreats with heavy loses.
In the distance, they see that they have been observed during the battle by another gnoll pack lord and some humanoid dressed in a large cloak.
The party moves to the shrine, expecting another attack at some point. But the ritual must begin. The divine party members notice that the shrine has been consecrated by evil.
Sub-Par, Faeremma, and Nomsha setup to start the Ritual.
Khaomsis casts Circle of Protection ritual.
As the Sub-Par and Faeremma start the chant and Nomsha speaks the words. Something is very wrong!
The druids are in deep stress to maintain their chant. The liontaur female is extremely straining to stand.
The entire area gets dark, only those with low-light vision or better and see normally.
The ritual scroll starts to glisten and sweat!
The team gathers itself in defense around the shrine’s poduim as the gnolls attack.
Another abyssal gnoll pack lord, gnoll gorgrers and far fangs attack the party. Along with them, a cloaked humanoid with a great elven long bow covered in lightning.
The attacking gnolls are clearly commanded by the cloaked being. The gnolls attack from all directions.
As the combat progresses, Egyptians sees a un-earthly battle between two 30’ tall beings happening at the shrine. One being a Egyptian warrior, the other gnoll daemon!
The warrior appears to be the Pharaoh Kalipha! he carries a tower shield with his house symbols on it as well as the symbol of Anubis and a huge khopesh.
The demon has the symbol of Yeenoghu on him rubbing his ballz with huge claws!
As the battle continues, each party is affected by the battle of the two beings. Gain advantages dependent on the battle.
The ritual casters continually seem to be under incredible stress, they appear very pale, and are sweating profusely. They are fighting their own battles internally. I over hear the drow say “she can’t be speaking to me!”. Meanwhile sub-par keeps saying “No”. They look like they are on deaths door.
The ghosts engage in combat. With each powerful blow they strike upon each other it impacts those of us fighting below them. The daemon got in a few good hits on the Pharaoh Kalipha and each hit sent the gnolls below into a frenzy. When the Pharaoh Kalipha struck the daemon however Egyptians fighting below were granted boons in combat!
The half-elf warlord had been cloaked and now appears to have skin made of black steel. He commands the gnolls, casts eldritch bolts and fire arrow of lightning in combat.
The female Greek barbarian Zanne goes down, arrow critical to the chest from a Far Fang.
The ghosts battle and egyptian warrior cuts off the head of his foe! At this point several things happen. The ground is no longer consecrated. The ritual is complete and those casting it pass out. The gnolls flee. We slay all but the half-elf, he escapes. Pharaoh Kalipha then bows to the Egyptians turns and points west.
Nomsha tells us where the city is exactly, she also points west.
Faeremma appears to be in shock and not able to function besides obeying simple commands. Its decided that she will return to the liontaur camp. Nomsha thinks her mother maybe able to help her. Khamosis & Biero also return to the Liontaur camp.
Sub-par indicates that during the ritual a beautiful Yuan-ti female worked on seducing him.
Zanne, Laserie, Faeremma, Biero, the Liontaurs never saw either ghost during combat.
Neraphi-Nut raises Zanne wife of Tomak-Nut the Barbarian. This ritual takes 8 hours to do. Zanne returns to the Liontaur camp as she needs 3 full days of rest. Khamosis & Biero also return to the Liontaur camp.
The party then heads west – what seems like 3 days before they find a huge partially buried obelisk similar to the ones we’ve seen in Tanis. It displays the house symbols of Kalipha, the same symbols seen on the ghost warrior.. As soon as we touch the obelisk the ruins of a city appear approximately 500 yards in the distance. Until one touches the obelisk however the ruins are all but invisible.