(Saturday – December 8th, 2007)
A chill wind blows over the party, signaling that winter has arrived in Fitzleon.
Staying away from the main roads, the party camps for the night to rest and recover. During Haladorr’s watch, he hears a voice from behind him instructing him to drop his weapons or else he’ll kill Knolan in his sleep. The druid complies, but manages to alert the party. Thog the Bounty Hunter plans to bring the party in for the 2 million gold piece bounty. After rebuffing a few offers, they use their clout with Krog to convince him to let them go.
Morning On Crescent has not faired well during fall and winter. The plants are dying, the animals are dead or have left, and even the mighty river that runs through it has become lackadaisical. It is there that the Green Talon ambushes them, using a pair of dire boars and a lot of arrows.
Both Mimosa and Draube leaped over the river to the forefront of the battle as the rest of the party supported from across the river and formed defensive positions. Through some brutal hits and lucky lightning bolts, the Green Talon fell… only to disappear. Though some vengeance was had, it was only a taste of what was needed.
A quick visit to Howe later the party worked on finding a way to the trapped dragon underneath what remained of the city. Some time was taken to investigate the well, which connected back to a mysterious altar. Some debate later, the party decides to consecrate the altar, which opens the way down the well. Using his spider climb, the Warlock Malevictus investigates down a way, and finds the underground ruins.
The party follows behind, but dwarves are not all that built for climbing, so Rathgar alerts some creatures to their arrival. A fight ensues against some swarms of poisonous spiders, a Shambling Mound, and two Quasits (who quickly vanish.)
Victorious, the party investigates some dragon statues encountered previously. Quickly, Knolan sets about placing the dragon eyes in the statues. It takes a bit of convincing for Dulin to give up her red dragon eye, but it is done, and the statue hands over two more dragon weapons. It then moves to attack Draube, but he shatters it in a single blow.
A massive staircase leads downwards, leading up to giant stone doors that repeat a warning in every known language: “Beware. Danger. Keep Out. Death Awaits.”
This causes some argument among the party members, but after coming so far, they cannot turn back now. The doors are pushed open to reveal a massive chamber with a slumbering dragon. A strange enchantment falls over some of the party: this dragon must be killed!
Mimosa valiantly attempts to defend the creature of good from the advances of the charmed party, when Knolan comes up with an idea: to use the simple “Message” spell to wake the creature.
After a massive yawn, the dragon introduces herself as Morning, a great wyrm brass dragon. She dispels the enchantment, and explains about why the party is there, and how she has come to be there.
At the close of the Draconic Revolution, as the good dragons were placed in magical sleep by the evil dragons, there were the following dragons around:Children of Tiamat
- Klorphaxius the Red
- Fitzleonikon the Green
- Daudhir the Blue
- Califyra the White
- Munwirthrax the Black
- Morning the Brass
- Lumin the Gold
- Kyuzo the Silver
- Xen the Bronze
- Eden the Copper
The Scales have been charged with the task of finding and freeing the remaining four Champions of Bahamut. Where will they head next?