by Quest (Jason M)
TL;DR: Killed mind-flayer, intellect devourer, drow warrior; rescused Kathra; drow mage escaped. More drow and ilithid in city below; basilisks around. See Amaranth's Recap | See Kathra's Recap
As told to Remith...
I went down there with the intention of rescuing my friends; too bad I was ineffectual in battle. Hopefully my account of the events will be of some use to you.
We reunited with the group deep below, where they had recovered from their initial fight. They all sported glowing weapons, so clearly some things had gone right. What went bad was Kathra being dragged away by a mind flayer.
Yes, I know. Just… let me finish. We headed deeper to find our missing friend. There were three tunnels that became one leading to an underground chamber with duergar statues. Not carved, frozen in stone. Basilisks, someone said. We continued deeper to a room bisected by a raging river. A brittle bridge spanned the rapids. I never even made it across… I digress. There were three figures, four if you count poor Kathra, two drow and an ilithid; they’re working together. One a warrior with runic armor and another a sorcerer who disappeared almost immediately. More on him later. The ilithid stood at the far end of the cavern in front of Kathra who was chained to the wall.
by Michael D.
It’s been two days since the party had returned from the goliath’s tomb. Some of them had been missing for four days and presumed dead. One of that party, Kathra Holderhek, sits before you. A half eaten meal in front of her, seemingly forgotten, and an untouched beer at her elbow. She sits staring off into the distance. A moment passes and she notices you.
“Oh, sorry. Didn’t see you there. You want to know what happened? It was horrible. We had found Queen Fesnora’s golden apple and decided to set off to return it to Delabotta. The dryad had promised to leave and remove the blight that plagued this land were we to return the apple to her. It seemed so simple. Oh, how stupid we were. I remember that day, though it seems so long ago. It was the beginning of the celebration of Dragon Heart. All the children were dancing around Dilondorg, I had never actually seen him smile before that. We were all pretty happy. I had gotten pretty drunk the night before and cast a spell to light Madash’s head on fire. That gave him a big grin. That smile wouldn’t last long. None of our cheer did…
Where was I? Oh yes, the dryad. Lying tree lady. We gave her that accursed apple and what does she do? Plants it into the ground and tells us we need to cleanse the tomb or she wouldn’t leave. That was not part of the deal! We should have known better. We gave her a copy of Queen Fesnora’s letter and what does she do with it? Tosses it in the air and has one of her foul trees cast a fireball at it! Burnt it right to a crisp. Didn’t even read it! How are we supposed to bargain with someone like that? I thought that being one with nature, she would be filled with Chauntea’s grace, but none of us were that day. Lacking any option, we inserted the ornate dagger into the tomb’s lid, and down we descended.
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