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.
Amarath fired an arrow and the battle was on. The ilithid continuously created undead duergar by sucking the brains out of captured deep dwarves laid out before it. I blasted the ilithid from range trying to stay alive long enough to aid my friends. I failed. They waded in directly and took down the drow warrior, narrowly avoiding throwing him in the raging river to his death. The invisible sorcerer conjured a stinking cloud of poison that I was helpless to withstand. Eventually I awoke to the sound of Namfoodle’s lute strings. I immediately chugged a healing draft and tried to shatter the still unseen sorcerer to no avail. Amarath removed the head of the ilithid before it could run away and the rest destroyed a disgusting brain creature that was attempting to burrow into Kathra’s head.
The sorcerer fled, we know not where, but he’s loose above ground now. He wields the Staff of Ithicor; he must be found and stopped. There are also more drow and more ilithid remaining below ground in that crypt. An entire city. You have a significant problem on your hands. Kaal removed the dagger from the altar after we emerged. It closed, so we may have some protection for now. The dagger… it’s goliath made. Kaal has it. He’s probably in the library.
I’ve told you everything, as promised. I hope this can begin to clear the names of my friends at the very least. After all, I was the one that started this enormous mess, not them………
Quest nods solemnly and returns to his room.
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