by ayten gilrin (Vera d.) 4-6 HS
TL;DR: A party of adventurers descend into a sylvan obelisk/crypt along the southeastern coast of the bayou. Recommend returning to identify the creatures depicted in the murals and secure the area for Rawq's stone quarry. Roscoe's Recap | Rawq's Recap
Report to the Theobold Peacekeeper, Lead Ambassador of the Heralds on Black River Island
The dwarven monk, Rawq, recruited me to explore the southeastern coast of the bayou on the fourth of High Spring. I accepted his invitation in hopes of pinpointing the nest of the large birds I have heard about from other adventurers.
I ventured forth with Rawq, a pair of brothers, the Greenfelds (Roscoe, a stout fighter, and Benedict, or Benny), and another dwarf, Morgrimm, a cleric. On their last trek out to the bayou, they had found a stone monolith and we returned there to determine what it represented.
After 16 hours of trying to open the spire, the stone structure disintegrated and fell into the earth. We hopped in and found that the walls were adorned with tiiled murals of a sylvan or elvish folk but completley foreign even to me. They do not look like the elves of Sanctus. They have more pointed ears and slanted eyes. One mural depicted a female sylvan ruler forcing a black-haired sylvan into a submissive position, his wrists bound behind his back. The other mural showed the same black-haired sylvan but with three other female sylvans with red, copper, and blonde hair.
In the center of the room was a large tile. Rawq was convinced that the tile would open up. He used his tools to open it but in doing so he spilled the smaller tiles scrawled with runes. We spent an hour putting back the runes in the correct order. When we did, the tile unlocked and the floor opened up. We heard many creatures below and Benny jumped in but one of the creatures grabbed his chest and he got hurt. We pulled him back up and Morgrimm jumped in. I followed and Benny held on to my rope as he lowered me down. I decided to get close to the bottom of the pit before summoning roots in the earth to restrain the hostile creatures below and wildshaped into a brown bear.
On the ground floor, a swarm of undead creatures and a leader brandishing a sword attacked us. Morgrimm cast his channel divinity to force most of the undead to the corners of the room while we dealt with the leader, who resembled a dessicated version of the sylvan being we saw depicted upstairs in the murals.
Ultimately we thwarted all the undead even though some of our party suffered near fatal blows. Roscoe picked up the mithral sword that the undead sylvan had wielded, and Morgrimm kept a couple of potions that he later identified. I believe a party should return to identify the sylvan creatures in the murals. They are completely foreign to me and look nothing like the treewalkers others have seen.
The journal entries here are provided by the active player characters participating in the Detroit Marches.
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