01 Nov 2014
It has been some time since I last recorded my journeys, but at the prodding of Sovellis and Charin I have decided to begin anew. As I completed my previous journal and left it on Nerina’s ship for safe keeping, I will begin documenting our adventure in the Temple of Elemental Evil into this new journal. Hopefully somebody will find this useful some day. At the very least, it should satisfy Sovellis and Charin. Sovellis has not been too bad, he seems to genuinely want to help me reconnect with my Elven heritage. I’m starting to think that Charin is just a nan’ assa.
We cleared more rooms on the first subteranan level of the temple today. As I entered one room in particular to search for hidden passgeways, of which there seem to be an abundance of here, Sovellis and Charin warned me that I should proceed with a bit more trpidation. As Charin entred the room to stomp a skull that he feared would come to life only to be attacked by a snake. As Sovellis pulled him out of the way, I gave the snake a good blast with Lance of Disruption. A bit excessive I must admit, but as the Humans wold say, it was wicked awesome. Still, it was not enough to fell the snake and it was finished off by my band mates. The hole I tore in the temple altered some other foes that we were not expectng, but we dealt with them quickly.
As we continued to explore the temple, we ran into our good friend Oceanus (or O.C. Anus, as Tormac has taken to calling him). With him was a young lady I had not encountered before, thought Charin and Sovellis seemed to recognize her. She was dressed in garb that would indicate she was a member of the Black Crow Society; though she quickly informed us that she was no longer in league with them. We allowed her to join us for the time being, though I’m still sceptical of the decision.
We then discovered a rather large room with two columns in the middle that seemed quite suspicious from the start. We noticed some alcoves high on the wall, but it was too dark to make anything out. I sent my pseudodragon to get a better look and he could oly see the glowing eyes looking back at him. Before I had a chance to warn the others a portcullis dropped, leaving part of our party trapped in the room with the rest of us outside. With his great strength, Charin was able to list the portcullis and allow the rest of us entry to the room where we quickly dealt with the harpies that had emerged from the alcoves.
We cleared some ghouls from an ajoining room and discovered a priest’s chambers. Unfortunately, whomever was in the chambers heard us coming and was able to escape through a secret passage into the harpy lair before we were able to catch him. We returned to the harpy lair and clear the remaing adjoining room before it was time for us to have a serious discussion with Drussus.
Sovellis informed us all that Drussus had apparently been haporing not one, but two slimes! I fear the situation with his brain infection may be more serious than we thought. Oceanus had brought a remedy for him that should help to alleviate the symptoms, though he had yet to take it. With Sovellis’ help, Drussus was able to rid himself of the slimes and ingest the remedy.
We have found what we believe to be a safe room to rest, which is excellent news as I have spent the majority of my spells. I must mediate now, and prepare for whatever else lies in wait for us.