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My mind is finally my own!

We entered into a room with a trap that catches me and swords slice into me. As if that wasn’t bad enough, a net drops over me and cuts me. We then come into a room where there’s a female hobgoblin and a metal cobra. Prof Fomraz and the female hobgoblin start talking in goblin. I figure out that Prof Fomraz is lying after he finishes conversation with the hobgoblin and a battle ensues. Oris kills Errol by sending him onto a weak spot that I pointed out, on the catwalk and Errol falls into the pit of molten metal. Oris also pushes Fomraz into a melting pit. Fomraz emerges as some sort of dragon and with the Kyber dragon shards attatched to his body. The messed up part is that the shards have many eyes on them. I’m able to shake off the effects of being dominated mentally and my “worship” of the Lord of Eyes is finally O-V-E-R! As the battle raged on, as piece by piece of molten metal falls off of what was Fomraz, we see that he was actually a white dragon. We eventually kill off Prof Fomraz. We then decide to head Rhukaan Draal with the female hobgoblin. She gives us a crash course in the ways of the city. She also reveals her name is Jelia.

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Further into the mouth of madness

We entered in a room with a contraption with a glowing dragon shard. When suddenly it activated a bunch of broken warforged in various states of disrepair. Oris was able to figure out that the contraption was able to give the warforged new life and repair them and he also figured out how to deactive the contraption. After he did that, I was able to hop onto the contraption and break the mechanism holding another dragonshard and removed it from the contraption. Professor Fonramz was able to figure out another aspect of the contraption and was able to makeit heal 4 and 8. We then entered into a room where there was a ghost and he summoned up some undead. These were some nasty undead and once the head one was killed, the other remaining one wa destroyed. We continued on and came upon a room with some sleeping hobgoblins and one that was keeping guard. I tried to kill one of them while he was sleeping, but wasn’t able to put the killing blow on him. The others woke up and a battle ensued. One of the doors was busted open and more hobgoblins issued forth. We eventually killed them off.

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Back into the mine

Well we eventually met back up with Prof Fomraz. We explained about our encounters with this stupid, I mean really awesome eye cult that we’ve been finding. I explained the dreams I’ve been having about my home being attacked by a black dragon and how, thankfully, it wasn’t destroyed. Prof Fomraz then decides that we must go back to the mine and see what’s going on. I also had taken the skull of the dolgaunt monk that killed Thagnar to have a taxidermist work on it. It’s a memento of how thi monk kicked his ass for daring to disturb him from important work! Had I known that Thagnar would dare to attack such a noble creature, I would’ve tossed him and his stupid spirit cat over the side of our airship! I also realized that I could find the remains of my master and have someone commune with the remains to find out more info on what exactly was the mission he wanted me to do and also, this could finally clear my name since I obviously didn’t kill him.

So we head back to the mine, only to discover that someone else has been here recently. To my horror, someone has defaced the great eye! Whoever did this will pay for it with their lives! We enter in and eventually come upon a group of hobgoblins. We eventually dfeated them and I was able to glean some information from the 2 that survived as to the approximate size and composition of the rest of their group. We decided to take a little rest before continuing on.

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The Reports of 4

Report 3:

The party that the captain invited us to was very outlandish. Humans are so strange, they get dressed up for the littlest things. I prefer to stay in armor and have a weapon handy, too many times my brothers and I were attacked without warning. So we arrive and are shown around, than the speech, once again humans they like to hear themselves talk and tell tales of the adventures they have had. I only paid a little attention to what was said. And then guess what happened, of course we were attacked by some sort of mist demon, me and the sword one drive it off. I am starting to like this one he would make a good soldier. We go the the gnome school and try to find out some information but cant speak with anybody. The human remembers that the demons master must be near to cal the unholy beast. So we begin looking. The human tries to bully another of his kind, strange instead of asking he tries to scare or hurt people to get the information, a fight breaks out. I try to convince the others that fighting us would not end well, they don’t listen (humans). We defeat them. Next we ask some small humans, halfling’s I think they are called. They send us down a lift, into a trap. I try to let them know that fighting us would be bad, they don’t listen. I am getting tired of being attacked and decide to prove a point, they die, I throw a body back on the floor we left and tell the rest to change their life ways or I will be mad. We rest. We then go to the tower where the demons master is after trying to enter the towers fall down. Many fleshy’s die. We go to rest.

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I absolutely HATE psychic eyes!!!

We were discussing how to go about going into the mine when Oris appeared with another Warforged. I like Warforged, they’re way better at keeping watch on a camp than having a dog do that since they require no sleep. But anyway, me and Errol decid to sneak off and try and locate another entrance to the mine area since we don’t want to go straight in and avoid unnecassary confrontations. We eventually find another possible entrance that’s just a little too small for us to fit, but if it can be widened, it’ll work. We go back and gather the rest of our group and lead them to the other location. 4 decides to use his axe to widen the entranceway while the rest of us get some rest. When we woke up in the morning, he had successfully made the hole large enough for us to go down. I decided to head down 1st, and upon reaching the bottom, signaled for the next person down. 8 came down and then after hame came oris. Unfortunately, with all the noise we had made comming down, we attracted the attention of one of this bug/lizard creatures and it attacked us. We were able to kill it off easily. But, more came and we fought hard until 4 appeared and helped us finish off the rest.

We listened for noise to help us figure out which direction to take and make our way in the direction of some clanging metal. We made our way further and further down into the mine. We ran into a pair of goblins behind a barricade and unfortunately one escaped to warn the rest. We eventually ended up in this room where there were several goblins behind barricades. I entered the room and with he might of the Silver Flame, I was able to slay 5 goblins. We quickly dispatched the rest of them. We then went through another doorway and came to an area where they had used mine carts as a barricade. I used the clockwork bomb that I had been carrying for quite some time and blew the cars up and killed off a couple of goblins, hobgoblins, and bugbears. We eventually came into this room where the slaves were penned up in a corner and there were 2 hobgoblins and 2 bugbears. We killed them off pretty easily. Unfortunately, my curiosity got the best of me and I found a secret panel. While I was trying to see if it was trapped, an eye popped out an used it’s powers to enter into my mind. Everytime I want to say Silver Flame, it comes out about this stupid eye cult! I’ve had my comrades tie my hands up and if this continues, I’ll have them gag me. I just hope the gnome may be able to figure out a way to free my mind!

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Ok so all gnomes aren't bad, but Elven assassins are useless

4 and I just left from the lower levels of Scarn and each of us are completely covred in all the soot and dust from the falling towers. We first go to see what remains of the university and see if the gnomewas still alive or not. Unfortunately, the university is locked up in case more towers fell. We then decide to find the House Deneith captain to let him know what had transpired. The captain aat this House Deneith grounds wasn’t sure where that captain was or even if he’s still alive. I hope that he’s still alive since he wasn’t such a bad person. We then ask the captain where the nearest inn is so we can come bck in the morning and try to locate him.

We spent the night at the inn and woke up in the morning in get a fresh start and locate the captain from House Deneith. We were in the hallway and ran into an elf. He passed us the morning edition of the local news and, to my horror, we were labeled “persons of interest” for the destruction of the towers. I know what that means, since there weren’t any other suspects and since there were so many killed, 4 and I would be charged with the crime. The elf then passed us a note telling us to head to the lightning rail by noon or be stuck in Sharn to face trial and that the city watch of Scarn and the Church of the Silver Flame would put 2 and 2 together and they’d send the scion after us. I grabbed 4 and we first gathered up some supplies and then went to get a message sent to the gnome letting him know o a nearby town where we can retrieve any message of his. We also left a note at the nearest temple of the Sovereign Host to leave a trail for Oris to follow and find us.

We then boarded the lightning rail and were met by Errol, another elf. He informs us that we’re not going to go all the way o the town we’re supposed to be going to and that we’ll be getting off earlier. We exited off the lightning rail andfollowed him to a ship powered by an air elemntal and piloted by none other than Professor Famraz, the gnome from the university. He had survived and not only did he survive, but saved mine and 4’s life! He then told us that we were heading to Zolanberg to go to a mine where the Khyber dragon shards had been mined. He told us that if we were to find more pieces, he’d be able to figure out more about the dragon shards.He also informs us that we ave 5 days and if we don’t return, he’ll think that we died and if that wasn’t the case, for us to meet up with him elsewhere. In town, Errol gave me a map of the area with an “X” labeled where the mine was and an O that followed us as we went on the way. The map had Zolanberg and eveything within a 100mi radius of it.

We made our way to the mine and had only reached just the halfway poin in 2 days. There’s no way that we’ll be able to make it back withing the 5 days the professor had told us to. We came through a mountain pass and heard a commotion up ahead, like the sounds of a patrol. We decide to try and hide and ambush the patrol. Unfortunately this drake was able to smell me out and they were alerted to our presence. During the battle, 4 was knocked out as usual. For something made out of metal, he’s pretty fragile! And Errol was pretty ineffective other than to be a body shield ha! He’s older than me and I would think he’d be more skilled than he was! So we defeat this bunch and decided to rest up for the night. The next day, we continued our journey to the mine and came across another patrol, this one contained a bugbear and I decided for me and Errol to stand side by side so we wouldn’t have our flanks exposed and 4 decided to climb a bolder to get a better attack, I think it was so that he can avoid being knocked out again. So we see the bugbear approach and what does this sill elf do, he decides to open up our flank to try and attack the bugbear and, as usual, misses the creature. Now he has his flank exposed and gets surrounded by the bugbear and some goblins. I wonder how he lived as long as he has for his skills and mental capacity for tactics are woefully inadequite! We eventually defeat this band and make our way to the mine. We arrived at the mine to see it to be quite a busy place and now we have to make a plan as to how to get in.

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The sky is falling, th sky is falling...oh wait it's a tower

We go to this ceremony that the captain from House Deneith invited us to. Before the ceremony can even begin, a grey mist starts to orm in the room below our balcony and a mourning haunt demon appears and starts attacking the people. I decide to jump off the balcony and roll to end up next to this vile creature before he can slaughter anymore people. This creature is quite tough since it can turn away your hit and return it with a hit of his own and disappear and reappear elsewhere. Me and 4 eventually defeatthis creature. The captain tasks us to find out more information about it. I remembered hearing that this kind of demon is summoned and the summoner has to be nearby.

We head to the university to find out more information, but were unable to glean anymore. So, we return to where we started and start asking question and find ourselves going lower and lower into the dregs of Scarn. I try and intimidate one of the denizens and we ended up getting attacked by a small group of humans. We defeated them eventually and proceeded further down. We eventually learn that the person we’re looking for was heading to this tower. So we start to head there and some halflings tell us tha the way to get to the tower is by using this lift. We hop into this lift and are attacked by some halfling rogues wanting to take our coin. Me and 4 attacked them as well. They were no match and were dispatched quickly. between the battle with the halflings and the battle with the humans, me and 4 are pretty spent and decide to rest up at an inn. This ended up being a very bad idea as we were woken up with the sounds of an arthquake. We wuickly get ready and find that the source is the tower we were heading to. We enter into the tower and we end up being attacked by these creatures guardingtheentrance and some goblins and a half orc. During the battle, the ceiling started falling apart pice by piece and occasionally killing our enemies. We searched around until it wasn’t safe to do so, unable to find anything. We ran outside to watch in horror as the tower came tumbling down. Once the dust cleared, we saw the results of the destruction. The 3 towers were completely gone, lots of dead people, and the College of Wizardry was gone, which we don’t know the fate of the dragonshards that e had brought there to be looked at. Also missing is Oris. Had we not needed to take that rest, we could’ve possibly prevented this catastrophe or if Oris had gone with us, it could’ve been avoided. But unfortunately, fate threw us a curve and now we stand there in shock and awe at what has transpired.

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The Reports of 4

Report 2

The sword wielding one and me go down the stairs to find the bodies of his comrades and the leader of the cult. I feel bad the two had to die to rescue me but I will live on for them. Looking around we find books of evil and other things best left alone, but being that my new comrades are adventurers what do you think happened next. Of course we try to open some sort of sealed door, the point of a sealed door it to keep whats behind it there, ah well. Trying to pick the locks these wispy human things kept attacking me, they hurt. the avenger killed them good. We finally get the door open and find a dragonshard, now who would trap what is behind a locked door, yep, it was traped to release a bigger human wispy thing and a smaller one as well. After killing these things something strange happens. Everything looks older like months have passed. We head back upstairs to find the other one(the invoker) missing, he decided to stay upstairs and cover our backs, I hope we have not lost another one. Humans are so squishy, so easily damaged beyond repair. I dig a hole for the body on the strange looking one (some sort of woodsman). now time to go to the keep as it looks like it has been through a war. These little bug creatures attack us as well as more creatures of the eye. I am damaged and have to shut down. I awaken and find that we have won. We then find the avengers friend and two others. The one says you have helped me please come back to Sharn for a reward. I agree, need to find the rest of my squad. We arrive in Sharn and are given a room at a nice inn to await a party later. We decide to go to the mage school to try to learn what type of dragonshard we have found. A little gnome gives us trouble, avenger gets mad (he seems to do that a lot, humans). Gnome calls guards and we leave. But we go to mage at the school to help us. He is greedy wants gold to help us out, not sure if this is a gnome thing but avenger starts to get mad again. I say you help us you get gold, and give him some. Gnome is happy but needs to look into it some more he does not know what they are. I miss the war so much easier, kill enemies, stay alive, repeat. So we head back to inn to prepare for party.

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The Reports of 4

Report 1:

My mind is a haze, pain, voices, then suddenly awareness. I’m chained to some sort device dark energies holding me in place. A group of adventures are trying to rescue me from my captivity, a brave 1/2 ork female is freeing my arms, while the rest of the group attack the cult of the Eye. As the battle continues I finally get free, and just in time for the 1/2 ork and another have been damaged beyond repair, now its time for these things to pay. With my powers back and my axe in hand i wade into battle. The two left standing are worshipers of the silver flame so I don’t worry about them turning on me, (Yet). Together we finally finish off the foul creatures that captured me. These adventurers are nice, I think I will stay with them, maybe they can help me find my squad.

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Continuation

We headed down the stairs and saw the bodies of those that had fallen down the pit. We looked around and found a book written in Deep speach and one that translated that book into common. In it, it spoke of some sort of crypt in the room where we were in. we decided to search around the area and found a type of doorway that was protected with magics. Myself and Four, Oris had wandered off somewhere, tried to figure out how to open the door. We made some errors, but Four got the the worse penalty of messing up as he was zapped numerous times for unsuccesfully trying to pick open the various locks. Unfortunately, when he did fail, wraiths would appear. they wre pretty pathetic compared with the power the Silver Flame has given me to destroy their kind. I figured out that the way to unlock the door, without having anymore wraiths attack us, would be to finish this chant. After opening the door, Four went in and touched this very large Khyber dragon shard. When he did, anothe type of wraith appeared and attacked him. Four must have no god for his hits were doing miniscule damage whereas my hits, imbued with the power of the Silver Flame was devasting the wraith. We eventually defeated the wraith and then things got very weird. all the bodies, wood, and what not appeared more decayed as if it had been there for a long time, but to us it was only a couple of hours.

We then headed back up and exited the cave, only to discover that oris was missing and that things had changed on the outsid, as if a season had came and went. We rested and then headed to explore the keep. When we got there, we were first attacked by these bug creatures and two of those pathetic dolgrims. We also noiced people were chained up as well as oris. After dispatching our foes, we were able to free the the people. One of which was in a catatonic state and the other was a mercenary so he says, but I think he’s much more important than he leads on. There’s also another circle, but this one is blue and Four tries to decipher the writings. he learns something about 3 people destroying the eye or something like that, i wasn’t really paying much attention to him babling on, all I want is to take this eye out permanantly! So the guy we rescued offered to pay for passage for us to go to Sharn and once there, he even offered to put us up at a inn. This guy is awesome in my book, anything he needs help killing, I’m definitely in. he then also asks us to attend this ceremony the next day and we of course tell him we’d be honored.

We then decide to try and get info as to what these khyber dragon shards that we found are and also to sell off some of our loot, including equipment from Thagnar. I can’t believe that for someone as backwoods and into these animal spirits, this weirdo was walking around with some items that were worth some coin. We went to this university to try and figure out what the Khyber shards are and we were first directed to this office to make an appointment. Sitting in this office is this gnome and tries to tell us it’d be a month before we can see anyone and had a complte pompous attitude. I put some fear into him, but he was able to summon these ogre guards. After dealing with him, I think I now hate gnomes just a little bit less than psychics! We then go to one of the professor’s office, which is yet another stinking gnome and we’re able to get him to take a look at the shards. he says he needs more time with them and will let us know what he finds, I swear if he takes off with them or stiffs us, he’ll be one dead gnome real quick and I’ll place his head on the desk of the other, arrogant gnome!

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