Our heroes slew the Fanglord after a mighty battle, and just barely managed to stop the wretch from killing Lia’s sister, Yelena. The battle was intense, but you came out victorious. After the battle, as you were patching Yelena’s wounds and making sure she was still with the living, Shandria burst into the temple and told you the battle was won.
The drow had been routed, captured, or they had fled. The captured prisoners are going to go before the eladrin court to be punished as proper protocol states; they are prisoners of war and given all the rights there-of. The battle, though, was not without loss. Most of the eladrin survived, but for every elf that remains living, 2 others died. 30 elves make up the resistance now, along with the addition of their new leader, [[:queen_tarial | Queen Tarial]. Lia’s sister, Yelena, will be with them as well, under the protection of the queen. Aramir, since he survived, will also remain in Eldarnath to help the forces.
After the battle, you were payed by Shandria for your help through some spoils of war. You were given 10,300 gold worth of mundane valuables, coins, gems, trinkets and jewelry. Among the pile there was a magic ring, along with of black leather boots. The ring is a Ring of Shadow Travel (AV), and the boots are Shadowdancer’s Boots (AV2). Not only did you find riches in coin, but also in knowledge, for you have earned enough experience to reach level 12.
After returning to the forest and taking a well-deserved rest, our heroes set out with Shandria and her company. Their going is slow, as she and her 15 spell-swords are also bringing with them the 40 or so drow prisoners, who are kept blindfolded, gagged and restrained. You continue to head south, into the very heart of Eldarnath. The forest is less corrupted here, though signs of taint still appear frequently, it is less powerful than before. Shandria explains that is most likely because the Feywild and the Material Plane cross over here, and the Fey energies are enough to counter the corruption.
You reach a fairly large field where grass and multi-colored flowers grow in abundance. The air shimmers and distorts like the air above a fire. The sun in the sky seems brighter, and from in the field, the shadows of the forest seem darker. You hear insects buzzing and birds chirping. The scent of the flowers is intoxicating for everyone, especially Lia. As you move about the field you get the sensation that time has slowed, and that each step you take, each word you speak, requires extra effort to complete. Shandria steps with no uncertainty to the center of the field and pulls out her sword. She draws several runes in the air and on the ground, speaking words of power. Lumenai will tell you that this ritual is the same one that is imparted to him by his sword. It is one to transport you into the Feywild from a crossing such as this.
With her ritual complete, you suddenly stop. Stop moving, stop hearing, stop feeling, but you don’t stop seeing. Your body is frozen in place, but you see the sky turn to orange, then red, purple, yellow, green. The sky, and the world around you, changes colors, changing from vibrant to nearly monochromatic, from bright greens to deep reds. The world stretches, compresses, you feel yourself being pulled in two directions at once, tearing you apart!
Then it is all over. You are standing firmly on the ground, able to move your head around, with only a slight sensation of vertigo. You hear a roaring in your ears, somewhat muted but it soon clicks that you are near a waterfall, which is causing the noise. The world around you is bright, much brighter than your world. The field you are in is both similar and different. The flowers are much more exotic and there is not a river running through the field, which turns into a mighty waterfall at the south end. Beyond that there is no treeline. What was forest in your world is a cliff in this world, and that cliff overlooks a vast ocean, glistening light purple under the too-bright sun. Shandria looks at you, then to her warriors, and issues you the command to move on.
Level 11 Loot List:
|Platinum Ring w/ Emerald
|Silver Statue of Lolth w/ 3 black pearls
|Box of gems
|Spoils of war
|The Raven Queen’s Shroud
|+3 Armor of Night
|Ring of Shadow Travel
|Undead Servitor Ritual
Leave any comments, questions or concerns below. You can also take this time to discuss loot distribution, splitting the gold, buying items, whatever. You won’t be able to until you get to an eladrin city, however.
Session Log: http://www.mediafire.com/?jnimwmde1yy