Now in addition to the surprise of a zombie in the closet, the party found themselves face to face with a fiery haired young human woman who had vaulted through the window.
Securing the heavy door, the party decided to risk a short rest in the collapsed chamber. Magnus, true to form, immediately fell to napping and was asleep in moments. As the party bandaged wounds and collected their gear, Sirlius was surprised to see Magnus’s recumbent form first flicker, then vanish completely.
Their long rest complete, the party decided to take care of some business before setting back out into the castle. Pistachio had been able to build a new steel defender using miscellaneous parts from the weapon and armor strewn about the store room.
The party immediately began attempting to free the trapped figures from the stasis pod, though they were harried by the sounds of snarls echoing up from the well and heavy footfalls encroaching from the stairs.
While the party proceeded to explore the rest of the castle, Cithrel and Dahlia doubled back and freed Xinas from his stasis pod. Upon questioning, Cithrel offered information regarding her research into the missing villagers, the premises, and the previous tenants who mysteriously disappeared a few years prior - the Chasteler family.
We came for our Lady, though she knew it not. We reject the false balance; Winter is no opposite but a blight, and M– no queen but a guttersnipe whore. We would have freed the Fey of her tyranny and restore the Garden of Chaos, the Rapture of Summer Growth Unending.
Gofa the Mighty came to the mountain fortress of Azam the Seer to demand the knowledge to defeat his enemies. But Azam denied him, for the Seer took little notice of the affairs of the world.
One It is the year 2392 ME. The town of Kessian, on the shores of the eponymous Lake is happy, prosperous, and safe. Harvests are bountiful, the weather mild and the many dangers of Telisar seem to give the place a wide birth.
As you crest the top of the hill, you see a plain of large flowers stretching out before you, something like sunflowers but taller, with droopy blue petals and umber pistils.
The various arrows read:
Wendell’s Rock Amouradiath Vakaralithien The Shifting Sands Incessant Babbling The Teeth That Look Like Rocks The Crystal Palace of Enduring Sadness Perfectly Normal House Draconia But Not The One You’re Thinking Of Shimmers You Are Here The Death of Stars Horseman’s Regret The Freeling Hideaway Cliffs of Insanity Certain Doom Uncertain Doom Too-Bright Woods Rillifane’s Respite Florin The Dream of a Thousand Cats It’s a Secret to Everyone The Swamp Where It Is Isn’t!