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Dan
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Rise of the Runelords
April 3rd, 2016
The group prepared themselves to re-enter the shrine once more. They knew what they were up against, so they prepared themselves to deal with the demon. They decided perhaps scouting out the two tunnels was appropriate, as there might be some additional information to be found in this area. They looked closer at the walls, which were covered in writing. All of it was in Thassilionian, but that was no problem for anyone in the party to read. Most of it was nonsense, but a small bit stoof out:
IF MAGIC BRIGHT IS YOUR DESIRE, TO OLD RUNEFORGE MUST YOU RETIRE
FOR ONLY THERE DOES WIZARDS’ ART RECEIVE ITS DUE AND PROPER START.


They thought nothing of it, and decided to scope out the area through the door to the south. It led into an empty hallway, with three doors. They prepared themselves to open each in succession, but only the one Philip ended up opening had any significance. Yet another notable phrase was found:
ON EASTERN SHORES OF STEAMING MIRROR, AT END OF DAY WHEN DUSK IS NEARER,
WHERE SEVEN FACES SILENT WAIT ENCIRCLED GUARDS AT RUNEFORGE GATE.


Seeing a common trend here, they began to record this down on a slip of parchment. They proceed to the hallway to the north, where Yama took the lead in scouting. After a few doors, he found a small pool of water. He couldn’t find anything important about it, but as soon as Philip came into the room, he quickly scooped up some of the water into his mouth. He instantly spit it out, as it was stale water. Puzzled by the action, Philip simply determined it was non-magical, and they met back up with the group.

The only way back to go was through the Cathedral again. The Glabrezu demon was no-where to be seen, so the room lied empty. Another stanza was seen at the altar wall:
EACH STONE THE GRACE OF SEVEN LORDS, ONE PART OF KEY EACH RULER HOARDS;
IF OFFERED SPELLS AND PROPER PRAYER, TAKE SEVEN KEYS AND CLIMB THE STAIR.

Yama made his way to the altar area, when they heard a familiar voice echo through the shrine:
What became of Runelord Karzoug and Runelord Alaznist? Who wields powerful magic today?

Yama, quickly and confidently said “I killed them.” to which the voice laughed. “You wouldn’t stand a chance against their might. That is impossible. Yama fought back with the fact that he took out Mokmurian, Karzoug’s up-and-comer, to which the voice did not respond immediately. After a moment, he responded with:
If that may be true, then you have an old friend to visit. Prove to me the power which you speak of, and perhaps I will tell you how to defeat Karzoug.”


It was at that moment a succubus was summoned to the middle of the arena. The party scoffed, and Yama quickly took care of it with no problems. Vincent attempt to run along the wall to get to the tunnel that broke off from this chamber, when one of the statues came to life to attack. The Glabrezu demon cloaked himself as one of the statues, and burst from the wall, pushing Vincent back a bit. The Glabrezu managed to summon another of himself again, but Yama quickly took care of the second one with ease. A dagger whizzed by Vincent’s head, returning in the same fashion shortly thereafter. Its source was unknown, even as Valtyra approached the area the attack was suspected to come from. The two glabrezu demons stood no chance, and luckily, Philip needed a reagent from these creatures. They collected some of the meat from the claw of the glabrezu, and continued down the tunnels.
Session: Chapter 5: The Lamashtu Shrine Beneath Sandpoint - Sunday, Apr 03 2016 from 8:30 PM to 11:30 PM
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