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Tyrion
Posted in Scales of War
oh noes!
So we're in the iceberg, ready to do battle with the exarch of tiamat... cue boss music...

We enter the room and chillreaver does the standard bad guy soliloquy where we're all gonna die and he's gonna rule the world... etc. etc. etc. I attempt to negotiate the terms of the exarch's surrender when all of a sudden, Kriv just snaps and launches himself off the ledge at chillreaver, challenging him to single combat and to destroy the abomination in the name of his god... oh right... totally forgot about that Bahamut vs. Tiamat thing when we came up with our brilliant plan...

So anyways, we're watching Kriv challenge the exarch, and I was all like, "whew, that was close... it's okay everyone, Kriv's got this" but apparently he really meant him and all his buddies challenge chillreaver to single combat I guess...

The dastardly dragon counters Kriv's jump into the room by flying! the nerve of this thing! how are we supposed to beat him up if he keeps flying around the room breathing on us like that????

So I have this awesome plan of just flying over to the pedestal and taking the acorn and we can just cheese it... but unfortunately it was held in place by beams of light from these magical mirrors that we weren't supposed to break cuz they were important artifacts or something. So the acorn starts talking to me and taking over my brain and makes me jump down off this high pedestal thing. Stupid acorn. All the while Arri banana hammer is yelling at me to stay up there and get the acorn, and doing all this "what are you doing idiot?" when I'm forced to swan dive fifty feet. It's called domination Arri... geez...

So we start winning despite all this, and Ashe is all smashing up the dragon, while Marc does his signature jump on and ride maneuver that all big things really really hate. Kinerra and Lactatia were turning the mirrors to divert the magic beams... one or two might have accidentally got broken... maybe... but it was probably once we got the acorn and the place started collapsing.. yeah... that was probably how that happened...

Kriv never got his chance to kill chillreaver though (even though I was able to get him up to the ledge where all the fighting was) because just when we got the upper hand, were beating him down and took his magic brain dominating acorn, he disappeared, taking Marc with him!

Everyone started trying to get out of the iceberg as the module writers were big Conan fans and made the whole thing start collapsing when the bad guy was no more. I tried to stop them diary, and kept yelling at them that we weren't leaving without Marc. As much as I tried though, they dragged me out of there. I couldn't save him.

We were picked up by these weird dudes in a flying sleigh who gave us presents for some weird reason. Not sure what that was about. I kept looking for Marc's spirit to join us like Aldanna and Arri did. But he didn't show up. I asked Aldanna if she saw him, but sadly she just shook her head.

We get back to the town of those bastard Devas who sent us on this suicide mission to retrieve this stupid acorn. I stayed polite and calm while Kriv briefed them on what happened, but inside all I kept thinking about was new and inventive ways to kill them. Not sure what that's about. Aldanna kept saying she was worried about me. I told her to just forget about it, I was fine.

Then I have this dream which seemed so real. Marc was eating dinner in a cave, looking over into a mirror where his new best buddy Chillreaver had a brand new head. Must have been a reward from Tiamat for doing such a bang up job messing with the plane. I awoke realizing that Marc was now in league with the exarch.

Lactantia leaves the group, wishing us well. I have a talk with Arri about bringing him back, but for some reason he's fully content to live inside a hammer. What a strange little guy he is... but it's his choice, and I guess for him it immortalizes him into a dwarven weapon of war, which is kind of his thing.

So I pick up my stuff and I leave too. I just was ready to give up on this whole thing diary... what was next, hunt down Marc and kill him along with Chillreaver? I can't do it diary... I can't kill one of the last of my old friends I have. Am I destined to outlive anyone I care about, surrounding myself with their ghosts while I continue to live a haunted existence?

I ended up in this dark tavern, deciding this would be a good day to try whiskey. It always seemed to be what the dark brooding adventurers drank, and I was kind of dark and brooding these days so it seemed to fit. Funny thing is, it tastes terrible, and after only one mug full you start to feel far stranger than ale makes you...

So I'm sitting there, minding my own business, having a private conversation with Aldanna about where we go from here, when some local types begin to harp at me. They keep going on and on about something or other, and didn't even stop when I broke one of their jaws to get them to shut up. Turns out those couple of locals had a bar full of friends that seemed to not take too kindly to this and they drew weapons.

And that's when it happened diary, this little dude, sitting all by himself in the bar, climbed up on a chair, then climbed up on a table all nimble like and said in a calm loud voice in a strange accent "do not touch him". They turned around and laughed and asked him if he was willing to die too. My vision was pretty hazy diary, but I swear he cut two of their heads off before they could even stop laughing. The room began to spin, and I passed out. When I came to, this helpful little dude named Corrin said he would take me to my friends.

Maybe there's good guys left around here after all....
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