After a night of not-so-restful sleep, we ate a bit more of the magical bread and went back out to explore.
In what seemed to be a common room, signs of what was a ritual long ago was seen. Strange cocoons and bodies hanging from the ceiling in the same pattern kg those doing a ritual would be placed. A strange painting on a wall drew our attention.Drawing of the room, the cocoons and bodies, traces of the ritual circle.
Turned out to be an engraving of the Asylum. A strange glow within the door. Brixius
reached in to grab whatever caused it, and went in nearly as deep as his whole arm. Something was obviously wrong since that should have went through the engraving and even through the wall. After moments of struggling, he managed to pull free with the help of Ul'gregg.
Black goo poured out of the...wound on the engraving. It went to the bodies that had dropped to the ground.
A small battle took place. Then Uatit went limp.
I noticed at that point a strange creature. Looked like a brain on legs.Small sketch of the "brains on legs"
After the battle we kept going forward with the exploration, we found a room that must have been a kitchen. As with the rest of the room, it was a bloody mess. I keep wondering what really did happen in this place.
I noticed a piece of parchment sticking out of flipped over cauldron. I asked for Ul'Gregg's assistance to lift it, as he did the parchement fell in the small hole, when I tried to grab it, something grabbed my hand and tried to pull me underneath. I felt like it was going to rip off my arm. Thankfully the others aided me.
The paper was only pieces of a journal, accounts of a love affair between two people, and one with apparently a very creepy spider.
We then explored yet again. Found a room with a very strange creature. Albeit not hostile, it was very strange, wanting to fix us. It was covered in chains. His room looked like a workshop, some alchemical and forge equipement. He called himself the Fixer.Drawing of the strange creature called the Fixer. Tall and with chains strapped all over him.
Brehana talked to him while Brixius
moved behind him. I was intrigued by books and as I tried to take one a chain lashed out to push it back in, he said it was impolite to not ask.
Moments later, much to my surprise, Brixius
Another battle started. A giant bone golem was put together as well and small fire mephits showed up. I tapped into my pact to move away as 3 more of me appeared and caused the Golem to miss on his attacks. I was also able to help Ul'Gregg avoid a nasty hit. In the heat of the battle, there was a lot going on, chains shooting out from the Fixer to a lot of people. At some point I saw Uatit fall down. When she got back up she screamed in a rage that she had to find her Vintreri.
Strangely, that caused the Fixer to stop. He seemed to know, or at least know of, Vintreri, from when the Asylum was built. There is so much mystery around this man. I wonder what else we'll find out. He offered us potions. They were absolutely disgusting. But every single injury was gone. Hallucinations were gone. I had a few sores show up but after a rest then went away.
The Fixer also locked his room when he heard chains. The children were about he said, and he cannot stand them. That is when we took our rest, inside our protective bubble. The Fixer left us in peace, didn't disturb us at all. During the rest it was when Brixius
had told us that the creature was undead and a fiend and he felt it better to strike. With hindsight it's hard to make that call, but I think that at the time, I would have been hard pressed to not act. Fixer wasn't hostile, but what if my inactions caused someone to get hurt?
It was a tough call, and thankfully it all worked out in the end.
In the...morning? evening? It's hard to tell in here, after our rest, the little ghost girl was there, angry that the fixer took away her toys. I assume she was talking about us. She quite literally melted away the Fixer. I tried to trap her into a magic circle, but it didn't work, radiant damage didn't nor did Brixius
's mace that hurts undead.
We tried to prepare as we heard the children coming back. Ul'Gregg went to check throught the other door and came back to peek throught the door we had came in and saw about a dozen of those children.Drawing of the children, striking at Uatit and carrying her away.
The group asked me to unleash a fireball as soon as they openned the door. When I did, Ul'Gregg and Brixius
screamed outrage, yelling that I killed their friend and love ones. I was rather confused. Ul'Gregg struck at Ike as Brixius
Brehana pushed me out of danger and I used that time to try and immobilize them. I managed to stop Ul'Gregg but Brixius
kept going. After a few moments, Ike managed to fix them both.
In the meantime however, the children had taken Uatit. Last I saw she was wrapped in chain and carried by the children, as the little ghost girl thanked us for her new toy and closed the door.
We tried to give chase but saw no real traces. We had found by the other door another one of those strange blood shround monsters.
It hurt me pretty bad this time. I am fearing for my life more and more in this place.Image of the blood shround monster, seeming to draw blood from Zarazen.
A room seemed odd at the end of the corridor. It was filled with toys and a box.
The crank we had found earlier fit in and Ul'Gregg used it.
Music started from the box. Things started to move by themselves and the door shut behind us. Only Brixius
, Ul'Gregg and I in the room. The blocks that were on the floor started the float, the big plushie teddy bears stood, metal claws and teeth and attacked us.
It was rough with just us. We could hear the others trying to get in but something was blocking them. I must thank the patron Vintreri introduced me too, I felt a bit of life coming back to me when I struck down the bears, but sadly it all went a blur at some point, I fell down, uncouncious.
I woke up later, door was openned, the bears were downed and we had lost all traces of Uatit. We headed back to the Fixer's room for a rest. I beleive they found something in the music box but this room wasn't going anywhere and in the state we were all in, a rest was needed...