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gaeleth:campaigns:campaign_ix:ix-11-10 [2017/08/27 21:58] external edit
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 ==== Heather (Nalani) ==== ==== Heather (Nalani) ====
-We've gone on from the Monastery. I liberated the Druidic texts when Amantha was otherwise occupied, and will bring them to Lok Magius when I get the chance. In the meantime, they'​re safely tucked away in my bag. +[[gaeleth:​stories:​Nalani's Journal]]
-On the road, once we got away from Star's End, we could see up the mountain where they'​re rebuilding the fortress. I've never seen orcs and dwarves working together. It looks impressive and it's only just getting started. I'll have to make it a point to come back and see the fortress once it's completed. After a shirt rest, we discover a couple of fellow travelers - a human man and a tiefling, Isaac and Zydeco. They seem trustworthy,​ but we're cautious. Isaac is a bard, which may be useful to us. Zydeco has his own brand of magic, which will be interesting to explore in comparison with my own.  
-On one of the old maps, there'​s a notation for '​Sparks'​. We're passing near there, so I persuade the group to explore it. We come to a group of spires protruding from the ground - chimneys of some sort? It's clear that they functional rather than purely decorative, but we can't tell what their purpose might be without further investigation. We enter what looks like a cave, but the floor is vented. Halite goes into the history of the mountain; it's volcanic, which leads to a lengthy discourse about lava and followers of Galgiran (anything history related always seems to be a lengthy discourse about the followers of Galgiran). As we explore the cave (warehouse?​) it's littered with remains of campsites, but nothing recent. There'​s a body tucked away in an alcove wearing full plate armor. It would be shiny were it not for the dust coating it. Since it's not doing the skeleton any good, we take what might be useful. I claim a chainmaile shirt while others grab at weapons and other loot.  
-We explore further and find a door, sealed, with a crystal set into a cradle. the cradle was hidden, and one of our group accidentally revealed it. After some trial and error, we discovered that magic, channeled into the crystal, made it '​spark'​ - and powered the door, opening it. Was this where '​Spark'​ got its name? Perhaps. We ventured into the corridor behind the door and discover gnomish friezes on the walls - depicting the long history of the gnomes - even longer than Halite can recite. Much of the wooden structure has long ago decayed, but everything set into the stone of the mountain, including doors and locking mechanisms (powered by sparks), remained in tact. In one of the rooms off the main corridor, an office, perhaps, I find 4 scrolls that are still tightly rolled. Somehow, they'​re not destroyed, and I borrowed a map case from Issac and stored them inside to bring to safety. We ventured deeper into the gnomish cave system, and find quite a bit of gold, silver and other coin and treasure. Things were looking well for our party until we came across a room protected by a mechanical golem. ​ 
-Did we almost die, yes, of course - who is ever prepared for a giant mechanical creature that never tires? But we prevailed; doing various bits of damage with weapons while Zydeco and I try magics. Acid had no effect, but I was able to slow it down with Ray of Frost long enough for some of the others to tear through its outer shell to reveal a spark that we correctly assumed was powering it. I was able to cast Mage Hand to remove the spark, which powered the golem down mid-strike. We stayed put for a while, to rest and recover. Halite was knocked out and most of the rest of us needed healing or hydration. Galadriel and I took some time to study the golem'​s mechanical bits, and collected a few odds for future use.  
 ==== Saige (Galadriel) ==== ==== Saige (Galadriel) ====
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