Velorra

New Beginnings - Part 2

Second Quarter

The second quarter was quite eventful with mischief. Isle decided that it would be a great time to kidnap a mastiff from the near by kennel. He then painted it black to look like a hell hound and set it loose on Branstown. Throughout the fear and panic of this Isle slipped back to the Blue Dragon Dormitory unnoticed. The prank went down as one of the craziest in the school's history.

When the party met up to start their second quarter final they discovered they would be joined by two new members Bravidiot and [Jen]. Felina tasked them with locating information about Kebdor Warak and his location. Kebdor was a student that was expelled for accidently summoning and setting loose an Ankheg on the town of Branstown, causing massive damage. He is now suspect in the appearance of the Cockatrice in the forest to the south. They started by checking with the dock master to determine if he had ever left the island. Unfortunately the dock master did not have much information. After that they decided to split up. Bravidiot, [Jen], and Carlov went to the Guard station to see if they could locate any information and a picture. Unfortunately the guards were not much help. Isle, Nomos, and Relynn went to the Scroll of Stout where he frequented while he was a student. After talking with the barkeep they found out the barmaid there used to date him. They talked with her finding a bitter response to Kebdor's name. She gave them the information that he had found an abandoned shanty to the north he would hang out at. 

The party gathered up and traveled north to the shanty. Taking the aggressive approach Bravidiot tried running through the wall, while Carlov broke down the door crossbow in hand. There was no one in the shanty, but after some investigation [Jen] discovered a trap door under a bedroll in the corner. They then descended into the lair of Kebdor. Traveling down the hallway they discovered a large pit with a plaque near by saying "Only in darkness can we see". The puzzle was quickly solved by dousing out all of the lights and then walking across the pit. They traveled down and discovered Kebdor's library finding several books about different magics and magical components. Bravidiot discovered a rather thick book about herbs and remedies called "Herbal Essences", while Isle with some help wrecked the room trying to find any sort of hidden information.

After some time in the library they decided to continue to find a hallway full of cells and a large stone door. Going cell by cell the discovered a Manes, a Dretch, a Grimlock, and a Kenku named Elmfoot. After comforting Elmfoot he provided the party with a key that opened two cubby holes near the large stone door. In the cubby holes where bowls filled with liquid, one red and one green. After experimenting for some time with the liquids, mixing and throwing, Nomos decided to drink the red liquid finding himself poisoned. Bravidiot drank the green, quickly finding that he could pass through the stone door. The party drank the green liquid and traveled through the door to find themselves greeted by a Spectator, a smaller version of a Beholder.

Relynn and [Jen] immediately turned tail and fled through the door joining Elmfoot in the safety of his cell. Isle, Carlov, Nomos, and Bravidiot made a stand quickly dispatching the Spectator. Calling Relynn and [Jen] back into the room they searched to find a summoning circle with runes a long the side, a large bookshelf, and a table. They took several books from the shelves, Isle taking two books about magical items for himself. One book in particular stood out about demons. The spine was broken on one page that was obviously visited many times about a Balor, a large horrific demon. On the table Isle found Kebdor's journal with the last entry about a month and a half prior as well as a ring. The ring was a gold ring, the band appearing like seaweed intertwined together with a single blue gemstone in the center. The journal spoke of trying to summon different creatures, the grimlock, dretch, manes, and the spectator. It also spoke of Prince Alder and how he wishes to open a portal as he did to the nine hells to bring forth a demon for him to control.

The party took this information back to a half asleep Felina. She told them to come back in the morning to discuss what they found. In the morning they filled Felina in. Becoming greatly concerned, Felina assured that them that the investigation would continue with the greatest importance. Kebdor must be stopped. She paid the party for their help and sent them on their way.

Celebrating that they have guaranteed their graduation, so long as they don't get expelled, they got quite a bit drunk, [Jen] finding himself in the bed of [barmaid].

 

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