The 1-eyed ginger dwarf lead us to the inside of a magnificent dwarven city: Makota!
It is big! very big... and seems to be.... rather empty! The streets, the marketplace, just everything seems to have a lack of civilian dwarves. Don't get me wrong, there are a LOT of dwarves, they are just all in arms and uniforms. Very few civil citizens.... and a lot of militia.....
In the city, the dwarf who was guiding us, led us to the palace. We were city guests and were welcome to rest or visit the city, they would provide us with food and anything else we may need. The wing of the palace we were led to was fully guarded and, if we choose to leave, we had to take each one guard with us. Why so much militia presence?
They have always have undead roaming the city, but now a mist has appeared.... A mist that spawned undead! The mist had arrived 3 weeks before we did....
Well, we still decided to explore the city... A lot of dwarves were really interested and surprised with us! We were sent from above, literally! and no one has been seem from above in... millenniums, literally! (3000 years to be exact)
There was an armory and a weaponry, but nothing else for us to go visit..... Oh except the mines! Yellow Dust Mines.... We went and what we saw we couldn't believe: they were throwing gold to the lava, because they had so much of it and no use for it, they had to get rid of the yellow dust somehow! Evil characters to the rescue and the cunning tiefling uses his bluff to let them give us what we can carry in gold... and who can resist the bluff and diplomacy of Aleric? No one. So of course they give everyone a big 20 pound bucket of gold, except Fluffy. She didn't want it, she saw no gain in a bucket full of rocks and a little bit of gold that was going to slow her down.
Greed is a powerful thing... The possibilities gold holds in your hand and the things you see in your future with even more riches.... are a really dangerous thing. Greed can hold your character prisoner... and even though I'm a big spender (show me a shiny new armor that gives me 27 AC at level 4 and I'll buy it! no matter what) I wont be crushed if I have nothing at all... I started that way and wont let it bother me.
So..... The next day we got to see the king. King Ysgro is his name. He told us the purpose of this city, 3000 years ago, when the undead arose in the island, they had found the source of the undead invasion, but not before getting lost and concealed away by all of the undead. They found the Iosponto, but lost any communication with other cities and couldn't find their way back, the tunnels move after all. They thought the surface was covered with undead and that no one had survived, even less, that they repopulated the island. They don't know anything about Cleo and the undead have never stopped spawning, they just have been battling them all this time. Now they are planning an expedition to seal away the portal, Iosponto, to bring peace and tranquility to the land (well the underground .... land?).
We decided to help them! We are going to stop ALL undead invasions, be them underground or at sea-level or even at the spiritual level! THIS ENDS NOW..... followed by a lot of grunting and ugly faces!!! Really intimidating right?
Oh, but they have an early expedition. We can decide to join them or go directly to rest.... So we decided to join them! Get a little bit of XP before going to bed :P..... Aleric didn't wanted to go, but since Alkatross wanted to and the rest of the group wanted to, he tagged along...
After the killing of what should already be dead happened, a hooded figured appeared. She laughed at us.... and in her possession she had all of our gold... ALL OF IT! We were robbed blindly and we were not happy about it, but she was fast... Aleric tried to stop her, I tried to stop her, Aldor (Hodor) tried to stop her, Alkatross tried to stop her, Alkatross using a wand that summons undead... summoned a small dragon which she controlled with a talisman and got away.... and then the dark rouge who was a cleric threw explosives, which she stopped by taking away the bone tail and throwing it at the explosive shurikens... So yeah she got away...... also by yelling 'Silvatos sends his regards'.... because we aren't mad enough as it is....
Yes... A shifter.... A humanoid creature with feline-type features,
this is Isis... Well it's not HER but this is how someone from her race looks like!
YOU GET THE POINT!
Here all of us are, really upset that, yet again, we were pretty useless against something that was related to the name Silvatos....
So we go to our wing in the palace, we rest for the night... and wake up to find the dwarves already in formation. We get up with the general, that one-eyed, ginger dwarf, whose name is Orgram, and get up on it... (Of course, we get up on the task, we don't get up on the general...) We encounter some bugs.... kick them in their butts.... but somehow get separated from the formation. We can hear Orgram yelling us... telling us to go east, if we continue the tunnel we should get east and meet with them.
We are in peace... ok? We are peaceful beings! We are just walking!!!!.... well walking to destroy the Iosponto.... but walking peacefully!
Out of nowhere... black dwarves with dragons in chains come out of the ground.... looking at us with all of the intention of killing us....
And here this day ends.... Wow Omar really? I just know it... Dragons + Dwarves... attacking us?.... WHAT HAVE WE DONE TO YOU OMAR? WHy do you want to kill us? :P
Game Day: Tuesday 2, July 2013