Story time for the kittens and the Fey. Our Dryad friend told a story about a princess, evil witch, and some guy that saves them. Cleftin thought the Princess was possibly the same as the one in the paintings. No such luck.
After story time, they pretty much had a party. Soon after that though, we were finally pointed to a wizard that might be able to help us. Little did we know that the Wizard was the founder of the Arcane Academy in Kazkazini. I pretty much kept to myself when Quidon was called out on his armor. I imagine he would look down even more on me forcing my spells through a weapon. I sure am glad I removed my armor and didn’t put it back on.
You would think McFarin just met a planar god the way he was pawing at his every word. I guess this old Wizard must know a thing or two about the shard. He uses the shard we have to try and find the other one. We wait patiently while he locates it. Looking through the abyss must take a toll on him. Quidon only got a glimpse from him and he nearly fell to pieces. McFarin didn’t seem to have that many issues with it.
Just got word that they found the area that the shard is in. Of course, it’s yet another cave system. A lot of little holes poke through all of the walls and ceilings. I was just about to say something when we notice something shooting some kind of dart through them. Not really damaging or anything, but annoying to say the least. Once we get past them we end up running into an old acquaintance of ours. The Arcane Witch that did something to Ajax’s friend, Simon. We didn’t let her escape this time. After we were finished with her we ended up trying to get some rest. That did not last unfortunately, because more murder holes and more dogs decided to show up. These ones, however, were not like the ones we met before. These ones were undead.
We made short work of these things, but unfortunately one got away and warned all of the others that we were coming. We were able to prepare a little bit, and some hyenas showed up. Quidon trapped them in a Web, and Endora was able to calm them down enough to not let them be an issue. Unfortunately that did not last long as a fireball ended up killing them and wiping out the web. When we looked, I could not believe my eyes… It was a graveknight. I read about them in the college during my stay there with Master Shu. They are crazed and angry, and they are not easy to destroy. In life, they suffered such a horrendous death and held such anger toward the one that killed them, that their soul bound to their armor rather than moving onto the other side. They gain a lot of power, but at the cost of so much more. It pained me to see it like this, so we had to destroy it. Unfortunately the armor was something of beauty and powerful as well. Cleftin was not happy about it, but everyone was in such a hurry to destroy the armor that we didnt even think of taking the armor back to the Wizard to do something about it.
Everything has quieted down now, and it seems we may be able to rest for the night. Lets hope tomorrow has some good news for us in this quest for the shards.