“Are you here to bartner information?” Maziel to Glaistig
“You could say that.”
To Taelim: “I know you don’t trust me—”
“You killed my dad.”
“He took someone important to me.”
“Just help me find her.”
She’s uncertain about Klotonk who spoke with Granny Poultice. Taelim says Treetonk hadn’t made the connection. She warns about Aleph (aka Dorsain, the king of Ghouls), who’s had contact with all Fey.
She says Lys is also important to her, but she can’t traverse this world as we can, but she can still help. She says in one of the Sultan’s prisons, way underground, where there’s been increased magic presence and decreased amount of guard presence (called Dusk Mount). She asks Dorsain not be confronted, but that his equipment and plans should be tampered with, as a favor to her.
She leaves, and the Minx steps forward with five green gems with the face of Diancastra, that when crushed can be Superior Healing Potions or Potion of Storm Giant Strength. Taelim tells the Minx she’ll give the password IF the information proves true.
Egba the Digger and Pila the Sapper know the way. They lead them to a junkyard, then they delve into a hidden hole into Sewers. They trek deeper toward a cistern, slowly making their way toward the center of the city. When they get to the donkey area, the animals are gone—bones. Klotonk animates dead on the bones. Donkey skeletons. They carry on; it’s long and arduous.
They finally make it toward the prison. A chasm moat prevents them from entering the building, so they skirt around the cavern wall toward the prison bridge entrance. Klo casts detect magic: the whole place is lit up with Necromantic energy.
There are also two statues on the bridge, looking like the ones that hold the city up.
Naming the bridge the Gates of Death, they attack. They are crafted of Necrotic energy.
Klo disintegrates one, leaving behind a shadowy form, which frightens Maziel and Taelim for a turn before fleeing toward the stone door of the prison and vanishing. The other big stone one left is wailed on. Taelim uses Thunderwave to knock it off the bridge.