Zukko jumps into the water. Breaks a wall, goes through a hole and starts to explore.
He finds an alcove with a broken statue. There is a door that that opens and closes because of the wind. It’s a chill wind. It’s an evil wind. Rest of party heads over as well. Door with no way to open it in middle of room. In the alcove there is a chitter chatter of what sounds like monsters.
Doki casts knock.
Loud booming noise
Monsters make more noise and start to make more noise.
We go out the door. Outside there are scatters weapons, a beautiful statue face. Staircase leading down, leading towards the fog, down below.
Dimitri sees the creatures as they head towards us, then stop right at the door.
Dimitri thinks the fog is sentient.
Translation of text: “Those who pledge their heart”
Zuko is the first to enter the fog. He senses unease and coldness. He can’t see very far.
Erdan casts the hut.
Naora, Doki, and Erdan LEVEL UP
There are no living animals/creatures larger than moles. There’s a lot of underground life.
Plants seem like mold, plants that don’t require sunlight. The trees are dead.
One powerful undead about 2 miles out. (away from cliff)
No buildings. There is an influence of another plane of existence. The undead has not moved.
Influence is unknown to me, there seems to be one major path/road that seems to be leading towards the undead. There’s water that’s coming from the temple.
Babayaga’s Hut, blow whistle. No bird taxi appears.
Halfway towards the undead on the road, hear wolf cry.
Xillali doesn’t sense any wolfs, but she heard one.
Dimtri is walking ahead, hears a common bar song in the distance. As he gets closer, he sees a gallows. There is a row of our hanging bodies. The last one is a strange wizardly type clothes – he’s missing everything from the torso down.
“ Who am I? When I remember I’ll let you know. You don’t want to go there, that;s not a place for the living.” He points to the road we’re heading towards.
“I was there, yeah, I remember that, huh, I don’t know why I can’t remember things.”
“Oh I have a ring”
Dimitri get’s excited and checks out the ring. It’s a symbol of Karassi.
Erdan mends the robe. Naora shows him Karassi.
“ Something about Those who pledge their heart. Your light will forever something”
Naora meditates with Karassi, it gives a dim blue light.
Erdan starts to cast
speak with dead
Kay gets excited,
“THATS a spell!… The lich lord said you can’t magic,
Pain of something. Avoid horse nights, and giant vultures. Definitely avoid those.
“First they cut my tongue out, then cut my fingers off, and there’s…. And they only thing they value is secrets. You can’t cast magic, and you can’t leave unless you’re dead. Anyone can enter, only the undead can leave.”
Question 1 – who was this man in life
The corpse looks over at the wizard. He says that that is the hanged man on the crossroads.
Question 2 – What happened at citadel
We were attacked by legions of undead, and we had to leave. I didn’t make it.
Question 3 – How to get out of the citadel alive.
There are ways, most likely underground.
Question 4 – What significance does that the cross road have?
A place to ask directions of the cursed one. A place to show discomforts of veckna’s displeasure.
Question 5 What is the significance of the poem
That sounds like that Karassi cultist bullshit
“The citadel is enormous, it’s a city. It’s a massive hill, with two huge dark openings, and giants that guard. You’ll know by the giant vultures.”
“The temple is home! We were guarding a gate, a way out. I should definitely be there. I’ve seen that sword! Something about restoring the light. There’s another piece. You do a thing, and things happen.”
He doesn’t think that the other piece of the sword is back in the temple.