Party goes to Illium first, then Hestivar.
Go to Palor, Zukko and Dimitri feel uncomfortable. (because of masks)
Met by Palor’s Faithful. Meet up with a priest and ask for a resurrection.
Doki is back! As is her arm
Go to the Song and Rest Inn. There’s a bunch of hunters there who just got back from a mission who were very excited.
Timony’s corpse is probably the only one that can tell you what that item does (his eye)
There are rumours of a library, filled with knowledge. So powerful and so overwhelming that everyone wanted to fight for it. One individual decided to destroy it. The knowledge was so unique and so strong. That destroying the library couldn’t remove it from the knowledge of man. It doesn’t exist in reality, but it exists in dreams of man. It’s called the Shadow Library. The only person i know I knew was an Arch Mage named Timony.
Dimitri thinks we’re being followed.
Little Halfing sells Naora pies. She wants more so he leads her to the store. She gets a meat pie and a fruit pie. She meets with family of halflings. She buys all the pies.
Things have been going well for the Halflings. It’s easier to travel between places now. Hestavar is doing great. It seems like crime has also been going up. They’re expecting the Eratis Devas to step and keep peace but they have not. This crazy Tiamat dude keeps requesting stuff, and he keeps getting priority.
Naora gives everyone pie!!
Ask Genies about the Abyss.
Tell the Inn that Boat Man Geary sent you. For cheap stuff
Dimitri and Zukko talk to a Geanie.
Teleport to City of Brass, in the Abyss. You’re going to a place called the Plane of Rust? That doesn’t sound like it’s Down Below. “You can pick up a ship at the City of Brass, just don’t go to the Abyss. I really don’t recommend it.
Is this plane of Rust in the Abyss? You can’t get to the City of Rust from the City of Brass.
No ship will take you there, have to go through gate. There is a gate in Callundaran. Just one. Somewhere. Otherwise there is a Plane of Portals. It’s heavily fortified. Have to sell your soul. Or find a gate that goes directly to the Plane of Rust. OR Plane Shift there with rod that is attuned there.”
Material Plane, Shaum, and Hestavar (Xillali spends 1250g total). Demon has a rod for the Abyss.
Naora gives Erdan tea when he arrived at the Inn, so he’s super awake now after spending 16 hours writing spells. He goes back to the Ion Temple.
Plane of Rust, Adventurers that went there, and Timony’s eye
Shen knows a lot about the Abyss. It was originally one of the places without a Demonic Ruler. There was war, now what’s left is a bunch of acid and rust. What people find there are not smart and not intelligent. No one goes there, there are palaces and fortresses in order to protect those places. Not a lot of lore as to why it’s important. There is a tale that there is an astral forge there. Elemental forgers are interesting because they were used to create Archones. Archones were the answer to Angels. They fought Gods and other Angels. When the primordials were defeated the Archons gathered Elemental Forges to create more Archons. They’ve tried getting access to get that forge, and they’ve been unable to. There are no intelligent people on the Plane of Rust
“There is a book about the Plane of Rust written by an Archon. Then they destroyed it and removed it. Erdan finds a very slim portfolio written by a mad Orc Priest from Orcus. Author is Feltid Zyrr. He contracted various demons. He found a gate. Shen points out the book was written 20 years ago. "
Zukko performs as a gladiator. 2 carnelians worth 50gp each. He gives you a crate full of wine, he won bets.
Zukko walks up the Bard Guild. Zukko tells the Story of the Ladies Death, and Who Killed them, and Who killed that Person.
Zukko is allowed inside.
" What can I do for you? You want to know about the plane of rust. I have not been there before. None but demons I suppose. I could consult with a couple of friends. It would cost you a little bit. The thing is when you deal with demons, you don’t know what it’s going to cost you. Let me tell you what, I’ll go check it out. "
“We can make this happen. Come back here at midnight tonight. Bring a black goat. We’re going to do this the old fashion way. "Plus 100gp of herbs and spices.
Finds a Black Goat, but it’s an Awaken Black Goat. He’s currently working at the market, performing.
Dimitri and Zukko go talk to the Goat.
" My master and I don’t talk anymore. If the pay is good I’ll get a new master. They usually give me 10-20pp a day. I’m saving up to buy my own ship and get out of this town. Hrmmm your story smells a little sour to me. I’m down for a party! THE BARD OF COLLEGE?! YOU CAN GET ME IN THERE?! That will make my career!! "
Xilalli goes off to meet Mutus, he doesn’t want to talk me. Goes to say hi to the Angel. There is no Angel. It’s an Archon instead. The Archon is wearing a silver band around it’s neck.
“I made some deals. Part of the deal is not talking about it. I now have a more secure way of guarding the light house. "
The little kids want Naora to meet Kory the Talking Goat.
“I thought that in order to get torches, there had to be a Deva to give it’s life. What happen to the first spirit? You lost the first one? That doesn’t sound very heroic.”
Kory goes into the Bardic College, where he meets two tieflings. One looks like a warlock.
Warlock mutters a chant, passes out, he rises up, eyes rolled up to the back of his head.
You summoned me? Why do you need to know? Hint! Make it compelling. I cannot get you to the plane of Rust. I know two people.
- Archone fortress in the Elemental Fortress called the Dragon’s Eye. There’s a gate there that’s locked up. Archon don’t want anyone to enter it. They are looking for something called the Star Hammer. Describes the hammer that can be used to remove magic from magic items and is transferr it to another magical item. Held by a Giant.
- Citadel Catheris, it’s currently occupied by vecknites. It used to be occupied by the Dun Guard. It’s in an astral moat. It’s attuned to the plane of rust. Talk to an advisor named Hurloon, he advises the lich lord Kas.
The card bursts into flame.
Kory drops to the ground, and blinks his eyes.
That was such a great performance!
Everyone who rested at the welcome rest get a 5hp stack bonus that ends in 48 hours