Far, the 20th of Vult
As the party ventured on they continued to make a sweep of the buildings moving toward the ziggurat at the center of this district, they noted a strange Pentagonal building sunken into the lake, but moved on being unprepared for working in and perhaps under water.
They clear a path of building up to the ziggurat finding no further trouble in the ruins, and finally approached the first of the fables Seven Spears. Cautiously they climbed the steps of the pyramid. Once again the party took separate paths to maximize their risk, but managed reach the top safely.
Examining the spear at the top they found no entrance to the structure, but Dadak noticed a strange low howling sound coming from the northwest. Upon investigation they found that a large section of the Northwest corner of the ziggurat had fallen into a sinkhole.
Returning to the base of the pyramid the party investigated the hole beneath the massive monument caused by the sink hole. A large opening led into darkness under the building. Following their mandate to make safe the district for less hardy explorers, the party delved into the opening and found a small cavern beneath the pyramid with a rancid pond at its center.
Dadak was quick to identify the foul odor of the cave a guano, and Kreshton’s sharp eyes noticed movement on the ceiling of the cave, but neither was fast enough to warn Leif before a Humongous Bat flew down from the ceiling and snatched Leif from the floor. Kreshton managed to get an ax into the beast as it attacked and Dadak managed to hit the enormous beast with a burst of flames before it could fly off, but the bat was undeterred and began to exit the cavern with Leif clutched in it’s mouth. Leif for his part was despite a crushing blow began to beat steadily at the head of he bat determined to crush its skull before it could devour him.
The battle quickly moved outside and up the pyramid. Dadak summoned a dire bat of his own and wild shaped into a pteradon to follow Lief and try to rescue him. Kreshton too raced after them using every ability at hand to aid his companion. In the end, Leif needed little rescuing and though direly wounded, his continued beating about the head convinced the bat that it needed to let go of this tasty meal. Escape was never an option though as Dadak and his summoned bat penned the beast in on the side of the ziggurat and Leif was able to finish the bat off sending it tumbling to drop before Kreshton on the rubble below.
Though victorious, the party decided it would be wise with Leif’s wounds to head back to camp for healing. On their way back, they made note of an an interesting island with a monument on the west side of the district.
- The Brelish Expedition has made camp just north of the Free Captains.
- The Emerald Claw bypassed the previously overgrown waterfall somehow and is already camped nearby.
- The Pathfinders have reached the base of the waterfall and should be here in just a couple days. Captain Lewyn Is worried that their experience with exploration will give them the upper hand in claiming discovery of Saventh-Yhi.
- A dragon was sighted during the night flying over the lake.
Giant Mwangi Night Bat – 4,800XP
4800 XP/3 = 1600 XP each (Dadak, Kreshton, Leif)