Upon completion of the ritual we discuss the next course of action. Tol is keen to go and investigate the big tree for more clues as to the location of the Seer’s soul, however he is over-rulled by everyine else to try out the plane travelling properties of the temple. We also add to our knowledge of the Redcaps that they are able to travel between the real and the Feywild in times of great duress.
Our first destination it is agreed should be the Feywild. Kathra and Memnnon move to the opposite statues, Kathra turns hers easily, but Memnnon struggles until Switch goes to his rescue, Where upon a huge amount of arcane energy is released and they all disappear. What is also very strange is that the temple has also dramatically changed and become covered in greenery and vines. And the statue which was previously broken and destroyed has now been fixed. Fydor, Tol, myself, the Seer and the crone remain.
Ozzie shouts at the others to get to the statue and we’re all to turn it together. So we can move through and assist Kathra, Memmnon and Switch – who may now be in grave danger.
We move the statue a quarter turn anti clockwise and then a quarter turn back.
The light suddenly appears much brighter and vibrant, we all feel more alive and it is obvious we are in the feywild. Our colleagues are nowhere to be seen, but around the corner appears a small purple like goblin beast, which rushes in and attacks Tol, before rushing back out again. Tol manages to land a punch on its nose as it flies past cackling manically
Tol also at this stage clambers up the wall and calls out for Kathra, Memnnon and Switch as I cast my new mirage arcana spell on two of the goblin like creatures, creating a zone of pain for them, dazing them and enabling Fydor to strike it with his crossbow.
Meanwhile another two other goblin like creatures run all the way around the temple and try to strike me, but both miss. I flail wildly at them and manage to land a punch on one of them, before it moves away.
I retaliate with my hypnotic pattern and a very dangerous lightning tower in front of it. The creatures are so enthralled by my hypnosis that they willing walk through the lightning tower to get closer to the pattern. This causes them much pain and the sparking from the tower is a joy to see. I am delighted to see that my thinking and training has finally paid off on this clever ruse. Arrows suddenly shoot from the top of the temple and to our delight a dimunitive figure appears next to Tol and starts shooting the goblin like creatures. It’s Switch! But where are Kathra and Memmnnon?
In betweent shots Switch quickly tells the story of their arrival and battle with the blue goblins and giant panther with additional flails which is virtually impossible to hit. It disappeard with Kathra and Memnnon when we appeared. At the time Switch had just been pushed off the temple’s landing, so hadn’t been with it when it moved planes.A fierce battle continues as we try to get rid of the blue goblin like creatures. Evenutally we overcome them and the last one flees. A quick cast around the area confirms that there are no more enemies in our immediate proximity. Tol and Fydor look to the wounds of the Seer who was badly hurt during the battle. Switch and I check out the rest of the temple.
We try to get the turn the original angels a turn back and foprward to take us back to whence we came. However it would appear that the Real to Feywild angels only have two charges. As to whether this is forever or just for a certain amount of time is uncertain. We’re not going to get back to the Real this way.
Switch has been investigating the other statues and I can feel that there is a charge in the ones that will take us to the Shadowfell. As to whether this would then enable us to get back to the Real is uncertain. But we must try.
We have worked out that we must all be on or in the temple to travel, although we don’t need to be touching the statues when we do. We turn one of the statues and then the other, both in the same direction. I prepare my illusionary wall to hide us from anything in case we arrive in the Shadowfell and are surrounded by bad guys.
The world goes dark, and then we see little spots of light and slowly our eyes become accustomed to the gloom and dreariness of the Shadowfell. My illusory wall is slammed into place, before I do anything else. Then looking around I notice various screatures ambling around the area, Shadow brothers we have met before, a shadow chain fighter as well. At first they don’t notice us, the wall hides us, but it doesn’t hide all the temple. There is a shout from some of the creatures and they start to move towards the temple. Looks like we’re going to be in a battle unless we can do something fast…
As Ozzie surveys the scene his lightning intellect sumarises the options and actions so far:
- turning both similey angels takes you from the real to the fey wild
- turning one of the smiley angels a quarter turn out and then a quarter turn back takes the feywild temple from the real to the feywild. Essentially a return trip for it
- Memnnon and Kathra are most likely either in the real, where they go off when we (Ozzie, Fydor etc) arrived into the Feywild, or they are back in the feywild still sitting in the temple
- the entire temple travelss between the planes – this has been confirmed by Switch as he doesn’t recognises the temple we are now on as the one he first lefte the real on)
- there are two trips possible (Or maybe only one between each plane with each temple type and angels (ie one trip with the smiley angel and one with the sad angel)with each angel type.
What we don’t know.
- how to power the temple
- exactly how to get out of the shadowfell
Ozzie also notices that the creatures are carrying lanterns inside which shine the sould of the lost. this must be where the souls of the seer and the hag must be being held. However now is not the time to be looking for them without the party’s two, star defense team.
Ozzie believes that the way back to the real from the shadowfell may well lie with the smiley angels. He needs to see if they are still powered down or if they have recovered their power in the shift and can be activiated to take us back to the real.
Meanwhile the bad guys are again closing in……