Tol searches around the ziggurat and notices Sabrina footprints, which suggest some of the carnifex are around the building.
On the other side of the building was a small fire and some things to sit on. The barrels contain various things, including 10 sun rods and a crystal, which flickers and is 5000 go of crstylaised residium.
The dome appears to be perfectly transparent. There is also a big hole in the top.
The dome is clearly a part of something larger. It also gives a feeling of scrying. Memnnon activates his ring of feather fall and takes his allies with him. The shaft descends 60 feet, as we go down there is a wrench and a pause in the fall, as if we are gong somewhere else. The we suddenly see an illuminated room, which we float down into.
The chamber is large with bluish stone and bluish light. Below us is a replica of the transparent dome we jumped in from the top.
On each wall there is an opening. 10 feet off the ground. As Memnnon lands, there is a slight settling of the crystal sphere, but then lancing out from the side chambers is a brilliant light, which is reminiscent of the guardians.
Surrounding the guardians are the troglodytic monsters on all sides. Tol opens up and starts reducing the odds.. the guardians fire again and hit Tol and Memnnon and the troglodytes move forward to engage the heroes. The toglydties also smell really bad.
Ozzie lands and blinds one of the guardians and removes 2 of the guards. Althea comes down and notices that the other wall there is a Carnifex, a wizard and some guards. She shoots the lizards wizard dead. The Carnifex retaliates by gesturing at Althea at messing with her mind.
Tol summons his anointed army and increases the defences and attack of the heroes as the Carnifex leaps down to engage the cleric, misses his bite, But dazes the cleric, who in diabolical form. The guardian hovers over and lobs a photon torpedo hitting many of the heroes.. Switch heroically leaps off the ledge and strikes the guardian.
Ozzie teleports out of danger, takes out 5 of the troglodytes and pushes the Carnifex and the guardian into his created wall of fire.
The Carnifex battles out of the wizard’s wall of fire and gestures to fill the air with a series of writhing and dancing flames around the room and then stares at Ozzie to try and daze him. Memnnon strikes out at the creature and call down healing goodness on himself and the charred wizard.
One of the troglodytes hits Althea, who is in Magma brute form, then reacts and burns the remaining troglodytes to death. Switch wades in stabs the Carnifex..
Ozzie’s wall of fire finishes off the Carnifex and then teleports the guardian down to the wall and repositions the brave halflings t9 do what he does best..
Ozzie investigates the crystal pod and acertains that it is a periscope to the outside and also has lots of strange runes circling around. Which Ozzie identifies as various commands as to how scary on certain areas and gain dark vision. It there are commands so that we could see the stars around the ziggurat… ie looking up to the heavens.
A search of the Carnifex discovers some burnt parchments. The ranger scrambles around the room looking for secret doors, but despite his best efforts doesn’t find anything.
Althea listens at the metal door, but doesn’t hear anything. The door appears to be a selecti9n of metal strips, next to it is a worn patch with a bluish glow. She touches the latch and the door opens… beyond is a short corridor and down into a chamber, which has a pale bluish glow. In the centre of the chamber is a pit and a range of barrels and stores. Althea goes and peers down the pit, before dropping a sun rod down the dark, deep and musty pit….and keeps falling 700 feet and beyond. The barrels contain dried meats, belts writing equipment. Tol believes the meats are freshly caught jungle animals.
The team find a map of the ziggurat, whilst Ozzie translates the map, which translates as observatory, one of them is a platform, platform defence reset or pyramid defence reset.
The story of the Carnifex expedition to the ziggurat… according to the plan they had been awakened after being awakened. There is even a portal address to this place. Ozzie gets the impression they haven’t been here very long. The Carnifex a re looking for something and matching it to the prophecy and the rise of Y’hog. The stars suggest that the set are are now aligned. Groups have been sent through both doors and trying to control the ziggurat.
The heroes head off to the platform, which is lit but not brightly lit. Stair case… which goes down and down… and down. After a while it becomes clear that the creatures that built this have longer legs. After a good 15 minutes of walking we reach a door, which
There is a large chamber with 4
The heroes cross back