Legion of hope completed it’s rest without any issues. However, Miraclemiss remained very groggy, still suffering the effects of the various poisons that the drow dosed her with.
After searching the area you moved on. You found another Ettin. Although it struck hard and true you managed to ruin its lunch after Fria shoved her sword through one of the heads.
You found a strange throne. It was facing a blank wall which made no sense to any of you. The throne was apparently carved out of a single block of marble. It had sweeping arms that ended in candlestick holders. There was a candle in one of the arms. Quintus cleverly cut the candle in half and with two half sized candles in the candle holders he lit them and a secret door in the blank wall retracted into the ceiling.
The secret room on the other side turned out to be a temple to the dwarven god Dumathoin. There was an alter of solid gold in the shape of an anvil on a raised dais. There were four empty coffers in the corners of the room. After a few rounds of gingerly searching the room you heard marching footstep approaching.
A squad of heavily armed dwarven warriors arrived with a very ornately armored dwarf paladin in the middle. He was introduced as high lord Fitzchivalry. He thanked you for treating Dumathoin’s temple with respect. He proceeded to make some quick adjustments to Brie’s new scale armor and it now fits her perfectly.
Upon departing, Fitzchivalry mentioned that Dumathoin often shares the fruits of the earth with those worthy. You opened the four coffers and found wealth beyond imagination. You found 444 uncut Jacinths, 444 star sapphires, 444 (hmm…i forget which kind of gem) and in the last coffer there was a single emerald the size of a large human skull. Each of the gems will be valued at 5000 gp when cut. The emerald is so large even Quintus could not appraise it.
Moving on, you encountered Alex the Autognome. He was stuck in this secret room and just like H.R. Maxwell is quite lonely. Apparently his directives are to protect gnomes, protect women and children, and protect attractive woman. Alex Ka-bar 47 is currently following Fria after selecting her as the one most in need of protection.
You proceeded on and eventually found your way to a room with a large tapestry on the south wall. There turned out to be a magical mirror that the tapestry was covering. Safwin the bold now recalls that there were some rumors about a mirror that read ones mind and produced whatever foe was in the victoms mind at the moment.
And.. it DOES!!!!
A number of creatures showed up including some skeletons, a small dragonette, a pit fiend, a chocolate-covered-pizza-stuffed gelatinous cube and last but not least Shimeshka the Marauder appears. At that point a confusing battle erupted. Shimeshka, who was dressed to the nines, proceeded to banish both the pit fiend and Quintus. YIKES! … Marg then blasted the skeletons to smithereens with her holy mojo leaving only the chocolate pizza cube which you quickly beat into a cheesy mess.
Brie healed the dragonette which was clearly ailing. It still looked sickly and hungry. Brie fed it a tasty piece of sausage from the remains of the pizza mess. However, you think it only ate that because of how hungry was. Although it has perked up a little, it still seems rather week and sickly. It’s hide and scales are completely a pasty grey color. You think some fresh meat might be something it would enjoy.
In the mean time, Quintus found himself in a fantastic mansion in the midst of an elaborate party. Shimeshka patted him on his face with an elegantly furry paw and was quickly surrounded by well dressed guests who began to engage her attention. He looked outside and saw smoggy hazy air, crowded streets, and a strange variety of humanoid creatures all going about their business. Strangely the horizon curved up in the distance.
As he stood around, confused, on the balcony of this mansion a very attractive blue skinned tiefling named Nurika. Nurika led Quintus upstairs into a guest bedroom and opened closet full of formal attire. However, Quintus feeling rather awkward declined to change his clothes in front of her. She pouted just a little but, quickly threw him a mischievous wink and smiled at him.
At this point, the camera zoomed out and we leave with the image of the remaining members of the Legion of Hope wondering how to find their missing companion.