Getting ready to bed down, the group sets up in a defensible room, except for Ead who feels the room is too crowded and ops for another one. As the group settles in and later in the night, the sounds of an approaching Drow patrol wakes them. Fighting off the patrol plus another Drow that is far better equipped and trained than normal, the group decides to stick together and try a hidden room that didn’t seem to have been found by the Drow.
Resting for the night, the group hears the movement of a Drow patrol, but are not disturbed. The next morning they emerge from their hiding spot to find a new patrol waiting in the main hall of the observatory. The surprised Drow are quickly taken down, but not before one is able to shout a warning. Further into the observatory, the group runs into another defensive force, but once again quickly takes them out before ascending the stairs toward the tower and the supposed leader.
The top of the tower is the center point for the churing clouds above. Watching the group accend, stands a regal looking Drow, who glares at the group before throwing out threats. Nolveniss Azrinaedoes drop the hint that there are more plans by his mistress, who has already moved on, but before the Drow mage can act he is cut down. Unfortunately, Ead detects another presence nearby as a ball of fire erupts to encompass the tower. A new fight begins with another Drow. This one invisible and flying just outside of the tower top, hurling magic and insults toward the party.
The battle is fierce, the attacks’ origin continues to change, but Ead is able to keep some sense of a general location, and soon Artan joins the aerial fight as Kage and Malek deal with summoned minions. The fight seems to be going in the groups favor, as they seem to be corralling the wizard until Artan seems to freeze up and then with an agonizing and fear filled scream falls to the ground below. Remembering an item the was found, Kage helps the others to see the invisible Drow and bring him to the ground as well.
Gathering up what they can from the Drow and Artan, the group quickly race back toward the portal, hoping they can find a way to reactivate it before it’s too late. Meteors rain down from the sky, destroying buildings all around the city as the group approaches the portal a strange stone that had been stuffed in Nolveniss’s pouch begins to glow and the portal flares to life. Rushing through the portal the group can see more and more meteors fall toward the city and in the sky a massive ball of rock slowly falls toward the ground before the portal winks shut again.
The group is welcomed back at Crying Leaf as heroes. The clerics of the camp quickly raising Artan and begin the process of healing as Eviana asks for a full telling of the events that transpired. Later the next day the group is treated to a feast in their honor as Eviana presents them with gifts that she hopes will show her, and the Elves’ gratitude for the group’s service.
XP: 9th level (50000)
7 sets Soldier Equipment, 5 sets Skirmisher Equipment, 3 sets Sorcerer Equipment
+1 Cold Iron Scimitar, +1 Ring of Protection, +1 Cloak of Resistance, +2 Glamoured Studded Leather Armor
+2 Headband of Vast Intelligence (K. Planes), +4 Bracers of Armor, +1 Ring of Protection, +2 Cloak of Resistance, Staff of Dark Flame
Potion Cure Light Wounds x 12, Potion Cure Moderate Wounds x 2, Potion Cure Serious Wounds x 2
Diamond Dust (1000g), Heward’s Handy Haversack, Spell Book
Gold: 2000 gp