Felix looked nervous. He always has so far. Partyon looked as if he wanted to comfort Felix but could not due to the circle. Loopy looked slightly shocked at all the blood and I swear I heard her mutter vampires a few times. Gene has a scarf so I can’t read his expressions ever.And I? I was annoyed. Here we were having come back, gone above and beyond the call of duty (stupid Orcs) and it didn’t seem as if our customer would be able to recover his wits to tell us how to get paid. Luckily Partyon began reassuring him while at the same time terrifying him. I must ask him if he does this on purpose.
While Loopy went downstairs to get the letter, Felix informed us that men in brown robes had broken into his house and murdered his butler. While I felt for the guy I maintained it was best for us to go back and get paid. Partyon disagreed. Something about “blah blah keep Felix safe blah blah not safe blah blah honor of the dragon born” At least I think it was like that. I zoned out after a bit. Luckily I convinced him that we should head back although we also had to convince Loopy not to cut through the market. I’m not sure why she’s always looking at the market maybe it’s a gnome thing .
We returned to the taskers guild hall around 6 where I made a new friend! I don’t know his name or really remember his face but he did say good morning to me! People don’t always do that I wonder why that is. We then walked into Elzor’s study. He had water everywhere. I deduced they were not chamber pots and rather were for some kind of ritual which Elzor backed up. He offered to teach me some divination but I’m not sure if I’ll take him up on it. I’ve never been able to grasp how wizards have so many spells. I just work with what I have.
We told Elzor the whole story (leaving out killing those guys in the sewers) and he directed us to the cult of Kalameet. Luckily I remembered a few of the Orcs on the ship worshipped Kalameet so I was able to enlighten my party members. He sent us after Ingwad (I think that was his name) but he be dead now so no bounty and no nothing. Before we left he gave me guild rates on a diamond so I can finally cast Chaotic Orb again!
After a lovely nap we set off for the slums. Well all of us but Gene who apparently was feeling sick. Maybe hes always sick and thats why he wears that scarf. Loopy and I consistently examined the wares but Partyon kept strolling along, though he did stop once to admire a lovely pretzel cart outside the church. Loopy even bought one for a fellow customer! What a kind gnome. The church was tall with very heavy doors and a stained glass window, tempted as I was to break it we all ended up wandering inside.
We were greeted by a man in a mask, well Partyon and I were. Loopy wandered off to sit between worshipers for some reason. Perhaps she secretly worships Kalameet. Masked guy made a big deal about Partyon but had no information about Ingwad despite my silver tongue. (SPOILER ALERT! he was Ingwad) But before that we got in a big fight and once again it was because Partyon began speaking to someone.
I saw him go over to someone on a bench, they began whispering and all of a sudden Partyon was getting a dagger in his dragon chest. Luckily I had been inching towards my components pouch and was able to react almost instinctively. It’s also a good thing that the dreams came again last night. I am in a field the wind roars and screams around me and as it begins to die I hear whispers of power. I had the feeling it had something to do with being asleep which it turned out it literally was! Over the course of about 30 seconds I took out their entire little cult mob! I am amazing and everyone else was kind of useful as it took attention away from me.
We then began walking around knocking people out. I wanted to just kill them all but again Partyon was all “No honor in killing people who are asleep blah blah punch blah” So I had to use my spear. I hate using it, I only have it because it makes me look cool. One time I failed to knock the guy out but luckily I fire bolted his face instantly. Been a while since I’ve done that and it felt pretty good.
Once all the little brown robes were knocked out we went over to Masked guy. I made the executive decision to take his mask off but I wish I had not. He was ugly as sin. Probably a burn victim but knowing this stupid cult it was self inflicted. Partyon then decided to take advantage of being a scary fellow. He took him to the altar and started threatening him with his own dagger (it was then we found out he was Ingwad) Ingwad said something about how we were too late and the city was doomed. I wanted to take him to the guards for our reward but Partyon and Loopy wanted to see the locked room. I suggested throwing Ingwad inside which I instantly regretted but they both liked the idea so that may be a new strategy for our little group.
Partyon threw him inside and maybe disrupted a big summoning ritual. He also vaporized Ingwad so no money their but since I may shortly be dead due to the fucking skeletal Minotaur that arose that may be the least of my concerns. At least I got to cast a few spells today. I also saw Partyon shoot lightning out of his mouth again. I wonder if he can change it’s element, also do all dragonborn’s breath match their color? All these and more might be answered if I am not shortly to die.