Ashes of the Empire

Prologue: Chapter 3

Finding of the Dark Ring

Benezia, Surge, Tam, and Aneer, after killing the dwarves headed down a hallway where we started hearing voices. We turned the corner and saw Arg’u talking to dwarves in what appeared to be a tense conversation. The dwarves had their hands on their weapons, and they were arguing in an odd dwarven dialect amongst one another. Benezia was able to decipher that they were talking about our slaying of the diseased dwarves, their brethren. The dwarven mercenaries, upon finding out that it was us who slayed their kin, immediately asked for justice, which boiled down to asking for our blood.

We defended our actions, pointing out that we were ambushed and were a part of Arg’u’s caravan. They said that it was injustice, and that we should die. Ar’gu, knowing that the raged dwarves simply craved blood for blood, carcass for carcass, placed his hand upon one of his mages and killed him instantly through some sick magic. He then gazed upon all of us and simply uttered “I believe the cost has been paid in full. We now face deeper worries”.

Terek, a head dwarven mercenary, recognized Benezia and vouched for her character. Meanwhile, Adrian, a human wizard, was wandering around the dark forest. Adrian, a theological intellectual, was tripping on some serious mushrooms in an effort to obtain oneness with pure ethereal reality. He wandered into the tombs and heard the noise, following us in a distance. Adrian approached the adventurers after they entered a large room with a Tiefling statue placed in the middle of it, which was composed of the same faintly glowing material as that of the entrance.

Adrian cast ghost voice, from the back of the tomb, seemingly out of the blue, for no other reason than to freak everybody out. Perhaps some desperate effort to make the wrongest first impression. Ever. The dwarves ran to the back of the hall, everyone got tense and drew their weapons. Eventually the dwarves came back and reported they couldn’t find the source of the sound. Benezia soiled herself, ever so slightly.

Annoyed, Ar’gu and the dwarves headed further into the tombs. Benezia, Surge, Tam, and Aneer head back to the entrance to see if we could talk to the comatose dwarf. He had disappeared. There we found Adrian, still mildly hallucinating while chomping on dwarven remains. Adrian introduces himself, and tells us why he’s there and joins the party.

We all head back deeper into the caves and find ourselves in a room with a dark well in the center of it. Surge is lowered down, after Adrian casts light on Surge’s leather plating. Surge finds a corpse with a dark ring & a dark dagger placed by its side. He picks both of them up and heads back up. The corpse was too decomposed to tell its race.

The well room had three entrances we chose the one furthest to to the left and headed down. We noticed the room to the right with rubble in front of it. We entered to the left and found ourselves by three giant spiders. We hastily ended them, with the help of some of the returning dwarves. They dealt with one of the spiders behind them. And Adrian rocked some shit.



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