5th Session (Maybe?)…
A Noise in the Dark…
Yume was awoken in the middle of the night by a character on top of the wardrobe. They quickly lept out of the window onto the building oposite and started to run. Yume followed out of the window just barely catching herself as she landed on the roof of the building.
She followed chasing this mysterious character over rooftops, jumping the gaps when they appeared. As they neared the river that runs throught the city of Asthor, Yume saw them slink out of the shadows, still running, and jump gracefully into the water head first. Again Yume did not hesitate to follow. The water was freezing cold. Yume started to swim. The cold water sapping her strength with made her lungs burn for air. Just as her lungs were about to fail, a bottle of seemingly infinite amount of air was shoved into her mouth. The shady character from earlier motioned for her to follow through the water.
It wasn’t too long before they saw a faint light and the hooded character satrted to swim up to the light. They broke the surface inside a building. There were a few simialrly clad people to the person who Yume followed standing in the building. The shadows seemed to wrap around the silhouetes of these people bluring the edges. With the conversations she had, and the appearance Yume deduced that these people were a part of the Thieves Guild of Asthor. (I can’t remember this converstation at all). Yume’s way back was a lot more uneventful but she was allowed to keep the bottle of seemingly infinite air. Her greatest challenge was still to come. The dangerous climb back up into the room was the most treacherous journey to come. WIth the combined exhaustion of the nights excursion and the previous day, the challenge of the wall was proving too much. The normally gracefull Yume was scrabling up the wall like a rat trying to get out of a bucket. When Yume did eventually get up she was very gratefull that none of her companions were awake to see that embaressing moment.
Bombor(Gregor) was waiting at the reception of the University the next morning waiting to inform the party of the time of their bout. He seemed quite fraseled and mumbled out that we only had just over an hour to get to the arena for the match. Elodie, Elandir and Amy head to the inn where the rest of the party are staying to pick them up. From there the party made a beeline to The Arena for the matchup. Yume had seen a red haired Elven woman compete in the arhcery contest the day before and she, along with four others would be the oponents for the bout. Yume also overheard that no one was giving the CATS any shot at winning against this local team of heros.
As the party were lead down to the starting gate they could see that the layout of the arena had changed. The pillars were still in place but there was an L shaped structure that connexted most of the pillars. This top of the L was pointing towards the CATS and this is where it was also at its lowest point.
As soon as the battle started Elodie cast Spike Growth encompasing the area just outside the opposing teams starting area which did a devastating amount of damage. This quickly gave the upper hand to the CATS who won the battle without a single member of their team being put in the infimary. Bombor(Gregor) was quite amased that the CATS had beaten the opposition as no one gave the CATS any hope.
With the rest of the day off the party headed off to start searching for a part of the potion list given to the party by Tobias, the Scholar from the tower of conviction. There was reports of a lot of spiders in the sewers where they had appeared out of just two days earlier. The environment also matched the description of where a Chitinous Chuul liked to live.
While not many spiders were encountered a large circular room where it apeared that the waste water was filtered somehow. This water also contained black sludge like creatures called black puddings. They knocked Elandir unconcious and if were not for Elodie beast shifting into a very very large and magnificient Lion he would have been killed.
In the next room two people were talking. As the party got closer they fled with one person doubling back towards an entrance and another disappearing down a passage. The man who doubled back was intimidated to varying degrees of sucess but passage into the high class central island was bargained.
A little time after, a new cavern was discovered. There seemed to be a nest with medium sized holes dotted throughout the nest. It is at this point when the Chitinous Chuul shows its pressence. The BAttle is long enough and there are a couple of close calls with some people coming close enough to unconsciousness. The Chuul was defeated and successfully harvested for its shell which is required for Tobias’ list. An annex to the room the Chuul seemed bare and empty. There was just a helmet that seemed to float in the corner. Elodie runs forward in wolf form and gets stuck. She had jumped into a creature called the Cube. Elandir quickly ran up and pulled her out of the clear jelly like acidic substance. The Cube was killed after some nervous moments with the party being unsure as to what it could do.
After the Cube was dealt with, some of the openings to the outside had silvery light flowing down from them. This silvery light was from the moon. At this point the party realised how tired they actually were. There was a small narrow room that looked to be perfect for taking a long rest in. In a corner of this room was a chest. As Yume got near to the chest it came alive. What followed was a battle where the members of the party were more of a threat to each other than the chest. Not sure if we went back to where we were staying or if we stayed in this little room just off the main corridor