The party continues to follow the trail of those dominated by the Starry Gnosis into the Vast Swamp ‘s counterpart on the Plane of Shadow.
After arriving through the portal (a.k.a. _The Dusk Lord’s Passage_), our heroes find themselves in a hall much like the one they just left – yet oddly different. The Shadow citadel is in even worse repair than its Material Plane counterpart.
During the passage, Ka’rl has a vision in which he is brought Uthgardt’s axe by the Sky Pony. Some evil malady has befallen Ka’rl’s patron, making the cleric unable to receive spells. Whatever happened to Uthgardt, he was able to pass along Ka’rl his axe right at the moment the party went through the portal. Seems like Uthgardt may have been drawn some how in the power play of deities taking place between Shar, Mystra and the other deity whose name I forget (todo: tony go back and put in the correct name here).
The party defeats the very difficult Jherremor (pictured) when they find it ripping organs out of ghostwise halflings as well as other humanoids. When they ascend up the stairs, they also battle 2 shadows that were guarding an ornate magical throne.
From the observatory, the group can see a trail of magic torches guiding the way to a dock with a vessel attached. They make there way through the courtyard and sneak up on a group of Shadowscale lizard folk that have a prisoner. The group takes down the lizard folk, with Gallifrey’s bolts, Ka’rl’s magic divine axe, and Adamus’ acquired orcish relic. Zen flies up and then into water to kill an escaping lizard person.
They rescue a ghostwise prisoner and ride the Necreme (rowed by 4 skeleons) after killing her captain and first mate towards a path distinguished by lanterns in the water.
- 1700 xp for Adamux
- 2450 xp for Gallifrey
- 2169 xp for Ka’rl
- 2169 xp for Zen