posted Nov 16, 2008, 10:23 AM by Stephen Pliska-Matyshak   [ updated Nov 17, 2008, 1:03 PM ]

Retrieving the Phylacteries

The group is joined by two more adventurers while battling an ogre zombie.  Derras is a half-elf rogue and Freya is a dwarven fighter.  After a tense meeting of the faerie Elrond and Derras, Alora reminds the group what they are here for.

Investigating the pit, they spot six phylacteries among the bones.  Five are retrieved and of those only one is an active phylactery of some unknown lich.  The sixth is jarred loose and falls to the bottom of the pit.

Using Char's knowledge of the crypt, the group makes there way deeper into the crypt.  Escaping the clutches of the mummy of the Vulture King, they find their way to the bottom of the pit.  There they find seven phylactries.  Six of these disintegrate when tampered with, but the seventh is that of Aurmax the Astounding.

Without issue or encounter, the group returns to the castle with the two recovered phylactries and several books from the ancient library that was part of the crypt.  One of these books is likely one of Ran's spell tomes and another is an ancient Elven text referring to the artifacts Elrond is in search of.

Stephen Pliska-Matyshak,
Nov 17, 2008, 1:00 PM