The Colony

The Tower inside the Obsidian

the second task, continued.

The party descended the tower and found a room with several barrels marked with OIL which is Xd out and rewritten crudely “Baby Spiders”. They left the barrels alone and descended further, they found a large goblin named Picky preaching about a new god to his goblin cohorts. Telling them that this god would give them blessings and power but they needed to retrieve what he needed. Lews and River tried to bully him into believing that the Orcs were more important than his “new god”, but he refused to budge. Eventually the god spoke with Picky and made him bring the party before him.

A very old looking man with silver hair and a long flowing beard and mustache wearing was surrounded by flowing chains of fire. He told the party his name was Gilryan one of the three original prophets of The Theocracy… which also meant that he was claiming to be around 3,000 years old. Not everyone in the party trusted him, especially Melaine He told the party that if they could retrieve the 3 keys and unlock him he would answer any question they could pose him, but only one single question. He also said that the goblins had in their… eagerness to find the keys to please the god, had activated the towers security measures.

The party first came to a room with a glowing bridge over a deep chasm, they followed the bridge and into the next area where they found two large statues smashed to pieces, and thirty-forty pulverized goblin bodies. Past the next room they descended and found another area where it looked like a bridge could come across, they could look up and see the previous bridge as well, they learned how to make the bridges work and moved on to the next room. The next room had a large scale in the center of the room, and statues set in recesses around the room. There were a few words that Arianllyn Lloyd was able to make out of the ancient Giant writing, worth, souls, measure. Also written on the scales was a more direct translation of balancing the worth of the souls to find the path forward. The party eventually solved the problem and moved forward into a great library, there amongst the shelves they found the first key.

They continued on descending the tower, and came to another room with a massive book in the middle of it. The book had an inscription on the title page that said this book stores things valuable and deadly. Arianllyn Lloyd touched the first page of the book and became writing on the page, meanwhile being trapped in another realm with a shadowy creature, that appeared to be some sort of jailer for monsters. They agreed to a game of riddles with the winner being made to either give the party the key if Arry won, or Arry to go to the jail cell if she lost. The others were unsure of what was going on and Lews decided the best course of action was to burn the book. This irritated the jailer and he released multiple monsters to fight the remaining party members. Arry solved multiple riddles as the party fought off the slimy little monsters. Eventually the librarian, quite defeated at Arry (and the party) solving all of his riddles agreed to give the key to the party. Arry left a note inside the book with a riddle of which the answer is freedom.



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