Amongst the formation of rocks we encountered Gordon and another mage floating in the sea. We were able to pull them out and stabilize them, but we soon heard movement in the rocks, apparently attracted by my light. We ambushed them, finding them to be far more competent than expected. Between cultic magics, poison using assassins, and a mind-controlled good dragon, we were definitely in over our heads.
While I held the dragon’s attention (eventually subduing it), Anduin became a dragon himself and slew some of their casters. Juniper flooded our battle ground, allowing us to finish clean them up with relative ease. I don’t think we would have triumphed without her disabling so many of them with her powers.
With the dragon subdued and the others slain, Juniper caused the water to withdraw. We obtained great wealth, some knowledge of their plans, and powerful poisons from their bodies. We encamped and soon the dragon, Gordon, and the mage revived. We learned from the dragon that the cultists worship Tiamat and have the ability to control even good dragons. He told us that the cultists are building a portal through which to bring Tiamat into our land.
As we slept last night, Invern visited us. He informed us that the portal to release Tiamat is already being used to bring massive dragons through and that it is in the submerged city of magical metal in the mountains. Invern didn’t care to be part of our planning, but his knowledge and power were too valuable an asset not to capture it. The dragon will be going to Aveliobris to inform House Damian of our situation. In a moment, Invern will teleport the rest of us, including Gordon, into the sunken city. Hopefully Athos and the horses will be able to find pasture here.
I pray we can succeed in our mission to destroy the portal. We cannot defeat Tiamat if she comes.
The battle was amazing, and now we are deep behind enemy lines. Missions like this are what I play for, and Raglan is going to love the opportunity to make legend.
These journal entries are going to be in-character play reports from ByW’s campaign, which we are going to alternate playing with the Tyranny of Mundanity campaign. My character, Raglan “the Light”, admires RiH’s character, Anduin Damian and follows him believing his place in history will be as a companion of the royal adventurer. He is impressed with their elven companion, Juniper (played by BiW), but does not know her well.