After fighting the Nothics, the adventures slumped down in the library for a short rest during which a quiet calmness swept into the room, making every adventurer feel more calm. Then, each adventurer seemed to be in a different space, an area that they once felt comfortable in, one where they might see their old trainer. In each instance, each adventurer was asked these questions:
- Who are you?
- Why are you here?
- What are you planning to do here?
- Where did you come from?
- When are you leaving?
Each of the adventurers answered their questions:
Dain Frothbeard spoke to Father Silvarous Calwood, the wizened old Dwarf that taught him Divinity
- 1. Dain Frothbeard
2. I come to cleanse the world
3. Resurrect the forest
4. The mountains to the Southeast
5. I shall not leave this area until it has life returned to it, in the name of my Father and my Goddess Nike
E’mryk found himself in his cabin, speaking to Master Rianton, the old Wizard that trained him to use his sorcery.
- 1. E’mryk
2. Rid the 1,000 Leaves of intruders
3. Free 1,000 Leaves
5. When we finish
Enoch Oakhearder, speaking to Zofo Oakherder, better known as Roderick Oakherder of the Fifth Legion, Master at Arms to Centurion Fennick Alabaster
- 1. I am Enoch Oakherder, freeborn son of Roderick and Emma Oakherder
2. I am here to spread light and love at the edge of my sword
3. Allow the beauty of the land to be free from this shadow
4. I come from the soil, a being of the world
5. I will leave when I feel my job here is done
Quinn, speaking to Jed, the Bandit leader who took him in and trained him.
- 1. I am Quinn, the former highwayman turned mercenary and guard of Earwa
2. I am here because it is my duty to give back to the world to recompense for my crimes
3. I plan on freeing the land from the grasp of the evil which resides here
4. I come from the Dark City, I didn’t live there for long, or often, but I called it my home. My home is now the land.
5. I plan on leaving as soon as I have conquered the plague that grasps this land
Zahara “Zay” spoke to William, the Rogue that taught her the cunning art of Roguing
- 1. I am Maleficent, a wizard!
2. To find valuable information about the past
3. Find valuable information
4. North from here
5. Right now
As Zay finished up answering her questions, her trainer, William, told her to “come, I want you to meet someone.” As William and Zay walk away to the others, Zay starts to see an older Elven man in another room. The rest of the group starts to come in, to find Zay sitting on a table with the elven stranger wiggling a finger, and scolding her for lying. Once he notices the rest of the group, he introduces himself as “Lore Tallinfall, the master of The Tree of Atrifex.” Each adventurer introduces themselves, and Tallinfall then he explains he asked them the questions to understand their intent or what was in their hearts. Then, he says they would meet a fire elemental, and says to keep an eye on Zay. As the masters of each person disappears, a door appears and E’mryk could not help but examine the door. With Quinn at the front, and Dain in the rear, with weapons drawn, goes down the stairwell. At the bottom, they see a egg with fire in it on a cloth. E’mryk tripped over his curiosity and touched the egg. Memories that the egg saw flashed into E’mryks mind, overwhelmed him, that he fell to his knees. Each member of the group rushed to save the curious Gnome. Enoch the Human laid part of the cloth over the egg and touched the folded cloth to see if it would effect him. Fortunately, it did not, so he tried to pick it up.It was too heavy for him, and Quinn came to help him carry it. Quinn and Enoch carried the fiery egg up the stairs, while Zay, Dain and E’mryk are on lookout for any danger. After a while of wandering, Quinn asked Zay to scout the room they were about to go into, but Zay could not see in the dark room, except for the fire pit in the middle of a table. E’mryk mentions he smells garlic to Zay. Zay gave the “OK” to the adventurers in the door way. Once the rest came in, a voice starts to speak.
Lounging on one of the love seats one of the quad begins with “Well well well, I like what you’ve done with the place! I mean, that wind thingie down the hall is truly playing songs from the ages, idn’t it? Those pretty little ditties haven’t been heard since these pointy ears were flitting around the forest.” He smiles with a big shit eating grin, as he surveys the party. “Mmmmhmmm.” Damaceus then stands up “Welp! I have to admit, it sure has been a good run, but the Imperator has decided this little sortie has come to an end. His Eminence would like to thank you for your hard work, but you’re going to need to hand over that little jewel you got in your hot little hands there.” As he begins to cast Mage Hand to attempt to pick it up and move it over to him.
Everyone starts to go to their weapons, and Enoch and Quinn lowers the egg slowly. The creature threatens the group if the egg was not given to it. As he threatened the group, two men came from either side, and one next to the creature speaking. The group of adventurers would not give it to the creature, and the creature began to wave his hands in the air. A web shoots from his hands, and hits the people at the door. E’mryk got blinded from the man at the creatures side, and the man to Zay’s right, started to walk toward her, weapons drawn. He winks at Zay, Zay being disgusted, and the man hitting her twice. Quinn summons Brother Bear, then shoots at Damaceus at the front. E’mryk tries to send Damaceus and Carnavon to sleep, but failed. Damaceus replied, Nice try little one,nice try. We could end it right now." Without thinking twice,the Gnome replies, “OK, we accept your surrender.” Enoch swings at enemy infront of him, but the enemy blocked it. Dain heals Zay when he noticed she got hit pretty hard. The man next to Zay asks, “What’s your name little lady?”Zay replies sarcastically, “Why would you care?” The man replies, “So I can know your name when I kill you.” Zay’s adrenaline sparks and she jabbed the guy in the guts, and moves to flanking position. The man says, “That wasn’t really nice.” as he licks his arm. Damaceus fired three Magic Missiles at Brother Bear. Damaceus then cast Guiding Bolt at the bear. The fighter then said to Damaceus, “Sure Damaceus, leave the bear for me.” The man that attacked Zay then went around her, smart enough to notice she was in flank. Then he hits her again with his swords, and Zay outrages, “That was a papercut!” Quinn attempts to shoot at Damaceus, but misses. The bear goes toward Damaceus, and swings with his paws,and knocks Damaceus out. E’mryk recovered from his blindness, and flanked with Zay while Enoch attacked the enemy caught in the web. Dain casts ‘Bless’ on himself, Quinn, and Enoch. Then Dain swung at the enemy in the web.
Zay lunged with an attack on Termite and asks," What’s your name? I think I’m the victor." Believing her, the man replies, “Pale Termite.” The Gnome makes fun of his name, and Pale replies," Don’t make fun of me Gnome." Pale disengages and runs to the bear and attacks. The Gnome shouts after Pale,“Was he wearing his brown pants? Because it is now!” Pale kills the bear and Carnavon in the web grabs his weapon, and moves toward Damaceus. Dain moves through part of the web. Quinn yells in agony as his Brother Bear dies. Quinn shoots at the group of enemies, but misses. E’mryk casted web on the group of enemies. E’mryk yells at Zay," Zay! Pull your bow!" Web that was attached to Quinn, Dain, And Enoch goes away and Enoch steps forward and drops the fighter. Dain moves forward and and hits an enemy. Zay jumps over the table after dropping her daggers and grabbed her bow, shots at Pale, but misses. “We’re not done yet because you’re not dead, Pale!” Zay screams. Pale cheek clicks at Zay. the cleric waved his hands and mists surrounded him, and the two down got back up. Damaceus whacks the his staff on the ground and hits Dain and Enoch launching Enoch back ten feet. The fighter stands up and hits Dain. Meanwhile, Pale attempts to break free of the web, but does not. He drops his weapons and grabs his bow aiming at Zay and knocks her unconscious while he cheek clicks at her again. As Zay goes down, she screams with all of her strength, “you foul creature!” and fell to the floor. The wizard stands up all the way while Quinn gets stuck in the web trying to hit Roken. Quinn then swings, and misses. E’mryk moves off the table, and shoots green magic missiles at Pale and knocks him down. Then E’mryk moves towards Zay and pulls out his tubed tablets and stuck one in her mouth after which Zay sits up. Enoch launches off of Dain’s supported shield and jumps over Roken hitting him. He then tries to roll over the web, but got stuck. Dain moves toward the fighter, and swings his hammer, and misses, and gets stuck in the web. Zay stands up and says, “Oh good, Pale is down.” Then Zay shoots at the priest , but misses. Wizard moves next to Quinn and hits him. Wizard shoots lightning again and Dain shoots ten feet back.Enoch and Quinn also took damage. Wizard moves out of the web, and moves next to the egg, tries to pick it up, fails. Dain hit Wizard as Damaceus tried to pick the egg up. The fighter Tries to get out of the web, but did not. Quinn yelled," E’mryk, get this off of me!" Web disappears. E’mryk moves toward the mob of enemies and enlarges Enoch. Quinn attacks cleric, and hits. Enoch’s round body stands up, attacks Roken and Roken drops. E’mryk calls after Zay," Shoot the guy going for the egg!" Dain swings at Wizard, and misses. Dain then attacks the fighter, and misses again. Zay shoots at Damaceus, hitting. Wizard and fighter try to run. the fighter gets knocked down as he tried to run. E’mryk moves toward table, and shoots Magic missiles at Damaceus dropping him. Enoch slices every enemy’s throat while they lay unconscious on the floor.