The beast had the nerve to have chosen Zoshak’s horse for a meal, a poor choice indeed!! We returned to Bards gate to recuperate and to study. We chose the Inn of 6 candles, a posh place that put us back several coins for the stay. Nick Tan arranged for a grand meal by agreeing for the party to sit for a portrait. It was a grand meal with foods of special nature Wyvern steak, Fresh corn and fruits even what was noted to be frog legs from the gulf of Akados? Seems like that would be quit a distance to travel I had some suspect of this but the meat was very good.Each of us took the time in the city to hone our skills, repair our equipment and purchase much needed supplies. I found a book during our adventures and took the time to read the great tome to my amazement it brought great clarity to me. My skills seem to have improved from its reading. I enjoyed my meals at the pub of Tarken and Kels the meals at 6 candles Inn were too expensive, and the frog legs seemed a bit salty. The others busied themselves in the town but it did seem to wear on us soon the time came for us to leave and continue our mission to find the cleric Ambasore and now Zoshak himself. We still know not what happened to our friend Zoshak, we had hoped once he finished with the great demon that had barred our way, he would return, alas now I fear the worst. The one with no name will have to fill his great shoes. That may be difficult he seems to shun his duty’s even the visit to the mayor left him kicked to street as he had come smelling of rum. Our visit there was of a good nature. The mayor asked if we would be staying in the town we explained our ongoing mission and that we would be here on and off. He assured us he would be happy to have us return and hoped that the humble Zoshak would come at the next invite. We discussed the Dragon hills and Zoshaks desire for a dragon for a riding beast, a much hardier beast that would defend itself from the like of a troll. A blue dragon would be best; Zoshak would bend his will and force it to repent for its many past deeds. We had picked up a new member to the party a fellow named Benjamin a follower of Miur a good fellow that would prove helpful to the party. Finally we began our trip back to the crypt looking for our friend and the cleric. On our return trip we stopped at the shrines. To my amazement Benjamin proved his worth by opening the temple doors we could not. Inside we found the room to be peaceful and remarkably clean. Inside we found several doors hidden with tapestries showing the great deeds of Miur’s followers. Each of the doors had a riddle of Miur written in Celestial, I translated it for Benjamin to see if he could decipher the riddle. Zoshak the one with no name figured out the riddle on each of the doors a virtue was called out and a spell cast for each of the door. the weapon courage, and the spell magic weapon; for the shield divine favor was cast and the virtue truth. Each of these rooms were barracks that held weapons from long past and cots for several soldiers. This site could prove very helpful if we needed to find a respite in the future.
We decided to clean the temples but found it too great a job to do at the time, and the fact it may happen again if we did not first remove those that had defiled the place. We pressed on to the entrance ofthe Thyer burial halls. As we entered the peace we had felt at the temples, dissipated into nothingness leaving us with a hunger to destroy the demon and find those lost. I learned that Nick Tan was searching for a lost friend; it seems some girl he had known since a child. It seems this place takes many I fear I may have to dispatch them as undead in the future if we do not find them soon. We took the route down thru the secret entrance Nick had shown us on our last trip. The one with no names skills with a map have proven to be useful. If not for his considerable skills we would be traveling in circles I am sure. The maps he makes do seem to take up some time though in his continual arranging, and rearranging. We made our way back to the brass door we had found in our earlier trip here. The door bound in Brass could not be opened even with the persistent hammering of the ½ orcs great Mall. The reverberation of the brass rang thru out the dungeon to no avail. We decided to adventure into the water since we could find no other trail to follow. I believe Nick Tan pines for the “hairball” as Isnot affectionately calls her.
As I cast water breathing on the group we entered the water. The water soon covered our heads as we stumbled thru the murk and dark even my vision was clouded. A cloud arose as something stirred the water. Suddenly I remembered the giant frogs we had seen in the water before. I cast daylight trying to run them off but the light seemed not to bother them. Brightening the area I could see the beasts swarming us much largger then I had imagined. Zenara was swallowed by the creature to my horror. Suddenly it came to my mind the probable source of the frog legs from the inn. I would have to trust the great Zoshak and the other fighters and cure them as the battle raged. I cast sanctuary on myself and prepared myself for a long fight. To my surprise Zoshak (the one with no name) opted to hold the attention of the frogs and allow the other the glory of defeating the frogs. Nick and Zenara decided to attack the creatures from inside leaving the creatures gullet split for easy escape. Zoshak (the one with no name) saw the fight would be too difficult and chose to lead a couple of them off, it was a good thing the fighters used most of my cure spells. It nearly cost his life Zenara followed with him so I am unclear what happened on shore but I found Zoshak unconscious, a poor way to hold them off or at least I believed. Zoshak (the one with no name) surprised the frog and myself with a quick slash up thru the jaw, killing it instantly, the fighters, Isnot, Nick Tan and Benjamin finished the other off. The battle drained us of nearly all our healing and spells coverage. Zoshack had saved us again, dividing the creatures and sacrificing himself for the good of the raiders, giving them more confidence in their skills for future battles. We decided to rest for the evening’ rest came to us easily and the morning came to soon. Zoshak must have been disappointed in our battle and was too worried for our safety to return to the water. I asked for assistance and found the ability to shape stone in the morning by removing the stone around the door it fell revealing the stairs leading down. It ended in a blank wall, from this side it was obvious this was a secret door Zoshak (the one with no name) listening with his great ear of hearing heard nothing. As we opened it we found ourselves in a large room several feet down from above. The map maker began a new map, and we wondered thru the halls until we came upon three damned orcs that worshiped Orcus. Isnot caught their attention speaking to them in their language as Zoshak (the one with no name) and Nick vanished the battle began Zenara felt the fear of their presence and ran I reassured her and strengthened her will for the coming battles battle. Nick and Zoshak (the one with no name) appeared near the clerics and dispatched them quickly. Zoshak (the one with no name) opened the door with a quick twist of the lock, disabling the trap that laid in wait along with it. Yes, Yes with that small but significant action the one with no name took emulating his hero has led him to become the legendary Zoshak henceforth so named. His presents now calms the raiders even in their greatest fear! Pressing on we found a hall with a haze of purple, we could find no other way to go so we ventured our way thru the mist we traveled a great distance and then I felt the stench of undead I stepped forth and brought destruction on the creatures, leaving nothing but the body of the zombies that had attacked us. We came upon a room filled with magic, and a pentagram. The room radiated magic. the pentagram inward facing magic circle against evil the outer also a magic circle of protection from evil held a great creature probably for centuries. Undead in its nature I could not let it stand stepping forward to attack the zombies first that Zoshak had tricked into following him. As they advanced towards us the power of good surged from me making them writhe in pain another blast and they would fall, finally resting in the peace of death. A Drow (we suspect) joined the battle, I believe she had been hiding on the roof her invisibility a powerful magic. She had cast dark to gain an advantage in attack. It didn’t work I brought the light of day to bear in the room canceling her foul magic. Nick Tan attacked her climbing the walls but she was too quick attacking our group at will until I suspect her invisibility was about to run out she fled the room. We pursued and found her sleeping chambers but it seems she had disappeared. We did find her idle and Isnot crushed it with the Maul of the titan. Hidden deeper in the room past several secret doors we found three chests with the drows treasure. Zoshak suggested that we take the treasure to entice the drow to meet with us again. There were several jewelry pieces, furs coins and 4 potions that would assist in a fight with the drow when we meet up. Fly, spider climb and invisibility, yes it will be a different outcome. the next time.