Investigating About Town
A few days pass as events begin to happen more and more. Robbery, assault, neighbor accusing neighbor… the pressure is mounting and the Mayor is unable to stop the hostility stirring.
Four of the party’s horses are killed by the stable hand – including Relb’s cavalry horse!
The Overgrown Road
An old road is discovered on one of the searches of the several square miles enclosing the party – it leads into the Tannegulch Woods. The party investigating seizes the moment to follow a clue; they leave Gide and Taer in town without sending word of their whereabouts. The mounts are tethered on the edge of the forest – there is something preventing much movement – the trees and ground seem alive and resistant. Only the old road is safe – but the party decides the horses would be more of a liability.
The Apparition Along the Road
Ambush at the Crumbling Gatehouse
Long Abandoned Township and Demon-Haunted Castle
There is much debate about what to do, but ultimately the grounds are entered. A horrific stirring of zombie and skeletal remains (a small horde of long dead human remains and fresh animal and Umbakian soldiers strikes fear in some – Relb and Stillmein. Geri and Xar follow their comrades in retreat while Chalan and Korvyk break ranks and rush to the one ruins that the mist does not go near and the animations seems to avoid.
Chalan and Korvyk eventually go down the Sacred Well and into the underground waterway – which dumps them into an underground lake. They manage to find a shelf and pull themselves out… waiting.
The group debates but Stillmein constantly reminds them of the Gallants oath and how he will not leave anyone behind. Geri uses her magic to protect them in mist form and Relb, Stillmein, Xar and her resist the fear and move up to the Shrine of Gaia and down the Sacred well.
Shrine to Gaia and Sacred Well
The one place that the undead cannot attack – the sacred ground still repelling them.
Running the gauntlet, each party member manages to get down the well, ending up in a vast dark cavern of an underground lake (Ennau).
Brakken Caves – Under the Bog
The Perilous Path to Lord Wendel Tarly
The Journey Back To Lake Ennau