The 45th Day of Shiel of Year 1187
Adventuring Compay: Savric, Puck, Vaki, Grin, and Lilly.
I'm not used to writing stuff that's supposed to be so official so please excuse any mistakes I make. So our group got together at The Adventurer's Boot looking to explore Maephoon once more. Our plan was to head to the southwest after first dealing with the evils that lurked in The Crypt House once more. Unfortunately we only got to visit the house, and failed to completely purge it of evil.
Even getting to the crypt ended up being a perilous task. On our way there a few of my companions were put to sleep with fell magic. Then the forest around me shifted into a garden, and various evil beasts showed their presence. I stood guard over my companions, and while I was doing that Puck calmed the situation down.
Puck apparently talked to one of the frog people, and he informed us that they wanted to kill everyone. That was if we didn't do their evil bidding. They wanted us to kill the spiders, and I told the rest of the group this was a great opportunity to destroy both races of evil monsters. We could trick both of them into fighting, and then when the time was right turn the tides of battle to slay all of the monsters.
My companions on the other hand kept choosing sides. Ultimately none of us could agree on anything so we decided to just continue on back to the crypt rather than fight amongst ourselves. There was still evil to be slain there. Though Puck seemed really intent on killing the spiders for the whole trip. I think he's in league with the frog people.
Anyways we made our way to The Crypt House only to find lots of recent activity. The throne there had been used recently, and there were lots of tracks. Not to mention there was freshly laid purple dragon clay that we had to explode to even enter the tomb. Regardless of the evils there we held out our lights of justice, and went deep into the catacombs.
Eventually we passed by the area with the snake statue, and went to a whole new level. There we found another statue with more of those magic gems on it. I warned the group to be careful as last time the snake statue attacked us with magic from similar gems. However we didn't have much time to consider things. An evil floating creature with 6 eyes at the end of stalks came around the corner as we tried to destroy the statue.
As it emerged two wraiths appeared as well, and the gate to the upstairs slammed shut. After it did, a flaming boulder came down, and crushed Cure. Poor Cure only has 299,343,321 bodies left now. After that we turned to give justice to the evil things that were assailing our group. I wasn't about to let their crimes go unpunished.
As the battle raged on the many eyed creature shot rays out of each of its eyes at us. Each one had a different effect, but all were horrible. To add to this the two wraiths used vile magic to compel us to attack each other. All of us did our best to resist, but at some point the assault of magic became too much for even me. In spite of all of that though we fought back with all we had.
Unfortunately that was not the end of their tricks. Glyphs of warding were placed down the path ahead, and as we pushed through their ranks they got set off. One of them exploded in fire, but another mind controlled Grin. After that he turned with nothing but killing intent aimed at the rest of us.
This was made even worse as Savric was knocked unconscious, but I used quick thinking to turn the situation around. I took one of the gems off the statue, and tapped into its evil magic. I found that it had the spell named blight hidden inside of it, and I launched it at the creature with all of the eyes. The magic destroyed the creature, and removed the mind control from Grin.
My companion Puck questioned my decision to turn the creature's evil magic against itself, but I told him that the ends justified the means. Bringing justice, and good to the world is more important than anything else. Using evil to beat evil is still doing good. Laws, morales, and codes are simply things that evil doers use to shield themselves against the light of justice. I wasn't about to let that stop me.
Unfortunately though the evil creatures had more devious plans. As we killed the wraiths they once again rose from the grave as another type of undead creature. Even the eye monster came back from the grave after being slain once. However our trust in friendship, and teamwork proved more than enough to beat back the monsters. Finally things were at an end, or at least so I thought.
As we took a breath after the harrowing fight the creature that owns the crypt spoke to us. It told us to stop, and warned us that it was sending another minion in our direction. It spoke of using undeath to avoid death, and I wasn't about to buy any of its lies. Neither was Vaki as she did her best to destroy the statue, but alas it wasn't possible.
As she did that the rest of us took to avoiding some of the other wards in the area, and cleansing it of its' evil magic. We took what items we could in hopes of cleansing them of their evil. Then after that we burned the corpses of the wraiths in hopes that they would never rise again. Finally we made our way with Vaki making a drawing in blood to mark the location of the gate trap.
Quickly after we made our near the skull platform, but fate would not allow us to rest so easily. During the earliest part of the morning a giant snake attacked our group. Luckily Puck, Grin, and Vaki killed the vile monster almost instantly. After that I extracted some of its' poison for Grin, and Vaki went to burning it.
Later that day after finishing our rest we went to the skull platform, but again fate made an effort to intervene with our plans. The skull appeared on fire surrounded by wisps instead of in its normal state, and a flaming metal suit of giant armour came out of the woods. It threw down fireballs, firewalls, and many other types of magic. Most importantly it seemed to be after Grin specifically.
I have to say the fight was quite perilous, but Puck's use of the spell known as faire fire saved the day. It lit the creature in a magical aura, and allowed our attacks to land true. Even with that though the situation was a close call. Grin used the magic I put on his weapon to assail the monster with justice, but it knocked him unconscious in return.
I tried using my ice magic against the monster, but it used a mix of dispelling magic and wards to keep most of my efforts at bay. Everyone else did their best as well, but Grin was on the precipice of death. Puck then once more saved the day by turning Grin into a mighty wolf.
Grin's new form was as elegant as the moon, and as powerful as the sun. It clawed, bit, and ripped at the armoured hulk that held the wolf so tightly. As if that wasn't enough he then howled into the sky, and a huge beam of radiant energy rained down on the golem evaporating it into nothingness. It was truly the sight of the best wolf in all of the Mystbound Realms.
The creature was not one to leave without spite however. It exploded into a ball of flame, and almost killed Grin and Vaki with its' parting gift. I ran over, and saved the wolf's life by bandaging the wounds. Even injured however the canine looked more elegant than any other I had ever seen. After patching him up we then headed out, and began to make our way home.
All in all the journey lasted from 43rd of Shiel to the 44th. It wasn't long, but we overcame many trials. Eventually I plan to return to the crypt to cleanse it of all its evil. Even as we left I felt as if some of its evil was fading away. I also intend to eventually kill both the spiders, and the frog men. Though I would be wary of Puck as he carried a devination trinket from the frog people.
Hopefully though our endeavors left the land more pure than it once was, and brought justice to those who had wronged Maephoon.