Party: Fruhorn, Sparax, Yarid, Gwillym, Efrexoa
We ventured through the hot uncomfortable jungle to a bridge and waterfall, on a temple copmplex. We saw figures running around and a large figure emerged that Efrexoa recognised. After a short
talk they said the skull platfroms were working but gave us a gem and said we could use it to fix
another if we were to visit it. We went to enter to temple and were greeted by a large stone dragon.
I could understand none of the conversation and he looked quite terrifying but seemed friendly enough.
Entering the temple the heat was sweltering and huge figure of fire appeared to be meditating in the corner. It was shared that we were not to disturb Menat, after a while he got to his feet and left and the temperature dropped.
We entered a giant skull platform and after much spinning and unease we landed and exited. The land we saw was strange, where everything was larger than what I'm used to seeing. Being a halfling in a land of giants it felt daunting.
We decided to venture south as none had been that way before, Exfrexoa wanted to find some giant vegetables, I'd rather find riches but each to their own.
After a days travel we made camp in a defensible position. During my watch I heard voices and lights approaching. I concealed myself until they drew close, and deciding them not a threat revealed myself. They were a group of dwarves from clan Mamet, with burning hair. I took them to the group to introduce. They were Reugor firebeard, Kreyon and Rey. The group awoke with a bit
of a start and Sparex made some insults, I think as he was just awakened. This escalated and a duel was thrown down, Yarid and Exfrexoa scolded him for insulting their customs.
The duel was interesting to behold, Sparex didnt even put a guard up and let himself be pummelled by Reugor, who after the fight tried to bring him round and failed. Efrexoa then had to tend to him.
Reugor said to not fight was brave indeed and the Dwarves joined us for a chat and some food.
They shared if we wanted to learn more history we should seek a scholar in a capital and gave us directions. They also shared some knollege of smoking and herbs with Yarid and Efrexoa who were keen to learn. Eventually we headed on, bidding them farewell. They told us not to go further south because of ice giants so we made our way west.
Efrexoa found a slightly larger carrot and was mildly happy.
Travelling further we stumbled upon jolly music and laughter in the wilderness. Getting closer it was what appeared to be a tavern, some of the group didn't trust the look of it and tried to investigate. We ended up moving stealthily closer and through the window could see a tavern keeper, a group of adventurers and a band playing but better than that Ale and food!
Sparex entered first with a bang surprising the inn keeper and myself and Gwillym followed. We were welcomed to the Lost Travellers inn and took seats at the bar. Yarid and Efrexoa didnt join and at the time I thought them just uptight. We drank ale and retired to a comfortable room with pie.
I went to sleep in comfort and woke up voice above us, stuck in a pit of bones and steep sides. We had been tricked. We managed to escape the pit and climb the sides, though Sparex was unable to see in the darkness. Swarms of rats descended on us and a large rat man figure stood looking down on the scene. We'd have to fight, though we had no weapons.
I charged at the rat figure, just making it onto the ledge upon which he stood. Sparex fumbled in the dark, still being attacked by creatures as gwillym was able to damage some of the foes that assaulted him from all sides. The fight continued for what seemed like a good while, before Efrexoa and Yarid came to our rescue. As they burst in I took a heavy blow and was knocked unconscious.
I don't know after how long but I was brought round by Yarid and shortly after we had finished the remaining assailants. We looked for treasure and all seemed well before I again collapsed, feeling shaky and weak. It wasn't until I was later brought round and healed again by my compatriots that I was told that I could have an affliction of sorts. It didn't bode well. We decided to make our way back.
During the way back we stumbled upon a large ring of green runes, with magnificent purple crystals in the middle. I was taken in by them and ventured into the ring to look closer with Gwillym and before we knew it the others were shouting for us to get out but it was too late, we fumbled to escape and were trapped by a barrier with moving trees descending on us. Gwillym jumped to the crystals and appeared to half lose his mind as the trees descended on us, giving me a mighty whack.
As I thought it was all over for us a giant voice boomed “stop” and the trees moved back away.
I titan of a tree thing approached that Yarid would tell us was Dunmore the titan of nature. He scolded us and told Efrexoa and I that we reeked of corruption. This worried me and I asked if there was anything he could do and he said yes and was able to remove it and asked if I wanted his mark, indebted I agreed. Efrexoa would not admit anything was wrong with him, possibly due to arrogance but Dunmore was able to make him see what he was becoming and he also let himself be cured of his taint and received the mark. We bid farewell and left on our way.
Just before the skull platform as we made it back stood three huge giants, one bigger than both. He had lightening hair and a lightening sword and looked formidable. He was recognised to be the Titan of lightening. (Forgotten name?) . He asked if we would carry a message to Santaur for those that could aid, in getting back his son. There is a great reward offered but those coming forward must be strong. I feel this was to be beyond my capabilities but for those strong enough they could gain more information from those we travelled with.