Targen – Half-Orc Oath of Vengeance Paladin of Tyr (Sam)
Ellaway – Forest Gnome Wizard Enchanter (Michelle)
Isa – Human Way of the Shadow Monk (Jessica)
Carl – “World’s Tallest Gnome” (Half-Elf) Red Dragon Sorcerer (Justin)
Midriana – Wood Elf Circle of the Land Druid (Andrea)
Bolton Thornhill – Halfling Battle Master Fighter (Jesse)
Ourbanos – Tiefling Trickery Domain Cleric of Mask (Will)
We return to our intrepid explorers in the library, who with diligence, resolved the statue’s question. But before they did, Carl took a book to read for his own enjoyment. When next he passed by the statue, it grabbed him and tossed him out of the room where he found he could not re-enter. Ourbanos also discovered that two fey creatures named Macky and Monte, a Mazikeen and a Monaciello (types of fey creatures) were stealing from group. Bolton, Carl, and Targen all lost sets of clothing, before Isa discovered that they really enjoyed to drink from the tiny decanter that never seemed to run out of ale. After that she drank with the invisible creatures and kept tempting them with more drink. In the end, she was able to get them to help the group find their last clue.
Across the hall was a room with sign over the door that read, “How does one know when one is sane?” Inside the room was a statue of a dragon with a single diamond tooth. The statue held a clock that ticked down from 20 seconds. In the center of the room was a button. With each push of the button, the clock reset. Trying several things involving not hitting the button at all and hitting it several times, nothing seemed to happen when the time finally reached zero, so they left.
The group then returned to the oval room with black stone walls, floor, and ceiling. everyone but Ellaway entered and vanished in an instant. They found themselves in a similar room filled with a feint blue mist. In this room, it was the intent to move that caused them to move, the simple act of moving seemed to get a person nowhere. When they tried to leave, they found it taking forever. Ellaway peaked her head through the veil and realized they were in the deep Ethereal, and time and distance did not function the same way. It took between many hours, and in Carl’s case, 4 days, to move through the deep Ethereal and escape the room. Isa and Targen used magic to teleport the distance and escape quickly. Targen used the time to do exercises from the Manual of Gainful exercise discovered in the Library. Isa went back to the Sanity room and hit the button only once, The dragon spoke and asked for a weapon, armor, or wand to be placed in its mouth – Isa put her staff into the mouth and the diamond vanished, enchanting the staff (+1 Waterborne).
The barred door was then bypassed and the group descended down and down and down. Isa ran ahead, straight down the wall, for hundreds of feet, and the stairs kept going down and down. The group decided to return and finish the rest of the tower.
At the door with no hinges or handle, simply casting magic at it caused the door to vanish and revealed the stairs leading up.
At the top of the stairs was room with two doors, each labeled in Common, Elvish, Infernal, and Gnomish, one saying: “Students” the other, “Administration.” On a desk was a calendar dated 1439 (present year, 1499).
The group found a room with a rolltop desk, magically locked. Targen removed the back panelling and inside, they found a magic Folder of Holding.
Down the hall, everyone passed through a red light that cause the groups magic items to cease functioning (save for the more powerful ones).
Then they found the waiting room. Chairs lined up before a door without hinges or handle and a mouth on the wall opposite.
The group ended here, 20 minutes after their magic items had been disenchanted.
Down Days: 10
Intangible: A sense of completion – of the first level of the tower.
Mundane Treasure: A calendar dated 1439
– A Manual of Gainful Exercise
– A Folder of Holding
– Conversion of Isa’s staff to a Staff +1 Waterborne