Forgotten Realms: Cauldron
17th of Flamerule (mid-afternoon):
Well I must admit there was something sinister in her appearance that made me do a double take, maybe the glowing red eyes, I don’t know call me crazy but I felt an immediate attraction. I know, I know, I feel an attraction to every good looking chic but this was different. Something about her shouted that I could do anything to her and she would like, no, love it. She just oozed depravity out of every lovely pore of her sexy enticing body. Of course all those thoughts were pushed aside when she started fucking us up. Randal and I still had one more guy up on the third balcony with us that we sliced up and the little bastard even tried to grab me and take me over the edge with him. Sorry fucker but I am not meant to die by the likes of you. I told Randal that we needed to work our way over to the high priest and tag team his ass with he and I on opposite sides we could do some real damage to him. He agreed and I took off, even though the floor was a little slippery I made excellent time.
As I was making my way over to take out the high priest the other half of the group was in the process of getting their ass kicked by Miss Sexy. She had thrown a rope over towards them and it entwined itself around Alistair and the railing, luckily he still had his hands somewhat free so he could cast spells. I swear this chic must have been watching us and figuring out or strengths and weakness cuz she went after the heavy hitters first ignoring those of us that were on the sly side of things. I think she just had a thing for me and wanted to try and take out the others so she and I could enjoy some alone time. Either way I was glad for her lack of kicking my ass attention, I would much rather her ire be directed towards others for the moment. Thanks to my Uncle for being a high cleric and my sis learning things on the wizardly side of things I knew a little about summoning. If she was summoned then there was a chance that if I killed the one whom had summoned her she might have to leave also, and the obvious choice for that would be the high priest. On the other hand she could be called and if that was the case then the only way to be rid of her would be her death, and a permanent one. If that was the case I knew she would pull no punches. That though might work into my favor; if she was killed I could acquire a part of her body and later once I get my guild up and running have her brought back to life. She might not stay but she would feel some gratitude towards the one whom had her returned to the world of the living. All in all an interesting conundrum for me to ponder while I was kicking some ass. My first priority was the high priest so I made it up there as quickly as possible. While that was going on ol’ chicky-poo was giving the other half a run for their money. Roksharr was letting arrows fly, Franklin and Wolftracker was doing their best to free Alistair and Tordek was making his way over with me. Still hadn’t seen Cherrit since he ran off back down the hallway but I counted him out. If he was smart he would take this distraction and get the fuck outta dodge. I fully expected some people to die in this encounter, not me of course and since I am writing this you know that I didn’t, but he wasn’t as skilled as the rest of us so if anyone did bite the dust he would probably be top of the list. After Franklin and Wolftracker got Alistair free they both followed Merlo and headed up the center set of stairs to where the high priest had barricaded himself. I think that is what the flying goddess wanted cuz as soon as they did that she swooped in on Alistair and, poof, they were both gone. Uh-oh that didn’t bode well for the party, not to mention Alistair. Not too long after they disappeared she re-appeared without him. Well where ever he was hopefully he would be able to take care of himself cuz he was beyond our help.
Up on the platform with the big statue of Blibdoolpoolp there were two doors one the high priest had entered and another that I assumed went to the same area. I headed to that one thinking that I might be able to come up on him from behind and that hopefully when Tordek joined he would be able to open that one and hit him from the other side. It was locked of course, being the pussy ass fish lover that he was, but that was no problem for me and I quickly picked the lock and had the door open in the blink of an eye. He hadn’t even had time to move away from the other door by the time I was in there, and Franklin and his horse where right behind me. I stepped around the wall before the fish eyed bastard saw me and surveyed the room I was in. shortly after I stepped around the wall I heard the sounds of battle as Franklin engaged the high priest. He took his hits and turned to close the door leaving his back exposed to me I took full advantage of that fact sliding my rapier deep into his back and probably puncturing a lung in the process. I couldn’t tell if he was surprised or not cuz his eyes were already as wide as they could possibly be as a norm for his race but he didn’t seem happy. He maintained his calm though and after closing the door was able to successfully cast a spell and had the rooms we were in completely full of water. Great he could breathe underwater and Franklin his horse and I could not. Well I knew Franklin wouldn’t be able to open the door since the high priest used a key on it so that left me. While franklin had him engaged in battle I slipped around them holding my breath and made my way to the other door. It took me a little while to get over there since I am not that good in the water to begin with not to mention the fact that the water was murky as hell mixed with his shit and the Gods know what else. I tried not to think about it but I like to keep as clean as possible either way I will still need to find some clean water as soon as we get done and at least get a quick scrub done if I can’t find time for anything else, but that is neither here nor there and it would all be for naught if I didn’t get the door open and out in the air. As I got there the door sprang open and I poured out getting washed almost completely off of the balcony. When I regained my feet Alistair was flying in the air not looking to happy and a little wet also. Since he was above were the water washed out I could only assume that where ever she had dumped him involved water. She on the other hand was none too happy to see him again. Wolftracker had lost hold on his senses and was attacking members of the party and the little guy Cherrit had come back and was fighting. The sexy flying bitch swooped in on Alistair again and with rage in her eyes they both disappeared again. Wanting to stay away from Wolftracker I moved back into the room that the high cleric had been in. It appeared as I was getting washed out Franklin had been able to kill him and the room was thankfully empty. We tried to usher everyone in here so that when the sexy bitch showed back up she would lose the advantage of being able to fly. Well she fell into it and shortly thereafter we were able to dispatch her. She didn’t disappear after we had slain her which confirmed that she was called and not summoned so that meant she was dead for good unless… After we killed her Wolftracker stopped attacking the party which was a relief cuz I sure as hell didn’t want to have to toe up with him to take him out. We searched the bodies and when I got to the body of the sexy chic I was able to take one of her fingers so that I might be able to return her to life in the future. I noticed a couple of glyphs on two of the ever burning braziers in the side rooms. I tried to disable one and it knocked me flat on my back thankfully Merlo was there to heal me back up and with that knowledge I was able to disable the other one. I noticed a small figure in one of the piles and it turned out to be a small dark dwarf or maybe a small deep gnome hard for me to tell the two apart. He turned out to be the slave of the high priest and had a lot of helpful information to include the fact that the guy we were searching for happened to be the one ruling this place but the true one in power was a black dragon who was in the process of breeding with these fish eyed bastards making half dragon kou-toa. After he told us all he knew I told him he was free to go. I followed him to the secret entrance and gave him directions on the way out giving him a suit of the magical armor we had gotten off one of the dead guys and a weapon. Had to at least give the little guy a fighting chance, after all he was very helpful and it didn’t take any prodding from us. I think we shall have to rest up here if we can and see what awaits us farther along in the depths of this blasted temple.