The Fallen

Return to Ruin

It has been ten years since the bloody night, when Eyla Illion crashed in from the night, and slaughtered the slavers holding you and elven other children. You remember watching from the cracks in the old wall boards watchig, every arc of her long blade as she splattered the slavers blood accross the room, and every hypnotic word she spoke as she invoke her God’s rath upon them. She was perfection.

Now ten years from that day you three have been summoned by Eyla, to the orphinage where the slavers were holding you, only to find it burned to the ground and three others arriving at the same time.

After much scrutinizing and nastalga, you come to recognize two of your fellow orphans, and one human man, too old to have been one of the orphans, who veils his identity in a black cloak and an alias “Yes.”

Just when you are finally becoming settled with the current group, from within the bushes to the north you hear the ribbits of a frog, and a coughing expression “bullshit.” Lia investigates, with Lam covertlly observing, and finds what appears to be a plain old frog. Now choosing to reveal her presence, Lam, shifts back into the form she wore as a orphan, and comes balling in for hugs, just in time to join in with the frog. Unsure the frog was the source of the “bullshit”, Lia remains scepticals of the frog, until Lam comes in for a hug and steps on the leg of the frog, causing him to cry out, “ouch that hurt.”

Now afirmed to the frogs mistical identity the group proceed to question the frog, who seems unwilling to converse in anything more than sarcastic expressions and ribbits. Finally the frog reveals a critical clue, his wings. It takes Amir only moments to regonize the create for what it is, a fairy. Not just any fairy, but the race of fairies which serves as the Fairy Queens spies, and are sworn not to reveal their nature unless they are caught. Amir names the frog, “Fairy!” and the rouse is dropped.

The small frog fairy, reveals that he was with Eyla, but that she is now missing and might need their help. When he left the cottage was just a pile of ruins, but when he returned the cottage was ashes and Eyla was gone.

The players discover a secret door, which is nothing more than a slab of stone with some Fay ancient archanic spell of activation. Amir speaks the words, and the slab of stone comes to life, as a ancient golem, who has been parted with a majority of its magic over the years. After a ferotious battle, during which Amir, Lam and Lia participate, Lia strikes the final blow to the golem with her quaterstaff shattering the stone form to peices.

The party wastes no time proceeding to the now revealed passage into the ground, only stopping to investage the ruins of the golem, when a glint of something shinny draws Lam and Amirs interest. Upon closer investigation, they discover a very unlikely gem, which was burrowed deep in the golems chest. This deep red gem pulsates gently, sending subtle burst along the flaw lines within. Amir, saftely stores the gem amongst his possessions.

The crew, Lam, Lia, Amir, and Yes proceed into the narrow passage, leaving the fairy frog who fled the scene during the battle to its own devises. The passage is lined with dust and cob webs. In the dust are the tracks for a single medium humanoid, leading up to a slightly adjar door.

After entering the room, Lam, sticks to the walls near the door, and the rest of the crew follows the footprints accross the room to the door on the West of the room (Two more doors on the North wall exist, as well as the one they used to enter in the south end of the room). Each door appears to have the same Fey acanic writing as on the door stone, however each is a little differet.

Amir speaks the incantaion on the westward door, and a gust of force blows through the room, clearing their footprints and almost closing the door, were it not for Lam’s intervention with her quarterstaff. Lam, notices the footprints are gone and alters the group, who come over to the door to see. As they do, four sets of foot prints matching the fours own mysteriously begin walking around the room. Lam attempts to intercept the invisible force making the footprints only to find nothing substanial.

Creeped out, the party proceeds back to the westward door, to find that it is now ajar. Amir, once again leads the party down the narrow halway on the other side of the west door. Eventually the passage widens, and they find a citinous reptilian humanoid clining to the wall, with some sort of resin, or web binding him to it.

Lam investigates the reptile, and decides to make a fire to see if it was dormant from the cold of the underground, the rest of the party proceeds. As the party walks through the rooms they notices several small and a few large drains lining the walls of the widened passage. At first they are silent, but half way through the widened space, they beging to hear clicking echoing from the drains. Quiet and distinct at first, but slowly the clattering increases, until the numbers are indistinguishable.

Dun, dun, daaaaaaaah…. to be continued…

What was the force that blew through the first room, made the footprints, and openend the door?

Who is Yes, and why is he here? For that matter who are all these once familiar people, and what brought them to this place?

Where did the little frog fairy go?

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