June 3 R3

June 3 R3

We headed back to town and arrive at Diamond Lake around noon. Talent leads us to the house of the wizard Allustan, argueably Diamond Lake's smartest man, to see about transfering an enchantment from the short sword to his kukri. Allustan was willing and expressed interest in our discoveries at the cairn. He told us a little history about the Wind Dukes and their graves that mark the Cairn Hills. He noted that it has been a generation since anyone has explored the Whispering Cairn, telling us about a wizard of the shady Seekers who led an expedition into the cairn some 50 or so years ago. I find his collection of books interesting, but don't really get an opportunity to talk to him about it before we have to leave.

After Allustan's, Talent left to find what the word on the street was, worried that too many people knew our business. Theena and I headed out of town to await him, as the foul smells and sounds of the town were wearing us down. While waiting along the edge of the woods, I caught Smesnk's bully boys taking a dead(?) body to the observatory. I tried to follow to see more of what was going on, but was afraid that I would be seen, and shot at, as I was in wolf form.

After meeting up, we headed back into the cairn to explore the last bit of the worker's level. In the water filled wash area we encountered a small water elemental, who almost got the better of me, but I managed to survive, with Theena and Talent's help. While we were still recovering from the fight, a ghoul attacked us. Apparently his name was Ulavant, who was the mage that led the Seeker expedition. Talent and I were almost killed by the ravenous beast, but Theena came through and kicked it's ass. We found the missing red lantern and replaced it.

Undaunted by the near death experience, we continue up to the chamber of lanterns. After turning the pedestal a full rotation we discovered no more underground chambers to explore. They did find a false elevator trap which Theena and I avoided, as well as a hidden passage at the top of one of the lantern shafts. After a bit of adventure climbing to the top of the shaft we discovered a long corridor blocked at the far end by a giant howling face carved into the stone. Can I just tell you right now how much I hate climbing anything but trees!!!

Despite Talents warnings of caution, Theena ventured forward, drawn by her own curiousity. The face animated and blew a gradually increasing wind down the corridor while the eyes glowed with flashing colors, paralysing us in its gaze. Talent managed to disable the trap after Theena is almost blown over the edge. I attempted to retreat down the chain, but apparently I slipped and died from the fall. I don't really remember this. I only remember waking up, back in the Bronzewood Lodge hearing the words "I think she is coming around," said by Nogwier as he leans over my body.

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