After dealing with Nestor, Jurgen agrees the team will undertake yet another mission under the employ of Black Light Burns. Treasures found from Carl are appraised to be worth around 300-420 gold. Jurgen agrees to sell it to Nestor for 220 angering Quiron. Quiron and Jurgen get into a heated discussion with Nestor ok with the bloodspilling so long as its not in the building. He also offers to promote the event assuming his desired item is in his hands. The mission: not too far from the bordertown of New Haven is an old Mansion once owned by the ancient Channel Lord adventurer Thizban. Nestor agrees to give the adventurers 50% of their take, 25% goes to him and the other 25% goes to Black Light Burns. The team fights and feuds with Quiron refusing to give in about the gold until Nestor agrees to pay the full 400 assuming the Silverheart, the item he so desired from the mansion is brought to him.
Jurgen and Eric nearly depart on their own until Quiron requests for them to stay and agrees to let bygons be bygons. Nestor adds an indentured man, a shadow elf named Novin. And the team then embarks on the quest. It’s the first day of Kanthus, the 3 month, an insufferably hot month with light rain constantly pouring down.
After four days, the team makes it to the old mansion completely covered fog. Larken has a history lesson when two wargoyle statues come to life claiming he is the blooded descendant of the great King Of the Night, the Gargoyle King Gaiyremynceth. The two wargoyles let them pass with no problems. The sound of a group of something moving closer is heard but nothing is done about it. The team decides to enter through the second story window. After searching a few rooms, they encounter a greenhouse style room where a vicious fight against several ghouls ensues.
Afterwards, the team begins slowly scattering and opening doors. The greenhouse room proves useful when 2 gold and a ring of defenses (+1 all defenses) is found and given to Quiron. Another room is entered where a key is seen hovering over a platform. Pillars come to life creating creatures queer to them all. It was Larken who decided not to enter through the magical door but break in through the wall. Its found out magic runs through every piece of wood and most doors in the mansion and shortly after they enter, the wall grows back at the command of one of the creatures. (noob saibot looking creatures doused in black oily substances etc)
The team is split up yet again. Larken, Eric, Yurgen are locked out. (i believe another one of you guys was with them)
The team inside, (Quiron, Novin, Godric, and Mandrake) fight against the creatures. Mandrake vanishes from sight and Godrick is knocked out and nearly killed. Mandrake takes the stairs going down and finds a small pouch. It’s a trap and a revolving cage of force and electrical currents zap him until he falls nearly lifeless (unconscious). The remaining members of the team regroup and get in the main room and the key is finally obtained by Novin after several magical attempts fail. Mandrake is still missing. Before falling, Godrick, who’d by now been dropped twice, also against the ghouls was one that saw him go downstairs. He begins heading downstairs to see if he can find out what happened to the hiding merchant.
Godric rushes down just in time to see the FORCE CAGE disappear along with Mandrake. (youtube Techmo’s deception force cage if u want to see what it looks like)
Mandrake awakens in a stone room, cold and dark. The smell of death is everywhere. Looking about he sees he is chained to the wall. The room isn’t too small or too big but scattered wooden coffins lay scattered throughout the room. On an adjacent wall, he sees a woman chained just as him. His vision is still blurred. He feels the warmth of a soothing liquid racing down his face. The woman sees saddened by his appearance as if she felt sorry for him. Her face was scarred as was her body. She’d seen her share of combat or torture. A single iron door shuts. Mandrake hadn’t even noticed it until it shut, on the outside, the woman and Mandrake can hear an incantation style voice singing.
“The blood of a woman, the eye of a killer
one more time and engage this thriller
The teeth of a cat, the scales of a fish,
dream of a wish, sight me on sight,
you’ll never picture this.
And talking reverse,
then it shall appear
standing in front of me
with a smile ear to ear….”
The voice ends descending further and further away. His evil laugh becomes muffled and almost nothing.