Tome of Oahm

Razing Krei

Session 3

Upon waking up in the inn, the group of adventurers went downstairs to find Thokk, he explains that the night was uneventful, despite the screaming and scratching. They peeked through some of the boarded up windows and saw there was nothing outside. It was finally time for our group of adventurers to raid the town for anything they may need.

They worked their way outside to search for anyone or anything that may be able to help, their first attempt was to go to the Temple of Galow which was in the town. There Dyonisya could feel that there was no one there and they began searching for answers. In the back priest rooms, they found some robes, completely unused and hung up, in which they took. Also Dyonisya found a letter opener that Rhianwen asked to keep. There are diaries that mark the events that led up to the disappearances of all the people. But there was nothing else other than a magical dagger, that Dyonisya saw when she used her detect magic. They soon left the building in search for more answers.

When Zook offers the idea to find some more suitable weapons and armor, while Rhianwen gives advice to go to the local library to find more information as to where they are. The group splits into two parties, Thokk, and Eldon went to the blacksmiths, while Rhianwen, Zook, and Dyonisya went to the library.

The second party got to the library, the building was large and made of a white marble. The doors towered before them, made of some sort of oak wood that looked like it must have weighed almost a ton apiece. Thokk braced himself to open the large doors and then he pushed them, easily opening them. It opened up into a massive entry way. There is a balcony like floor above them that surrounds the entry way, there are massive amount of shelves that seem to reach the ceiling in areas. In the center of the library is a card catalog. They walk into the center of the room, expecting to be attacked by zombies at any minute. Rhianwen looks through the catalog to see if there is anything that sparks the memory of the tome that she read in her previous life. There is no information that strikes her. So she gets to the restricted cards and there is a lock on them. Zook tried to open them with his spell, but failed this time round, so he turns and goes to the entrance. He yells for Eldon to come over and unlock it for them, luckily Eldon had just reached the door and did not get into the smithy’s yet. Eldon takes Thokk and runs over to the library.

Eldon inspects the catalog and decides to try a #2 pick. He works with the pick tightly and then it snaps. He curses in Halfling. He takes out a second #2 pick and tries again, while Rhianwen casts mend on the first pick, handing it back to Eldon. Eldon finally manages to open the catalog, in which Rhianwen eagerly reads what types of books were not allowed to the public. She devises that Necromancy was outlawed in this town. This provokes the question to them, what town is this? And Rhianwen looks up atlases and maps of the area and they find out that this is Krei. Eldon takes the maps and places them in some map cases that he happened to be carrying.

After looking through the library a bit, they realized that it would be a great fortress. Before discovering anything of great importance, they left to the blacksmiths to arm themselves for tonight’s hoard. The blacksmith’s door was open and they walked right in.

The entire store front was boarded up but the weapons that were inside were not of much use. Eldon and Zook was unable to find anything that would fit their tiny stature. Disappointed at this they began to look for something more useful, such as arrows or bullets. Dyonisya heard something from the backroom and something outside, she began to arm up ready for an attack; while Rhianwen and Zook found some multi-colored bullets and busted the glass to take them.

Dyonisya finally spoke up to the group letting them know that there was something in the back room and that they needed to get ready as she opened the door. On the other side of the door was a scared and frightened man. He was wearing a blacksmith smock and huddled away from them, swearing he was alive and not one of the undead. Dyonisya had asked him his name and he related that he was called Wilem. She explained that they were trying to figure out what was going on and would gladly take him with them. She also explained that they were going to the library.

Wilem let them know that the wizards of the library would be hiding the tunnels underneath, since they were the most secure of the town. He also explained that he had lost his family. The group and Wilem left to the library.

In the library they started with a search for books that would provide information on anything that could cause body swapping. They decide that the wizards of the library may be able to find more to what is going on. There is a door that lays behind the counters at the back of the library, they choose to open it. There is a massive hallway that leads down, there is no light for what they can see, but the little bit that seeps in behind them. Eldon took lead looking for anything suspicious. Several steps down into this depths he finds their first trap, a fireball scorched the five foot area, leaving Eldon a little singed. He checks the area again to make sure that it has not reset and they continue down the steps. Further down the steps there is another trap, this time Eldon takes out his #7 pick and attempts to disarm the trap. Though he is severely nervous thinking that it may be another fireball and accidentally triggers it. Some milky white substance covers him, at first nothing was happening, but the ground started to get eaten away from the acid. Then Eldon could start feeling it and it was very unpleasant. Dyonisya stepped forward and attempted to stop the acid from hurting her friend. She was able to prevent it, but the hallway was impassible. Zook sent Thokk to go get a book case to place over the area so that they had a bridge.

They passed swiftly over it as it seemed to get eaten away. Eldon took more care in his searches, but they came to an opening before anymore traps had happened. There was several tombs that littered the walls of this opening. Before they were able to check any of them a undead appeared and attacked them. This was a swift battle, seeming that they were ready and prepared for this. At the other side of the opening was a door. It was a simple iron door, with a knob on it. Eldon searched the door and discovered a small needle trap that would prick the person that turned the knob and poison them. He was able to detach the needle and safely open the door.

The room was a hobble of a place. There was several bookcases in the room, lining the walls on either side centering to a writing desk. One of the shelves contained several spell books while the other contain massive amounts of spell components. Rhianwen started with the books, while Eldon checked the desk and Zook took to the spell components stocking up. After reading up on the impossible hard spell books that she could Rhianwen went to the spell components case too and began her little raid.

Eldon read out loud to the group some passages from the diary of the wizard that stayed there. He was in search of the Tome of Tyr so that he could gain the ultimate army of undead. He wanted to be able to also bring back his love so that they could rule together in the lands of Thaamal. He found the book and was able to read from it, but the next passages told of meteorites that rained down on the town and then there was no more to be read. They take all that they can and realize there is nothing more in this room. With no other exits to explore they go back up to the library.

In the main floor of the library they decide to find the restricted area to see if the Tome of Tyr is there. It was a small room off to the right side of the floor. While in this room searching for things they hear a knocking from the main room. Everyone moves back out to the main room except for Thokk and Wilem, but no one can find anything as to why or where it was coming from. Dyonisya stays out near the card catalog to keep an eye on the entire main floor.

While out there alone, the card catalog moves away from her. All of the books fly to the ground surrounding her. Eldon, Zook, and Rhianwen come running out to see what is going on and only see Dyonisya standing in a wrecked room. Within seconds the books stack themselves, and Zook takes to the balcony to get a better look. The card catalog spits out all the card everywhere and that’s when everyone including Thokk runs up to the balacony. As they all look down they see a note scrolled deep into the wood, saying “Get Out!”. They are scared, but soon realize that Wilem is no longer with them. They ponder if they are even supposed to worry if they will get hurt; As Wilem comes flying up into the middle of the room. Whatever is doing this, rends Wilem in half dropping him to the ground, there is a sound of “get out” that echoes. They all run to the front and leave immediately.

Outside of the building it begins to crumble around itself. Rhianwen and Zook take the opportunity to try out there new bullets and toast the rest of the building with fire, but it’s beginning to get dark. So the adventurers leave town to the south, hoping to find safe shelter soon.

The beaten path leads them into a wooded area, in which they see some bushes moving, but before anything can happen Zook attacks the bush with a blue bullet. The bush and their contents are completely frozen. While in the other bush a giant ant-like beast known as Formians jumped out at them, before it could try to communicate or anything, Rhianwen began her attack. Soon the battle was over and both of the ant humanoids were destroyed.

The party traveled into the next town of Ierk, the twin city of Krei. Everything appeared to be a complete opposite, including that there are people here. Everyone tries to strike a conversation or even get acknowledgment that they exist, but they soon find out that they are unable to even touch anyone and just past through them. What they did find that was completely different though, was that there was a temple to Tyr, the evil chaotic god, here in this town. They all traveled to the temple. From the loot that they took from the temple of Galow in Krei they tried on some priest robes to try to get into the temple.

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