Tales of Draeth

Shit Goes Down

Work In Progress

Arriving at Lighthouse Island in the dead of night by the drunken rowing of Old Man Longoar, the Phandolin Adventurers make their way to the house of Brom Ironfell. The blacksmith owes Syllo, the party’s newest companion, a favor — and because Syllo is indebted to the band of adventurer’s for saving his life, he spends the favor in their stead.

-Asked to stay overnight
-In the morning we went to the Lighthouse estate
-We asked to see the Keeper of the Light
-We waited for 30 minutes
-Heloise seduced the guard watching us, brought him to the docks.
-Heloise convinced the guard to unmoor the boat and sail to the high seas.
-First, she tried to convince the guard that the boat was on fire. When that didn’t work, she cast Charm Person.
-Kip distracts the guard on land by Minor Illusion-ing a scroll with the seal of the Keeper of the Light.
-They find Longoar on their boat, initially having mistaken him for a bundle of rags.
-They convince Longoar to help them sail south.
-Continuing her seductive deception, Heloise leaves the guard, Edwin Teech, stranded on a desert isle. We have not seen the last of him.
-Longoar and Heloise sail to the coast, landing in the outskirts of Phandolin.

-Meanwhile, Kip, Baiste, and Syllo make their way to meet with the Keeper of the Light.
-The party demands information about the visitor from the KotL.
-The KotL lets slip that the visitor is Baiste’s brother.
-Lil B intimidates the KotL into disclosing that Alec, Baiste’s brother, is trapped in the dungeon.
-Syllo tries to prevent Baiste from grappling the KotL, but he fails.
-Baiste rushes the KotL, knocking him off the balcony and catching him by his leg. He demands that Alec be brought before them.
-Alec is brought up, chained and blindfolded. Kip uses his invisible hand to grab the keys from the KotL
-There is hesitation about whether or not Alec should be released. After the two guards in front of Alec draw their swords, Kip decides to release Alec.
-As soon as Alec is released, he casts fireball, immolating the entire room. Kip somehow manages to dodge the spell but the whole room is on fire, and everybody in the room has taken a significant amount of damage.
-Lil B jumps off the balcony with the KotL, killing the KotL and badly hurting Baiste.
-Guard at the bottom of the balcony, Baiste is already badly injured, he’s just rolling around trying to dodge.
-Kip and Alec run down, the guards chase after them.
-Kip tries to hit the guard fighting Baiste, misses.
-Alec tries to fireball the guards that are chasing them, but misses.
-Kip flaming hands all the guards.
-Baiste gets knocked out, falls unconscious.
-Kip is being attacked by three guards, one is grappling Alec so he can’t cast.
-Kip runs back upstairs, hoping to juke the guards by escaping through the flaming balcony.
-Kip runs through the burning room, jumps off, his boots carrying him an inordinate distance. He jumps on top of the guard grappling Alec, stabs him, but it’s not enough to take him down.
-As the rest of the guards run down, Kip bolts away.
-Kip Freezing Bolts guards chasing him, they all pursue.
-Kip’s plan is to swim away, knowing the guards cannot chase him in their armor. But they have rowboats. Kip strips off all his armor, leaves his gear on the shore, and frantically starts swimming away. Not having swum much before, he almost immediately drowns. Confused, hurt, and desperate, Kip puts on the ring of Heqanakht.
-Immediately, Kip feels as though a gray veil has been draped over his eyes. The world seems muffled and silent.
-An immense power seems to bubble inside Kip, spreading through his body and concentrating at his mouth.
-He finds his mouth chanting an incantation thousands of syllables long, all compressed into one word of power.
-Flame bursts from him in all directions, a forty foot wall, immolating the entirety of the island and killing all inhabitants (except Alec and Syllo)
-Next, rising from the water, Kip finds his body contorting. It is as though he is being drawn and quartered. His joints snap into new and painful positions, his flesh transmogrifying, growing to a height of six fee tall.
-Heqanakht al-Qa looks down upon himself and smiles. He reaches within to grasp at whatever remains of Kip – his soul. He drags it out and rips it into pieces.
- In a brilliant flash of light, the freed Heqanakht al-Qa, restored to his true form, teleports away to a location unknown, leaving the island a smoldering ruin and the ocean steaming for half a mile out to sea.



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