4th 12th, 3241, cont.
It seemed we went back in time. We retraced our steps going up through the tower. I took the sight power from the building and used it to find Krythis on the roof again. We then spoke with him again, but he remembered nothing. It was a very frustrating experience, but we seemed to convince him not to mess around with the tower. At least, not tonight.
But when we returned to the machine room, two elementals came in. They were made of clouds and sparks and attacked us without hesitation. It proved difficult for all of us to hit them, but in the end we prevailed. My friends used some powers I hadn’t seen before. Jaden make a staff heavy, but swift, and lethal. Gilroy healed others with a touch. And Dazen let out a scream so loud it almost felt painful.
Afterward, Krythis was gone from the roof and everything was quiet. At the bottom floor, Arius touched his staff to the floor and said, “Allieua,” and we ended up back at the ruins. Based on what Krythis said about this being an observatory. I touched the circle and said, “Oei”, and we were back in the tower.
While the circles are faster transportation than a boat, we did have to return Dazen’s family’s boat so we walked back to it. On the way, some marsh snakes came after us, but we Jaden entangled them and we moved on.
When Dazen went underwater at the shore to call Seesha, he ended up with blood on his face. He said there were dead in the water. I didn’t and still don’t understand what happened then. But we got on the boat and Seesha helped us move quickly to the town.
On the way, we noticed two interesting things. The five of us could see the tower where before it was obscured. And the town had smoke rising from it.
We went to the source of the fire as quick as we could and found that the church had been victim of a dragonmen attack. Besides lighting things on fire, they looted the place and kidnapped the Speaker. It seemed his abduction in days past was not by chance.
We tracked the dragonmen and found them on the northern end of town in the forest. The battle was easier than past skirmishes with them and we chose to leave one alive. Dazen charmed the thing and convinced it to take us to its leader, Kabulak.
After walking for a short time, we found ourselves tired so we made camp. I took first watch and found I couldn’t ignore whatever it was that was watching us from the darkness. I awoke Jaden and he said it was the spirits of the woods.
4th 13th, 3241
We traveled north in search of the dragonmen camp. It took all day but we did find it. They took us in, as prisoners, and we found ourselves surrounded by dozens of them. Kabulak was a large red one, about the size of one of us.
We convinced him to let us see the Speaker, but the things he said were disturbing. He said they need the Speaker’s magic to help them make a dragon, then maybe he will die.
We bargained with them quite a bit and found ourselves invited for dinner.