It seemed as though we had gotten a handle on this battle. The flesh tower had sustained some damage. We were progressively eliminating all the other abominations. Then, he arrived. The Daelkyr emerged through a portal at the base of the tower. His aura of grandeur and power emanated through the area. What a smug prick. Upon his arrival, Gilroy, his angel that he summoned, and Lukar lost their minds. It would appear my potential ancestor is going to be a liability.
Following shortly behind him were several other abominations – two huge clawed otherworldly creatures, four floating eye creatures, and two more beholders. The clawed aliens quickly approached us. I discerned quickly that they possess an aura that attempts to dispel magic. That’s convenient. Arius acted swiftly and removed the onset of insanity from the others and then summoned the great phoenix of the flame, which opened with a magnificent firestorm, incinerating the enemies in the room. Lukar and I continued as we had planned. We can’t ignore what has been attacking us.
In a flash of brilliance, Gilroy called upon the golden flame to grant him power and also called upon the the ancient knights of the flame to assist us in combat. Thirteen knights began a group onslaught on our foes with a firestorm, which roasted everything in the cavern.
Following suit, Dazen called upon the green mother for additional power and attempted to lower the Daelkyr’s resistance to magic, to no avail.
The Daelkyr’s retaliation came in the form of entering into melee combat with Gilroy, where his strike appear to drain his life essence. It also seemed to have some kind of gaze attack, but it didn’t take affect. Meanwhile, the clawed creatures fired a poisonous breath weapon, infecting Lukar.
After all the damage done to it, the one Dazen referred to as his friend retreated into the portal. I constructed a wall of light around the portal to inconvenience anyone who would be reinforcing the enemy. Arius then repositioned everyone appropriately so the correct people could flank the appropriate foes.
Gilroy granted holy power to everyone around him and then used a dimensional blade spell to strike the Daelkyr, heavily wounding it. In response, it turned Rhylmage into a pile of corpses, drained a significant portion of Gilroy’s life, and mutated everyone in the room. I now have raw, elemental energy coursing through my bloodstream.
In desperation, I called to Oleon for power and released a firestorm of my own to clean up any remaining inconvenient creatures. Meanwhile, Arius strikes a bargain with the Daelkyr trapped inside Gilroy, and gains newfound power and attempts to inflict pain, which does not take affect.
After his initial attempt to pierce his defenses, Dazen resorted to potent acid blasts, and between that and Gilroy firmly lodging his holy avenger deep inside the Daelkyr, it was slain. The corpse pile found it appropriate to eat the dead tree abominations.
We decided to pursue the remaining eye creature that we thought was holding onto Dazen and Gilroy’s memories. It pleaded with us not to kill it, and with the remaining bit of what Olean granted me, I turned this ancient elf back to normal, and Rhylmage. Apparently this once-again elf is quite scholarly and knowledgeable. Perhaps he will be of use since he has been displaced so far out of time with his kin. From here, we have a temple of vast treasure to explore.