We moved towards the breech and were faced by the huge spider thing, which someone called a Bebelith, and some corrupted Craggen. I engaged the Bebelith in melee and faced down its flaming web spew, claws, and fangs. Kong Meng walled out a horde of corrupted Craggen using Ice as everyone else moved into sweep up the remaining corrupted Craggen. After a somewhat prolonged struggle with all of our attention focused on the Bebelith, Terhali took its life by striking into the vitals.
Oli’s team descended with the patch for the dome and we held off the horde long enough for them to rivet it into place after the ice wall was dispelled. The rest of the night was spent hunting down demons throughout the city. The overhead maintenance cars were quite useful for this as I could drop down to take out infestations and swiftly return using high default load stone.
The next day we met with Commodore Shale to consider our next missions. Several possibilities present themselves and it is difficult to choose the one which is most important.
1. Goblin refugees report that the Firbolg, accompanied by other giants, have invaded Promontory point and their continent is now within sight of the point. We expect that they will secure that area and work towards Elvenhome and the chain that we had previously driven them from.
2. We could seek out the Bright Isles to follow the rumored path of the Eladrin. Rituals magics could get us to the Astral Sea and we could seek our way from there.
2a. We could seek out the Hestavar and/or Celestia in the Astral sea to warn the gods. It is not clear whether this could be accomplished as the gods’ own enchantment blinds them to the problem. Still we might make our general plight known and receive some guidance or aid.
3. Krieg brought a journal and a relic of Erathis that had been found in Gericscht’s sanctum. The journal describes a venture into an ancient laboratory which held the secrets of the original warforged. It had lain on the original lands of the Craggen, and so was likely now lost to the maelstrom. However, due to its enchantments it probably survives and may still be found and opened using the relic as a key.
We debated which course is most promising, but did not reach a consensus. Keffin wishes to seek the Eladrin, as does Oli. Both are also interested in the warforged lab. I think the clear and present danged of the Firbolg is the most urgent problem, but it will take some time to deploy forces there.
After the meeting our attention was drawn to a disturbance in the center square of Vergence. A man had erected a wooden sign with demands and was harranging the crowd regarding the succor being given to the Craggen. His points regarding their horrible war crimes and the terrible state of our current diplomacy with them were generally valid. His desires, their ensalvement, abasement, and genocide were unacceptable. We eventually talked the crowd down and convinced him to make his case directly to Emperor Marcus. However, the general sentiments which were expressed remain to be dealt with. We have recommended that Craggen Warlords be put to trial for war crimes and perhaps some formal reparations be enacted.
- Deacon Novius Carnifex Vergilius