Investigating the source of the glowing medallion, they found a goblin hiding inside a set of bones. He was looking into the cave and saw a group of people he was not expecting to see. He then ran off, powering the skeleton to run, but was soon taken down by the flying bullet, that was Alton. He was hog tied, and then knocked unconscious.
When the goblin woke up, he was surrounded by all the commoners wearing animal masks and carrying pinata sticks. He tried to move and discovered he was being held up by a rope, like a pinata. He then got lowered a little bit and was told, that if he cooperated the animals wouldn’t get too beat him with their sticks.
After talking with the goblin they found out that all he wanted to do was find a new home, because his last home was overrun by Devil’s. He then talked about how the Devil’s wanted to set a staging point for attacking Silverbird or something. The party shocked by this turn of events went off to warn Silverbird. The goblin was then initiated into Ander’s cabal of sorcerers.
The party travelled across the mountainside intending to get to Silverbird as fast as possible. Upon arriving there, Alton chose to go to the monastery, while the others went to warn Lord Silverbird. Vernaux upon entering the city was greeted by several old friends, and was brought up to see Lord Silverbird quickly. The others went on their own ways.
Alton went up too Swisston Hall and met up with his old friend Bree, and they talked about several things. Alton mentioned how he would like to go on his quest for swisston hall, but he didn’t have his recommendation scroll yet. Bree told him he was too young, but it is good to want to do something no one has ever done before.
Meanwhile Vernaux spoke with Lord Silverbird about the potential attack that may happen on the city. Lord Silverbird was skeptical of this, due to some laws, and became even more skeptical when he was told this news came from a goblin. He requested to see the goblin, and Vernaux went to go look for him.
While this was happening Ander was traveling the city with his cabal of sorcerers and came across the wizards towers in the center of the city. It was 3 towers that soared through the air, and had bridges connecting the towers, in several different places. Ander went in to view the library, and to begin teaching his apprentices how to cast spells. They began to learn the basics, and sat in on a few lectures.
Zant explored the city, looking for different things to experience. It was an unexpected surprise when he ran into drow from the homeland. They recognized him, and told him that they were here to steal the main jewel of the city, and he should help them. He left not giving any indication on whether he would help them or not.
Alton then decided he would like to have a special ring crafted for him, and went to meet the wizards at the tower. He was admitted into the tower, and went up a sprawling staircase, that went higher, and higher, higher then what the tower seemed capable of. The secretary there with him, told him to keep an eye out for the door to the archmage. Going through, they eventually found it, as the doors in this tower constantly shift and change.
They walked in and Alton was greeted by a tall, and imposing female woman. She looked down at Alton, and asked why he was here. Alton got down on a knee and asked that the wizards of this academy craft a ring of telekinesis for him. He would pay them in gold, and be willing to wait for it’s completion. She told him the ring will take 1 week to craft, and he left.
Vernaux soon found Ander walking the streets of Silverbird and asked him where the goblin Boyle was. They went and grabbed him and took him too Lord Silverbird. After he told his story, Silverbird told Vernaux to get a group of soldiers and go investigate the cave where the goblin used to live. Vernaux gathered his mercenary friends and his allies, and Silverbird provided him with a few soldiers. They gathered at the city gate, and travelled south west to the goblins cave.
As they travelled through the mountains they marveled at the breathtaking views of the mountains on this clear spring day. The air was crisp, and the mountains rose high into the sky ahead and behind them. They came across a rock cropping that overlooked the mountains, and Alton declared that he would like this area to be the place of his tomb, when he died. He then got a stake and placed it in the plot land. They then moved on.
Arriving near the cave the men drew their swords, and they prepared themselves to enter the cave. They snuck in prepared to land the first strike against some devils, and found an empty room. The goblin ran in and cried over piles of bone dust in the room, saying they killed his friends. The others looked around the room, and found a hole in the ground that looked recent, and saw a tunnel leading towards Silverbird. Upon closer examination, they realized that there were footprints, hundreds of them heading towards Silverbird. Alton, and the soldiers immediately ran off down the tunnel, hoping to get there first.
Ander waited, and asked the goblin where some skeletons could be found. He said outside and they went to go find a new skeleton.
Vernaux, guessing that the tunnel may take longer to get there, choose to travel back over the mountains with his band of mercenaries, and see if they could get there faster.
Zant chose to go inside the hole in the ground and see what was going on. Going deeper and deeper into the cavern, he hit a point where the temperature shifted dramatically from mountainous cold, to furnace level of heat. Zant continued however, and found devil’s preparing siege engines. He launched a few bomb arrows at the siege engines, and ran off before they could catch him.
By the time they all arrived at the fighting it was too late. The devil’s had already assaulted the city, and they were winning. They had caught the inhabitants off guard, and had blown a hole in the side of one of the walls, where devil’s now began to pour in. Alton and the soldiers arrived from the back, and smashed into the side from inside the cave. They bore their way through the bearded devils, cutting one after the other trying to make it to the city.
Vernaux and his mercenaries came upon a mountain that overlooked the city, and saw smoke coming from the side closest to them. They rushed in, and tried to save the inhabitants. As they were running down the hill however a huge shape, flew right in front of them, with decaying black scales, and a hide stretched thin over it’s skeletal frame.
Alton Struck down a few devil’s and then decided it was better for him to run ahead, and go to inside the city to receive help. He ran past the devil’s using the ceilings and walls to his advantage, until he made it into the city. He then sprinted towards the wizards circle, leaping across rooftops and doing his best to make it there quickly. Unfortunately for him, a Bone Devil saw Alton, and decided who his next prey was.
Vernaux and his group then crashed into a side formation of the devil’s and saw the other group of soldiers inside the cave, trying their best to fight the horde. They pushed forward and saved the last few soldiers that were left, and cut off the reinforcements coming from the back.
Suddenly the skeleton of a Saber tooth tiger leaped over the devil’s and started tearing through them. On the back of it was a small goblin, a half elf sorcerer and a drow. The drow leapt off, and climbed the nearby wall in order to snipe some devil’s. The goblin and Ander ran deeper into the city, trying to find a cemetery with which to work with.
As they ran into the cemetery they were soon surrounded by a couple dozen devil’s, and Ander told Boyle that he needed to do something. Boyle stood on the back of the saber tooth, raised his hands to the sky, and skeletal hands soon popped out of the ground and started grabbing the ankles of all the devil’s. Satisfied, Ander turned the saber tooth to leave, but was then sighted by a Bone Devil. He cast Scorching Ray at it, intending to burn it, but the flames washed over the devil, dealing no damage. The devil smiled, and then charged after him. Ander then commanded the saber tooth to run.
Zant was sniping devil after devil, until finally another Bone devil targeted him. It climbed the wall, pulling bricks out, and other things so that he could get at Zant. Zant hid himself behind a wall, and prepared his daggers. When the thing showed his vicious face, Zant jumped off the wall and attacked the Bone Devil, dragging him off the wall, and they went tumbling through the air, 50 feet above the ground. They struggled for positioning, and Zant unfortunately was caught beneath the Bone Devil. He twisted himself out of the way to avoid breaking too many bones but he was hurt. The Bone Devil raised his barbed tail, and prepared to strike Zant.
Alton arrived at the towers, and ran inside looking for a telescope in order to get a closer look at the dracolich. He found one, and raised it to view the dracolich. What he saw surprised him, as there was a devil on the back of the dracolich. This devil had great wings on his back, and curling horns as big as a halfling is tall. Alton then realized that Fletchridge could solve this problem with the dracolich. He had a message sent to Fletchridge requesting him to come here. He then went to challenge the dracolich that was currently breathing acid upon one section of the city. He found a wizard who could cast fly and was off. However while he was doing all of this, the Bone Devil that followed him, started killing wizards in the circle, so Alton had to distract him first.
After cleaning up the devils that were left in the cave, Vernaux ran into the city, and started fighting even more devil’s. He came across his old friend Darvin, who was cleaving through devil’s one after the other, with his trusty battleaxe. They saw each other, and moved in to sync with each other, Vernaux’s blades flashing through the air, and the battleaxe making a wet smack here and there. Soon they were surrounded by bodies, and Darvin then told Vernaux “You still fight well Vernaux, but those were my kills”.
Ander was running away from the Bone Devil, doing his best to keep his distance from the monstrosity following him. He turned towards the wizards academy and barreled down the street, doing his best to hold onto the saber tooth. His sorcerer apprentices saw him running down the long street, and saw the Bone Devil slide out a side alleyway to come and attack him. The wizards rushed down, and all cast Magic Missile together aimed at the Bone Devil. Ander raced by, missiles of pure energy streaking past his face. The Bone Devil took the hits, and suffered a lot of damage, but came forward ready to kill them all.
A ferocious roar was heard throughout all of Silverbird. A grand silver and blue dragon flew into the battlefield and took on the dracolich with the devil on his back. It was an even match, the devil and the dracolich providing a tough challenge for Fletchridge. But a streaking blur of halfling soon evened the odds. Alton came out of no where and knocked the devil off the dracolich, leaving it alone to deal with Fletchridge. Fletchridge tore through the dracolich bones flying everywhere in the process. Alton was outmatched however, and was thrown into the wall, and the devil flew off, knowing the battle was lost. Alton was then saved by a red headed dwarf named Gamli.
The Stinger raced down from the Bone Devil aimed towards Zant’s heart, but was intercepted by a group of soldiers that saw them tumble down the wall. Zant backed away, and the soldiers spears soon pinned the Devil against the wall. The Devil in a last ditch effort, flung his barbed tail, aimed at Zant, but one of his old friends, the drow from the drow city, jumped in front of the barb, and took it in place of Zant. The Devil was subdued and the drow friend looked up at Zant, and told him to take the jewel back to his father with his other friend.
The Bone Devil chasing after Ander began to pick up speed as the Magic Missiles barely phased him. Ander prepared his spells, preparing to protect his friends with his dying breath, when suddenly a bone the size of a man, fell from the sky and pierced the Bone Devil through the back. Ander looked up, and saw Fletchridge finishing off the Dracolich. The Bone Devil snarled and thrashed but could not move. Ander then finished it off.
With the devil’s gone, and the city saved the Lord began to wonder why the devils had attacked in the first place. It still didn’t make sense to him, but he decided that he must send the adventurers off to find out.