So the screaming was a Gnomish sorceress named Puc and a Orc gunslinger named Gorag the Loud. They were stuck in a trap and hanging from the ceiling being gnawed upon by more Hell Hounds. We got them down and they joined us.
We continued along the endless corridors looking for the library and spoke with Oret Tavia’s ghost. God I wish my parents could see this shit! Taking Oret Tavia’s directions we found the library (well after fighting a mimic and nearly plummeting to my death via a trapped lever). Once inside we found the trigger to another trap and nearly got our souls ripped out of us and was saved by ANOTHER ghost. The ghost of Bellgamina, Oret Tavia’s niece who happens to be the Librarian there. We also bumped into a sorcerer named Ronin in the library. He apparently was searching for it too, but not for the Cardinal. We had to destroy the way into the library by collapsing the tunnels leading to it. Then LIE to Barenzia convincingly might I add, that the entrance collapsed due to a trap. And that we were unable to get into the library proper. He FINALLY bought it.
But while we were inside the library, we learned the truth about Coal’s crazy Goddess. And now we are seeking to find the pieces of her that were torn away and hidden by other gods. WHAT HAVE I GOTTEN MYSELF INTO?! But I will follow thru on this quest, since I gave my word to my companions. One thing Da taught us, never go back on your word. It is the worst thing you can do, besides murder of course.
So we have to go from city to city, visiting and umm…plundering the temples of the other gods to get these pieces. FUN! But on the upside- I get to visit many more cities! But, before we could start on our new quest, Barenzia sent us on a job in the desert to a archaeological dig. A new…er…old temple of Ehmbyr was found and being excavated and they were having….issues. So he sent us to a Gypsy caravan that was headed that way. They were to help us travel to the dig site.
Once arriving at the caravan we met RosaLinda…beg your pardon, don’t call her Rose. And found out she could travel like the Gypsy Rose in my Da’s stories. I asked her if she used Traveling Powder. She glared at me and said NO! Then removed her necklace and used IT to make the world move and suddenly we were about 2 hrs outside the dig instead of 2 wks away! AMAZING!
At the dig we found a God Gate, a contraption of magic that lets priests and clerics travel from one temple to another instantly….and a piece of Ehmbyr. We also discovered how crooked the priests of Ehmbyr were. The one heading the dig tried to kill us, since we were able to get into the ruins relativity unscathed and his people weren’t. They all died! I opened the door by humming the same note that the door was emitting. Apparently no one else heard it, but it opened for me! TAKE THAT brother dear! Wish I could rub that into Durc’s face! He always like to lord over me since I had no magical aptitude at all! I bet HE wouldn’t have figured out how to open the door!
Oh well, We kicked the Priest into a hole and ran out. Linda traveled us to the outside of the main city of the God Leif. They are nuts….but their temple had GRASS! Real, living lush grass! I couldn’t help but to flop down into it. I realized how much I missed green! The smell of fresh grass was amazing and made me homesick a bit.
While there we met a crazy priest named Cadfile and a Vampire lord that lived UNDER the city with his followers, unbeknownst to the city above and its inhabitants. He helped us get the next piece of Ehmbyr and sent us on the Gods Road….after he tricked Puc into wearing a ring that bound her to him. Oppsies! We’ll figure something out. For now she seems okay.
Now were are on the road to the next city, the next temple and the next piece of the BatShit Goddess…..