Forgotten Realms: Age of Worms
The Dark Cathedral, Into the Citadel of Bane, Session Sixteen
The following information I enter into my journal is from the memories of Azeryth-al-ja-tor Shazyth of Calimshan as he recalls them prior to his fall in battle.
“The four of us followed the Half-Orc Grog without reservations. I was starting to realize that this half-orc was smarter then he led us to originally believe. I still have not found a way to fit in with these humans and the surly Aasimar Nyphystra. I do find that I trust there instinct and I’m honored to travel into the cold darkness with them. I’m not sure what we really expected to find, but once the elevator came to a halt within the marble colonnaded room I felt the strong presence of evil. We were quickly assaulted by some tiefling warriors who had been guarding the entry to a Banite Citadel. It was quickly obvious to us all that the room led to three separate locales. The main chamber we found ourselves standing in was dominated by a dark square pool with viscous fluid. After some precursory searching we found some blood stains, and a few items in a wicker basket. One of the items was a silver idol of Bhaal which was quickly destroyed by the always excitable Aasimar. I swear by Shaundakul she will someday meet her doom by acting first and thinking later. I will rue the day she falls, for she is a great warrior, and a loyal subject of Torm the True. None the less we completed our survey of the main hall, and decided to investigate the western hall into the citadel of Bane. As we made our way into the first entry we were assaulted by a host of undead skeletons, more tiefling warriors and a large group of Cult Fanatics. The battle was orchestrated very well by my peers; I chose to be conservative and help where I was needed, but Twexlin’s excellent marksmenship skills, Grog’s frightening use of his long spear, Nyphystras deadly swipes of her Mercurial great sword, and Cha’ti druidic spells ruled the dark halls. The chaos of battle ebbed and flowed with magical darkness, fanatical commoners, gruesome undead skeletons, and evil tiefling warriors of Bane. It was a successful fight, and we made our stand expecting more battles to come. The followers of Bane appeared to be well trained and prepared for intruders, but I think our initial assault surprised them. Both parties took the time to rest and re-group. We searched the corpses, and laid a defense in case they tried to attack while Cha’ti and I rested. Shadow, the always vigilant wolf companion of Cha’ti stood guard over us all as we sharpened our blades, and prepared spells.”
3 Kythorn, 1374 Year of Lightning Storms