Having defeated the occupants of the temple, Sir Oakley began the complex task of re-dedicating it back to the service of Bahamut. However the corruption of the past few centuries made this an impossible task and the Alter seemed more corrupt than anywhere else.
A quick search meant that a card of the deck was found hidden in the Alter stone. As the party looked round Mercalot found himself at the Alter of his god Kord. As he knelt in prayer, the power of his god filled him and his armour was infused with the blessings of his god, altering and powering it.
A depressed and defeated Sir Oakley called the party together and explained that the only thing that could make this right would be to bring together the three items of power. They were hidden somewhere in the abbey grounds and so the party resolved to find them. This meant going into the temple catacombs…
Down the old, crumbling stairs the party suddenly heard the sound of fighting. Entering the first chamber they found the remains of creatures, freshly slain. The party’s vision was obscured by a dark cloud in part of the room and as they got their bearings, a fire blast hit the front rank of Mercalot and Rodemmar. As they got their bearings they found themselves with the bodies but no sign of who attacked them or did the damage.
A search of the area found nothing of note but trying to chase after the strange other group meant that they went into the next chamber. However this was full of undead that immediately attacked and caused damage to the adventurers. There were some blazing skeletons but were these the ones that had previously attacked them and if so why had they gone back into the next room?
A difficult combat in restricted area ensued, that eventually led to victory. In the room was a font from which the pure water poured with the blessing of Bahamut. Drinking this allowed the party to all get benefits and partially heal. As the made their way (quite beaten) to the next room, Trigon and Ander both noticed a patch of wall that looked slightly discoloured. Further investigation and a portion of wall moved, bringing them into a secret area that allowed them to rest and gain back their powers. They also found three gems if value.
After the rest they went north, into the main catacomb. Here they stumbled onto a group of very evil creatures that were partaking in a rite of corruption. Vampires, Basilisk and a villain of power attacked on sight and tough combat that lasted ofr a long time and meant the party had to rely on their strategies and core powers to survive! Andar destroyed most of the vampires with one powerful blast, Rodemmar tackled the basilisk and Mercalot and Trigon battled valiantly with the villain and a powerful vampire that had the power to transform into a snake!
Eventually the party prevailed (though there were several near deaths). Investigating the villain’s corpse showed why he was so powerful and able to use so many different powers….. He had three cards from the deck of Many Things!!!! Searching the room the party also found a sword of power called Moonbane.
What would the rest of the catacombs hold????