Upon the successful smearing of a few demon, Terren and the group ascend to the monastery. They were met with no resistance while they approached the training grounds. There, our intrepid heroes meet the High Monk Zanagos. However, not being fooled Terren quickly discerned that this is not the Head Monk, but in fact it is the demon that is in control of this once lawful monastery.
“Foul Demon, you cannot fool us with this disguise. Show us your true form, beast,” cried Terren.
“Ahhhhyay. Assoalyal-ee-kool-prah-toh kahn kee boong, loopung chona lee pah,” replied the Demon, “Very well mortals, I shall be your doom.”
Before their eyes the form of Zanagos expanded and grew, flesh tore as the true form of the demon exceeded the elasticity of the skin. The surrounding monks drew away in fear. Our heroes stay vigilante. Soon, there is nothing left of Xenagos, and the form of a Glabrezu stood before the stalwart heroes.
“Now that you know what I am, I will find who you truly are.” the Galbrezu turned to Vicorin and Rory, “My friends, should you join me against these fools, for I would grant you a wish. You have but a moment to decide.”
Rory smiled and replied, “Oy, no demon, check yo self. These my bros, homie. You don’t know me. Loyal til death.”
“Hurrah,” the party exclaimed.
Vicorin stayed quiet for the moment contemplating. “Des people are not goot for meh. Ay wil jorn yer side dermon. I am r evil and i r want wish.” The tiefling limped across the field on his malformed legs, his tail flicking mindlessly.
“I knew this day would come, Tiefling. The debt you owed will be paid with your blood if you side with this Demon,” said Aiden calmly.
“Ay no care, stoopid hooman. Ay only follow cuz you iz stoopid an giv me moneis, hackhackhack.” replied Vicorin, “Dis dermon strong and win. I r git wish and yer shiney tings.”
“ENOUGH!” yelled the demon, "Let us battle for I have business to attemd and listening to the tiefling gives me a headache.
The battle is joined.
Brave Aiden and his griffin Peeta, charge into the demon. Rory, the honorable rogue, positioned himself behind the beast flanking him. Meanwhile, Terran and the dutiful cleric, Veline, move to subdue the damnable, dirty, no good, “should have seen this coming,” tiefling. However, using his dark tiefling magics, Vicorin managed to dodge most of the attacks and dove under the demons legs for protection. Red rays streaked across the field, as Ivan joined the fray. The fight was short. Feeling the sting from Terren’s mighty weapon and seeing his position being threatened, the demon exclaimed, “Curse you mortals, I shan’t forget this. Come, Tiefling, we shall adjourn!”
“I r come, dermon.”
“Ugh, no talking,” the demon bellowed as he turned abruptly, his cloak billowing out, and disappeared in a plume of smoke.
Quiet returned the the training grounds. The monks in a confused state. Some mourning the loss of their leader, others took to destroying the portal to the Chaos room. The second in command approached the group,
“Thank you kind heroes for freeing us from the tyranny of the demon and the other agents of chaos. I apologize for your treatment before. To show you that we trust you we would like to show you our purpose and what we protect.”
The monk lead the party to a chamber under the main temple. A pure white light emitted from a clear crystal in the middle of the room, contrasted by a dark sickly light emitting from a dark crystal sitting on a dais. The dark crystal was channeling a dark energy into the clear crystal. As the group approached the crystals, they could see an angelic form encased in the large clear crystal. Veline and Ivan, quickly snapped into action by destroyed the dark crystal, and set to freeing the Angel. Meanwhile, the rest of the party learned what they could,
“This monastery was created several hundred years ago to protect this angel. However, soon we were corrupted by those agents of Chaos and they began to corrupt the angel. We were powerless to stop them. The purpose of the angel was never made clear and that is all we can answer.”
For the next few days, Veline, Aiden, and Ivan worked to release the Angel. Terren hunted and honed his skills in the area around the Monastery, while Rory went “finding” things the monks “misplaced.” Rory also assisted the Monks by getting their supply lines re-established.
Upon the third day, Veline, Aiden, and Ivan were successful in releasing the Angel from its imprisonment. After regaining his wits, the Angel greeted the party,
“Many thanks upon thee, mortals, for thou hast freed me from my prison. My name is Ramiel, I am a Planetar from the Celestial plane.”
“Greetings, Ramiel, I am ”/characters/judge-rathdonnel" class=“wiki-content-link”>Judge Magistrate Aiden Rathdonnel. We are a party of adventures out of our correct time seeking to correct the conditions that caused us to be here." Aiden proceeded inform the Angel of exciting tale of bravery, conquest, and ultimate betrayal.
“This Vicorin seems to be a dimwitted Tiefling. I shall punish him accordingly if I should get my hands upon his person.”
“Indeed, good Angel! Please, how did one of your stature come to find yourself encased in the crystal?” asked Terren.
“Tis a good question, Terren. Hearken unto me, I was summoned here a several hundred years ago with other Angels at my rank or lower. I also know that a Solar came through with us as well. I do not know where they others went, nor their purpose. I do know that I am bound to protect this Monastery.”
Meanwhile, Rory received disturbing news from Monks and tradesman who brought supplies. He joined the rest of the party, “Listen, I got some buzz from some dealers, ya dig. Those red eggs have cracked and towns are being raided. Some peeps being killed and shit, dawg.”
“Ill tidings indeed, Rory. We should investigate!” cried Terren, ever dauntless.
“I concur,” Aiden replied, “Angel, can you lend us your aid?”
“Nay, my friends, I shan’t. For I have pledged my protection to this Monastery, and, here, I shall stay.”
“Very well. Fair thee well, Ramiel. Friends, let us adjourn to ’What’s Next’ and see this destruction for ourselves, and find the fiends who perpetrated these acts of violence,” said Aiden.
Our heroes quickly returned to ’What’s Next,’ and quickly were away. They traveled across the continent finding the ruins of what was left of cities that were next to red eggs and the raided cities. Upon inspection of one of these sites, Terren was able to determine the that some sort of lizard perpetrated these attacks . What remained of the townsfolk was little and some nawed upon, as if eaten. Ivan remarked, “Thēz brüts är kōld blə-dəd,” donning his shaded eye protection.
Travelling on our heroes came across a town under siege. The southern military was in fulll force keeping the foes at bay. Posing as traders they landed to inspect the attacks and after finding the headquarters the contacted the local magistrate,
“These fiends are of a like we have never seen. They have the presence of giant lizards. They seem to communicate and coordinate their attacks. They also use magic and seem to have healers.”
“I will inspect the forest for our enemies, I will determine their numbers and location,” declared Terren.
“Ah, man. I’ll go too, dawg,” Rory offered. These two set out into the forest from which the attacks perpetrate.
Terren and Rory found the information and relayed it back to the defenders, as well as, they were able to find that the lizardmen were preparing the area for a larger force.
Meanwhile, Aiden and the rest of our heroes were able to find the location of another room located to the Chaos room. Remembering the heraldry on the tapestry in the room, Aiden asked the Magistrate and found the location of the families holdings.
The location was the only fort not connected to an egg, and the only fort that still maintained a decent army. When Terren and Rory returned, the group set out to find this fortification.
Recollected by Terren Glorybeard I and transcribed by Ulfric Glorybeard