After a dangerous encounter with the mudlord, the party returned to splinterden to spend the night in a proper bed and recover from the fairly serious wounds they sustained. Fortunately, with some magical healing and a night of rest the party felt they were ready to tackle the drowned level once again. This time Invidia carried a magic weapon and the party was ready for the inevitable ambush when they approached the muddy water. And ambushed they were. Though the mudlord got some devastatingly strong hits in, the mudlord was dispatched without casualty and the party was free to heal themselves up.
With Zerafio taking the lead, he scouted down the flooded hallways and came upon a doorway with a faded abjuration spell sealing the water from it. After sticking his head into the room, the small water elemental residing there immediately swam after him and chased him down the hallway where the party was waiting to immediately dispatch it.
With the threat gone, the party was forced to swim down the hallway until the lot of them were deposited on a semi-precarious ledge overlooking a pool of water. There, they met Dayana the undine. Curious and somewhat oblivious, the undine greeted them after taking a copious amount of notes on the water elemental’s behavior. Though Zerafio spotted she had the same pearl bracelet as Jorqual, the party kept quite about her brother’s fate and chatted with her. Of the things they learned:
Portals apparently reform themselves in the spire and the spire itself causes planar magic to ebb and flow wildly.
The spells on the door to the room are old and fading.
Her sister is under orders by Klarkosh to guard the level from any invading intruders.
She and her sister rather hate Klarkosh
Klarkosh is not primarily a necromancer (though he may possess the ability to cast necromancy)
Klarkosh is on the level just below this one.
The reservoir later in the level is 2 feet deep and can be approached from two different directions.
There’s a bunyip and Jorqual’s mephit in the next room.
The last bit of information didn’t dissuade the party from walking into the next room though and the Bunyip immediately sensed delicious meat to munch on. …Also, the mephit screamed that the adventurers who attacked Jorqual arrived.
Things will go downhill from here… NEXT TIME.