This journey started when we were looking for work and adventure outside of Sigil, and stumbled upon calling from a group called the Priests of Thor about how a Warpriest of theirs traveled into the Abyss and died. We were to save the objects on him and preferably his body and soul itself.
After gathering what we needed we headed off into the Abyss, the first layer we came to was a great plain with iron citadels off in the distance and a rive running through it. We crossed the river Styx by borrowing a boat and were able to find, using an Eye of Odin to guide us, a pit that leads to the next level.
This level was a forest, we traveled and were attacked by demons of some variety, Some goat like for sure. We dispatched them but knowing they had not died but retreated decided best we run from the area and try to get away. It is later in this plane we pass an area that Kliess tells us to avoid, she wouldn’t say what she saw and I did not press. At the end of this plane the portal was a pond. Sauder did not go with us at first but followed not long after we got through the gate. The pond drained and you went with it is how this gate worked.
This new area is a swamp, it is muggy and gross and it seems to rot away and make this putrid. Thankfully I can create water but the rations of some of the others were how we learned of this ability of the area. Kliess and I also seemed to have caught some disease, probably from the Goats with Halberds, but we were able to fight it off in our days adventuring out in this Swamp.
Our time ended here when we came upon some snake demon thing preforming a ritual, it seemed to be right near the exit to our next destination and we quickly forced her to retreat, I took a moment to mess with her ritual setup, and then we, after some difficulty, jumped through to the next place.
Caverns, large and dark. We travel quickly, it is cool here and we need to make good time at this point. I do not think anything we kill here would be suitable as food for the likes of us. We have a run in with Devils…which Althazar informs us is an odd thing to be seeing here, they hate each other. After a tense moment of the Devils with nets and their hounds of fire we realize that we can work together.
We do, it is hard to do but for the better for both sides most of us agree. And we won’t have to fight; they just need to capture two devils, for their lord, who are on the run. We will force the devil’s into moving into a trap. This does not go over well…the female, an Izela, of the two devil’s, one being an Imp but she was much more humanish, she had powers that messed with our minds.
I do not like how it went down, but we were able to eventually get one of them captured and the other ran off. Being forced to choose like I did, she made me think she was my friend with magic, and then tried to have me help her. But I was also trying to help my friends. The magic also seemed to get to Kliess but Althazar went unphased. I ended up breaking down after lying to Izela. I was on a mission and needed to move on quickly. Even if she was not actually a friend, I betrayed her and my own ideals in lying to her about which way to run.
We were able to after a break move on, and we had to cross the River Styx again on this layer, we ended up using Althazar magic and continued on following the way the Eye pointed us. We came upon a room with rivers of lava leading to a pool in the middle, and decided to take a break and moved up the tunnel. While resting, we would be attacked by Red lizard like creatures, we were able to take them out but it did ruined our rest and we decided to try and cross the lava. Using water created by magic and ice we were able to make pathways and using stone formations to make bridges across.
(WIP but mostly good enough to post)