The battle in the east tower of the Guildhall continued! Facing the cyclops guardians of the tower and its treasure, the party sprang into action. Mimzy sprouted sorcerous wings all the colors of the spectrum, and flitted past one of the guards, catching its attention. The brute swung it’s club at our favorite gnome, but missed by a mile. He immediately regretted his decision, as Slagathor’s primal fury staggered him, and Mimzy’s new wings zapped him with waves of chaos energy. The brute was barely standing as Mimzy safely landed on his other side and felled him with a sorcerous Rimestorm spell.
The second cyclops was battered, tripped, and dragged by Willem and Noer’s attacks. It lost its footing for the final time when Mimzy cast Ice Dragon’s Teeth upon it, setting it up for Sin to strike the final blow, driving his blade into the creature’s eye.
Searching the room, the party found a new set of magical hide armor for Slagathor, a magical collar for Mimzy’s familiar, Karrot, and an enchanted scabbard that Willem was quite taken with. Moranin set about smashing the altar to Mual-Tar and ensuring that there was no lingering influence from the primordial’s cult.
The group also did a head count (no pun intended) of the skulls in the tower. They realized that between zombies, bodies, skulls, and living cultists, they had accounted for all but one of the missing Hammer and Chisel members. The last person they needed to find was a half-elven woman, Anasefina.
The party ascended the final set of stairs into the west tower. There they found Anasefina, also known as the Bleak Tempest. She and Willem bantered back and forth, with the usual results. She then commanded her lackeys – a pair of slobbering, feral gnolls and a pair of sinewy lightning salamanders – to attack.
Although repeatedly battered by Anasefina’s necrotic lightning attacks, Sin, with the aid of Noer, managed to strike the half-elf down. Noer isolated the rest of their enemies behind a wall of thorns, giving Slagathor the opening she needed to cleave one of the gnolls from neck to midsection. As Noer lowered the wall, Mimzy transfomred into crackling lighting and shifted into the midst of the combat. She then proceeded to Thunder Leap straight up and down, causing the last Gnoll to literally explode from the thundrous damage. The party’s attacks whittled away at the salamanders, setting one up to be slain by Noer with a Chll Wind. A headlong charge from Sin sliced the remaining salamander in half.
A powerful primal guardian had been entombed in this tower ages before, and Noer and Slagathor worked together to reveal his dusty remains. With great respect, they took his final gifts – a powerful totem for Noer, and a magical ring for Slagathor.
Bruised, bloody, but victorious, our heroes stumbled from the hall and made their way to the Adventurers’ Guldhouse, where they found a much needed rest.