The dragonlings returned to the underground cavern, rested and strengthened for their confrontation with Tenebrus
This time, they prevailed over their foe – with Thava using a powerful shout to knock their enemy off balance, sending him plummeting into the darkness of one of the crevasses. The skeletons reverted immediately to inanimate moldering bones, but the two remaining shadows still needed to be finished off. Not that it was an issue for such mighty heroes!
They decided to rest then and there, celebrating their victory. Thava had a disturbing nightmare, of being chased and harried by Tenebrus! She was very glad to find that it was all a dream… Then, upon awakening, they decided to search through this strange room in the middle of a cave. There were many things held inside it, from simple furniture, to some interesting notes on the table, to… what do my paws feel underneath the carpet?
Pulling back the large rug, they found an elaborate arcane design hidden – Surina was able to discern that this was the very Energy Seal they were seeking! Stepping both front paws onto it, it surged to life.
They returned to The Guide after that, and found him more excited than they had ever seen him. “You’ll never believe what happened while you were gone! This bright portal appeared out of nowhere, and there seem to be mechanical noises coming from it. Perhaps the final seal will be found within..”
Bravely, the group stepped through the doorway of shimmering blue light, and ended up in a very strange place…
A strange hallway ending in a room covered in runes. It took the dragons a while to figure out what to do there, but after a song or two from Balasar, they activated the runes by all standing within the room. And FLASH! they were moved again…
This time they appeared in a strange, small grassy field – literally in the middle of nowhere. A statue stood in the middle, with an enticing looking chest standing in front of it. Balasar bravely strode up to open it (despite the warnings of Surina and Thava
Upon trying to open it, the chest came to life and attacked them, opening to reveal long, sharp fangs, and sprouting tendrils for grabbing. It was a Mimic!!
The powerful creature did some damage, but once again, the dragons prevailed. The mimic reverted to a simple, non-alive chest. This time, when opened, it contained a bright portal! Leaping in, the dragonlings found themselves back in the hallway…
This is a very strange place, indeed.