Tales of Blade and Blood

It's "Elven" O'Clock

4th Session

It was a bright sunny morning when Gram woke up and knowing of his parties impoliteness he headed to the old man from the night before asking his name he answered Thomas but his friends referred to him as Old Tom. Gram in an attempt to bolster the party asked for Tom’s weapon to be used in the protection of Rakansail, Old Tom declined. SO from there the group headed to the forest in the south in search of elves, the codex, and adventure. The group had trouble finding their way in the dense forest as the elves are masters at leaving discrete trails. Suddenly an elf dropped from from a tree standing in front of the group he was tall with sandy blonde hair. After some discussion the adventurers discovered the Drow have been fighting Elves for some time. After some quick unrecognizable hand signs the Elf escorted the party to the Elven City of Silver Leaf, thanks to Gram’s stubbornness and the Elf’s GT being so low he reasoned he needed to see a higher authority.
Upon arrival at Silver Leaf the group was greeted by Ethrial the captain of the Elven Gaurd. That is when they got a view of the sprawling city in the tree’s, ancient staircases winding around trunks leading into homes ingrained into the trunks. They proceeded up to Ethrial’s office and began discussing current events, he told them that the Drow had been exiled hundreds of thousands of years to the Darklands by the Elves. Recently however the Drow have started using the Golem Gate in order to enter the forest. After some internal debating Gram decided to disclose some information of their quest for the Codex. With that information Ethrial decided to divulge some information himself taking the party down deep underground to what appeared to be a young Elf. She was known as nothing more than the Librarian, they asked of the Codex and her eye glittered, Telling them that when the Tower had been burned the Codex was stolen by a soldier who now lives in a Temple of The Sleeping Ones where he may be redeemed one day for his betrayal.
Ethrial escorted them out drawing them a map to the temple. From there they found a guide named Thariar who agrees to take them in exchange for protection and 2 silver. Along the road they see some movement in the distance but are unable to see what it is clearly. Jakob piped up, for the first time ever, beating on his shield yelling “I’m here to chew bubble gum and slay pussy and there isn’t any bubble gum so where are you pusscakes?”
A Drow peaked out from behind a tree shooting an arrow at Jakob who easily deflected it with his shield.. From there the Drow ran and Gram quickly responded with spell work crating Grease beneath the Drow’s feet who at first managed to keep his footing but soon had fallen. Meanwhile, Jakob began to throw rocks at the Drow as he started to crawl out of the Grease. Upon finally getting out Gram managed to put an arrow through his shoulder, as Jakob missed his third throw and began an approach. Before he arrived the enemy shot a whistling arrow in the sky knowing it was a signal Jakob stabbed the Drow and the group moved on quickly.
As night fell Thariar told them they had arrived and as the group looked at the massive stone temple, their hearts sank as they noticed tents set up around it. The travelers recognized them immediately as Drow, during which a scouting party of them passed and the group hid in bushes. As the scouts approached Thariar freaked out and began to run he quickly was dropped and began writhing on the ground screaming out in pain. The party then knew that the protection they had promised fell drastically short with the Elf dieing the female Drow yelled out, “come out or I’ll do the same to you.”
Jakob and Farr stood up allowing themselves to be taken prisoner. They were escorted towards the temple and Gram flanked drawing his bow. Posting up next to one of the tents he took a shot at the Drow leading the group and narrowly missed her. She was alerted shuffling in Jakob and Farr taking along two comrades with her as the camp scrambled looking for where the arrow came from. He made his way to the tree line and began a mad dash to meet up with Ethrial at Silver Leaf to alert him of the Drow and rally troops to help save his friends.
Once inside the temple the female said a few words and Jakob began to glow like a candle. Locking the door behind them the Drow tell them to advance telling them they’re the new test subjects of the traps that now fill the temple. As they are pushed forward Farr notices a scary blade trap signaling Jakob Farr purposely triggers the trap as the two ducked the blades flying over their heads. A dull thud entering their ears a Drow head hitting the floor Farr posted up behind Jakob as the living Drow male swung his blade at Jakob who easily blocked it with his shield replying with his own attack. He slashed his sword through the Drows neck at 45 degree angle partial decapitating the Drow the body slumps to ground blood spouting out of neck. Then the female attacked slashing in between the plates of Jakob’s armor the poison coating her blade causing him to convulse like Thariar, through the pain he managed to stab the female back. Blood spewing from her chest she took her Gaurdian Spirit Ammulet from around her neck throwing it to the ground smoke shot up around her saying, “Vazira forgive me.”
Jakob picked up a Drow short sword and much like the rocks from earlier missed his throw at her. A portal opened behind her giving a brief view at an armada of tents in a bleak desert a view at the Darklands. She fell back into the portal closing behind her Jakob’s glow began to fade as the world around them darkened.



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