F.A.T.V.O.E - Extended

A Year Before

The trio start up exactly where they left off: Gworomere is in the process of attempting to find some way out of the hallway, knowing that they can’t return to the library as he ignores the image of Salvania speaking to him; Gwillym is currently freaking out at the many different types of ghosts speaking to him, he is completely unknowing on what to do in the situation; while Vladimir is speaking to the statue of Naomi. Gworomere coldly ignores the statue speaking to him, he seems completely unwilling to acknowledge the statue, knowing they are in one of the 9 Hells. As he realizes that there is just about no way out, he sees poor Gwillym freaking out about ghosts. Gwillym is currently seeing the ghosts of dwarfs who are begging for his helping. Telling him they need him and he must fulfill is destiny, while some scream in pain at the horror of being tortured. Gwillym starts to panic, taking out his ax and hoping to tear apart the existence of the ghosts. Gworomere walks up to him, and attempts to convince him that whatever Gwillym is seeing, doesn’t exists. To prove to Gwillym that they are just apart of the torcher in Hell, Gworomere stabs the Salvania statue which sends it rumbling to the ground. Gworomere then tells Gwillym that they are in Hell; anything and everything they see isn’t real. He tells him to ignore everything. Just as he says that, another Gworomere walks up claiming to be the real Gworomere. Gwillym is very confused and attempts to figure out the real Gworomere by asking questions, only for both to be correct. In the mean time, Vladimir was speaking to a statue of his old girlfriend, Naomi. She informs him that all of Vladimir’s village and everyone he cares about was destroyed by the lich as he took over the fey 4 years ago. Vladimir is heart broke and promises revenge for all that he loves. Just as the Naomi statue starts harden, Gworomere appears to him informing him that there are many illusions that aren’t real. Vladimir questing if that is the real Gworomere since there are many illusions, sense no form of magic of him. The two look over and see another Gworomere speaking to Gwillym and stabs a Salvania statue. Then, the Gworomere with Vladimir walks over to Gwillym. Vladimir then sense magic on the Gworomere that stabbed the Salvania statue. Vladimir informs them that the other Gworomere isn’t real and to just get rid of it. There is a bit more arguing when a small child appears. She seems only about 4 years old and speaks to the trio as if she was a young adult. She has dirty blonde hair, appears to be human, and claims that her name is Calina. Calina informs the trio that not everything is as it appears and to trust nothing. She snaps and makes the other Gworomere disappear, revealing all that is real in the room. Calina disappears, but behind the trio, where there was a dead end, is not an open room. They walk into the room filled with a bit of horror. There are skeletons all about the room, human remains all about. Some skeletons reach out of the wall, all leaning towards this one main statue, which appears to be as the others, but with purple robes and a crown. The trio check the room out, looking for any way out of the room. They attempt to leave, only to realize that the entrance into the room has been closed. Gwillym starts to feel even more off then he did before. He feels tired, very lethargic like. Just then, the royal like statue starts to animate into a female. She steps down and informs the trio that her name is Bala Moongem. As they are speaking to her, asking her questions about what part of Hell they are in, Gwillym starts to loose it. He sees all of the ghosts around him and they are screaming in pain. Gwillym starts to panic, grabbing his head and screaming. The statue of Bala walks over to him and asks if she trusts him, as he says yes, she kisses him and Gwillym passes out. Vladimir and Gworomere watch as the statue then walks back on on her pedestal and becomes a statue again. Gworomere slaps Gwillym awake, and he is as if he was never harmed, as if he has taken an extended rest. Then, the skeletons all about the room start to fall and move towards them, crawling and attempting to grab onto the three. They attempt to fight for a second, but nothing seems to work. More and more start to come towards them, different bones their direction. Gwillym starts playing around with the arms of one, as flesh starts to appear onto it. The skeleton then forms into Daphnie Valthrun. All of the skeletons stop and Daphnie looks at them. She seems to have no clue who they are and just keeps asking for their orders. They hear a very large woman laughing loudly. They order a keg of dwarven ale, thinking this is yet another dream or illusion. Gworomere pays very generously, gaining the attention of the owner of the inn. Salvania Wrafton walks up to them, flirting a bit. She tries to get their purses, failing in the process. Vladimir checks around, and he knows for a fact that they are not in Hell, they are back in the town of Winterhaven. The trio start up in a huge argument about their location. To prove it is an illusion or dream, Gworomere stabs the closes villager near him causing a panic in the tavern attached to the inn. People run out as Salvania screams at the two. Gworomere threatens her, claiming that she is not real. Vladimir has him off of her and leaves the room. Gwillym, then realizes that his purse is gone, and threatens Salvania as well. She and Gwillym have a minor disagreement, but she returns his money. To assure that it is not stolen again, Gwillym ties it to his private parts, where he knows they will not be taken again. The trio leave the inn as guards arrive to tend to the scene in Wrafton’s Inn. Vladimir speaks to Salvania and tells her that they are from the future. To prove it, they must get the approval from her father, Elian Wrafton. They visit Elian, again, but this time, he makes sense. He gives the trio the exact same information as before, but this time, everything makes sense. He doesn’t seem crazy. He tells the trio that they are now ready, and tells them about what is happening. They find out, the map they discarded, makes sense. It is two different worlds, the exact same mortal realm, but they are intertwined, there is a loop. Also, there are 13 keys they need to find in order to find out exactly how to save it all. The map continues to show 6 other drawings of the map, over time, but as the map continues, it shows both worlds being destroyed. He gives them one of the keys, which is a blue orb. The trio remember everything that he has said. Gworomere then realizes that Elian knew Salvania was going to die, and never informed him. Elian informs them, that they are exactly one year ahead of when they will show up in Winterhaven to save the town, even to the hour, one year. If they can defeat the lich, before terrible things happen, they save it all. One thing is certain, Salvania must die in order for everything for the realms to be saved. They are also informed, they CAN NOT run into their younger selves. Elian then goes and speaks to Salvania. She comes in and tells the trio that, for some reason, she gave the guards a false description and that they are welcome to stay in the best room she has at the inn for a year. They agree and head there. Gworomere still doesn’t believe that that is his Salvania. They get into yet another debate about who Gworomere is. He has just about become desperate to either realize it is a dream, or hold and kiss this Salvania. Gworomere then pays and begs for her to come outside of the gates, knowing that there is a spell on the town to make them forget everything within a 3 day period. To convince her, Gworomere tells her about how she loves purple flowers, and that the main reason she loves them is because they remind her of her deceased mother. That she feels like, though she is a thief, that picking the flowers brings out the bit of the feminine side from her mother. Hearing that personal of information, she follows them outside of the gates of town where they inform her that they are from the future. They tell here that they have come back to save everything, that she will marry Gworomere, and that she will die if they don’t help her. She runs off towards the graveyard right outside of Winterhaven. Gworomere knows exactly where she is going. They follow her and she her knelling at her mother’s grave. After telling her that he loves her, how else would he know her secrets, another grave appears next to her mother’s: Salvania’s grave, as if it was always there. Gworomere talks to her about what has happened to him, that he loves her so much, and hands her the key, the same key that she will later on give to the younger Gworomere that helps him save Winterhaven. He tells her that she must give it back to him. They, also, tell her how she is supposed to die, Gworomere once again acting coldly, and even more lost by the situation, she runs off crying. They argue a bit more about what direction they need to go, when Daphnie appears. She speaks to them a bit about where they are from, and Gwillym tells her about Froncis and their group. She informs them that there is a man named Froncis in town. They have to meet him. She skips off to tell the past Froncis about his “vanquishers of evil” who are in town. After they return to Wrafton’s Inn, they notice the tavern is, yet again, very busy. There is a handsome, blonde, young man standing on one of the tables singing to the crowd of Winterhaven. The trio immediately recognize him as Froncis. They speak to him about who they are, and for some reason, he believes them. Gwillym informs him on the group he is supposed to be with and Froncis informs Gwillym that he thinks the barmaid and the owner of the inn, Salvania, is very cute. Gworomere threatens him, telling him to not lay a hand on Salvania. Froncis ignores. He heads to the bar, and decides to hit on the barmaid first. Salvania brings the trio the key they bought earlier and heads over to speak to Froncis. They flirt a little, but instead of stealing his gold, Salvania and Froncis leave the inn. After a bit of time has passed, Froncis and Salvania return. Froncis then continues to hit on her, to only be shot down. Froncis returns to Gwillym, Vladimir, and Gworomere telling them about the time and place that he needs to appear at. Gwillym tells him about Foss, his father, Jace, the dragon-born, and Miri. Gwillym also tells Froncis that Miri loves magic, loves to be hit on and treated like a lady, and that if she acts like she doesn’t like him, to be persistent and that she really does like him (which she hates all of). Froncis notes it and takes off. The trio head towards their room. Immediately, Gworomere sits down, once again trying to figure out what is going on while Gwillym and Vladimir discuss the situation. At around 4 that morning, the trio is awakened by Salvania telling them that Kalarel knows they are there and needs to leave the Inn, she says that they can return later in the evening. The three leave the inn and head outside of town, just to be safe. They set up a tent and rest. Not too far away from them, they see another tent. Gworomere and Vladimir walk over, not trusting since the last incident in they fey with abandon campsites, only to find Miri. At this point in time, Miri and Gwillym are dating. She is ecstatic to see Gwillym and Gwillym is very happy to see her. Confused, Vladimir and Gworomere ask a few questions (because the last time they saw Miri, she seemed to hate Gwillym while Gwillym had no idea why). She tells Gwillym that she can’t join them because she needs to go meet with her father, but asks if she and Gwillym can, after she leaves Hammerfast, meet up near the northern tribes in about a month. Gwillym promises (not knowing that this is past Miri and that he can’t meet up with her later on). Miri rests with them, and heads off towards Hammerfast. The trio once again meet Daphnie. While Gwillym and Gworomere argue again, Gworomere once again not wanting to believe that his Salvania is alive and Gwillym about wanting to save everything, Daphnie and Vladimir talk. Daphnie says she believes them, about being from the future. She tells him that everything happens that is needed to happen. She also tells him to not trust anything and to remember the saying “The blessed full moon will rise again.” She says that saying will cause the spell to affect you and to forget and reset like the rest of the town. She also tells Vladimir to remember “Circles are Squares and Squares and Triangles.” She skips off to pick flowers. The trio decide to head over to Elian’s house once again. Elian tells the trio, after being interrupted by a poor girl who’s father was killed, that the map is their key to save everything. They must defeat the lich. He starts to tell them more, but then says that they are not ready and to return to him later when they are. Gworomere, tired of running in circles, threatens Elian and begs for a way to save Salvania. He says that he will sacrifice himself if he has too, he just can’t live through her dying again. Elian says the only way to save her, is, after she dies, to save her from hell, but he must defeat the lich first. Gworomere threatens to kill himself, desperate to be with Salvania again, but Gwillym stops him. Elian then tells them, with a dark voice, to head to the Inn. They follow his orders and head off towards Wrafton’s Inn. They notice that, thought it is noon, the lights are all out in the inn and there is a closed sign on the door. Everything is close, the inn and the tavern. Gworomere picks the lock. All of the lights are off inside of the Inn, but there is one door, quite a little ways off, with a small light shining from beneath the door. They close the door behind them and head towards the door. Gworomere checks the door for traps and listens in. Thinking someone is being tortured, Vladimir instructs Gwillym to burst down the door. He does so, and realizes the door was unlocked. They see Salvania sitting on her bed and Gworomere immediately notices that she was crying. Unable to stand this any longer, Gworomere drops his weapons trying to figure out what is going on. Gwillym starts to speak to him, wanting to help his friend. Gworomere tells Gwillym that he knows that’s his love and that he would do anything to be with her again. He begs for Gwillym’s help to have her fall in love with him again. He doesn’t care if this Salvania is one a year before he meets her, he would just do anything. The only reason he doesn’t want to believe it’s real is because he doesn’t know if he can lose her again. He can’t watch it happen all over again. With everything that has already happened to him, he is just too confused on what is real and what isn’t. At the same time, Salvania is informing Vladimir that she can’t stand this. She can’t stand seeing, not only someone who loves her so much suffer, but two friends. She knows they are suffering. Vladimir says that though Gworomere is suffering the most because she was his wife, but that he and Gwillym are suffering because they lost a very close friend. Salvania tells Vladimir that she doesn’t want to die, shes tired of everyone so upset and she has no clue why she cares so much. She then decides to make them hate her. She throws a dagger at Gworomere’s shoulder, just as Gwillym and Gworomere make a pact to have this Salvania love him again. She then runs over to Gwillym and grabs the very bottom of his beard. Right at the bottom where it is tied, she cuts it off. She then starts shaking and threatens to cut off the top, removing all of the beard. Gwillym notices that she is shaking and begging for someone, someone not in the room, to not make her do it. She drops the dagger and steps back. Gworomere knocks her down on the ground, removing his dagger in his shoulder and lifts his short sword, hoping to stab this “false Salvania”. Gwillym and Vladimir both attempt to stop him, but he quickly doges. Salvania looks up at him, he drops the sword, but then picks up a crossbow on the dresser. He cocks it wanting to kill her, but she leans up and kisses him. Gworomere lowers his hands and slowly starts to kiss her back. Salvania then leans over and whispers something only the Salvania in the future would know. He lets go everything in his hands, releasing the crossbow, and the arrow goes into his knee. He falls to the ground. At this moment, Gwillym notices that he door is opened and there are two beautiful angel statues standing at the door. He ignores it. Vladimir and Gworomere look over and see the angels are closer. Vladimir remarks on the statues, but Salvania says she doesn’t own any. The statues then come closer and animate towards them to attack.

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Vadriar

Tired of waking up again and again from a dream, the trio once again test to see if everything that is happening is real. Everything seems normal, but Vladimir senses magic that he once again can’t seem to pinpoint. They assume its from the used-to-be inn. They decide to continue on forward. Not know how much time has passed, the group decides to continue on forward as fast as they can. They reach a fork in the road with a sign that points to the right saying “Bloodreavers Hideout”. As they look to the right, they notice a black wavering wall in their way. Not knowing what is in that direction, and believe the little sign to be false, they lead right towards the town of Vadriar. On the road, they come across a group known as the “Red Eye Gang”, but have no affiliation with the Bloodreavers. They defeat the Red Eye Gang and continue on their way. Eventually, after battling remains of the Red Eye Gang along the road, they come across a very thriving town called Vadriar. The town seems pretty nice and everyone seems very happy to see them. They speak of how they have heard of F.A.T.V.O.E and praise the group for saving Winterhaven. The people seem very happy, but their happiness seems to get in the way of asking them questions about the Bloodreavers making the group extremely frustrated, all except for Gworomere, who, also, seems ridiculously happy. The happiness spreads to Gwillym, and only Vladimir seems to be unaffected by the glee that seems to be spreading. They head to the closest inn, against Vladimir’s will, and drink until they can’t drink anymore. They all gain the attention of three women who lead the trio into different places alone. Gworomere’s woman is a short, but very cute, but tall brunette elf who seems very intelligent and who leads him to “her house”. She tries to seduce him, but fails as he keeps repeating, though he is drunk, that he has a fiancee’. She continues until he passes out. Gwillym’s young woman is a dark haired halfling who tries and tries again to argue and fight with Gwillym. Gwillym seems to have no care about fighting or being seduced. She invites him to a room upstairs and he follows unknowingly. She attempts to seduce him and all seems well until he falls asleep. Vladimir’s seducer is a cute, but ditsy blonde human. She tries again and again to bring him across the street to where she claims to own a tavern, but he refuses. Finally, he agrees to come when she mentions that she has some weapons and spell books as well. As the only one not drunk, he puts up a fight with his “friend” until she beats up, ties him up and steals his gold he has on him

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The Time-traveling River

Gwillym, Gworomere, and Vladimir decide, after telling each other the strange dreams that they had, that they no longer wish to stay at the inn. They quickly leave. As they walk outside, they notice that it must be fall. Months have passed and as they decide they want to go speak to the owners of the inn, it is not longer there. All that remains in the spot of The Halfmoon inn is a nice grain field. The trio continue down the path, but nothing is the same. On the path, they run into some gnolls and duergars. They quickly defeat their opponents and leave as quickly as possible. The trio then arrive at a river. Covered in blood of their previous battles, they decide they need to wash up a bit. After cleaning themselves up, they look onto the riverbank to find that all of their equipment and cloths have been stolen. As they frantically look for any sign of their items, they see a very beautiful dwarf. She seems to be cleaning herself and starts to speak to the trio. After not getting any response from her, Vladimir discovers magic on her and demises it. She, now a duergar, attacks the trio along with some scouts who have come out of the water. The trio defeat her luckily without any problems. They dunk their heads underneath the water, and the leaves have chanced. It seems to be summer. The air is warm, and the water feels nice and cool. The trio look around for anything they can use to cover themselves to no avail. They happen upon some adventurers on the bank who all attack the trio assuming they are enemies. After convincing the group they are not the enemy, they are pushed into the water. As they come up, they realize that it is freezing cold and is now winter. They start to shiver as they notice a little blonde girl staring at them. They call out to her as another child, a boy, with dark hair walks up to her. As the naked adventurers call out to the children, the children start to scream and run off to their parents. Their parents seem to be future Gworomere, Salvania, Gwillym, Miri, Vladimir, and Naomi. After speaking to their past selves, they discover that the future Gworomere, Gwillym, and Vladimir have no recollection of any of this happening to them. They decide to travel back with the future selves to Winterhaven where they rest in Gworomere’s house to only wake up in a field, present time, right where the inn was supposed to be.

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Entering Thunderspire Mountain

Now that the trio, Gwillym, Gworomere, and Vladimir, have separated from the main group of F.A.T.V.O.E, they continue towards Thunderspire Mountain to attempt to defeat the Bloodreavers, but first, they decide to head towards Winterhaven to inform Salvania, Gworomere’s fiancee’, that he is off on another adventure and will be returning soon, hopefully before their wedding in 3 months. While in Winterhaven, Salvania hands Gworomere a piece of parchment that says “Right, not Left.” Salvania wishes the group farewell and they head off to the mountains. Nothing in particular happens during the travels and make it quickly to the entrance of the mountains. They reach a very large gate with a Minotaur in the front. Once inside, the only one who feels at home is Gwillym. They travel through some tunnels and see what seems like to be a ruined city inside the mountains. Everything is rubble and the only life they happen upon are some goblins who are holding a halfling captive. After rescuing the halfling, he informs the trio that he is a young mage from Fallcrest named Rendil. He tells them the little information on what he knows about the Bloodreavers (which is about the Chamber of Eyes), and says that if they need anything to find him in his house just outside of Fallcrest. He returns home. As the trio continue on, they fall through a hole in the in the floor and into a pitch black cavern. Not even Vladimir can light his wand. The trio find their way to a river where they find an elderly dwarven woman singing a song on a small canoe. They join her and let her lead them down the dark river. As they pass, the trio sees images of all of the loved ones until they reached a bright room where they meet up with many dark dwarfs.

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A New Mission; A New Adventure

Now that the rift is closed, Kalarel is dead, the town of Winterhaven’s spell has been lifted. Everyone seems to remember everything that has gone on and Gwillym, Gworomere, and Vladimir are now considered heroes. In honor of them, the town has given the trio some houses and a 1,000 pieces of gold each. Added with the riches obtained in the dungeon, Gworomere has decided put some of his platinum in the bank here in Winterhaven. Gworomere, now with Salvania at his side, has decided to settle down for a while in the town, Gwillym with no objections. Vladimir has decided that he will meet up with the other 2 in time while he does some searching of his own. 6 months has passed since their venture with Kalarel, and the trio has made themselves at home. Gworomere has made himself at home inside of Wrafton’s Inn while Gwillym makes merry wherever he sees fit. Gworomere is currently engaged to Salvania and none can be happier. Gwillym with his dwarven gut, tells Gworomere that he feels that he needs to head towards his home in the North. Deciding things have been too quiet for some time, Gworomere and Gwillym venture off towards Fallcrest to stock up on supplies to head out towards the North. Since they have decide to spend some time in the town, Gworomere opens another bank account, leaving only a few hundred platinum at the bank, and buying himself a small house. While venturing around in Fallcrest, the two run into an old friend, Vladimir, who has had no success in making his way back to his home. Now that the trio is reunited, they decide to enter in a bar. While inside, Gworomere is met with a friend he hasn’t seen in quite some time: Froncis. Froncis has made himself, as usual, open to the crowed around him. Gwillym then notices two adventures who are with Froncis immediately. One his own father, Foster (Foss), and another, his old girlfriend, whom he hasn’t seen in quite some time, Miri. Vladimir also meets up with an old friend that he met when he first entered the mortal realm, a dragonborn named Jace. Gworomere the only one upset with meeting a failure face, fails in attempting to get his group to leave. While drinking, the group decides to join Froncis’s group and name themselves Froncis and the Vanquishers of Evil, or F.A.T.V.O.E. F.A.T.V.O.E, now consisting of Miri, Foss, Gwillym, Jace, Vladimir, Gworomere, and Froncis decides since both parties are all heading north, to join each other in travels. The next morning, while leaving Fallcrest, the group notices a very familiar face, Padriag, the paladin who sent them to Winterhaven in the first place. He informs the group about an organization known as the Bloodreavers. They don’t seem too far off from Winterhaven and the duergars. Gwillym and his group agree on the mission. While heading north between Thunderspire Mountain and Fallcrest, the group runs into some goblins, which they quickly destroy. The group of F.A.T.V.O.E decides to split, Miri, Froncis, Foss, and Jace in one group, and Gworomere, Gwillym, and Vladimir in another.

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The Shadow Rift

Gworomere, Vladimir, Gwillym, and Salvania all decide, after they have rested to find someway to go. Gworomere notices a hidden door inside of the room with the statues. They enter the room to discover a room full of zombies and ghouls. After they defeat the zombies, they notice a large stairway. Heading down the stairs, the see a very large set of doors. They break in the door and see what seems like a river of blood leading down from and even larger set of doors. They defeat any opposition they faced in the room, mainly priest of Orcus, and head towards the doors. The blood is leaking out of the bottom of the door and Gworomere once again peeks inside of the room. Inside of the room, he sees a dark figure at the top of a stage preforming some ritual with a large pool of blood in the center. Obviously, Kalarel thought of the adventurers entering the room, so Gworomere also sees a set of guards placed around. Gworomere then burst in the doors screaming “KALAREL!”, blowing any cover the trio could have gotten. Vladimir burst in with a magic missile, and Gwillym doesn’t waste any time to head towards Kalarel. After defeating the guards, the rift seems to have opened upwith a large dark creature reaching out of the door. They defeat Kalarel, as watch as he is then sucked into the rift himself. The rift shuts and the trio have then saved the mortal world.

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Daphnie Rests in Peace

After escaping the torture rooms, the trio, with Salvania, finds their way down a large staircase. They walk down a dark, very lightly lit, hallway. The group starts to feel very eerie. The happen upon a door that has a board that has been nailed across the doors. Scrawled on the door in Common is the word “Closed”. They burst the door down, to smell the stench of blood and rotting flesh. The room is darkly lit with only one torch in the room. They discover one small hand holding a very beautiful white flower. Immediately, they all think of Daphnie. Vladimir sets up a small burial for her inside of the room. Gwillym, Salvania, and Gworomere all kneel for a prayer for her to rest. Another ghost of Daphnie appears to them informing them on her death. She thanks them and gives them one last good-bye. Once she is finally at peace, the trio go to leave the room only to be attacked by a couple of corpses along with a gelatinous cube. They defeated the opposition and leave back out of the door they came. The group continues down the eerie hallway. They reach a very large room that vaguely seems like a memorial. The statues in the room all attack once any person gets too close to them. After destroying the statues, they decide its time for a rest.

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Froncis?

The trio follow the changeling towards the church. He leads them around the back and towards a door in the ground. As soon as the door is opened, the group encounters a bunch of hobgoblins. After the battle, they are led down a dark hallway, only to be ambushed with questions by yet another group of hobgoblins. After tricking the hobgoblin leader that they are there on business, thanks to the changeling who is currently disguised as a young man, they are lead towards a waiting room. Inside of the waiting room, they are then strangely separated by different hobgoblin guards and trapped inside of a torture room. Gwillym immediately attacks and fights the hobgoblins in his room, Vladimir easily tricks them into believing that he is a wizard working for Kalarel, the Changeling easily maneuvers is way out of even being taken into torcher room, and Gworomere informs the guards, with Salvania in the room, that his name is “Froncis”; that he is not the rebel they are looking for. Once maneuvering their way out of the rooms, Vladimir and Gwillym find each other. The only one left to be discovered is Gworomere. Gworomere easily slips, with Salvania, out of the room. The changeling, in panic, flees the building disguised as a hobgoblin.

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Church of Avandra

Gworomere, Gwillym, and Vladamir are attempting to head backtowards Winterhaven but seem to keep getting lost. Daphine appears ready to help them. As the three are confused on weither or not to trust her, she leads them towards a gate. Salvana happens to be on the other side sitting at a grave. Gworomere attemps to run after her. She seems, this time, able to remember the three. She explains to them that this is her mother’s grave. She just wanted some time to talk with her. In the midst of their discussion, an arrow is shot at the three. There is a large blue rune across the path of the graves. The graves start to rumble, and then realease some skeletons that immeadtly attack them. Though they are able to better the skeletons, more and more continue from the ground. Vladimire finds where the arrows are flying from an elf. She is able to escape, but Gwillym, once again, hits the rune with is ax disabling it. They are able to return to Winterhaven with Salvana’s lead. Once back in Winterhaven, it seems that time has repeated itself once more. Vladmamire is able to discover that the magic is on the specific people of Winterhaven whenever Kalarel whispers a word. The only truble is, they don’t remember a single thing that has happened outside of the gates of Winterhaven. After walking around town for a while, the trio decide to rest inside of Wrafton’s Inn. They request a wake-up call from the barmaids. That morning, they are called upon by a bar maid. She is also carrying three ales for the trio. Gwillym quickly grabs one of the ales only to be stopped by Gworomere. He as realised that the ales are poisened. A barmaid walks up and says that that elf dosen’t work here. She runs down the stairs to be only stopped by Vladamir. They quickly dispose of her without an issue. They also discover a note on her by Kalarel stating that he wants the adventures dead. Distract them and keep them outside of Winterhaven. With Daphnie/Valthrun dead, they have no lead. The town seems to be a bit more upbeat then before. The “Wanted” posters have disappeared, and they walk around without any problem. Once they return to Wrafton’s Inn, they meet up with what appears to be Daphnie. She informs them that there is a meeting tonight after the gates are completely shut. They rest and quickly head towards the meeting. They run into a young man who is white of skin, hair, and eyes. He informs them that he is a changeling and there to help the trio. He was sent by Daphnie to assist them to defeat the main evil. They accept his help. He informs them that he knows where he is needed and shows them towards the church.

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The Shadowfell Ruins

Gwillym, Vladimir, and Gworomere once again head back towards Winterhaven with their gold they have obtained. Once they arrive, the town seems dark and the villagers seem nervous. Though it is supposed to be midday, the town is strangely empty. The group walk around town, as the villagers close their doors and windows. Once inside Wrafton’s Inn, Salvana is very shifty around them. She does not approach them. As Gworomere once again attempts to speak to Salvana, Gwillym heads for another ale, and Vladimir notices a “Wanted” poster of the three with their names. They immediately attempt to leave to have guards after them. They are able to get away not wanting to harm any of the villagers. Once again, they attempt to find Valthrun hoping to gain a bit more information. They run into Daphnie who seems a bit uneasy as she tells them a brief history of the Keep. Vladimir is quickly able to explain about Orcus and a bit more information that he is able to remember. They are able to find Valthrun as they are traveling with Daphnie only for Daphnie to call him out. They are able to find out that the one underneath the mask is Kalarel and he has been sending them on wild goose hunts. Daphnie is able to tell them that Kalarel is the priest of the town and there is only one church of Avandra in the town. Knowing immediately that they must return to the Keep Ruins, they head out. Daphnie says her goodbyes at the gate as they are able to find the keep once again. This time, as they approach, they get a very dark feeling inside their stomachs. This is the place they need to be. They search around the keep and are able to find a hidden door with a stairway leading down. They follow the steps and enter into a dark room with very few flickering candles. As they open the only door in the room, they are attacks by Goblins and rats. The trio are able to defeat their enemy as they continue on. Gworomere is able to notice goblin speaking the the room to the west so the trio continue on south down some more stairs. The stairs lead down towards a large room that has been dug in. The room has islands connected by planks all around. The bottom of the pit seems about 15 ft deep. The three run into some goblins guarding the room, obviously keeping something safe. After the battle, they notice that here is no other way outside of the room except back up the stairs. As they look around the room, they notice that there is a secret door right next to the bottom of the steps. They enter in the door. The room is pitch black. The three notice nothing except a very foul smell and a small rune. The three examine the rune. Vladimir attempts to figure out the rune as Gworomere and Gwillym grow impatient. Gworomere instructs Gwillym to just “Hit it with your ax!” and he does so. This leads to an invasion of zombies heading their direction. They continue on hitting just about every rune they run into. At this point, they are versing about 30 zombies. Vladimir gets an idea as he continues to hit one of the runes. The three fall through a pit with only 3 zombies falling after them. They defeat the zombies as Gworomere finds a giant pile of gold, gems, and platinum. Vladimir sets notices a hidden wall and is able to break the riddle. The three take as much gold as they can carry and they rest behind the hidden wall. Once they wake up, they head out of the room by its only exit, the other side of the magic wall. They head out of the room and towards some large double doors. On the other side of the doors, they discover an empty room except for 10 massive stone sarcophagi, 5 on each wall across from each other. They find that they contain enchanted skeleton warriors and defeat them. They discover a room behind one of the Sarcophagi. Inside of the room is a single coffin. As they remove the coffin lead, the skeleton jumps forth and threatens the adventurers. They are able to calm the skeleton, they discover to be Sir Keegan. He explains to them the story of the Shadow Keep and attempts to help the adventurer as he knows that the rift is going to once again be opened. He entrust them to stop this and goes back to rest. The three leave the room out of another door. The door leads downward towards the caves. They run into a few more rats but are able to make it out on the other side of a waterfall. They discover and battle an Ochre Jelly. Afterwards, they meet with Daphnie who explains to them how she knows as much as she does. She is truly Valthrun. Her name is Daphnie Valthrun and she has not really been affected by the spell. She wants to help them and that they must return to Winterhaven and head towards the Church of Avandra inside of the town. They must be on their guard. A light flies over towards Winterhaven. The adventurers head out back towards the town of Winterhaven, tired of going in circles.

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