Alrighty, so this session started where the last one left off, at the tail end of a Senate Meeting, where the previously illegal Magics had been made legal. While the Senators were off in their respective corners and seats trying to commune with their respective home lands, there was a loud banging at the door. It was followed by a few more, when the doors opened to a Paladin of the One (who had recently bee guarding the Senate House from crazy Humans) was bodily thrown through the now open doorway by the leader of the defending Paladins, who was surrounded by 5 other paladins (NOTE: these are all humans). He stood and looked around and, when asked what he was doing by a nonhuman, he said “Die, Heathen.” This led to a deal of combat, in which a Dire Crocodile was summoned (via the crazy dice), the former leader of these Paladins screaming for no killing (in the end she actually smited one of them), and a Human Guard shooting several of them. After this little skirmish had ended, the deaf Paladins started shimmering and sparkling. Those of you who were well versed in Religious Knowledge knew that the Paladins of the One return to be buried in the Monestary when they fall in battle. Those of you who didn’t grabbed onto the sparkly (non-vampire) bodies, which caused them to stop sparkling. The living Paladin of the One physically threw you off of the bodies, so that they could return to be buried. After a while, a loud (epicly deep) voice was heard throughout the land, proclaiming that all Humans and all who worship the One are to migrate to the Human lands of Mangery. It also commanded all of the Paladins to NOT attack and to return for battle planning. (Convenient, isn’t it? XD) Then, a large, floating, shimmering visage of the Prophet appeared (Which Vestus attacked, despite the fact that it was an illusion. Vestus was also thrown across the room magically and then magically silenced), congratulating you on killing his ‘brother’, and informing you that the One True Deity is completely made up and that he (the Prophet) was planning on becoming a Deity. He also told you that when you kill his brothers, the remaining ones grow stronger. Then he offered the Challenge “Come and get me!” and vanished. The remaining Senators scrambled to figure out what to do, the Elven ones especially panicky, since the Elven Nation will not join in the battle unless the Druids join them as well. They begged EVERYONE to come and help convince the Druids to join them. Var went off to prepare spells and the Dark Priestess went off to commune with her Deity. Var was found dead shortly after with six daggers in his chest. There was no magic detected. The Human guard who had helped with the battle decided to come along, but the remaining Paladin (who had previously been in shock at the admission that her Deity was a phony) wanted to visit some relatives for some questions.
The Elven senators asked the ones who would be traveling with them to go through the portal with them, while Abigail took Alec and Udoeak’s boat to the Elven capital. The ones who went through the Portal found themselves in a little house, which was weird enough on its own, but they were also on a table. An older woman was standing next to the door, asking if they could help her mother get out of bed, since she was stuck. After going into the room, Undoeak noticed that she was completely emaciated and disturbingly thin, but not skeletal. She picked her up, but the woman started to thrash and flail. Udoeak dropped her, and Vestus (who failed trying sneaking in) tried to restrain her, but she grabbed his wrist and he felt pain shoot up his arm. There was no physical damage, but he had obviously been injured. About this time, some shouting came from the main room. The original lady had changed. Her canines had elongated and her eyes had become completely black. The emaciated woman danced and vanished. The black-eyed, fanged woman (who everyone but the Human recognized as a Vampire) started attacking, but was soon was defeated and turned into mist, which seemed invulnerable and floated through another room’s door. After bashing their way in, they noticed a chest, a bed, and a mirror. The Human looked in the mirror and vanished (not before noticing he had no reflection). Vestus tried to open the chest and just barely managed to not get stuck to it. Udoeak recognized it as Mimic and blasted it with magic. It smoldered and he realized it was, in fact, just a chest with sticky stuff on it. Vestus noticed Alec at the mirror, and he also vanished. He and the Human were in a small room with a mirror on one wall and a coffin in one corner. Deciding it was the Vampires coffin, they decided to break it, but it was harder than they thought. Therefore, they broke the wall of the house, and saw a blank, empty void. They through the coffin out, and it ripped itself to shreds, followed by an unearthly scream. The mirror vanished and left a doorway. They found some cool stuff in there, like some scrolls, a magic book, and some rusty pots (which Vestus’ bugs refused to eat). At the advice of the Senator who was there with them, they destroyed a little blue platform on the table and tumbled out of the portal, only to be greeted by a dozen armed Elven Guards, who informed them that they had been gone an entire day and interrogated them for a little bit. After that, they were taken to the Druid’s Circle (blindfolded, of course), where they were greeted by several Druids dressed in animal skins. After sitting for a while around the Pool of Visions, they noticed the head Druid walking up, wearing a Minotaur’s hide. He asked them to partake in a ritual ceremony and drink some of the purple fluid, which (according to him) was the lifeblood of Obad Hai (their patron Deity). Alec, Udoeak, and the Human drank and were granted a Divine Boon (a boost to some attributes). The head Druid then asked them to convince him to join the battle against the Church. After being very convincing reasons, he agreed. The group was led out (blindfolded again) and let loose in the Elven village to do some shopping. They got some crazy shenanigans (Alec and Udoeak visited their families for some stuff). Afterwards, they were sent off to Mangery. When they were close, they noticed a large membrane surrounding it, which had the consistency and texture of a giant soap bubble. When they passed through it, the ones with the Divine Boon noticed it lift off of them. They then heard a loud screech that echoed through the land. Unnerved, they continued on. They saw some clouds of dust off in the distance, and an illusion was created off to the group’s left to distract the dust cloud. After hustling towards the Human Capital, they came across an Ogre. He looked big, mean, and ready to fight. Fortunately, he was as dumb as he was tough. He was convinced to take them to his superiors. AND THUS ENDED THE SESSION