Re: Key of Creation OOC Thread
Session closed. Three players in attendance.
Interrogated Kharis about the whereabouts of the Key, and the demonic plans for it. Seems Karthyx wanted to hang onto it for a while, to aid in his conquest of Gust. The other demons, aware of how pointless this was, insisted he stick to the plan and destroy the Key instead (and with it, everything).
Eventually he relented, and allowed his second in command, a Marilith named Ilzabet, to take it, in return for aiding his own plans by preventing the halflings from summoning reinforcements from their Air Elemental allies.
Ilzabet took the Key, and sent her own forces into the Concordant Domain of the Outlands. In the center of that plane, all magic becomes useless, even that of the gods, and it is the only place the Key is not indestructible. Although they could not Plane Shift to the center because of this, they traveled farther out and started walking in.
Ilzabet herself took up the annoying duty of guarding a Gate to the Plane of Air, through which the halflings could normally summon allies. She started killing anything that came through.
The party arrived, slew the few guards she had (she made no effort to stop you), and confronted her. Ilzabet couldn't care less about guarding the portal, and tried to convince you there was no point to fighting her, as she would never give up the location of the Key and killing her would only be temporary.
Ornald however used his Scrying to describe what he saw, and it became clear that Karthyx had gone back on the deal; he was now in the Outlands himself and fighting other demons, in an attempt to reclaim the Key. Ilzabet was furious to know this, now convinced that his mind had been too far corrupted by being in Adamus, but insisted she would destroy him herself without PC intervention.
A new challenger appeared from the portal, a Smoke Monolith, who combined traits of both Air and Fire and was a little too much for her. She couldn't teleport away, as Deego had cast Dimensional Anchor on her. During the scuffle, Ornald was able to take control of Ilzabet's mind, and the party fought off her attacker so she could be interrogated. The monolith was spared and sent back home unconscious, with a note explaining that now the elementals could aid the halflings unimpeded.
Ilzabet gave the information quoted above, and was then ordered to Plane Shift to the 9 Hells and go on a rampage, until such time as she is destroyed (or the spell wears off, if she lasts that long). For convenience sake, if anyone has further questions for her they can ask here, and we will just assume she answered before being sent off.
2 Glabrezus, 1 Jarilith: 1300 xp each
1 Smoke Monolith: 2400 xp each
6 +2 Bastard Swords: 8335 gp each
Belt of Giant Strength +6: 36000 gp
Potion of Greater Magic Weapon +5 : 3000gp
Potion of Resist Energy (Acid) 30: 1100 gp
Potion of Resist Energy (Cold) 30: 1100 gp
Various bangles and bracelets in Ilzabet's possession: 4200gp
Terrible avatars throughout the ages! (All by me.)
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