Session 5-The Infernal Priestess

After investigating the room in the tunnels and receiving rewards for their hunt of the Lord of Floods, the party begins to investigate the High Priestess who was using the flood as an excuse to double down on her inquisition against the toxites. The members of the city guard were soon falling to her accusations. The party ambushed a paladin patrol, and brought a captive to the tunnels beneath the city to interrogate him, only to set off an alarm. To the sound of maybe a dozen or more paladins, they abandon their captive and flee. At this point the party goes back and forth letting days slip past while locked in deciding what they can do. In the meantime paladins arrive from outside the city, priests and clerics are put to death for heresy, as is the Priestess’s noble lover. After receiving an urgent note from their benefactor, the party goes to save the powerful Gelar family from execution.
They race to the family’s estate just in time to barge in on the Ball Room to see Regic Gelar murdered by the priestess herself, quickly followed by the rest of the Gelar dynasty. The combat is swift and fierce, with Magnus swearing holy vengeance upon her for her evil crimes. After beating her to the ground, she refused to give up, instead calling upon infernal magics to slay her lackeys and grant horrific power. After nearly killing Magnus, and knocking out Sam and Halnas’, Magnus manages with a final blow knocks aside her defenses and strikes with divine certainty. A few of them noticed a slight urging in the battle, and looked up just in time to see someone in a crimson cloak nod to them and leave without a trace. They did manage to find a note left behind for them, congratulating them and giving directions to the Gelar family safe. The party found many riches, including rare works of art, one of Regic’s masterwork swords, and papers confirming a bastard of the dynasty in another town who may have been spared the atrocities commited here in Nèra Gomar. Who is the woman in crimson? Why did she choose them? What other adventures await them?

Session 5-The Infernal Priestess

It all started with a letter and a ring Iphraine_the_Hunter