Dawn of the Thirster: The Horsemen Ride Again

FUCKING DRAGON

With the death of the half-dragon, the party quickly took a moment to recover, and heal up a little bit. After awhile, they started poking around the temple treasure room to look at all the loot they could recover. They found a portable hole, x2 scrolls of Haste, x2 scroll of protection from evil, scroll of sanctuary, Masterwork Spiked Chainmail, dwarven repeating crossbow, masterwork longsword, Efficient Quiver and 52,000 gp. They stuffed all of the items in the portable hole, and started to make camp inside the temple to recover lost spells and generally get rest. Almost as soon as they decided though, the entire temple began to shake and quiver. The party quickly gathered up their belongings, and jetted out the back of the temple. Upon exiting, they all felt a presence from the temple, and bursting forth from the top of the temple was a massive green dragon. The dragon wailed about losing its “children” and proceeded to try to kill them, the murderers of her children.

During this time, Eldarion awoke to the sounds of battle, and started to move toward the tample top. After he overcame his intense fear of actually facing a dragon (he shit his pants), he charged forth, determined to make a difference.
The dragon made some fly-bys, and blew acid from its mouth on the crew. This caused an enormous amount of damage and made the party cautious. But as usual, UG-GRUB had to smash something. He flew up, and struck the giant beast, barely marking its hard scales, but getting the beast’s attention. With one of its acid breaths, the brave caster Anya was nearly killed and was out of the fight. Eladrion crested the top of the temple though, and saw to her medical attention with a quick healing potion stabilizing her but not getting her back in the fight just yet.
The battle raged on, with more acid breath and giant claws and flying. It was fucking epic.
The dragon had pieced together that UG-GRUB had killed both of her sons (smelled their blood on his hammer, still fresh), and flew up into the air to charge down on the interloper. She flew straight at him, and hit him with every pound in her body, bearing him into the remains of the temple and almost crushing him to death. Not to be dismayed though, UG-GRUB smashed with his hammer at the belly of the beast, but the beast refused to go down.
Eladrion saw an opening, and opportunity. Risking his life, he jumped down into the remains and rubble of the temple atop the dragon, landing right behind the base of its skull. With all of the strength he could muster, he plunged his sword deep in the back of the neck of the dragon, killing it instantly.
They made camp at the bottom of the ruin, next to the massive dead dragon. They carved teeth, claw and skin from it for later use, and put it in the portable hole. They also noticed a small path at the bottom, and went to investigate.
At the end of the tunnel, each party member received an odd item, that seemed to resonant with each of them personally. There didn’t seem to be much explanation for it, and the party went about their way back to Madrid.
In Madrid, they went to the market for various things, potions and the like. UG-GRUB saw fit to be carried around the city in a litter (a carried chair). They were approached by bald mags, and “asked” to return to the college. The party got the idea this was more of a threat then a request, and followed them.
In rout, a small frail monk approached UG-GRUB begged him to return not with the mages, but with him. This seemed like a better idea, and they followed the monks (who appeared to be frail, hungry, and in bad condition). They were taken to a massive Chruch of Heironious, and lead into the chambers of the High Cleric himself, Lord Horkul Hawklight the Never-Failing. He told UG-GRUB the mantle her wore was actually Heironious’ own armor when he was a mortal, and that he needed their help. Some of his clerics and one of his paladins had gone missing, and he needed them found. He felt as if the mages were conspiring against him, and needed a third party to investigate the disappearances. He offered no reward but his gratitude. They accepted, and went to the first place there were clues, The Unicorn’s Open Legs.

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