Bean awoke and decided to get up and go find the rest of the party. As he walked up to the Smoke Stack, we shackled the drunk man. After we searched the bandits, we saw the first shackled man get loose somehow and start running down the alley. Darren and Bean chased him for quite a ways, but eventually caught him and brought him back. We then proceeded to take them inside for questioning. Bean did a thorough job with the interrogation and we found out that a lady named the Magnificent Krissa Bennett was looking for me and wanted me to be taken to her alive. We also found out that the feathers they had on them were enchanted to keep the wearer from getting the plague and that the drunk man is involved in the slave trade.
I then started to receive telepathic messages from Krissa. She wanted me to come alone, but if my companions had to accompany me, then they would have to leave their weapons. I told my friends about my past and also about speaking with Krissa mentally. Krissa tells me that she wants to take my place with the Dead Crow Coven and I wanted to take that chance. I wanted to be rid of the evil witches that kept me as a slave and tortured me as a child. Darren, Tai Li, Boram and I went to the docks to meet Krissa. We were searched by two guards at the entrance to her boat house. After going in, she explained what she wanted to do and offered us tea and pastries. She starts the ritual and I realized she was taking my powers, so I tried to stop her. Boram was rendered unconscious after walking into the purple stream connection me to her. Tai Li became weak when getting near her. Boram then started to convulse. Not long after, I was able to stop her, but not before becoming weakened. The spell shattered. Boram awoke and told me of his dream. In this dream, I am one of the evil witches and we are sacrificing Boram and cooking him. It was so horrible that Boram was scared of me. I then realized that maybe it would be better to be without such an evil patron. I did not want to become that. So, I told Krissa to try again and she did. When we awoke, I was powerless, but felt lighter and free. I believe I made the right decision.
After returning to the Smoke Stack, I found out that Gus died during the ritual. I was so heartbroken until I saw Gus’ spirit hovering there. Everyone thought I was crazy (including the barkeep) and had me get a room and lie down. During my sleep, I dreamt of golden dragon and a pleasant feeling. When I awoke, Gus was alive! He was also changed. He had golden fur and gold eyes. I didn’t question it. I was just so happy to have him back!
After showing the new Gus to everyone, we decided to go to the Royal Grounds to meet McNeil. As McNeil walked out of the Royal Grounds gate, one of the guards stabbed him in the neck. The dagger was poisoned and spelled. Boram did all that he could, but the ambassador died. We did catch the assassin and the guards took him in to custody to be interrogated. The guards come back with diplomat Garis, Consult to the King. He reassured us that the assassin would be taken care of and also the ambassador. We did not want to wait for the warrant, so we went to The Bravery to find Captain Wispy ourselves. While getting on the dock, we noticed a human woman following us. She had overheard our plan and wanted to accompany us and help. She went by The Professor. The ship is starting to leave, so we jumped onto the ship and started fighting the eight men onboard, the captain, and his first mate. Bean fell into the water, so I threw him a rope. We eventually kill everyone but 2 men. We tied them up and search the ship. We found halfling slaves and were told that the Professor’s sister had been thrown overboard. We had to keep her from killing the living pirates on the ship that we had captured. We then found a fake cabinet in the captain’s quarters with mithril that Bean then took to the Marshall. We believed it to be the payment for the treaty. We waited for many hours for the Marshall to come back. We then heard a sound in the water. The Marshall was barely conscious hanging on to a piece of driftwood. We pulled him up. We then heard horses charging toward the ship, so we pulled the gang plank and hoped they couldn’t jump far. The men were from the Garis family and told us that they had warrants for our arrest. One did manage to jump onto the ship, but we finally pulled the pin on the hatch grate and the horse fell in. We started sailing south on the Dolm River, but men were gathering on the 2 bridges we had to go under to get out of the bay. The two pirates were released as long as they helped. The 15 halflings armed themselves with crossbows. The first bridge had men pouring oil and throwing fire trying to damage our ship, but Darren and Boram managed to use their water spells to keep the fires gone. The man in the hold then awoke, but Bean and Ragnar took care of him. The next bridge had archers, but they kept missing. We then came to a castle on a small island with catapults being loaded, but they missed us. We were free and started sailing towards Ambadar.
Sir Marshall Gregory finally awoke confused. We docked the ship and he put on the Garis knight’s gear so that he could try to get to the king disguised. One of our pirates decided to go with him as a prisoner. But, Corwyn Klas and the 15 halflings (Timo, Gon, Ferum, Terrance, Bale, Navi, Ryan, Ren, Ven, Welsin, Caspian, Yandon, Brandon, Oliver, and Keval) stayed on the ship with us. We sailed again. As we passed a river about half way to Ambadar, we saw lots of rose petals in the water. We were told that it was for an annual mourning ceremony for a fallen hero of Rosedale.
During the days on the ship, I dreamt of golden dragons and started to receive my powers back, but they felt different and not one bit evil or dark. As we passed a forest, we heard the terrifying roar of a dragon. Bean made the ship invisible and we saw a very large gold dragon (like the ones I have been dreaming of) fly up after a red dragon with an orc rider on it. We then saw the gold dragon get lassoed and hear trees falling and snapping. I had to go rescue the golden dragon. Bean, Darren, and 5 halflings stayed back with the ship while the rest of us tried to sneak to the gold dragon in the forest. We see the Behemoth with a rope connected to the gold dragon. As soon as I saw the gold dragon, I became more powerful and my eyes glowed gold. We also saw the Griffon riders with the elves circling the dragon rider. We told Ragnar to go get the others. Aramil jumped from the Griffon and landed on the red dragon and started fighting the orc. The Griffons attacked the roosting dragons and the Behemoth dropped the rope. Many orcs were on the gold dragon pulling off scales and stabbing it. We tried to stop as many as we could while chopping away at the rope made of trees, but the trees kept getting tighter. A greatsword fell to the ground and Tai Li started using it to chop at the tree rope and it worked. We heard Aramil yell to strengthen us, then he asked us to lend him our powers and we all agreed. He used our powers to kill the giant Behemoth. It started to rain blood and we all felt stronger. Tail Li severed the ropes and the orcs vanished along with the Behemoth and smaller dragons. The gold dragon took off after the last smaller dragon. Aramil and the others landed. Armil thanked us and passed away. The Behemoth and orcs were vanished to the Abyss with a spell called Miracle. The two other elves wanted to take Aramil home to the Fae Realm. We were told to keep Jrenalah the Griffon to aid us. We then saw the gold dragon flying back towards us with the red dragon in its mouth. I was scared and excited to see him coming back to us.