24th of Kelm
We fought our way into the tower and survived a trip to a fiery plane that non of us were familiar with, AND the onslaught of the Devils that I can only assume were the work of Gyyrune. That damned smirk on his face as the quarrel struck his chest and he fell into that fiery abyss, makes me thin we haven’t seen the last of that Tiefling bastard. We exited the tower with what remained of our health and Talon escorts hoping that Salavar would understand the odds that we had faced and forgive the loss of so many of his soldiers.
Upon entering the fields before the tower the cavalry riders met us and asked if we had been routed or victorious, they yelled a whooping celebration and rode back for the small camp that Salavar had set with what remained of the company of soldiers we brought with us to siege the tower. He stood near the center of the camp seeing to the wounded and barking orders at the healthy. He listened as Perion and the others told him about their struggles under the tower and he expressed that the scout’s and soldiers had served their god well and had sacrificed themselves for the good of the war. Then he told us even bigger news than our surprising victory over the forces of the tower, Josseth Crownsblade was on his way to our position with all of his strength in tow. Then Eridan freaked out and started ranting about how he was tired of almost dying and said something along the lines of “screw you crazy bastards I’m going home” after taking his share of the spoils I expressed my distaste of keeping him alive long enough to get his spoils for him to leave like this. He said “no I’m not leaving like this” he flipped backwards turned into a cat and bounded off, when Kildrak said “I guess he is leaving like that”
Nicholas said they had not secured one or two of the smaller tunnels under the tower, and suggested that he and a few of the healthy soldiers go in and secure the tower and the tunnels that were left untouched. Kildrak, who was left virtually untouched, also hopped up to his feet along with me to go and check these tunnels. We entered the tower and down in the tunnels past the cavernous room that was all that remained of the room where we first fought Gyyrune we found the tunnels in question, one was a dead end the other was deep and dark. Nicholas sounded a halt and slumped to the floor and began crawling into the tunnel while the rest of us watched, is was mildly amusing at first, then amusing became hilarious as someone shouted through the dark “hey , hey you know we can see you right…” after the laughter had died away the torches were lit and we found two drow scouts locked in a small makeshift prison cell that had been hewn into the rock with iron bars put into the rock. While Drow are not the most savory of the races they are better that those retched Tieflings, and the enemy of my enemy tends to be an ally.
Nicholas questioned them to some extent and after several attempts at lying which failed miserably. They told us they were scouts from the undercity looking to make a foothold here on the surface and they had heard of the Throne of Anguish Perion promised we should let them go, while others said that we should not so we ended up with the Drow in shackles and marching to the sunlight where they were not happy.
Now we wait for Josseth Crownblade to arrive, the others aggree that we should have this tower for ourselves as a fortified base to venture forth from, I have only been with them for a short time but is seems they has as powerful of allies as I do among the people on the other side of the Valthune mountains. Will Perion’s charms and wits succeed with Josseth as they did with Salavar or will we be put out on our collective rear ends.