My companions and I woke up in the tower, where we had killed the first ogre. As the Orc wiped saliva from her mouth she let out a loud “Good Morning!” which stirred up the rest of us who were still asleep. The Mage and the Bard got into an argument about why we had killed the ogre. As this went on I began to get a strange feeling from the mage’s general area.
While investigating the wall behind him, I found a button that revealed a secret door. Through the door was a corridor, and empty room, then another corridor. After that passage there was a room with another ogre in it. As we walked in, he swung at the orc and hit her pretty badly. I was able to get a quick attack on him following this attack. Immediately, I stepped into the ethereal plane to gain a vantage point. The Mage shocked this ogre fairly well, but was nearly knocked out for her troubles. The Bard started to sing a song, giving us strength and courage to fight on. The Orc and I finished off our foe and we rested for a while to make sure our party was ready for the next challenge.
While we rested, I decided to make some poisons out of flowers and some mushrooms that the Bard had given me. After doubling back to the first room of the tower, we decided to go across the room to the eastern door. In that room was a single orc with whom we tried to communicate, however its lack of intelligence made conversation tedious, so we left and let him be.
Back in the main room again, we turn north finding more corridors. After picking up a few gold we moved along to the next room. In this, the final room, were the three ogre leaders of the tower. As we fought them, we knew we had our work cut out for us. The Mayor’s Daughter was tied up behind them. I stepped into the ethereal plane again and used my sneak attacks to take out one of the bastards. The Orc charged right in and, with a few swings, took out the second ogre. However, this fight was not easy on her; the Bard had to heal her several times.
While this is happening the mage and I are fighting the last one. (Sometimes, when I see her faint so easily, I think this Mage is made of paper) I was able to gain a sneak advantage and took the last one out with a slice to the heel, bringing him down, followed by a slash to the jugular for the kill. After looting our enemies and the room, and after the Bard soothed the daughter, we left back for town. After returning the daughter to the town guards we were brought back to the briefing room. About an hour later, a nobleman walked in, expressing his deepest gratitude for saving the mayor’s daughter. Inquiring about our reward we were each given 1000 gold and informed of how much the town appreciated our deeds.
After collecting our rewards, we sought out a Healer because our party was still pretty banged up from the tower. As the Mage and the Orc were getting healed, the Bard returned to the inn and I took a trip around the city on the search for more efficient gear. My first stop was to a nearby blacksmith to sharpen my kamas. I handed him my blades, and after asking about specific weapons I missed, he informed me of a specialist that was just outside of town, who may have them or could make them. Since he informed me that my blades would not be done for another hour I decided to make the trip to see this specialist. Arriving there and finding that there were no Windmill Shurikins, I was heartily disappointed. However, the specialist informed me that some couple me manufactured, through they would take a week. I ordered some and look forward to using my first blades again.
Returning to the blacksmith for my kamas, I decided to look into getting new armor. After discussing it with the shop keep, I decided to get an armor set that was actually made of cloth. It was solid black with golden thread. I could tell when put it on that this armor, even though it was made out cloth, that it would prove very effective in battle, maing it well worth Half my gold. After acquiring this new armor, I stopped off at a jeweler to sell some of the gems I found in the tower. Doing this almost put me at even which was good because I’m not sure how much the Windmill Shuriken will cost.
I returned to the healer to pick up my companions and go along with them to get what they need in town. We went to the same armory and the Mage picked out a new set of leather armor and the Orc put her armor in for gleaming, which will also take about a week. After this, we took a trip to the blacksmith so that the Orc could have her axe sharpened. Once all of our shopping was done, we retired to the inn for the night, with tomorrow’s mission in the center of the mind’s eye.
We arose the next day and proceeded down stairs in search for our next quest. The bard and I spotted the Heironeous priestess. After catching up with the Bard, she reveals to us that there is a tower which appeared overnight, baffling the town. We decide to go to the tower and investigate what could be behind this.
Just outside the tower, the Orc and I were struck by an unseen force. After carefully examining the area, I spotted the enemy, which turned out to be a vasthaunt. After a few good swings between the Orc, the Mage, and myself, the phantom went down. Following the defeat of the first, I spotted another trying to throw my shuriken at it, but I missed. The Mage cast a Light spell on my fallen shuriken, and our foe became visible. The Orc charged in immediately, finishing him with ease.
After the battle, we decide to retreat into the woods for the night; to rest and prepare for what comes tomorrow in this mysterious new tower.