I’ve neglected to post about the last few sessions so here’s a quick wrap-up.
Sessions 41-42 Guild Rescue
AG 18 is contacted by the leader of the Delver’s guild. Another group of adventurers has gone missing in the dungeons beneath Ptolus. He promises to promote AG 18 to Master Delvers and tell them where they might find someone to lead them to the Drow City if they rescue the adventurers. AG 18 manages to rescue one surviving member of the group, who had wandered into part of Ghul’s Labyrinth. The guildmaster is true to his word and tells AG 18 that there is a Drow under “house arrest” at Castle Shard that might be able to lead them to the Drow city in the underdark.
Session 43 Phon and the Runebearer
As AG 18 prepares to head into the Underdark, they go to castle shard to see if the Drow there can lead them to the Drow city, Phaervoral. The Drow is none other than Shilukar, the mage AG 18 defeated in one of their earliest adventures. AG 18 is able to convince Shilukar to lead them into the Underdark. He is suitably bribed with new magic items and the promise of escorting him back to his own home city, and of course his freedom from Castle Shard.
In the meantime, Apostle’s friend Phon, is about to have her baby. The father of the baby, turns out to be Helmut Issinstein, the leader of the republican movement in Ptolus, and high priest of the watcher of the skies temple. He comes to Brother Fabitor’s chapel in Midtown and demands both Phon and the baby. Brother Fabitor knows of Helmet’s desire to wipe out all Runebearer children in the city and fears that Phon’s child may be one. Callista, Cheava’s sister, is somehow able to drive off Helmut in time for AG 18 to arrive and protect the temple.
Helmut returns, equipped with Chaositech devices, and horrible Chaos-bred monsters at his side. AG 18 defeats him and his minions while Phon’s child is born. The baby is indeed a runebearer. AG 18 convinces the lord and lady of Castle Shard to shelter Phon and her baby for the time being.