In the wake of the war there is always much to do. Over the last week the Midnight Menagerie has been kept busy mostly around the city helping those in need. I was able to sneak 3 books away from Jorktan over the week and though a little hard to chew through than normal I feel my “enlightenment” is coming along nicely. One of the books in particular he seemed overly upset about so it must have been extra if he was trying to save it for himself.
I ma not sure if eating the book set off the next events or if it was fate but when we all went to sleep that night we seemed to share the same freaky dream. We came to consciousness (<—>< another big word i ate Jorktan is gonna be so proud).
The first place we ended up was a large tower of grey sand. It had no doors or windows which seems kind of silly to me but Morrin thought really hard about a door and one suddenly appeared! it was a cool trick I will have to have him teach me some time. when we entered the tower we found a woman sitting in the tower with a veil over most of her face. Her name was Passine she said she had failed her quest so was stuck helping everyone that came to her. We asked some questions of her about our quest and then Jorktan whom seems to always have his nose in something decided he needed to enrich his mind by trying to free Passine from this place. Passine told us that to be freed someone had to be able to look upon her disfigured face and stare her in the eyes with out being revolted. Jorktan in the name of research tried to free Passine but alas his nature to spend hours studying things backfired and she was not able to be freed. Having eaten things that would make most other races curl up in a ball and cried and at Jorktan’s prodding, I decided to give it a try. I looked at Passine and while she was disfigured I had seen worse in many of the orcish brothels. Having heard many of the human fairy tales about ladies being locked in towers rewarding those who save them and having been a long time since I had erm been with you know a women, I kissed Passine. Unfortunately, that act was what was needed to free her so my chances at anything more were quickly squashed. Fortunately, though She was able to provide us with information on how to get our stuff that the old lady stole back. It was pretty easy we just had to will it back and then bleed on it.
Once we had our questions answered Passine went on her way and the ball of light took us to a a new place. We ended up in a meadow with 3 moons over head, 1000s of butterfly and a monolith. On the monolith the following words were in scribed:
“A silver, a copper, two bits of gold, Thy troubles continue through the lies of old.
Athrogony flock to the powers of the fey, But disperse they will, if faced by the day.
The power of ancient they drain with a touch. wands become brittle, swords they do rust.
Inside this tomb is a treasure they seek, Payments be placed in the arm of the |”
After reading this and talking for a bit we decided we had to put money into the slot. Clyve decided to put a coin in and his hand was burnt, when he put the second coin in the butterfiles began to come towards us. Clyve quickly placed the other two coins into the slot and it broek in two revealing a warhammer. I grabbed the warhammer and the butterflies follow me. It is pretty scarie since the words said it could make my sword rust and i really like my sword. As they all got close Mok the Mighty threw a great ball of fire at me and killed all the butterfly. After he killed them all we renamed him Mok the butterfly killer instead of Mok the Mighty. The ball came back and we were on our way.
Our third destination was a huge temple. Walking into the temple we found a pictogram showing columns and a person. We quickly ascertained (so many big words) that the picture was a map of the room. For some unknown reason they let me count and i ran to the fifth pillar and found a panel on the back of the column. I ripped open the panel and was assualted with 7 darts. Luckily i am a hardy Barbarian and only had minor injuries. I then figured out that 4 comes after 3 instead of 5 and we moved onto the previous column.