Chimera

The Tomb and Return

Inside the Tomb

Upon entering the Tomb of Daveris the party navigated their way through a series of floors fighting undead skeletons, Gelatinous Cubes and Minotaur’s. On the 4th floor they came into contact with the manifestation of a gold dragon. This dragon told them that it was summoned here by the power of Dragons Jewel bellow and that it would test them to see if they were worthy of progressing to the next floor to acquire it. After passing the dragons test of strength the party was permitted to continue to the 5th and final floor. Here they came into contact with a Warforged that, upon their arrival on the floor, activated. There was a brief scuffle with the Druid the Warforged was immobilized and they party was then introduced to Ser Daveris.
A Paladin of the party stepped up and confronted Ser Daveris about their reason for being here and explained why he felt they should take the Jewel. Ser Daveris explained how his power and life-force was waining, and that soon he would be unable to protect the Jewel but didn’t want to see it fall into evil hands. The Paladin explained that he would protect it from falling into evil hands and that it would be beneficial that they take it with them. Without uttering a word, Ser Daveris turned away from the party and seemed disappear into the air, seemingly implying that the Jewel could be taken.

The Journey Home

Once the Jewel had been acquired the party began their way back out of the tomb, taking the Warforged with them. All the above floors that had previous been laid out with traps and mazes had become clear halls allowing the party an easy way back to the entrance. Coming into the tomb entrance they found that there was a strong light from outside that looked to be a light of a fire. When investigated by the Druid they discovered that a group of bandits had captured a fellow party member, left to stand guard, the coach driver that had brought them here and burned them alive on the coach they had travelled in.
When negotiations failed a fight broke out that resulted in the apprehension of four the bandits while one was killed. The bandits were interrogated to find out when someone would be coming by to pick them up, and after finding out it wouldn’t be for another three days until a coach came back, they party decided to rest for the night and walk it back to the nearest town, Vinguard.
It was a three day walk to Vinguard, through out which they encountered no issues, but neither did they see the coach that was supposed to be coming back to collect the bandits. At the gates of the town the parties bard tried to talk their way into the town and revealed they had captured the bandits. This was met by laughter from the would be guards who revealed that inside would be whoever employed these bandits and suggested the party moved on if they didn’t want any trouble. The party took this advice and started the six day walk back to the City of Daveris.

Back in the City

As soon as the party returned to Daveris they handed over the bandits they had captured to the proper guards and made their way to the High Quarter and to the Temple of Helm. Entering the temple the party spoke with High Cleric Bernard who aasked about what happened at the tomb and if the excavation had been stopped. The party revealed about the removal of the Dragons Jewel but found when they came to hand it over it had been taken by Flower, the parties Halfing Monk. The party was instructed to track down Flower and retrieve the Jewel.
It was obvious that Flower had gone to see Fredrick Attenburg and so made their way to his mansion in the High Quarter. They made quite entrance, telling a bag boy to cease what he was doing and to enter the building, threatening him with punishment if he was to place one more bag onto the waiting carriage. Inside the mansion the party found Fredrick, Flower and Fredrick’s Teifling guard Damakos. Despite an aggressive entrance Fredrick listened to he party and was more then happy to accompany them back to the Temple of Helm to clear up the situation, knowing he had done no wrong as the city’s council had given him permission.
After returning to the temple an arrangement was agreed upon by the party, High Cleric Bernard and Fredrick Attenburg whereby, Fredrick would be allowed to take the Jewel with providing that two member of the temple selected by Bernard went with him. Once all this was agreed Fredrick handed over the parties reward of 10,000 gold and also his mansion in the High Quarter.

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