We feasted at Highholm with the Varisians. Ilarrus never showed. Ivik shows up and asks us to join him with the town council… all 18 of them! They’re ominously named “Dead Eye Council.” Doesn’t spook me though. They hold archers in high regard for some reason. For what it’s worth, snipers are chickens in this sorcerer-barbarian’s opinion. They were looking for a report on progress of our investigation into the Technic League spy.
The council asked us what we know about the spy. 10Lo spilled it. We’re relatively certain it’s Ilarrus. Preston showed them her parchment that matches the clockwork bird parchment. Kelmaa reread message from the clockwork bird. The smarties in our party found that he local mutagens match Silver Mount mutagens. We told them as much. The council has been hiding the fact that tech is under the the big hill in town. They’ve been spreading rumors to make the locals scared of it. Pretty shifty. I don’t trust them.
A big fat council guy said something happened to a local farmer named Skelton. He was killed back in 4707 by cloud of gas from underground. Told us that there’s a well the cloud came from with a glyph of warding over an entrance to underground. The passphrase? “Never trust a fool.” good advice.
Ivik took us to Skelton’s farm giving us an irritating sales pitch for the town the whole way. I descended into the well first. Like all the other haunts in this godsforsaken land it led to metal caves. Thankfully, use of the passphrase we were given worked.
Entering through broken doorways the metal doors tried to zap me with lightning. To little effect, of course thanks to my heritage and the metal mesh that permeates my skin. Then we were attacked by a glittery cloud. This must be the thing that killed Skelton.
It was rough. We gave the cloud of glitter a beat down though.
Inside the chamber a glowing panel showed us magical reflection of a man at a desk in the same room. An unseen person in the room with a deep voice refers to him as Master Zood and he calls the deep voice Sa-asho. They say they’ll find nothing of use on this ship. Ship? I’m clearly missing something.