The Scepter of Storms

Into the Deep (vol I)
How long can you hold your breath?

The newly formed group of adventurers stepped boldly onto the teleportation pad. In a flash they appear inside the lost temple. They find themselves in a large crystal dome which is held in place by coral that appears to have grown around the segments of clear crytal. As they peer through the glass they see they are upon the floor of the Ocean. There is a large moon pool in the center of the floor and the simple splashes of the water echo throughout the room. The teleportation pad they are standing on does not seem to operate in reverse. There are two other pads in the room, all three appear to be made of a single giant black pearl with brass inlay running across the face of it. The two other teleportation pads have been cracked and damaged beyond use. Across the room from where they appeared is a large statue who towers over the moon pool. The inscription only says “Sashelias”.

After a detailed search of the room, the party advanced down a set of stairs they located behind the statue of Sashelias. The struggled for a moment with the controls for a airlock, but once they figured out its operation they quickly advanced to the next building of the small underwater temple. As they casually strolled through the airlock into the darkened room in front of them, they were ambushed by a couple of Sahuagin. One tried to throw a net over Alduine missing. Alduine struck out at the beast with his trident landing a hit. Yet the beast still stood and lashed out at Tucher as she came through the door, but she retaliated with a powerful blow which left the creature to die on the floor. It’s companion startled by the strength of these new intruders attempted to level the playing field by breaking one of the windows and flooding the room. Cade Masters and Xander quickly entered the room and put an end to the remaining Sahuagin. The group quickly fled the room into an conjoining hallway so as to escape the flood of rushing water.

Seeing that this temple might also be a deathtrap, the heroes chose to push onward into the temple.

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In the begining
Every story has to start somewhere...

A small group of adventurers were gathered by Baron Galisar.
Local viliages needed more military aid and food for the coming winter months, but Baron Galisar refused to give additional support with out something in return. Each village had to submit one person to work for him in exchange for the military aid and food.

The villages sent forth two halflings, Cade Masters and Tucher, as well as a druid of Obad-hai, Xander. The party was slowing forming, and Baron Galisar gave them their first job. He had a letter he wished to be hand delivered to his brother, Jared Galisar, a High Priest of Palor in the kingdom of Karthayleon far to the north, across the vast Ocean of Kas’Zorn. They boarded a ship to head north on what was to be a simple mission…but on the great Ocean of Kas’Zorn, storms arise quickly, and danger can appear out of anywhere.

After many days of travel, the journey across the Ocean of Kas’Zorn brought them to a small island nation of New Saristan. The ship was to dock and take on more supplies for the continued trek to the northern continent of Kas’Lorn. However the captain was instructed by the port authority that no ships were allowed to leave the port and head further north. Shipping vessels were being attacked and it was for the safety of his crew and passangers that the Lord of New Saristan had assembled a blockade from the north. It appeared the parties journey had come to an end.

The captain refunded them a small part of their fair so that they might buy food and lodging, and regretfully informed them that he would have to turn back towards Kas’Sunel. Due to the blockade, the inns were packed and food was scarce. They were lucky enough to find a place to stay, but finding work in the crowded city turned out to be nearly impossible. Lord Skovil had sent out a request for anyone in the city brave enough to take on a dangerous mission that would inevitably lift the blockade on the shipping lanes.

The Lord recommended that they gather one more person, an Aquatic Elf named Alduine Anduil, a translator and scholar from the Historical Society. Lord Skovil explained to the group that a temple of some sort had been discovered several miles out to sea right in the path of the northern shipping lanes. Very little was known about the temple, but after pouring through documents from the Historical Society, he and his scholars had managed to find ancient mentionings of a temple that was tied to civilizations all across the world. He had ripped out half of his home to unearth a teleportation pad that supposedly linked to the temple, but he also gave them a warning. He had already sent one group into the teleporter a week prior, and nothing had been heard back from them…

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