After spending about a week in Keyen Jawth, Sly and Ulvan met with Simone, a powerful diviner, in the central star. She spoke of The Great Library and about a Nimmins who went to investigate and never came back, he is believed dead due to a few pages brought to Simone through the use of a messenger bird. There was a tribal from the plains brought as a guide to help navigate the dangers of the plains. His is called Windrunner and as the party quickly learned he seeks to understand magic and any knowledge that will help him against the evil shaman, Udapash.
Windrunner found the entrance to the library which was a a hidden door covered in grass. it opened to reveal steps that went below ground. Not far from the entrance was a large pile of skeletons, Sly put two and two together with Nimmins notes and found that this was indeed caused by a spike coming out of the floor. Jawth examined the trap but the half-orc was unable to determine how to disable the trap and assumed there must be some way around it. Windrunner impatiently jumper across the trap and proceeded to destroy a bookshelf trying to make the trap stop. Shortly after a secret door was found that lead around the trap.
The party continued into the library and found a room with statues in each corner in different poses. One at a desk, One holding a box, One reaching toward a bookshelf, and One cloaked. There was also a statue of a bat in the middle of the room. The bat statue came alive, dropping Jawth and laughing Ulvan sent ray after ray of cold magical energy into the creature and it became furious stepping up to kill him. However before he could drop the dwarven sorcerer Jawth landed such a blow to rip the wings from the body of the beast dropping it to its death. Windrunner kept the head as a trophy.
After resting the hallway was traversed. It was at a slight decline, there were shelves lining the walls that were broken down unnaturally. The stone work in the walls was coming apart and the ground was littered with debris. Down the hallway to the left was a large room with rows of broken down benches and a stage, one could only assume this was an auditorium of some kind. Above the stage was the symbol of the large open tomb which you had seen previously on all the statues chests.
There was a storage room on the back-left side of the auditorium, there were creatures in here and they seemed very difficult to penetrate. They were snakelike slithering along the ground but at their mouths there were 4 tentacles. Windrunner sent Chaytahk after them and pushed his way into the room, but his tomahawks were not effective. Ulvan sent missiles from his fingers into the creatures and was able to bring one of them down. Jawth found a weak point in the rubbery skin of the one Windrunner was currently hacking at and brought it down. Windrunner was surprised at these “nightmare beasts” he had always been able to damage them… He was indeed confused and felt somewhat useless…
Across the was was a room with a round indentation in the floor where it looked as though something large had rested. There were the symbols etched in the stone in different patterns and accents etched over the whole indentation. In the corner of the room was a passageway that led down over crumbling earth, different from the rest of this place. Windrunner went to the bottom and saw a pool of warm water and some black flowers. He cut one of the flowers off and the room went dark, he was attacked by something, he managed to grab it and force it into the water pinning it to the bottom. Jawth felt his way over using the splash of Windrunners axe, as it came out of the water and fell back in chopping at the creature, to find the creature and drive his punch dagger into it. The creature broke free but it was two late, it didn’t have a chance to move before it was brought down. The darkness cleared and Windrunner went back up to tend to Cheytahk warning the other about the flowers. Sly was curious she messed with them and then the party left.
Finally, Down the hallway a little more. Sly stepped on a Pressure plate which released water from the walls and ceiling with great force into the pool in the middle of the next room. The ground again was off here being straight earth and not well made stone. Sly was able to jump out of the way. A chest was found in this room. Jawth got to it first, Sly did not trust him. There was a rock in the corner, when Windrunner walked close to it Skeletons appeared more and more appeared and Zombies. The party Withdrew, the undead did not fallow. Sly, Jawth and Ulvan tried to find a way to destroy it. Windrunner simply tried to not slip into darkness from his wounds. He was looking quite bad. The rock could not be destroyed….