Party Insert (Subject) = This indicates a spot where Party Members, you guys may interject based on the Subject in parentheses
With Olan having finished his story he would offer any answers that he could offer the Party.
Party Insert (Questions for Olan)
Due to Dimble's plant infusion still being entwined with his body (he had not yet recovered from the Wraith's drain on his life force), he would not be able to join The Party in their travels at this time. Because The Party was aware that their minds had been invaded concerns for Pitter's family (since they live within Human Domain) become a subject discussed as well as a desire to rescue Glorf from capture. Dohd, who has been shaken since the mind invasion (and if everyone remembers did not help in the battle in which Glorf was captured), volunteers to go into the Human lands and do what he can to help. Olan is skeptical of what Dohd could do, being a Dwarf he would stick out and probably raise more suspicion. The Witch offers to help, and while Dohd doesn't seem to be comforted by this, Olan takes her seriously. Olan inquires into her recovery from the Dark Arts (as if speaking about a drug addiction), and is genuinely concerned about her safety. She expresses a desire to make up for the wrongs she's committed, bowing to the Sprites, Elsa and Gumble, who return the bow. Before The Party leaves Hildi, soot covered and sweaty from mining for that marriage gem, would give Ruric a very intense good-bye kiss that goes on just long enough for everyone to wonder if they are supposed to leave the room.
Party Insert (Parting Remarks/Questions for Dohd)
The Party would move forward from the Mythral Mines into the Elven Lands. Between Pitter's maps made from studying the Magical Chronicle Book, and Skazg's survival instincts the Party would be able to cover the distance in one week and avoid much of the hazards in reaching the Elven Kingdom.
Once they made it to the border of the Elven Kingdom they would stumble upon a supernatural black mist that had over taken it. Pitter would remember that the Purple Basilisk resides within the mist, and after failing to peirce the darkness with holy light by Ruric, The Party would look for a safer entrance into the Elven Kingdom.
They would find such an entrance through some underground caverns. Any confusion of why this massive tunnel caverns would exist within an Elven Kingdom would be answered when they find Oozes throughout. There would also be standard auburn basilisks (still very dangerous) following the Oozes from time to time. The adult basilisks would be gathering up the trail of Mythral, being made by the Oozes, into their mouths. Baby basilisks could be seen hoping around the Oozes stopping momentarily to give it the "death stare," but to no effect. Eventually the adult basilisks would herd the baby basilisks away from the slow moving Oozes. They would make their way back to their nests within a part of the cavern that was crafted to be a proper mine. The Adults would regurgitate the Mythral onto their nests which looked to be made completely by Mythral. The cute scene of the basilisks curling up to sleep in their nests would be contrasted by the many statues of scared/sad Elven women and children littered throughout this crafted section. (This area would take a couple days to get through)
A delicate stairway would lead out of the crafted mine section up into the ancient trees supporting the kingdom above the supernatural black mist. Ruric and Balto would recognize the skyline of the Elven kingdom from the love letter between the two elves from earlier in their adventure. With Pitter's detailed map The Party could move together rather quickly through the maze of bridges and intricate towers. However they would encounter the Purple Basilisk as The Party's presence would disturb the century long silence.
Party Insert (Fight or Flee from the Purple Basilisk?)
In either case when the Party reaches the Magical Barrier, guarding the Most Ancient Tree that Pitter would recall from the Magical Chronicle Book, they would find that most hated enchanted riddle archway broken and thus the Barrier would not impede them (or the Purple Basilisk depending). Making their way into the Elven Castle residing on this Most Ancient Tree, Skazg would recognize this tree from his dream in which all his families of the different races lived in peace. Pitter would lead The Party to the opening in the tree, above a ornate fountain. From the hole Pitter would pull the large seed from his vision. It does not have the vibrant green glow from his vision, but instead looks like a very large ordinary walnut like seed. Ruric remembering the words of the Halfling Goddess, sprinkles the small bag of dirt onto the seed. The seed glows with a powerful green radiance, and the Halfling Goddess appears as a moving painting on the bark of the Most Ancient Tree. Looking to Pitter she speaks with relief.
"And so the Servant guides the People of this Land Home. Your duty to your Prince is fulfilled, once more."
She dries the tears that she's cried all this time and thanks Ruric fulfilling this duty. The Party is instructed to put their hands on the seed to re-establish the Covenant of Peace, that founded the Alliance between the Dwarves, Gnomes, Halflings, and Elves centuries ago. This time Orcs are to be included as Skazg is a representative for the Orcs. With this Covenant The Party is empowered with their destinies (The Party is awarded Hero Points).
Halfling Goddess sings an unfinished tune when The Party binds their destiny.
This is the sound of one voice
One spirit, one voice
The sound of one who makes a choice
This is the sound of one voice
Pitter is informed that this is a gift he can use to heal his ailing sister. The Halfling Goddess tells The Party that in order for this seed to grow it requires the Holy Stream to flow again from the Dwarven Fortress of Dhur Thorin (the one Ulfgar and Dimble's father fought to retake, and the one Ruric saw in the Magical Chronicle Book) into this fertile ground. As the seed grows so too does the power of the Gods that watch over them.
Party Insert (Parting Remarks/Questions for the Halfling Goddess)
When the Halfling Goddess disappears into the folds of bark of the Most Ancient Tree it begins to wither and die. The Elven Castle shakes as the support starts to loosen. The Party has to get out in a hurried fashion. Pitter recalls the location of the room with a teleportation circle and leads The Party to it. The room is a mess but the circle is intact. Working together they are able to clear up the space and assist Pitter in activating the teleportation circle. Parts of the castle's outer walls are falling away as well as some of the weaker branches. The teleportation circle is set to a different position than anticipated and The Party sees a large oasis in a desert on the other side of the portal. Covering the water are the Vine-like Plant Monsters intertwined with each other (the same that The Party had encountered tearing through the jungle). Each one has produced a big fiery colored flower. Pitter is able to change the destination of the Teleportation Portal to Holder's Hall in Alteera (Pitter's hometown). It takes much of Pitter's concentration to keep the Portal open so he must be the last one through. As soon as the rest of the Party is through, the room quakes and a crack in the floor breaks the magic circle interrupting the Teleportation Portal. Pitter is left alone in a race against time to repair the magic circle before the Elven Castle comes tumbling down.
The Party finds themselves atop a mezzanine within a grand library hall (Holder's Hall). The large rug they are standing on has a hole burned at the center revealing a magic circle engraved within the wood flooring beneath. They hear a loud crack come from the other side of the Teleportation Portal and can see the room Pitter's in shake violently before the Portal closes. While The Party is trying to get their bearings a crash is heard from the floor below. A Gnome family, and Dohd carrying a very ill child, retreats from behind a bookshelf near the front of the hall, towards the staircase of the mezzanine. However half a dozen Dismounted Knights of Eidolon are able to outmaneuver them and position themselves between the family and the staircase. A bit of blood dribbles down the side of Dohd's face, which goes from determination to great concern the moment he locks eyes with The Party. From behind the same bookshelf that the Gnome family had retreated from comes more foes. Another half a dozen Dismounted Knights of Eidolon, one of them wears a black and purple cape and is dragging the Witch Companion by her hair, and strolling along casually in the midst of them is Sosah in a fine red dress. Sosah's visible boredom changes to a gleeful mixed with a seething anger at the sight of The Party.
"My beautiful Mona, it is good to see you again," Sosah pauses for a moment soak in Mona's reaction. But before The Party can respond, Dohd yells out, the slight quiver of desperation can be heard in his voice.
"Hey, you look at me!" as he sets the sickly Gnome girl down gently. "You're not going to lay a finger on any of them you venomous bitch." Dohd looks back to The Party and while he barks out an order with confidence, his eyes reveal his fear, "Get Pitter's Family out of here!" Then he charges towards Sosah with a roar that seems to keep the Dismounted Knights of Eidolon from interfering. Sosah snaps her fingers and a Dwarf with half an arm missing hobbles up next to her and offers up a massive curved blade (her falchion).
Party Insert (What does The Party do?)
END OF PART I