Now that they have all the gems they need, the party manages to persuade Canzee to return to the underground complex where she died. The party returns to the room where the worked out they need the crystals they have been collecting. Canzee doesn’t wish to enter the room, so peels off her skin and sends it in to investigate the room. Flick completely freaks out , even when the skin returns and is put back on. Canzee works out that the mural has places for the gems, marked with the same Azlanti runes that are on the gems. She places the gems into the places so labelled and the painted doorway in the mural becomes a real doorway. The party goes through the doorway and into a corridor. At the end of the corridor there is a large natural cavern.
Mwaree, acting on some very clever instinct, looks up, straight into the eight eyes of a massive spider on the ceiling. The party attacks the spider, only to have it joined by an equally massive spider friend. After being webbed and poisoned, the party finally defeats the two spiders.
Looking around the cavern, the party finds a magical warhammer amongst the shrouded bodies. Investigating the bodies reveals that they are mostly morlocks. The party then finds that one of the morlocks is only unconscious, not dead. He is healed to consciousness and explains that he was sent to the surface to get help from “the ancestors”. The morlock, Thekola, wants to take the party to see his high priestess, but explains that there has been a coup lead by one of the morlock warlords. It also leads through an area of “devil vampires”.
The party agrees to go to see the high priestess, but puts some contingency plans in place. Not wanting to have the surface world invaded by an army of serpentfolk and “devil vampires”, Canzee goes back through the doorway and organises with Julivar that she will open the doorway once a week. She also grabs some more clothes for herself and Abuto who are feeling the cold, and then returns to the party.
The party follows Thekola towards his people. On the way through, the party comes across a guard post manned by “devil vampires” . The devil vampires attack the party, and the party engages them, only to find that they can self destruct. Chumley ends up covered in little chunks of devil vampire. M’waree ends up giving him a bath using create water.
The party approaches what Thekola calls home, a large walled area with a set of large gates flanked by two Azlanti warrior statues. Thekola tells the party that the statues won’t attack him and moves forward. Abuto goes with him, only to find that the immunity to the statues does not extend to her. She falls back, but the statues follow her and start to attack the party. Kasai casts grease at one, which promptly falls over and can’t seem to get up. Canzee, acting on some instinct, directs the golems to return to their positions in Azlanti. The golems promptly follow her demand. Canzee….golem whisperer!!
Thekola leads the party through the gate and into the city. When the party is in the city he skirts the city walls, obviously trying to keep out of sight as much as possible. Thekola and the party approach a large mansion. On the large promenade stairs leading up to the mansion are three morlocks, obviously on guard, and not Thekola’s friends. After a discussion with Thekola the party attacks, only to find themselves in a fight with morlocks being controlled by intellect devourers.
After the three morlocks and their intellect devourers riders are defeated, the party quickly retreats to the mansion. As they retreat through the mansions doors they are attacked by the morlock warlord and two alchemical golems who where in the foyer of the mansion. The warlord and his intellect devourer rider is defeated, along with the two golems. Thekola leads the party through a door from the foyer where they find the morlock high priestess, a group of morlocks, and unusually, a half elf.
The half elf introduces himself as Trey, a pathfinder from Eando Kline ’s ill fated expedition.