Loneday, 1844 Wind 1
Zora is briefly affected by the gibbering mouthers’ blinding spittle and madness-inducing gibbering, but she slays two of the creatures. D’Jango snaps Veluar out of his stupor, who then responds with a rather fortuitous combination of flaming sphere and rays of frost to lock the slow creatures in one place and burn them up. Vayol rescues Elias, though the young man’s body is practically radiating chaos energy, and he writhes on the ground screaming.
Eventually they finish the mouthers off. Veluar explains that this stone is tied to the same realm in which his daughter was lost so long ago. It’s some kind of beacon, a bridge between the worlds. At the moment, that bridge can only be crossed when willed open by someone holding the Void Stone. However, a stronger link could allow more chaos creatures to spill over into our plane unbidden.
Given that the stone is a sort of beacon, they decide to hide a safe distance away from the experiment site to see if anyone shows up. Before long, three figures in red robes appear and begin investigating. Elias had dropped his notes, which they find. They are also examining the remnants of the magic circle and the corpses of the oozes. These figures’ robes are lined with gold instead of bronze, and the appear to be much more methodical.
The party decides to ambush these Roathians. Veluar stays behind with Elias, who is in no condition to fight or sneak or be left alone. As the party closes in, Zora feels a twig snap underfoot. The Roathians take notice, but it gives an opening for Vayol and D’Jango to act. Vayol hits two of them with hold person. D’Jango fires a crossbow bolt…