From the journal of Alexi…
The party follow the draconians towards the library and one of the draconians stops and guards the entrance into the left hand side. This one has wings and is large, but we have met them before. When they die their body turns into the person that kills them, it’s very unnerving. We go right to the other entrance of the library and see a wall of darkness. I study it and cast a glitterdust spelll into the room which allows us to see the glittering outlines of four draconians, it looks like they were going to ambush us! Caleb leaps to attack Eagle Style (not Gangnam) and hits one but it moves away where I cannot see it.
Quinn attacks a Kapak in the room that has glitterdust all over it but the one Caleb was attacking disappears! While this is going on the larger Draconian rushes around the corner from the other room and attacks me, but misses. As the battle continues, I casts a web on other glittering figures we can see in the darkness and at least two are held in place. The battle rages on as the Aurak follows me into the room and Quinn & I fight back to back (well almost). Quinn slays a Kapak that once more turns to acid. I cannot see Caleb during the battle as he is not touched in any way with light or the glitter from my spell.
Eventually we defeat the draconians – managed to force the Aurak into the acid; seems even they are not immune to each species death curses or the Dark Queen’s touch! A Kapak was trapped in the web so Quinn pulled out the Dragonlance and stabbed the creature from a distance so that its death’s acid does not harm anyone. I hear Caleb has moved up into the room north of us and I follow through the passage on the right of the room. Quinn being caught by the acid and web proceeds to head back the way we had came.
It was fortunate that Quinn did for Caleb was in battle with the draconian caster and a BEHOLDER! What an evil creature! It was at this point I see the draconian pick up a Golden Dragon Egg and is ordered by the Beholder to get the Egg out! On the floor nearby is another circle of magical power. They must not take the egg, even though it is tarnished in some way.
Eventually we stop the creatures and rescue the egg (but not before Quinn is unable to move his legs because of a beam of magical power from one of the eyes of the beholder). Quinn manages to move the egg away from the circle as the last draconian turns into a walking pillar of flame – is there not evil the Dark Queen will not unleash on the world? – I had cast an arcane whirlwind in the room to push the draconian away from the portal and luckily I am able to keep him away from Quinn and the egg and it dies without really harming us. Unfortunately the egg was damaged in the combat.
Quinn takes a closer look at the Golden Egg and sees that it is tainted by the necro magic (how did he know this? Something Mother may have taught him long ago or the blessing of Paladin, or both?). Quinn does not hesitate and prays to Paladin, you can be sure my eyes rolled at this point. Quinn take off his gauntlets and place both hands on the egg, drawing the evil out of the egg and into himself. I can’t believe it but what he does seems to heal the egg. Quinn collapses, but smiles with satisfaction. The egg cracks open and then the head of a baby gold dragon looks at Quinn with eyes of knowledge and innocence. Quinn whispers to me that his suffering was worth it. As he slump forward, the baby dragon climbs out of the egg, looks around and then curls up in my brother’s lap.
After our fight, we hear dwarf footsteps and they find us in the library. They want us to come and talk with their captain. Quinn awakens and moves out into the court yard to meet with them. The baby dragon is in the crook of his shield arm. I have feeling it will be too big to do that soon!
While Quinn heads off, Caleb has already gone to search the surrounding area for the grandmaster and I decide to stay in the library to try and work out what they were looking for in here. In the main library there is evidence of the draconians looking and sorting through books. I find two books which I put in my pouches. I’ll have to look at them later. Not quite sure what I’m looking for I pull out master Udoon’s journal and flip to his last entry to see if he wrote down what they are looking for in the monastery. He makes reference to a ‘relic’ and considering they were looking in here and not where we found the inner sanctum, I have a feeling it’s around here somewhere.
Caleb comes back and tells me that he has found the master librarian. He is dead and Caleb thinks there is evidence of torture and asks me to have a look. I examine his body and see that some being used a magical spell to torture the Librarian. Probably for information! After seeing they were torturing him I head to his office(Where the beholder and Portal are) which is in a room off from the library. Bringing out my familiar we have a look around for any secret doors etc. My imp lets me know that he would rather be getting to know the gold dragon (He wants to drain its power) I suggest he go examine the gold egg shell that has been left on the floor. He looks up excited and runs over it and eats some of the mucus (gross). He likes that.
I find a secret door behind the master’s desk and after disabling the magical trap I open it up and find a staff inside! Initial discovery of the staff makes me think that it has both arcane & divine aspects to it! Very “non-coshure” with the current situation on arcane and divine magic in Krynn). Not sure what to do with it at this point.
Caleb calls me to come outside and we meet up with the Dwarf Captain. We discover that he was sent by Whoopus (very sneaky) and that he wants our opinion on what to do next. There is a portion of the black dragon army coming up to the monastery they will be here in about an hour. There is a train heading down the mountain side, and looking through a spy glass we see a black robe(!!!) and some monks taken prisoner. Caleb says he doesn’t notice any masters in that group. We discuss options on what we should do next!