My preparation seems to have paid off. Placing the silence on Arathmis has prevented the three goblin witches from continuing their spellcasting. It seems they have made some kind of invisible cage to keep us out and lock themselves in. I wonder how long it will last for. My spell is very short. Hopefully theirs is shorter. For now Krajkah can handle the ones on the outside. Though I am concerned about the blood being spilled in the water. I feel like that might draw attention where we don’t want it.
Between Arathmis’ blades, and the projectiles firing in from the outside, the witches are slowly being brought down. I am growing more and more weary of the blood being spilled. This altar feels different as well. It’s like something is strengthening me. It’s unfortunate this place has been tainted by these creatures. I feel like I could learn a lot here. Why is everyone moving to hide? What is going on? This group’s communication is lacking. All I hear is some large splashes in the waters beyond this fog. Krajkah looks like he is preparing for something. What do they see? This is incredibly frustrating.
That… is a very, very big crocodile. They weren’t exaggerating. It could easily swallow any of us. It’s got Arden in his mouth! What is this rush of energy? I feel like I can draw energy from the altar. Krajkah is the only one that can get Arden out now. I need to make sure Krajkah doesn’t get caught up also. It swallowed Arden. We have to to get him out before he dies in there. We can’t let this thing escape. I need to call on more power. Give me something. The water! It can’t get away in the mud if it can’t swim.
The water has receded. Krajkah and Arathmis have cut this thing to pieces. Arden’s body is still intact. But.. something is strange. He looks like he’s been through a lot. I can’t imagine what it was like in there. We need to get him out of the basin before the water comes back. Arathmis stabbed his blades into the creature. That seems so unnecessary. The Avanc is changing to a man. That must be its original form. What’s happening to Arathmis? There is too much happening right now. I cannot fix all of this. He’s having a heart attack? Why? He must’ve stressed himself too much from the combat. We need to recover. We need to get out of here. I think I may come back here if we recover well enough. I don’t know how to handle all of this. We have one unconscious, one asleep and one wanting to forcibly push everyone after all this.
Everyone wants to do something different.