The Sea's Revenge

Session Seventy-Three

We enter the city and called “Che’el D’anonen” and it is a marvel. We walk along a path that looks like cooled lava (the players see it as asphalt), and colorful gypsum flowers grow everywhere. There are huge pillars and above them a GIANT ORB just floating there in midair, like, way above our heads.
Sharzad looks around at everything and asks what the orb is. Our guard replies “it is home! it is the center of the city” she also described it as a “habitat”
There are some homes carved into the pillars (Orban sprawl) but it seems most reside in the Orb.
Here there are many museums and universities. Sharzad wants access to cool info and engineering, but our guide explains that she would have to present her case for study in front of a council
At that point an elevator arrives at the base of the massive pillar. Our guide tells us to mind the door and we pile in.
We ascend and it is not particularly fun for Sharzad (though Riaeki gives her moral support). At the top we are at a walkway high up. When Sharzad mentions she’s afraid of heights, the guide offers to blindfold her (which she declines).
Up at the top there are gardens with soil and plants, and many people going about their daily lives.
Looking at the people, Sharzad and Ksenja note that some of the people walking around don’t look… alive. Some people have huge gash marks, or skeletal hands. It is a little disquieting.
Ksenja to our guide: “I have a rude question. I will ask it to you in private”
We are instructed to stand on a sigil, and we are all teleported, and we… are in the Orb.

The Orb is a contained world. There is soil and vegetation (true green plants!) and it is raining. Around there are tall buildings and more plants.

Riaeki notices the dead people and confirms that indeed they are undead. She pulls Ksenja aside and confirms that this is not Normal Underdark Shit.

While we wait, a drow, who introduces themselves as Oruxim, takes over from our tour guide, Hesmila.

Oruxim asks if we want to see the council immediately, but we decide to rest first. We are directed to something resembling an upscale hostel.

Before Oruxim leaves, Ksenja asks what is the purpose of having undead people. They are shocked into a smile and it turns out they are a VAMPIRE. They explain that undead are people who died but weren’t ready to die, so they get brought back. This is paid for as a public service, “like food.”

Sharzad gets excited as she realizes that this city is ruled by a council rather than nobles and immediately asks many questions like “where do you keep your laws”

Oruxim leaves us and we take a long rest. Here in the center of the city, we set watches because vampires.

The attendant asks if we want Oruxim and summons them telepathically.

We discuss Riaeki’s past and whether she had magic (Lilith thinks not). Oruxim appears mid convo and points out that Riaeki is not one of the twice living, and really this is the “same life she had before” but Riaeki is skeptical.

We are lead to the council, through the dense city to a building where there is a very pretty mosaic floor and a table with several people gathered around the table rather informally.

The council lady who greets us has her feet up on the table and she has GLOWING ORANGE TATTOOS. (she is a fire genasi!!!! Fuck yeah!!!! But in character we don’t know shit.) Ksenja makes a snide comment about how the city is run and this lady does not give a fuck. Also she’s really attractive and Lilith works hard to keep her face serene.

We make our case for getting knowledge from them, but they are not entirely convinced, as it is too obvious that we are going to do some fighting and some killing in this struggle against Yleth.

The Fire Genasi leaves to go “Wake him” while we bicker a little bit amongst ourselves. After a while she comes back with a skeleton. Riaeki and the skeleton then argue a little bit over the definition and impact of death.

We get some insight into the philosophy of the svirfneiblin which includes the idea that it is a great sin that you cannot return from to willingly take another’s life. Sharzad is now having a rather bad day.

The council decides that they will provide some materials, but not free range in the libraries.

Lilith requests to go look at art, specifically the Weird Shit, so we get taken to a student art show. It is some weird shit and also pretty cool.

As we leave, a duergar walks up to Oruxim, shoves a pamphlet into their hand and says “may you find eternal rest.”

After this, we split the party a bit. Lilith and Riaeki go off to the temple, Nalia and Ksenja go shopping, and Sharzad goes off to sad forge for a while.

Lilith and Riaeki find the temple and go inside. Everything is made of obsidian, so it is all black but also highly reflective. In the middle there is a big fountain of not-water.

Lilith accepts some literature and pieces together that this goddess they worship is a moon goddess and the fountain is in fact moonlight. Riaeki remembers that on the surface Rashul is a moon god, so she goes to stare into the fountain. She (intentionally) fails the wisdom save and becomes charmed….

Session Seventy-Two

Last time of Riftside: congratulations we trolled ourselves

  • Ksenja is stuck to wall. Everyone else is flying close around her. Sharzad is flying in the middle of the room. We’re fighting a damn arachnid Kaiju/Jaeger unholy combination
  • Sharzad wheels around in midair as the spider makes it clear that it knows where here allies are. She fires four times, two blessed, but her shots pass through it with minimal damage— seeing that she has little effect, she puts away her pistol, and draws her mortar. Each of her four hits produces a swarm of spiders from the Kaijaeger.
  • Riaeki rushes forward (telling Ksenja she’ll be right back), and slices twice with her sword, destroying a swarm then slashing deeply into a leg of the Kaijaeger, imbuing her strike with a huge burst of radiant energy.
  • The swarms rush forward- one rushes up to leap at Lilith but fail to reach her. The others attempt to nip at Riaeki’s ankles, but her armor of divine energy ward them away with sparks of light that light up the caverns with each repelled spider.
    The huge spider lunges at Riaeki but it is also blocked by her shield of divinity. Enfuriated, one of it’s eyes (a huge spider, larger than the rest) launches itself at Sharzad, but she barely manages to dodge out of the way.
  • Lilith strikes furiously at one of the swarms, destroying it with a single strike, then swings down to strike at another. She misses at first, but rallies her concentration to unleash a cacophany of blows, striking perfectly at the swarm to destroy it, then kicking another into nothingness.
  • Ksenja concentrates and marks the spider in her mind for the hunt, then draws her shortbow and fires once, striking true with an arrow into its structure.
  • Nalia stretches out to hands, reaching with her mind and arcane prowess to dismantle the magic inherent in the being before us- but there’s nothing there to dissamble.
  • Sharzad extends her mortar, firing with precision to set the target on fire and destroy one of the accompanying swarm. She then wheels her pistol to fire at one of the swarm swarming on Riaeki- her bullet strikes it, and burst with radiant energy, dispersing it. She fires one final time at the construct, piercing it.
  • Riaeki wails on the beast, biting her sword into it, each strike unleashing a huge burst of divine power, bursting through the construction with intensity.
  • Two of the spider swarms disappear into the main constructed, repairing it as the proceed inwards, and the others swarm forward, one missing, and another barely piercing Riaeki’s divine armor, biting into her leg and releasing a powerful poison.
  • One of the eyespiders of the creature flies at Lilith, though she dodges gracefully. As Lilith is distracted it lashes out at Riaeki, piercing through her chest and unleashing a caustic poison through her body.
  • Lilith flies across the battlefield, crushing the two remains swarms with her fists.
  • Ksenja falls from the wall and yells at it “Get the fuck away from my new friends!” She pours magical energy out of herself, but it seems unaffected by her magicks.
  • Nalia yells ‘BEGONE!’ and unleashes a mote of fire at the fire, enveloping the entire hulk in fire as the silk itself catches fire and crisping the spiders under it’s heat. The hulk collapses into a smoldering heap on the web- and the web begins catching at well

The party runs into the opening of the wall. Sharzad asks Riaeki if she’s all right; she says yes, is covered in spider bites, pale on her feet, and obviously lying. The party forces her to nut up and take a healing potion.

The tunnel is not excessively spidery! (Lilith still stomps every spider she sees.) It slants up, is not an overwhelmingly difficult walk, and leads to a wider hallway that feels more constructed. The stalactites/stalagmites resemble pillars. Three roads: wide but steep, going up; one way a fissure in the floor, steep AND narrow; one is caved-in. Ksenja directs the party up the large path in recompense for the tight path before, regrets this MOMENTARY KINDNESS immediately when Riaeki gets snide. When the path tightens, she tells Riaeki it’s_what_she_deserves.gif. They make their way through a tight spot, with only Nalia getting a horn briefly stuck. They emerge in an infrastructural cavern, walk forward through an easily traversable hallway until they reach an underground VOLCANO! As we experts of the underdarque know, the best thing to do with a volcano is walk Right into it, so we do that, that’s where the exits are. Nalia is flagging :( Sharzad looks for Nice Rocks for her Guns, finds obsidian and a mysterious gemstone that, after a tinker’s tools check to retrieve it turns out to be a handful of decent-sized peridot.

Beneath a lavafall, we find an OBSIDIAN BRIDGE leading to TWO DOORS — Svirfneblin work, which Sharzad goes to admire and is interrupted by a female deep gnome uncloaking herself from invisibility and asking her her intentions. Ksenja rushes over, throws a bunch of paperwork at her; the woman has a complex wire earring that lights as it looks at each of them and she is convinced of their lack of malicious intention. She takes the party over the bridge, which is enchanted to dispel the intense heat of the volcano.

The party enters the city of the Svirfneblin, and thus endeth the sesh.

Session Seventy-One

back at it again in the underdark!!

Having turned down the scary mushroom deal, the gang sets off again with Ksenja at the lead. After crawling thru a tunnel for about an hour, the party stops when they come to a drop-off. Ksenja produces a sick ass BLOOD GLOW ROPE from her HAND and hops down to start shimmying down. Despite a kinda bad slip, she makes it down toward the bottom of the cavern to find that there is water at its bottom. She returns to tell the party. Meanwhile, Lillith as a bat (Bat-lith) checks out the cavern. There’s no visible exit but a big pool of water which might have a way out. After some discussion, Riaeki casts water breathing on everyone so that takes care of that. Ksenja goes back down to scout in the pool for said exits. Everyone then makes it down the split more or less intact except Lillith who is startled and loses her grip— but she manages to catch herself and lower herself the rest of the way.

The gang walks along the bottom of the lake until they reach the tunnel Ksenja found. They swim for some time thru the tunnel, which is Fine except for the cold. They finally come upon a bank and surface— except for Ksenja who is struggling. Ksenja does rope trick to pull herself from the river and hang from the ceiling basically. Riaeki uses her own rope to tie herself to the bank and wade out to Ksenja, who uses the rope to wade back to the bank. Unfortunately, Riaeki goes to look at the waterfall as she herself is coming back and gets swept toward it and over! The party starts trying to reel her in while she tries to repel up. She comes up and over the waterfall and makes it back to the bank, safe but exhausted. Nalia starts to set up a fire and Riaeki lies tf down to rest.

Looking around, Ksenja sees an extremely cool and normal spiderweb below one of the exit tunnels and below the waterfall (it would catch them if they fell— terrific!) Lillith again goes ahead to scout. She brings back news that the spiders probably use the tunnel, and the web is actually many webs. After some discussion, the gang decides to try to traverse the tunnel and hope spiders don’t attack. Everyone except Ksenja flies over there— but she slips on her climb! She falls while Riaeki is trying to support her and they both fall. Nalia and Lillith fly over to help too, but before they reach her Ksenja ensnares herself to the wall (omg!) and comes to s top just above Nalia and Lillith.

All this ruckus has woken a spider, which unfolds itself and begins to emerge. EVERYONE FREEZES!!!!!! And guess what…IT’S NOT A BIG SPIDER BUT THOUSANDS OF TINY SPIDERS INSIDE A CONSTRUCT FORMING ONE BIG SPIDER! COOL!!!


Session Seventy

oh my god i forgot to post the session notes i’m so sorry

Session Sixty-Nine

welcome to dnd plus isabel, the fortified option for when you need more isabel in your dnd


  • we enter the veins, which is extra gross with all the grey’s anatomy i’ve been watching. the duregar city we just left is called ak’uech. we’re informed that we need light sources for the caves, and that even darkvision might not compensate.
  • up is not the most efficient direction to go up. unfortunate
  • we can go west, to the svirfnieblen gnomes, we can go north to the drow, which is a long journey through sadness caves of desolation, or we can go northwest, which is where the deep janine (i don’t know if this is how it’s spelled and i refuse to ask) live and they’ll steal us forever or something. but they have an elevator. blasts aerosmith
  • there are glowing runes that are small on the walls and are not particularly regular and in a variety of handwritings. they seem like they’ve been applied at different times by different people.
  • ksenja explains the wall markings: grisha has been here, kostya has been here, dicks, dicks, scott should be by in about an hour. she offers riaeki to ‘make her mark’ on the wall with her knife, which is really ironic
  • we come to a fork in the tunnel. one way is the deep janet from the good place, the other is the sfarfoobib, and ’sharzad’s people’, or mushrooms. the sblarbleeblab way is about a month, and the other way is a little over two weeks. a vote is held to take the longer route, despite ksenja’s sister living in THE MAZE of the deep jeanine garofolo
  • bc it is our 69th episode, it is dank as hell down here
  • we enter the duregar makeout point, which is a natural sauna with a campspace. riaeki is horrible at putting up tents. sharzad suggests they share a bedroll, as sharzad left hers in the barn near the monastery. ksenja helps them put the tent up pretty fast.
  • sharzad carves a totem to the spirits of the underdark in the form of mushrooms. nalia washes her wizard robe and saunas in the boiling water because she has hellskin. riaeki sidles up to lilith and asks her for some, er, tips? for… being with ladies? lilith helps out.
  • while this conversation is going on, lilith … realizes she recognizes riaeki . from the past. when she dressed differently and wasn’t a pirate. and had a normal face. riaeki doesn’t take this particularly well and storms off to her tent but not before asking her father’s name: tehlmar. and he’s definitely dead. sharzad comes over to try to be comforting, but riaeki kicks her out.
  • ksenja asks lilith about her many connections on the surface, and sharzad about her work making little spirit totems. sharzad explains about the spirits, which ksenja interprets as ghosts. sharzad tries to elaborate on her religion. ksenja looks around for things left behind by teens. she finds booze.
  • we drink booze. it’s mushrooms.
  • drunken conversations are had. riaeki whines about being a noble and needing to confront tiatha. kisenja assures us that the rats down here don’t talk. nalia complains that sharzad wants to try to imprison everyone.
  • sharzad and riaeki are canon now
Session Sixty-Seven

- index incarnatus on a pedestal
- nalia and sharzad can read it but its not in common; yet they can still read it; takes effort to realize its not in common
- decide who should pick it up
- created with magic; a singular item
- riaeki notices door they went in thru is gone
- decide that Lilith will pick it up as she’s best armed to resist it
- moving to pick it up, Lilith feels a vast coldness in her mind just before she touches it. it wants her to make a request.
- she asks “what are the artifacts for?”
- the book flips open. inside it doesn’t look old; the ink is a strange color, a rusty red (GREAT!!! TERRIFIC!!!). the section it opens to a page with a grouping of numbers…
- then the gang is in a library in an instant … the bookshelves are in the range of numbers given. Lilith heads toward the numbers they were given
- lots of stuff on the shelves…some places have a key as if to indicate the book they unlock is somewhere even more tightly protected
- paper buddy appears — nalia knows it’s a construct— a creature thats intelligence comes from object(s) being imbued with magic. it only shrugs when questions are put to it.
- it suddenly appears on sharzad’s shoulder. she asks if its coming along and it nods.
- small box on shelf (like music box) is the first of the numbers Lilith was given. riaeki picks it up
- Lilith remembers it from the index as the record of cyrus terran
- riaeki doesn’t open it and the gang debates over message if they should open it or take it and leave etc. they decide to delay for the time being and keep looking
- the next item is a heretical account of the ascension, from the archives of the temple of Myrithel
- after that is a potion flask full of a slightly luminescent liquid. it’s called Imylahn’s mind
- at this point nalia is starting to get really freaked out because she doesn’t understand how any of this is possible etc. the gang tries to calm her to some effect. she sort of staggers backward against one of the shelves, grabbing onto one of the books. sharzad moves behind her in the line at her request and as she does the paper figures brushes a strand of hair from nalia’s face. nalia lets go of the book.
- as they move past a door [?], nalia hears someone sobbing on the other side. no one else hears, but she tells the others
- sharzad asks if paper figure if it’s keeping a shrugs
- riaeki asks if it has the key and it jumps off sharzad’s shoulder and after a few moments comes back with a key
- Lilith takes the key and opens the door. the sobs stop. a small pair of feet get yanked out of view
- Lilith talks to the figure and she comes into the light and is revealed to be a halfling named rosemary. riaeki asks her what year she thinks it is and she responds with a year that is 15 years prior to in-game (YIKES!!!!!!!!)
- she entered through some part of windgaerd
- sharzad says they can talk while they walk, but riaeki reminds her the paper figure let them talk to rosemary because they said they wouldn’t take her out. sharzad asks the paper if the library allows one to check out people as well and it nods yes. then she says they’re going to take rosemary and it shrugs
- next they come upon a painting and aren’t sure what to make of it. Nalia thinks it looks similar to the stained glass in the monastery. Lilith thinks and recognizes it as something from the school of arcanism, a human school of art that was nearly eclipsed by the contemporary elven invasion. the school sought to depict magic in abstract terms…
- riaeki notices the type of magic on the painting is similar to that on her yleth sword
- the magic on the vial is divination and the magic on the box is transmutation
- the next item is phylactery of halea dustborn
- Riaeki ask if its been checked out (yes) is there anyone else here (yes)
- LFDJKS i forgot i have rary’s telepathic bond so that’s what’s happening from now on, except for rosemary
- time seems to be passing in a strange way, or not at all, inside the library
- the gang return to the book, intending to take it somehow
- this time riaeki is the one to go up to the book and asks to check out items. the library responds: only librarians can check things out. it then asks why riaeki is here (to seek knowledge) to what end (i was given a task) etc…during this riaeki realises she cant move her hand just above the book— cant make herself want to move
- the voice then tells riaeki you need a librarian (“no”) not you (“you can’t have her”)
- in nalia’s head now, showing nalia her thoughts and aptitude to be librarian, shuffling thru thoughts lik a filing cabinet. nalia says thats not what she wants and library says you cannot come a librarian. then she asks if being a librarian is doing what the library wants and it says yes
- meanwhile rosemary and sharzad are discussing the possible door out
- riaeki tries to put the tarot card on the book and touch it but is unable to and gets a shock of pain for her effort. sharzad tries and succeeds, picking up the book. the library asks her what’s she’s doing. “i’m here to check out a book”


Session Sixty-Six

Last Time, on Seaside:

Nalia borrows books from the terror library, Riaeki gets a horrorheadache, Sharzad & Lillith train Celeste who discovers her Clerical Powers (not notary), Riaeki tricks rake-up-the-ass-guy, Nalia reads about VampIres

Sharzad & Lillith help Celeste learn how to control her Divine Powers with meditation, by poorly explaining it then meditating in front of her. It’s not very helpful, but Celeste is intrigued.

Riaeki reads the ‘How To Make Friends And Influence People As A Tiefling’ book; it’s very self help and a little cult, but talks about the origins of prejudice against Tieflings (distant demon ancestry, elven institutionalized discrimination). Turns out high elves, once again, are kind of mean.

Sharzad goes on a shopping spree, holy water (at a premium bc she’s bad at this) and adventurer’s gear for Celeste (except the expensive stuff). She then returns back to the barn, and talks to Celeste about holy symbols, showing off some of her more esoteric attempts at honoring the spirits. She explains focuses and how they help conduct divine magic, and discovers that Celeste has been changed by the reawakening- she can see now. She proposes that Celeste could potentially dedicate her divine symbol to whatever anonymous entity gave her power. Celeste considers this, and says she’ll meditate on it, because she’s staying home and not joining the group on their excursion to the monastery tonight. Sharzad and Lillith prepare to leave.

Riaeki & Nalia awake from their naps to the sound of screams- Riaeki activates her detect thoughts, then the two of them go out and search for clues with a bit of trepidation. They find the vampires, already awakened, and attacking students. Riaeki reads the thoughts of one of the students being attacked: pure terror, and “they shouldn’t be /here/”. She pushes deeper- and is caught, alerting the student. Nalia sends a sending to Sharzad: “Sharzad, we need your help, come here now. Please.”

Sharzad tells Lillith there is danger. Celeste asks if she should come- Sharzad asks if she’s ready. Celeste decides she’s not, and Sharzad charges her with informing the guild and Belinda what happened if they don’t return. Lillith speeds off at full speed while Sharzad trails behind at full sprint.

Riaeki & Nalia see another figure emerge from the depths, approaching a mass of huddling students. They discuss what to do, and Nalia uses thaumaturgy to make herself loud, then tells the students to run so the two of them can take on the vampires. The students abide, and the vampires (3) turn their attention to Riaeki & Nalia.


They seem more zombie-like than vampyre, but still seem dangerous. Riaeki decides to pull a daring maneuver- gathering them all around her so that Nalia can fireball them. She runs in, taunting them, and they lunge after Riaeki, and Nalia launches her fireball. One of them rushes out of the way, only taking part of the force of the explosion; they seem damaged, but still full functioning. In just a moment, they have their revenge, lashing out at Riaeki. She’s badly wounded, and Nalia and Riaeki begin to run- being apprehended by one of the Masters of the monastery. The master stops her from running- but more of the masters converge behind them and take out the vampire spawn.

Riaeki really gives the master the business about letting vampires into his monastery, then misty steps away and runs to the courtyard. She forgot to specify that the student who died should be excluded from the fireball. The teacher lies a bunch about what happened (“A student must have been tricked!”) and tells the two of them that they can’t leave until the investigation is complete. Lillith arrives and barely hides properly from the master’s sight on the roof. Nalia inspects his demeanor- it seems like he’s done this before. Nalia does the best Haughty Wizard Voice she’s ever done and We All Love.

(It was useless! thanks!)

Sharzad climbs up the wall with the grace of an ox, and tears her way towards the courtyard, only barely being stopped by Lillith, who lets her know that Rasa has taken Nalia and Riaeki away.


Lillith & Sharzad sneak to Riaeki & Nalia, and Lillith shadowsteps inside; she listens to the guards outside (“Was this a test?” “No!”), then learns the story of what happened. Sharzad wants to run away but Lillith thinks we ought to go for the library why we still can. Riaeki is Hecka Nervous. We decide to do it while everyone is distracted, and Sharzad, with Lillith’s help, blows open a damn hole in the wall. We all sneak to the library, Lillith lets us in, and Nalia makes a sending to the Library, which is Fucking Bad. Riaeki uses Lord Aqueous to open the door, but he says ‘You just need part of the key’- one of the items of Yleth. Nalia touches the Scrying Orb to the door- it opens, but at the same time, we realize something.

Agrippa must have an artifact of Ylethaen to be able to open the door.

We scry it- it’s inside. So we all hold hands, and enter the Library Terror Zone together.

Session Sixty-Five

hello friends i’m taking notes AND drinking pineapple cider so WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE WE GOT FRUIT

  • last time, on dnd: we killed a vampire but like for real and celeste died but she’s okay now
  • lots of vampire puns
  • long discussion of what our plans are, because we have no plans. it’s decided that sharzad and lilith will rejoin nalia and riaeki tomorrow night because of the baby vampires that might rise. in the meantime we’ll research vampires and try to find out more about the library.
  • the next day, nalia spends the day reading and returns to the library for more books. the librarian is sitting on a very high stool and does not have very long legs. nalia asks for books on humanoids, because ‘humans are confusing’. the librarian finds this extremely believable, and softens a bit to nalia. she goes to open the huge scary door and goes into the scary library.
  • riaeki casts detect thoughts as the door opens, trying to sense beings in the creepy library. “it’s like you cast a stone into nothingness, and there’s no response until you hear the echoing of it hitting bottom” there’s a large, strange presence that is unlike any mind we’ve ever felt. so that’s cool. as riaeki tries to read its mind, a loud ringing of unknown eldritch language rings in her ears. riaeki gains a level of exhaustion. she explains to nalia that something is super evil back there and nalia says she’ll read in her room.
  • nalia: i don’t want people to know my bodyguard is sick
    riaeki: nalia you’re way more powerful than me, this whole ruse is ridiculous
    nalia: oh yeah!
  • nalia requests a book about general humanoid…. existence. the librarian is less okay with this, but gets her essentially a bestiary with humanoids. nalia also gets the tiefling version of how to make friends and influence people.
  • sharzad makes a fire without setting celeste on fire and goes for a run. lilith is very sore from getting bitten by a vampire. celeste wakes up very hungover from dying. she has a conversation with sharzad about what to do next— especially re killing the baby vampires. celeste seems very lost, and without purpose since she’s achieved the main goal in her life. sharzad tries to recruit her to our mercenary guild.
  • celeste asks about riaeki’s revivify powers and explains that death felt like a grey, non-being rather than a continuance or an ongoing sense of self. which is an yleth thing and is very bad!!! sharzad offers to help train celeste in the day off. lilith says her hand to hand combat needs work.
  • sharzad takes a very long time to explain how her pistols work. and still doesn’t.
  • riaeki goes to search for her friend rake up the ass guy, whose name we will not be learning. she heads to the fancy mess hall and finds him charming a group of people with a story about getting into trouble at a noble’s event. riaeki charms him into giving her a tour of the ‘secret places’ in the monastery. there’s a bit of a conversation about what might be behind the library door. riaeki wonders if they might request a monster to fight, and he thinks that’s probably a very bad idea and would test thelibrarian’s limited patients. then he leads her to the infirmary, and tells her that sometimes the acolytes volunteer to take injuries for the healers to practice. then he takes her to the chapter room and tries to initiate sex, but fails to do so. riaeki asks about other secrets. he says that you can’t dig deep, because of the skeletons. creepy! he says the monastery was originally a barracks during the revolution, and then was dedicated to iroth. riaeki casts detect thoughts .
  • he thinks that a) riaeki asks a lot of questions, b) is very pretty and is not making out with him, c) that he’s learned to say this response and knows it’s a lie. riaeki moves a little closer and asks about devotionals that are done ~together. he mentions fighting, and prayer, and thinks images that are replaced momentarily occasionally with other images: a corpse on a table, and someone standing over it, someone raising a goblet to their lips, stained with blood. riaeki asks why he came to the monastery— he escaped a daring life of seducing nobles .as she does this, she detects thoughts, and asks him when the masters told him it was all a lie
  • a conversation ensues where riaeki attempts to glean information about yleth while making it seem like she’s also a follower of yleth. it goes okay. mostly, she learns that THE LIBRARY IS A SENTIENT LOCATION THAT WAS PRESERVED FROM YLETH’S FORGETTING MAGIC AND THE LIBRARIAN IS A WARLOCK OF IT. YIKES
  • riaeki tells him (his name is owain and not rake up the ass guy but also is it) to meet her later very far away from where she and nalia are meeting sharzad and lilith and FUCKIN BOOKS IT
  • nathan lane voice intermission
  • riaeki explains to nalia about the library after nalia casts mordenkainen’s janet void. nalia takes it pretty well. they agree to just spend the rest of the day in the void reading books and not trying to investigate evil alivebrarys.
  • sharzad and lilith go on training celeste. she’s gained a level, but sharzad can’t tell in what class. lilith thinks that sharzad’s pistols are loud.
  • celeste and sharzad discuss fighting styles and learning from the deceased. celeste talks about her mother, and sharzad about her brother. celeste talks about dying. and says she felt a hand reaching out to her— a god— when she was dead. THIS ALSO SEEMS YLETHY. celeste is a war cleric now? SHE’S A GRAVE CLERIC
  • sharzad explains how her brother died to celeste, and how the spirits then guided her to her powers. they discuss how the gods fuck with everyone’s lives and why spirits are better. celeste decides to come to calafort.

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