The party cautiously storms the tower, managing to ambush one cultist before Brigg blundered into the throne room, where the cult leader, Ash’track, was exhorting his minions to find something. Naturally a fight broke out, and after several setbacks (Woodrus is down again!), the party emerged triumphant. After searching the tower, Redbear discovers a secret door, which leads to a small room with a lever. Being an adventurers, the party pulls the lever, which causes the dias in the throne room to move, revealing a stairway leading into darkness.
Redbear takes point, and the party decends into the darkness… There are the dust covered remains of a bedroom or study. The frame is all that remains of what was once a large four poster bed. There is a wardrobe in one corner, an antique desk a about five feet away from it. Next to the stairwell is a large mirror. There is a caved in fireplace next to the bed. There is a door on the East wall.
Eldeth looks in the mirror, which shows the study as it once was. There are beautiful hangings on the walls, a fire in the fireplace, and a beautiful elven woman behind her, walking towards the door. When the Eldeth turns around, The scene stays as she saw it in the mirror. The woman leans against the door frame, and says in an archaic form of the common tounge;
“Don’t worry so! We will see each other again! I promise!” As she says this, the scene fades back to drab reality.
The party searches the desk, where they find an old, leather bound journal. It is written in old Elvish, and missing many pages. Most of the pages that do remain are damaged and smudged beyond legibility. What can be read is as follows;
”...So far, no success. I know that there must me a solution. I refuse to accept failure!”
“Have had some luck with life transference tec…. ....nfortunatly leaves the donor…”
”...effects not sustained. Must look elsewhere!”
The party leaves the study into a large laboratory. It is very large: about 50ft by 40ft. In the center is a 10’ by 10’ magic circle (Arcane DC 20: The circle is currently set up to aid in the channeling of life energies). At one end is a large table covered in dusty, broken pieces of glass which may have once been test tubes and beakers. Along the walls are eight large dust covered bell jars; one jar has a large crack, and another is smashed open completely. There are footprints in the dust leading away from the jar. Against the back wall is a large statue.
The jars are covered in dust. When Brigg wipes the dust away and looks into the jar, he sees a creature…. WHICH LOOKS BACK AT HIM.