- Arg - Half-orc
- Gnarly- Druid
- Christopher - priest of Mithra
- Maximus - Magic User
- Skwanky - Halfling Warrior
- Wolf - Viking
As the party rushed this feeble looking woman she blasted them with a cone of frost just as Maximus cast a hold person spell on her.
With all the soldiers dead, including Captain Vanir and Christopher mortally wounded, Arg and Wolf butchered the witch who turned out to be an Ogre Mage!
Finally entering the tower's base chamber, they found only a number of soft reclining chairs. But as they were deciding to sit upon them, the door slammed shut and some magical force pinned them to the ground.
Once the disorientation and the magic dissipated, they found that a hole had opened up in the ceiling that wasn't there before.
Arg tossed the Halfling up into the hole to find what he could see. Skwanky discovered that about thirty feet into this hole were rungs in the stone.
Gnarly turned himself into a raven and flew up the hole and discovered that it opened up into a spacious chamber filled with a moist air and fog.
Tying a rope to the rungs, the wounded party climbed up into the mysterious chamber. Blindly exploring, they eventually came upon a wall following the slightly curved wall for a way they were attacked by a vicious Heiracosphinx. Killing the beast in a bloody battle they found it's lair in a pile of rubble and looted some treasure.
Not far from the lair they found an iron spiral staircase climbing into the whiteness.
As they ascended the stairs they were attacked by a trio of petranodons, which after some hack and slash they dispatched.
|Meeting a Medusa in the forested chamber
As they fought these mystical sprites they noticed that the Giant just stood his ground and didn't try to attack them by throwing boulders.
With the fire creatures defeated they stood across the grand hall facing the Fire Giant who goaded them on. They talked with the creature and discovered that he was a servant of the Heart of Invernese, the power that built this tower and what is controlled by Zadir the Stygian wizard.
The giant was guarding the entrance to the higher levels of the tower.
After a parley where they tried to get the giant swayed to their side, the badly wounded party thought it best to head back down to the forested room and lick their wounds for their coming battle against the Fire Giant...