So there we are; us, and the monkey people, Gorillons, are waiting for us. One of them makes a crude gesture at Casidhe. I immediately mark that one for a particularly brutal ass kicking.
“Baelon, negotiate,” Kira says. I wave at them and say hello in Draconic. It’s not my fault that abyssal monkey people don’t speak my language! It looks confused, and charges us anyway.
I can say I tried, right?
Shokti charges forward, and begins hacking away at the crazy monkey people. Kira casts Freedom of Movement (I’m pretty sure it’s that, anyway- I’m no slouch when it comes to knowing most things arcane). This barbarian guy knows how to take a hit, that’s for sure! He can trade them pretty well, and proceeds to slice and dice this monkey guy with a raptor claw and a club with teeth all over it, with one big tooth at the top from a dragon turtle. One of them flees into the fog, and Casidhe does something horrible to the other that approached. Shokti takes a swing at one as it also flees into the fog. These guys are pretty tough, though, and retaliate fiercely. I take a few good lumps myself. I return the favor, though, digging into bastardly monkey flesh. I see Juni coming up on my right, stumbling over her own bootlaces, and the Gorillon smacks the crap out of her. There’s a whoosh at my back, and suddenly Kira appears beside me. His attack is fierce.
Shokti screams loudly, and for a moment, I’m afraid that they’ve killed him. However, he runs towards the one attacking me and beats on him (after they’re done trying to kill him). After a moment we’re trading blows with these guys, and I get a few good hits in. These guys are tough, but not as tough as us! Juni creeps past us, stabbing wildly at the Gorillon in the fog. Kira takes a step back, guarding Cass and casting a spell that I can’t see the result of. Shokti continues to crash and bash his way through these guys. Juni and Shokti beat on another one until it stops moving. Cass throws another Orb of force, and the Gorillon runs away. Shokti runs screaming into the fog- and stops screaming, followed by a sickening thump. I suppose that’s why you don’t go running off into a fog bank in the Abyss. Damn, and I wanted his harpoons, too! Alas, poor Shokti….I didn’t know him well.
Anyway, Cass casts Mass Fly, and we fly over the thick wooded forest, spying a well below that has a Retreiver in it! We are cautious; we know that the creature will attack within a certain range. At least, we think it would. Juni flies down into the hole, and much to my horrific surprise, she makes it all the way down! I realize I’m holding my breath a minute later, and Juni is still alive. Kira flies down a moment later, and I tell him I have his back, waving my scimitar around. There’s no sounds coming out, puzzling the heck out of me. I lost sight of Juni, and Kira is just standing there. It’s times like this that I wish I knew how to play charades. Or something.
Kira and Juni fly back up and tell us that Planeshifting would be a good idea, followed by a trip to Broken Reach. I’m all for going back home, but not so keen on going back to the Abyss! But, oh well, what can we do? We need healing, and we need help. We join hands, and prepare for the shift. After a brief moment spent hovering above the water, we end up back in Farshore. We’re greeted by Tavi, who is adorable for his age. He tells Kira something, but I’m too busy feeling a bit of agony to notice.
We go to Iago’s Shack for some healing. Turns out, the guy brews a lot of healing beer, and I buy a lot of that. We go our separate ways. As it happens, I think I’ve developed a taste for the brothels in Scuttlecove, but I know I can’t get there under my own power. I’d hate to think that adventuring has turned me into a lech, but there it is. Better than a lich, I suppose.
I think of Mirri, actually. I think she knows how to teleport, and I’d feel more comfortable asking her rather than Casidhe. How do you ask a teenager to teleport you into a pirate brothel? You can’t, not easily anyway. I think I’ll go see Mirri. I find Mirri and Tico, who is not startled when I start blithering on about money and hookers. Tico politely declines my offer, but I wasn’t after her anyway. Hell no, not after what I heard about those twelve guys she annihilated with nothing more than her breasts of divine fury. Mirri wants a favor, though. She’s expecting a package that I can pick up while I’m in Scuttlecove, but I have to get the fingertrap from Kira and deliver it to that half-orc woman. Why not? This way, everybody wins!
I get to Scuttlecove, and I have my fun. I give the fingertrap to our half-orc friend, who gives me a book for Mirri, who swipes it upon my return.
I show up at the Last Coconut. After munching from burnt porridge, a little dragon swaggers through the door, wanting to join the party. Interesting. He’s basically a kid, but he says his god sent him here to join us. I feel sorry for him, though. His god must be cracked if he’s sending kids to help us out. Not that I’m not grateful for the help, and Ben is a nice guy, for a copper dragon.
We finish breakfast, and we’re back in the Abyss, looking for Pazunia, I think. We see a city in the distance, and begin walking towards it. The closer we get, the more fortified the city becomes. We also see a caravan full of mercanes and tieflings. We move ahead of the caravan and reach the guarded gates. A giant-headed manthing with red hair guides us into the city after a few trivial questions. The statues are rather risqué, but overall, it’s a homey place.
We’re shown in to a throne room, and we meet the lady of the city, I think. She’s pretty, but then again, we’re in the Abyss. Can I really trust my eyes. She and Kira exchange words, and I don’t think she’s taking us very seriously. I can’t imagine why; we’re a very intimidating group. However, she gets off her throne and begins nibbling Kira’s ear, and then tells us to leave in about 24 hours. We leave town, holing up in the giant mansion that Cass summons. Juni finds Ben’s happy scratch spot in no time, and I lament that I have to pay to have a girlfriend. It makes me wonder if something is wrong with me, but I don’t care. I think I’ll spend the money to buy a love golem or something.
Casidhe has a good look at that tooth, but I don’t know what they mean. Ben exposit that perhaps the tooth can be used to bind the creature that it belongs to. Afterwards, Ben and I talk about my boots, but I think he thinks I’m bullshitting him.
Afterwards, we teleport..right into the fog! Turns out, the fog is lightly acidic, but it doesn’t hurt us that much. We stuff Elora into the Magnificent mansion. And, she also brought Mikle.