In the first mission of this band of LightRaiders, the OverLord sent them into the Heinous Heights in the Western Peaks not far from the Highland Forests. There is a woman who is held in chains, living in bondage to a dragon. The OLMN wants the LightRaiders to rescue her from this castle.
The heroes leave together, passing through a hollow tree in the passage lake called Mount Challenge Lake. As they passed through the Dragon Lands, they watched as a giant bird passed over head. They travelled through the woods and into a clearing at the base of some cliffs. A lake lay before them. It was fed by a river that flowed over the cliffs, leaving the surrounding area covered in a light mist. Ahimaaz, inspired by the mist, decided to quote the Truth Mist WordRune. In the mist of the WordRune, he saw a large spider lowering itself from the ceiling.
On the other side of the lake there was a path leading up to the top. The adventurers made their way around the lake and up the cliff path. As they reached the top of the cliff, they were met with a most unwelcomed suprise! A cave troll on patrol.
Well, after a quick check on a door in the castle wall – it was locked! go figure – they found a gate around the corner. After Axel reading the Gate Opening WordRune, the party walked into the gateyard. Our heroes were having some trouble working together without fighting or making a lot of noise. After the gate closed on its own, they turned back around to head into the castle and found one lone goblin facing them with two one-handed crossbows aimed at them.
Without much said, the goblin fired on Xandoni and Rhys. It took a while, but they destroyed the goblin and made their way into the castle. They made their way up an interior stone stairwell. On the 45th step, they found a coridor which they followed for a short while, after successfully using a vision check and listening check.
As they walked down the corridor, they heard some noise coming from behind a door. While they tried to hide, a young slave girl walked out of the door and saw three of our adventurers. Instinctively, the heroes calmed the girl’s fears and started to share the news of the Great Rescue with her. Xandoni the Possibility WordRune to see what could be in this young girl’s future. In the looking glass, they saw not a little girl, but a young lady dressed in leather armor wielding a great lance riding a giant eagle. Well, after a conversation that lasted for what seemed like hours, this little slave girl bowed her head and accepted the OLMN as her redeemer.
The adventurers realized that there was someone else in the room that the slave girl just entered from. As they looked in, they saw a very large woman sitting by a table filled with all kinds of food. She was struggling to move and breathe. Galahd read the Possiblity WordRune to use with this woman. They realized that she needed to be rescued and that she was in bondage to food through a sin enchantment from the dragons. After some heavy conversation, they convinced her to come with them.
But just as they started to leave the room and head for the stairwell, an alarm sounded somewhere deep in the castle. They had been found out. They ran down the stairwell because there were voices and footsteps from above. They reached the bottom of the stairs and ran across the openning to the gate. After getting through the gate, they dashed around the corner and head-first into a giant cave troll running at them, swinging a battle axe overhead.
What would happen to our friends…?