Drow Wars: Episode 22 Planequake
Cast of Characters
- Fëanáro Calaelen, Elf, Male, Arcane Archer
- Lady Lorenna FireEye, Human, Female, Mystic Theurge
- Sir Ter'Ri, Human, Male, Monk
- Sir Alfric, Human, Male, Rogue
- Gibora, Half-Orc, Female, Bear Warrior
- Brottor, Dwarf, Male, Cleric
- Jessault, Dwarf, Male, Cleric
- Levithix ux Bahamuti, Dragonborn (Half-Elf), Male, Wizard
From the journal of Brottor
Without warning the ground begins to tremble and shake violently. At the same time there comes a sound like thunder followed by the roar of rising wind. We see visions of images for a second then they are gone. There are screams from around, people think it is the end of the world.
It is the rifts that had appeared previously are now happening on a larger scale. We think we are in the middle of a planequake! There is general panic going on, some people get sucked through rifts away while random people get dropped onto our plane. There is infact a giant mismatch of devils, demons, angels and other random planar stragglers. A rift opens up over Levee and he only just leaps out the way.
There are a lot of rifts and many are staying open! Steady rifts are blue, but there are black rifts around.
Jessault heads to the church to defend it against the evil and get as many people in there as possible. I draw my hammer and get stuck in. A human babbles to me about terrible tentacles, I go hunting. I find some horrible tentacled troll thing.
Levee flies up to a rift and examines it. It will probably be 2 way. Its steady but it won't be permanent, over time it will shrink. The black ones are less gateways more an entophic fissure - it erodes reality around it.
From the journal of Rubina
Hack, Duck, Slash, Roll, Stab, Spin, Kill, Cleave, Twang ("Oi Cal, that one was a bit close!"), Bounce, Cut, Parry, Miss (bugger), Maim (Ha!), Jink, Eviscerate, Wohooooo! This is great!
Eventually after 1/2 an hour of absolute carnage the sides seem to come down to demons/Devils vs. Angles, etc. Levi has found out that as the larger rifts are slowly shrinking "Rubina's Interdimensional Import/Export Corp." may not be a go-er.
Alfric ponders charging the sides rent to se our plane as a battleground. Levi comes across the Xoth Sarandi Citizens Concerned About the Sudden Appearance of Trans Dimensial Rifts, Demons, Devils and Associated Phenomena (also known as XSCCASATDRDDAP, from now on known as an angry mob) who claim that a old women is responsible and is a witch and should thus be drowned as one, leaving aside the fact that the world is stuffed full of mages, clerics etc. so all are surprised that being a witch is that bad a thing, there seems to be no evidence that he weights the same as a Duck! There are a load of clerics (which look like terminators/cylons) stopping the crowds (they won't let her be killed without a trial) she isn't helping her case by cackling. The archer (who has had fly cast upon him) picks up the witch and ask's where she wants to be put, she says just in the street somewhere (his chaotic nature showing itself). The crowd is understandably annoyed but Terri's powers of persuading (and the massed ranks of screaming beasties) persuade the crowd to fin d shelter instead of carrying on the argument.
The Holy Vacuum cleaners are not impressed with the mess in our plane, Rubina points out that it was quite ordered until they turned up!! (and the demons, etc. as well but no need to bring logic into witty retorts).
Back at Lorenna-stadt Lorenna's students are being ripped apart by a big black, evil looking gribbly with BIG claws (the crowd cheers!!) as it attackers it's blows as well as slicing them up also cause them to shrivel up.
Lorenna tries to summon an earth elemental the, crowd goes quiet waiting to see what comes back (given that plane shift, teleporting, etc. is considered a Bad ThingTM), luckily what she actually summoned turns up, the idea is that it will give enough me for the students to escape and Lorenna Teleport out. The big gribly attacks and the summoned earth elemental and after a load of failed fort. rolls is left with bugger all con and close to death (Lorenna is starting to get a rep. on the ethereal plane, at some point they may stop answering the phone and/or unionize). However Lorenna keeps failing to summon elementals allowing the gribbly to eventually start butchering students. She is starting to realize that either the planequake or whatever is causing the planequake is acting to prevent summoning creatures. It does spot Lorenna and starts to move towards the tower door, by this time the students that are left
have run into the surrounding woods (left for the beastie to hunt down later once it's killed the hippy, mmmmmm sport).
Lorenna turns into a dire hawk and fly's above it, unfortunately as she flies off she gets caught in a cone of cold and does TWENTY EIGHT DAMAGE, (no-one is impressed). Lorenna lands on top of her animal companion and TP's to XS.
Levi checks out what is happening elsewhere and finds that the elves in typical sensible fashion (says the fellow elf) choose to concentrate on defending their island because that is where the conclave meets. After a while Terri, Rubina and Cal start to get bored as there is not really anything of a challenge and start to discus where they will go for lunch. Whilst wandering along killing evil stuff they round a corner and find a beautiful women bound to a pillar by chains and asking to be released. Cal the randy sod is all for releasing her straight away, Rubina in a fit of jealousy advises against this (and telepathically calls upon Levi), Terri says "So there is this beautiful bird all chained up and no [witnesses] around?", Cal moves within range and Terri starts to question her. Cal tries to shot the locks off WITH HIS BOW!!!! but pings off, he tries again with more arrows this time breaking one of the chain this time. Rubina tries to stop Cal releasing her by standing in the way but the noncy ranged specialist with his noncy ranged class features keeps succeeding in hitting her (bloody non cy ranged people, morally suspect I say). Finaly Cal stops after Terri ask's him too. The chained up Tramp says she was chained up because the towns folk blamed her for causing all these rifts, Terri seems to think she is telling the truth. Rubina cuts her down in order to put her in a sack to cover her shame (and make sure that Rubina is still the most attractive women in the square). Rubina steers Cal away from her saying "Lets kill something you don't need that Human Tramp, she probably had a a dose anyway."
As soon as she gets to the road she grows bat wings and fly's away, Cal shoots her with an arrow of death whilst Rubina moves to match her, however Cals arrows kill her. Behind we hear a scream of rage from a big black pissed of demon (presumably her boyfriend).
Rubina moves in and attacks doing a fair amount of damage (although he is immune to fire and cold with an AC of 50), the demon responds with a meteor storm which deals 99hp. Levi turns up and time stops, he first cures Rubina for 13hp (woooohoo), Immunity to fire for everyone then drops a load of spells on the demon, Terri runs to get Lorenna and Alfric. Rubina wakes up and uses dance of a thousand cuts on it then hides round a corner. The demon hits and grabs Levi but Levi TP's behind it and casts a (sadly ineffective) Anti-magic ray at it. Cal fires an arrow at it and does some damage. Meanwhile Terri finds Lorenna and Alfric, Lorenna casts mass fly on them all and sets off (and will take 7 rounds to get there).
next round as she can't do much (as the demon is flying about and the fly cast on her ran out long ago) she sits there polishing her nails. The demon casts blasphemy on Levi and Cal (who has flown up next to Levi with his armour) but instead 7 orbs floating around levi wink out of existence. Levi tries to cast Dimensional Anchor, which fails and instead force cages around it leaving some gaps to shot it through. The demon TP's next to Levi who casts Freedom of movement on himself (just in case) and casts an acid dealing spell on it before moving away (taking a minor AOO). Cal tries to shot it and deals 20hp. The demon, slightly annoyed with the killer of his girlfriend (Cal) does a full attack attack the object of his hatred and almost kills him before grappeling, Levi tactical teleports both Cal and himself into the force cage!. Rubina can only stand there shacking heard head in bewilderment. The demon dispels the force cage, Rubina starts to sell popcorn to the crowd watching the display. Levi casts solid fog on it and moves to join Rubina, as does Cal. Levi dim doors himself, Cal and Rubina away just as Lorenna, Alfric and Terri, arrive, luckily the Demon starts hunting Cal.
We meet up and heal and Lorenna gets a sending from the Elves in the conclave that they want a chat. An Angelic delegation wants to meet us and are annoyed about the planequake which Hell has taken advantage of and attacked all over. They advise us to work with the heros from other worlds; as no one really knows what is going in we should knock up Lord fNut of Arithmia.
From the journal of Brottor
The tentacled thing grapples me and resists my wall of fire. Despite several attempts I am unable to break its grapple on me and the mouths on its tentacles drain my strength. My attempt to use the decanter of endless water to jet it away fails and I am forced to use my inate healing. Realising there is no way I can escape these tentacles I use Word of Recall to escape.
We meet up, we wait for the planequake to end then grab some gear and Levi opens a gate.
Arithmia is a pleasant to look at, there are outcroppings of rock rising from the water with structures on them instead of multiple separate buildings each one is a single one giant structure. The nature of the plane maximises divination spells and calms emotions. There is nobody around so we fly around and enter the structures on the nearest rock, the interiors are empty and abaonded. We move to another rock, its the same result. Levi, Alfric and Terri fly up to look around, Rubina goes swimming.
Alfric eventually spots a tower with bones at the top and a floating sphere above them. The sphere is of stone a lot darker than the rest of the plane is is rotating slowly on its vertical axis. Beneath it are the charred remains of several inhuman creatures. Rubina insults the sphere. Cal flies down to the ground with the bones and is not zapped. I examine the bodies but can't tell what they are, Cal throws a bone at the sphere, we determine that the bodies had been blasted apart by energy.
Cal calls out to the sphere from the ground under it. The sphere stops rotating and starts glowing red. Cal hears a voice in his head
"who are you?"
"I am one of the starborne, here seeking answers to the planar rifts. And my name is Cal."
"Why do you exist?"
"I exist by the will of Newith, Master of all things"
"Can you be certain?"
"I have faith and faith implies certainty"
"what is faith?"
"faith is belief"
"what do you believe?"
"I believe we are here to find the answers to the planar rift and lord fNut. Are you fNut or can you show us where to find him?" At the question the glowing increases in intensity.
"what is death?"
"A stage on a journy"
"and where does the journy lead?"
"no idea. These questions are becoming tiresome." The glow increases again and the pulsing increases speed.
"Tell me why I should no destroy you?"
"Because there is a greater threat than any of the us currently in the planes."
The sphere opens out, in the centre is a tablet. The words on the tablet arrange themselves into words. "Congratulations on passing the test of the sphere. We are sorry we arn't home right now, if you want to survive please meet us in the skull of Pathar." There is a map of the planes on the back. Jessault has heard of Pathar - his a dead God, primary god of a defunct religion who created everything. Absorbed in his creation he neglected his worshippers and by the time he realised it was too late. The gods of his panthon had left him, his clerics had died and even the words he had created had starved and died off without the attention oftheir creator. He went mad and consumed himself, starting his hands and feet until all that was left was an eyeless head floating through the planes.
In the morning we Heros feast then Gate there. We find outselves floating in blackness. The only salient feature is a bright point of light some distance away. We fly towards it. Its a massive jewel that could accomodate a palace with room to spare. Beneath it is a huge skull. As planes go it is extremely stable in terms of movement, it probably isn't effected by the rifts. We can see people moving around inside the skull. As we approach a group of men approach on banesteeds. The men look wary and their armour is old and damaged. They tell us this is neutral ground and if we start a fight everyone will kick the shit out of us. We tell them we've come to see fNut.
One of them leads us into the gods skull. In the centre of the skull is a great amplithreatre where the neck once joined. We have an hour before the meeting so we have a look around.
There are factions (result of Brottors detect evil):
The Ariel Demons of Hecke (EVIL): A load of demons wearing carnival outfits. Led by some weird demon in a clowns outfit. They come from a layer of hell called the ragged carnival.
Bodyless Ao (EVIL (EVILER)) and the Ivory Child (NON-EVIL): A blond haired child of about 10, radiating an aura of innocence. She carries a skull on a black velvet pillow. The eyes are rubies and the teeth diamond, it is massively massively powerful! Demilich!
The Court of Jasmeria (EVIL): tall willowy elves, wearing practically nothing, very beautiful and graceful. Their leader wears nothing, but she has been body painted to resemble a figure in armour. With a white elf that looks really evil and feeezes everything around her. Our old friend Gan Scarrow is with them.
Higraves Huntsman (NON): the guy's we met on the way in.
Legion of the Realm inponderable (NON): 5 human sized creatures all wearing black body armour.
Philophers of the realm Arithmair (NON): Old men wearing robes.
The Plane Spiders (NON): Large spiders of metal and glass with glowing bits on the back end.
Retinue of lady Myonatix (NON): colourful figures led by a smiling woman. The retinue are bizarre and include a prizmatic dragon.
Silven Covenant (NON): more elves with creatures with them. The oppersite of the plane of Jasmeria.
Threnody Velvet (NON): Hippy/Rasta Drow: (same as Lorennas pupil)
The meeting begins when Lord kNut calls the meeting to order. He bits everyone welcome. The worlds we inhabit are being destroyed which causes the planes around them to cave in. The question is who is doing this, why, and how do we stop them. First we need to look to our own security. The top of the skull is open but anything could be in the lower levels.
The girl speaks for bodyless Ao. He detected creatures below this part of the skull when he created the dwellings. There are some witty comments before Lord kNut asks for volunteers to go looking in the lower levels of the skull for beasties.
Nobody is sure what is destroying the plane, the Velvet speak up that its the Drow, we agree. From the comments we learn that Ao is pretty mad. There are various legends about plane destroying artefacts. There should be legends and prophecy about it that people need to research.
During discussion the plane spiders let us know that all the destroyed planes have so far been small ones.
- Cal volunteers us to go sweep the skull for gribblies.
- People need to go look into magical items that can destroy planes
- People need to look into apocalypse legends
- People need to compile a list of planes will be likely to be targeted next.
From the journal of Brottor
The meeting breaks up into differnt groups. Rubina goes to talk to bodyless Ao. He doesn't know what it is in the lower skull just that he felt something there. After the discussion the skull goes to wash his hair.
We get one of Higraves huntsman to show us some of the entrance to the lower parts of the skull. The entrances are all narrow. We go speak with Jasmeria about what they sensed down there, they are fairly hostile to us given we thwarted their plans with Kawhore. Jasmeria sensed creatures exactly 100 feet below the dwellings.
We buff up and teleport down. We are in a cavern that is humming with a single word chant "Thren", it is being chanted by stone things all around us on ridges of bone. There is a riased circle marked with hyrogylphs in the centre of it is a spiral staircase leading up.
Cal lets rip with a hail of arrows while they use dispel magic to remove many of our buffs. Rubina dances round one and cuts it to pieces. Jessault misses with his lightning bolt and I cast Divine Might on myself. Levee is amased when his spell fizzles against the creatures. He follows up with a cone of acid.
Cal shoots one with his bow as they move in and attack us, their attacks hurt. Jessault has to withdraw and I attack the creature that charged him while Rubina slashes another one to death. Alfric and Terri each flank one and attack it. One attacks levee and he imprisons it in a forcecage.
The creature dispells the forcecage and comes back for levee. Cal is being attacked by 2 of them, there is a rip, a scream and suddenly I'm covered in poncy newith worshiping elven blood. Seems someone is going to need a resurrection later.
I smash my enemy with my hammer slaying it as Terri despatches his enemy with his staff. Rubina dances around another leaving only one left that we all surround. Jessault breaths a line of acid on it and it dies.
Jessault and I wring out our beards into a cup so we have something to ressurect Cal later. We search the room while Levi translates the writing on the stairs. It basically translates to "KEEP OUT". So we are going up....
Then the trap triggers.
A Hellball scorches us, ouch.
We continue on the stairs. they lead us to a cozy looking library. There is a skeleton sitting on a chair infront of a fire gripping a white staff. There is another exit from here. Alfric tells it "we are here from the conclave above...." and attempts to talk nicely to it guessing it's a powerful mage.
It doesn't reply. It is infact dead, an actual dead skeleton that we tried to diplome with! There are various detect evils and magics cast, nothing is evil but the staff is magic. Levi puts a forcewall between the staff and the rest of us and goes to pick it up, expecting the worst. He feels something cold but nothing bad happens so we move onto the books. They get loaded into the bag of holding.
We planeshift to Xoth Sarandi.
From the journal of Rubina
We try to raise Cal but his spirit decides that we actualy would rather not hang around with this lot (Rubina is quite jealouse). We hang for a bit, the next day Levi has to make a will save (before casting identify on the staff) he seems to pass, the staff is an uber Staff of Necromancy, unfortunatly it also the spirit of it's previouse owner who once a day can try to take over the wielder of the staff (hence the will save), after discounting giving the staff to a peasant then killing them we start trying to work out who would be able to deal with the staff. Rubina pushses for Ao (as she has somewhat of a soft spot for him), others suggest Gelnix. In the end the spell casters decide to stone shape it into the alter of the nearest temple to Vendis so that any random adventurer and/or bricklayer can discover it and free the evil epic-level ultimate necromancer (once more Rubina dispairs of hedge wizards and snake oil salesman that seem to make up the ranks of Spell casters).
We then drop in on the Elven conclave who are aparantly pleased to see us but feel that we need a new
patsy figurhead puppet leader, a Paladin of Vendis (Yayyyyyyy, not) called Sir BRaxxisus, hero in his own lunchtime. The party starts to fight over Cal's old equipment, we decide to sell most of the stuff which nets . We then plane shift back to the skull (after explaining to the goody-two-shoes that he can't randomly attack the people gathered on the skull. We appear in the skeletons (now ransaked library), Alfric looks for any traps but dosn't discover any. We enter a room thats looks like a combination labratory/museuem with a dead body motif, however there is no evil detected. We buff and enter, there is an alter with strange runes on that Levi decides to read, it's actualy a large rather impracticle spell scroll, he needs to get closer in order to read it properly, as he appraches a trap is sprung and a resilient sphere drops around the alter (and Levi), Lorenna says "well he will be protected in there" just after she says this an acidic glow appears inside the sphere. Levi takes a small amount of damage and teleports out. Brottor uses the decanter of endless water to shower of Levi, Ruboina thinks this is getting far too homoerotic. Given h misssed the last one Alfric has another search for traps around the workbench and finds 3 scrolls amongst the detritus (all clone spells). We carry on down the next passage way and reach a junction where we go left.
We enter a room "Don't feel right", there appears to be a hummanoid shaped depression in the floor, no-one wants to go in and all where ready to leave it until Levi noticed the book so Rubina summons Cannon Fodder No. 34 a wolf and sends it into the room to have a shufty whilst everyone stands around the corner with their fingers in their ears. She gets the wolf to grab the book. The books contains a partialy completed epic spell "Soul Merge" which the necromancer appears to have been planning to use to merge with the skull of the god we are one and gain the power of a dead god. We return down the coridor and head back to the lab, to check out the alter now that the sphere and acid are gone. Levi has another look, is caught in the trap and has to be hoses off again. We find a deep pit, Loreena cast's fly, after 8/9 minutes going down we return. We come across the Hellball trap and Loreena summons a wolf to set it off. We return to the council on top of the skull. Lord fNut calls a meeting where we report back our progress leaving out the bit about the staff and the Soul Merge spell. Lord fNut asks for pregess reports on the rest of project plan, they have identified a number of planes for investigation and by chance 3 have been penciled in for us to look into. (Rubina thinks that we have been overcommited and that someone has forgotten to enter our OT rate into "M$ Project Year of the Fruitbat").
Blue Lethary: a pleasure demi-plane set up by a family of McCain merchants.
Muzzoimone: a plain of tranquilty a 300 sqaure nile forest island.
Fire Falls of Turrendo: A Circular plane with rivers of buring mercury (which may be able to grant immortality).
We decide to travel to the forest island plane, after some discussion Lorenna flies up to try and have a look above the canopy, she sees tree's as far as she can see with a blue sky above. Loreena tries to attract some animals to talk to, however she is turned by a squirrel, ahe then tries to turn into a squirrel because this will make it so much easier, unfortunatly she retains her charisma score even as a squirrel, the poor bstard squirrel tells her to "Jog On", indicating a direction. As the rest of the party didn't hear/understand the conversation we don't know the full details. As we pass along we hear a loud roar and our ears pick up, and something(s) big seems to be approaching. 2 Big things appear and scream out stunning everyone for 2 rounds, Rubina and the Paladin get hit for quite a bit of damage. After recovering from the stun Alfric hits one, then the creatures hit Rubina and the Paladin for even more damage, Rubina then gets her own back, Levi casts a couple of spells at them both, only the acid creating one doping any damage. Terri, moves to flank and does a bit, the Paladin gets his revenge as well loreena casts a spell that will hit next round, and brottor then hits it for a load
From the journal of Brottor
As Rubina has run away from it the creature goes for me and its claw strikes cause a lot of damage, the one attacking Braxus continues to pound him. Alfric climbs a tree to escape being shredded. While up there he spots some small lizards watching. Rubina comes dancing around them going a world of slashing damage, Lorenna puts a prismatic wall between me and one of them. Terri whacks one with the baseball back of death, Levee drops a lightning ray on them then an acid ball. The creatures roar again which suns everyone bar Levee and Rubina. Levee tactically teleports us away from the creatures then imprisons one of the creatures in a forcecage. Rubina is the closest thing to the remaining free creature and it attacks her with its claws, she is now seriously injured. She darts around it slashing then Levee drops another sphere of acid on them. Before the creatures can get to us he puts a wall of force infront of it. Deciding that its too much hassle to go eat us it runs off. We recover from the stun effect and go examine the trapped one.
Ter'ri has a conversation with it. It sounds pretty smart, but it is a giant cat, so its speech is rather direct: eat or be eaten. It is initally curious as to why food is talking to it. Apparently it has a mother, Levee thinks she has 3 heads and will be even larger. Not pleasant! Given its sister has probably run off to fetch mummy we want to be leaving. Sharpish!
We cast fly and head after the lizards (possibly kobolds), Levee summons a pair of wolves who go check for the smell of the creatures, they lock onto the scent and we follow them in the air. We come upon a massive tree that has a lot of small sized holes in it, we think we are being watched. We try to communicate "we come in peace" etc.. but get no answer Levee goes up tot he hole and speaks in Draconic, "we are here in peace and will wait away from your tree for you to come out."
The old kobold speaks, "root trippers, who are you, do you lead our enemies, why are you here?
It is clear they don't understand about the planes, levee explains about holes in the sky. They invite us to dine with them. We don't detect any evil, they are a tribe that lives in the trees. They offer us feasts and will tell us their legends.
The Legend of the Coming of the Gnawlers of Gnawlers
It is a painful lengend for them to tell. There used to be only 2 things - runners ot be huntered and gnawers to be fled or killed from stealth. If you were up in the trees you were safe and all was good. 300 moons ago the air broke - holes appeared in the air that things came through. Things of fire and smoke that they fought for 12 moons and drove some of them back. Then the gnawer of gnawers with 3 heads appeared and killed everything that opposed her. She made her home in the ruined stones and hatched eggs whhich the kobolds tried to smash - they only managed one then things attacked them and now are destroying stuff. This was about the time the planar rifts happened on our timeline.
Tale of the Pork ones
A great hunter went seeking runners and found 3 strangers which he hid from and listened to. They were hunting the holy place, a holy place they would not speak of. They tried to perform the magic at the holy place so the hunter went and got all the kobolds together and they killed all 3 of the strangers and sundered the item they had and were trying to use. This was about 15 years ago, which is 2 weeks in our time.
Tale of the broken stone
An ancient tale of people who were different to the kobolds. They were strangers to the place who came from a door in the air. They had mages and clerics and peace with the kobolds, then one day they all died. The kobolds dont't know why.
There is some debate, Braxus and I convince everyone we want to go to the stone city and whack big mummy cat of death... the main reasone everyone agrees is there is probably ph4t loot in the city. It takes 4 days to get there, the place is nothing but rubble though at its height it must have been immense - at least as big as Zoth Zerandi.
3 features are left: the crumbling walls of a fortress or temple, 2 crumblings legs of a giant statue and a mass of uneven stone that might have been the statues head. The kobold legends said that the mother creature passed through the stone legs. We go through the stone legs and down to a giant chamber. There is mummy + 2 kids + some eggs there, they attack us while we are still in the corridor, this is probably good as it means only one of them can get at us at once.
They roar, my silence spell protects us, Rubina, Braxus and I both whack the one at the entrance to the corridor then Jessault brings the ceiling down on their heads. This crushes the eggs and buries them, they are going to be pissed.
Levee casts reverse gravity on the mother which flings her and the rubble around her into the air, then opens a horizontal gate under her at floor level. Dismissing the reverse gravity he lets her fall through the gate. Jessault the summons a swarm of elementals and a monolith and levee uses bigbies forcefull hand to force the other 2 into the gate, then we close it.
We go searching the ruins and find an intact library buiried beneath the rubble. There are a lot of scrolls, 5 of which detect as magic. There are 3 skeletons one of which has a golden scoll case, unfortunately their robes have decayed into dust. One has a rod, and a pair of rings. There is a throne the base of which detects as necromantic. We use an earth elemental to loot stuff which triggers a symbol of death which levee counterspells
- Clone Scroll
- Foresight Scroll
- Mages Disjunction Scroll
Meteor swarm Scroll
- Pismatic sphere Scroll
- Rod of the epic spells
- Ring of Epic protection + 8
- Ring of epic Wizardry 7
The flask is some sort of extradimensional space we don't know what it is. We surround it with a forcecage and stick an elemental in it. The elemetnal opens the flask, and a geaser of black insects pours out. Its a RUIN SWARM! Oh dear... good thing we surrounded it with forcewalls.
GM Note: At this point the Drow Wars campaign was set aside. The view of the group was that Epic Level play wasn't really working - too many spells, options, broken rules etc... Enjoyable game up to level 20 though!