The group decides to take the precaution of tying each member with a rope as they make their way across this room. Jaeshar and Brantus hold the other end in case the trap is triggered and the room pivots. It is time consuming, but proves to be warranted. Everyone makes it across safely, including Flicker on Nyll and Kibbo on Liliandil. Jaeshar moves across the room last.
Once each member completes the journey, the group reassembles in the next room. Here, (room 3) the chamber is quite warm.
A large fountain dominates this small chamber. Steam rolls off the superheated water pouring from a stone obelisk at the fountain’s center, filling the entire chamber with its haze. The dead body of a female kobold lays peacefully on the edge of the fountain with her hand on her chest. When Kibbo reaches the room, he immediately moves to her side. Those with him the first time through this room, remember that this was a close friend of his. He had told the others she was a fellow slave and abused by the elite blackscale warriors here and ultimately killed. She had disappeared several weeks ago.
The blue scaled Kobold takes her back into her arms. “Can we bury her outside? We talked about freedom and going outside. She would like that.” He told the others.
The fountain is fed by a hot spring. The water is quite warm and full on natural minerals. Otherwise, the room appears to be empty.
Liliandil looks to Janiven. “The body of your father is not far.” The group moves down the southern corridor out of this room traveling to the intersection. “Ahead is our way out. We found the body of your father that way.” She points down the west corridor.
Janiven immediately moves in that direction grabbing Liliandil by her robe. “Come with me Priest. I need the light from your robes.” The raven haired woman ordered.
Liliandil, surprised at the offense, moves quickly with the woman. (unless you say otherwise, I’ll assume everyone follows.) The group moves westward to the intersection (marker 6) where the headless body of the man still lays.
Janiven drops to her knees next to the body looking it over. Struggling to identify the body due to the decomposition, she reaches for his arm sliding the shirt sleeve up. There was a tattoo on the forearm that confirmed her worst fear. She began to weep. “Daddy.” She muttered as she held her face in her hands. For a brief second, this grown woman was reduced to a little girl again.
The group stepped back giving her time to grieve for a few moments, before Liliandil asked Brantus if he’d help carry the body outside for her.
“Let us help you take him outside for a proper burial.” She offered.
The group eventually moves back into the last remaining room, which offers the stone staircase leading up to the monastery proper. This (room 1) was were Kibbo and Jardregg were originally rescued.
Liliandil looks to Pippa and Jaeshar. “It is roughly 3 hours past the height of the full moon. If either of you have been infected by Celeste or Greypelt, the curse will be revealed upon exposure to the moonlight.”
“I advise you both stay close to me at all times, while the others keep a safe distance. If the transformation begins, and your body changes shape, it will tear your clothing. I suggest you hand your equipment off to the others and wear as little as possible.” She advises.