6th Eleasias (contd)
Fabius scouts ahead invisibly. Spotting seven hobgoblin clerics and four wraiths in the domed Outer Sanctum ahead, he wisely withdraws and tells the other PCs what he’s seen. The party cast protective spells and then move towards the temple. Enzo casts fireball in the centre of the room as the wraiths swoop down to attack, only to be turned by the power of Selune wielded by Avatea. The hobgoblins are defeated but the wraiths return, stripping Johan of his magical protections with dispel magic. When they’re dealt with, Enzo and Avatea fly up the shaft at the northern end of the room to spy on Azarr Kul in the Inner Sanctum 100 feet above. As they do this, the two surviving wraiths come back and attack the others. This time the PCs manage to get rid of the incorporeal undead permanently.
Leave the Fane and rest for the night. Avatea is plagued by terrible nightmares again – a wizened old crone is riding on her back – and wakes up feeling drained (-1 Con, one 5th level spell slot lost).
The PCs cast plenty of protective spells and then teleport into the Inner Sanctum, arriving on the balcony 30 feet above the pedestal and Azarr Kul. To their dismay, a silence effect pervades the chamber, preventing Enzo and Avatea from casting spells. To make matters worse, the silence only affects the party; Azarr Kul’s two erinyes lovers are able to charm first Ager and then Fabius to keep them out of the battle. Meanwhile, the four abishai swoop into combat and Johan leaps down to the floor below to attack the High Wyrmlord. He gets one really good blow in before Azarr Kul protects himself with fell magic that prevents Johan from closing to melee; the frustrated Jade Phoenix Mage is forced to take his angst out on the blue abishai. Enzo and Avatea move to the top of the shaft from where they can cast spells; the sorceror attacks the two diabolic temptresses with dancing web and devil blight but ends up entangled in one of their ropes. The two erinyes and Azarr Kul cast unholy blight and flame strike on the PCs who are bunched up near the top of the shaft; these spells break the charms on Ager and Fabius but the halfling is soon charmed again. As Johan finishes off the last abishai, Azarr Kul casts mass inflict light wounds which puts Enzo unconscious.