Well, I finally found a door and used my port key to go into the Academy, rushing to get aid for my blindness and returning to deal into the fray, for surely the scribes will face an untimely death at the head (nudge-nudge… get it? Ha!) of that shrieking harpy, especially since soon after making my exit, I got bumped on the shoulder by an equally frantic (and equally blind) Hasdrubal, cursing this granny head and vowing to find a way never to be robbed of his senses again, whatever that means…
Anyway, I quickly hear the voice of the Teleporter Guy, Colm Meany or something like it, who wants to make a deal in exchange for getting back my sight. Since blindly walking the halls of the Academy in search of my Master didn’t seem like the fastest way to come back to help the scribes, I readily agreed.
So I need to get something called a Delithium Matrix, which is found in Rusk. Oh, it it’s controlled by their military no less and it’s used to power their mechs. Well, this is going to be easy…
At least, he said there was “no rush” to it. No rush it will be then! teehee.
So it turns out that the remaining scribes kicked some ass in our absence and won the fight! Nasah took control of one of the skeletal warrior and ended up threatening Grumpy Granny with death if she didn’t shut the hell up, which she did. A day of Miracles!
So Rhea met with Hasdy and I and we were soon teleported in the city proper (not where were came from, which is disappointing to say the least…). So we hurried through the catacombs we explored yesterday and soon met with the victorious Nasah and Orfée, who was busy searching through the library.
Grumpy Granny, Nefereku, gave us all the information she had on her grandson, in-between insults that would make a sailor blush. I kinda like her style, when her attention is not directed at me of course.
We explored the other side of the corridor and came upon another library, this one containing death records of the inhabitant’s family (the other library was filled with birth records. So a life library and a death library it seems).
While snooping around I found a secret compartment with a trinket in it! Samir is getting pretty good at finding hidden things, and Samir likes it!
Orfée, for her part, takes the most recent records of both life and death for herself, surely to study them and find some hidden “compartments” of her own.
We arrive in a room with a blue-tiled floor and as soon as I stepped inside the room tiles began to float in mid-air, spinning. Oh, and crashing into me, of course. The blow was so hard that it threw me outside the room. And it hurt like a bitch.
Well, the tiles are spent, so I guess we’re good to go!
We arrive in a room with a giant statue of Anubis in the middle, and what turned out to be a Crypt Thing hiding behind it. The whole party was separated by its ability to teleport enemies randomly.
Luck was on my side on this one, as I got moved inside a dormitory with my trusty friend, Hasdy. Hearing the sound of battle nearby, we quickly made our way back into the fray. This battle was a hard one and we barely made it. Nasah and I nearly died, but were brought back to life by our Repeat Life–Saver, Orfée.
So we’re in front of these huge doors and we can hear some kind of ritual going on inside. My guess is the person responsible for this death pulse is within. So for the first time ever, the Mewling Quims PREPARE for battle BEFORE charging head-first into trouble! See!? We’re Learnin’ stuff!
Rhea decided to take a potion of recollection the Academy gifted, which turns out to be poisoned! She instantly fell asleep. Imagine what would’ve happened if she drank it during a battle. All the group is perplexed at this event, but I know who is behind this treachery.
-Newman- Theofyr! When I get back to the Academy, I will see that he gets his just desert… Oh you’ll see. YOU’LL SEE!!
For my part, I drink a potion of Spider Climbing and I used a recently-acquired wand of invisibility as my strategy. As soon as the door open I charge inside and start climbing to the ceiling While Rhea throws a fireball into the little army of zombies that the grandson (who’s flying, by the way, making Hasdrubal’s attack rather complicated to achieve) summons to his aid.
And the battle is ON!
We managed to win the fight! We did it! We even captured that bastard (an Academy Renegade, no less!) that was a- flying out of reach of Hasdy most of the time, b- had a stone skin spell on himself and c- kept using his rod of energy-draining on us, since he was unable to cast spells on our band because I kept wrapping him in darkness.
So we’re back at the Academy and we are issued spending money. AGAIN! Ooooohh yeah!