In this post I will try and cover what happened to Mearic behind the scenes. As well as describe the happenings of last weeks game.
It was the ides of spring (the middle day of the month/season) and Mearic was nervous. The organization that ‘gave’ him his ship has a long dark reputation. An even darker reputation if you owned them money. Maybe they wouldn’t find him? Maybe his position in the Tower of Athens would protect him? Maybe they would come later? All these questions and more ran thew Mearics mind as he watched the party make their way to the town. He nervously waited in his captain quarters. His wait was not long, within a few hours the contact appeared.
Gilgamesh was working the crew as usual making sure the camp was kept in order. He smelled ozone and felt a tingle of magic as a few feet away a woman magically appeared. She looked middle aged with natural white hair and green eyes. She payed him no mind and made her way towards the captains quarters.
“uh lady, where do you think you are going? that’s the Capt…..” Gilgamesh was cut off as she turned and looked at him. Her green eyes piercing him he felt his throat tighten. Gilgamesh’s hand went for his weapon but as he stepped forward drawing it he was surrounded by color, he tried to step thew but was overcome by pain and agony.
‘Fool’ was all the said as she turned and walked to the captains chambers. With but a motion of her hand the door opened. She walked inside and the door closed behind her being sealed by a magical light. Gilgamesh meanwhile was surrounded in a burning magical sphere silenced, a few of the crew tried to help but only got scared or injured themselves, but after a short time the bubble and then the ward over the door dissipated and the woman was gone. Mearic told the crew that it was ‘alright’ and that the visitor was gone and that they should repair the ship. Gilgamesh was not to badly hurt except for his pride.
When the party returned to the ship they set off back to the Tower of Athens. Identifying the items they found and resting from their battles the few days at sea are calm.
As they make there way to the crescent harbor the party can tell there is something wrong. Black smoke is coming from the capitol. The Dark Warships are attacking Wellington.
Mearic has the ship stop at the Tower of Athens telling the others that he must go and find out what is going on. As fast as he can Mearic makes his way to the wizards tower.
Tryanell whos mother is in the city cannot wait she makes her way to a small boat almost rowing away before Velrath can finish getting in. It is an absurd distance to row but in her paniced state of mind Tryanell can only think of getting to the temple.
Marvin had a vision while on the seas but only now did it make sence he thinks he needs to protect his dark relic held by the tower in the vault his vision was of it being destroyed. With little idea of how to get to it he makes is way to the tower.
Toram decides to follow Marvin after he checks on Jack to make sure he is ok with staying on the boat a little longer.
Inside the Tower
Mearic was in a panic the city was being attacked and here he was sneaking threw the mages tower his second home. It was mostly empty, most of the other mages where helping in defense of the city and the guards that normally guard the west wing where luckily no where in sight. The door sat unguarded. With little hesitation Mearic opened the door, a slight tearing sound was made was the paper seal on the inner side of the door was ripped. Mearic flinched expecting an explosion or some other nasty trap he was surprised when nothing happened. He saw now what he had been sent to do. A door like any other he had ever seen was before him now. More lock then door any rogue would undoubtedly find it impossible to crack. Protected by many magical wards glowing in spinning in sequence. Mearic pulled forth and unwrapped the device given to him, he was given simple instructions but looking at this door it made him doubt what effect this little device would have. He did not think too long about it as he lightly tossed the device toward the door. Like a strong magnet once it was close to the door it stuck to its surface. Following the only instructions he had left he ran. As fast as he could he ran down the stairs and out the tower. All the way to the ship he ran, only to find that all the others had already left. He could only hope that none of them had went in to the tower.
Marvin and Toram entered the tower it was quit inside the regular hustle and bustle of this place was nowhere to be heard. Marvin in a rush immediately went to the stairs down to the lower levels where he knew his book to be held. Toram did not gander as he was unfamiliar with this tower and sensed the expeditious pace in which Marvin took.
~The device steadily worked away at the many magical wards, slowly at first but once their was a crack the force from the other side began to come threw the barrier. The built pressure had been building like steam for many weeks as the two beings trapped in this cell had contested each others wills but with this help from the other side the containment, of both of their wills manifesting, could no longer last. With a great explosive force one was ejected from his cell, and then a great vacuum formed in the space his mind had once filled. The tower could not handle this great magical force. A great detonation followed by a great implosion the great tower of magic was demolished.
He had been waiting and planing, preparing for this very moment. He knew the vault below held his possessions many of which where useful, more useful to his enemies as well. Many of his items had been marked making arriving at the vaults outer chamber easy to scry and before even Marvin could arrive he had teleported to the vaults entrance and destroyed the wards which protected its contents.~
As Marvin and Toram made their way down many levels they heard and felt the great blast they hurried they pace and they arrived at the lower vault, the door open already and the wards removed. A man waited for them it seemed as they entered his eyes showed surprise as if he expected some other outcome, yet he did not hesitate. With a single motion he triggered a basic sand timer protected by a magical barrier, and disappeared. The only thing remaining where he stood where a pair of boots.
will finish later