Once the party is back in Gao, they restock on supplies and relax during the evening. The next morning they meet with Twelvin, and (surprise) he has a new job for them. Evidently a large Feywild incursion has appeared near the small town of Oak Glenn. First a group of soldiers were dispatched, but they didn’t return. So the guild dispatched a team from the guild. But they didn’t come back. So now they want us to go and find out what happened.
The party gets a chit to travel with the teamsters, and hops a ride to Oak Glenn. Once they arrive, the bartender gives them a quick overview of the situation and then goes to get the mayor. The mayor arrives to discuss the problem further, and then they summon a scout to lead us to the incursion. The scout (Tros) arrives, and the party heads south towards the incursion. After an hour, things start to feel weird, and we all start seeing things. Shortly after that, as Tros is scouting ahead, he shouts “Gar” (his uncle, who was the scout for the previous group), and then we hear a scream.
The party rushes forward, and finds a small glenn, with Tros laying on top of Gar…surrounded by giant mushrooms. Several party members recognize them as Miconoids… Combat ensues.
Bulwark charges a mushroom with a shield strike, hitting it soundly. The Miconoid responds, but misses. Then a sovereign releases a burst of spores at Bulwark, and hits him.
Nals targets a guard, and strikes it with magical energy, while Torgak charges the priest and smites him. Likewise, Quiz strikes the guard in front of him, and releases a lightning bolt that strikes other enemies. Then Serator steps up and casts hypnotic pattern in the middle of the enemies.
The guards make their move. The first one is distracted by the hypnotic pattern, and moves closer to it. Another releases spores at Quiz & Arcosis, hitting both. The final one hits Torgak with its spores as well.
When the sovereigns begin to move, both are drawn to the hypnotic pattern as well. Then one attacks Torgak, hitting him with a headbutt. The other attacks Torgak and misses. Finally, the priest is also drawn into the hypnotic pattern and then turns and strikes Torgak with his staff.
Nals releases an area effect spell – striking a sovereign and a guard – bloodying the guard. Torgak retreats to safety and Quiz tries to get rid of the effect of the spores. Serator does a scorching burst in the middle of the enemies, striking a sovereign, the priest, and a guard. He then takes another action, casting Icy Terrain on the same square, hitting the sovereign, the priest, and the guard again.
Arcosis heals the barbarian and steps away from the guard mushroom. Bulwark moves, and his hit by a guard he passes. But then Bulwark attacks a sovereign, striking it. He then attacks the enemies around him hitting the priest and killing it. The priest explodes, healing a nearby mushroom.
A guard charges Quiz, striking him. Another charges Serator, but Serator’s shield saves him. A sovereign explodes, but misses Bulwark, while another hits him.
Nals throws a chaos bolt, and hits – bloodying his target. Serator casts phantom bolt, striking his target. Arcosis steps up and flanks an enemy, so Quiz can attack with flanking. Arcosis then attacks himself, hitting the mushroom and killing it. Bulwark attacks his enemy with his thorn strike, killing it.
One of the remaining guards hits Nals, while the other strikes Quiz. A sovereign releases spores at Bulwark and Torgak, but misses.
Nals responds with another spell, damaging another mushroom, while Torgak charges a guard and kills it. Serator fires another phantom bolt at a sovereign, striking it and sliding it against Bulwark. Quiz does a booming blade against a guard, striking it. Arcosis also strikes at the guard, striking it and killing it.
The prone guard next to Bulwark explodes, but misses.
Torgak charges the last mushroom, striking it. Arcosis attacks it as well, killing it.
After the battle, the team talks to Tros and his Uncle. His uncle was captured by a group led by an Eladrin. He was sent to get help, but was ambushed. He also says that the soldiers were all dead. He says he can lead us to them. But he insists that Tros returns to town. The team agrees, and sends Tros back to town.
Gar is now leading us, and things continue to get stranger. We need to get to the tower and defeat the guardian (the Eladrin).
After about an hour of moving south, he approaches us and lets us know the Eladrin are waiting for us. He’s not sure how they knew about us.
The group decides to charge the tower, using rubble as cover to avoid the archers. As we attack, we see Eladrin, but they look warped – they have grey skin, with black veins, and red eyes. They have armor and long swords. Two soldiers and the guardian approach, while the archers start firing hitting Quiz, Nals and Serator.
Torgak charges the guardian and unleashes his rage. Serator fires a spell at the nearest soldier, immobilizing him. Meanwhile, Arcosis stands and casts song of courage. Nals fires magic into the fray, critically striking one of the soldiers. Quiz stands up and runs towards the enemy.
The immobilized soldier emits a wave of chaotic energy, striking Bulwark. The other soldier hits Torgak, and the guardian hits Torgak and restrains him.
An archer hits Serator, while the other fires and hits Quiz.
Torgak lashes out at the guardian, hitting him and gaining temporary hit points. Bulwark strikes the downed soldier in front of him and pushes him. Serator attacks the guardian, striking him. He then releases a storm pillar. Arcosis retreats behind the storm pillar, and then fires a spell at the guardian, striking him and bloodying him. He then fires at a nearby soldier, striking it too.
Nals fires at the same soldier, and hits critically. Quiz moves up to the archer, marks him and charges – striking him.
One of the soldiers sprays chaos at Bulwark again, striking him. The other soldier hits Torgak.
An archer fires out at Torgak, pincushioning him. Torgak responds by charging the guardian and smiting him with his axe. Meanwhile, Bulwark hits a soldier and knocks him prone. Serator attacks the downed soldier, striking him. He then fires a phantom bolt against the same soldier, striking him and sliding him a square. Arcosis attacks the guardian, hitting him and killing him. Nals fires a chaos bolt at a soldier, hitting him and killing him. Quiz chases down an archer, and hits it.
An archer fires at Torgak, knocking him prone. Meanwhile, the other archer hits Nals too.
Torgak charges the downed soldier, striking it and bloodying it. Bulwark strikes the same soldier, smiting it. Meanwhile, Serator moves up so he can engage the archers.
The archers respond, shooting at Arcosis and Quiz, but not doing any damage. Serator responds by firing at the last soldier, striking him and killing him. Meanwhile, Arcosis smites an archer and bloodies him. Nals uses a frost spell, striking the same archer. Inspired, Quiz uses booming blade to strike the same archer and kill him.
The last archer lashes out at Torgak and hits him and knocks him prone. Torgak gets up and uses his second wind. Serator responds with an Icy Terrain around the archer. Quiz attacks the same archer with booming blade, wounding it.
The archer drops his bow and attacks Quiz, but misses.
Torgak charges the archer and hits him and bloodies him. Bulwark joins Torgak, and hits the archer with his sword. Arcosis strikes the last archer, killing it.
After the fierce battle the heroes rest, and then move forward to investigate the ruins.
Torgak – Barbarian
Nals – sorcerer
Arcosis – Bard
Quiz – Sword mage
Bulwark – warden
Serator – Wizard