Session 9: Belius, The Hand, and Korax
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The party started its day by moving towards the next Artifact. Across a desert that, to all those there, was caused by ancient magic. After a bit of a walk they found themselves at a cathedral which had a moat of Lava flowing around it. When they couldn't understand the Fire Elemental they asked for something that spoke common. A Dragonborn envoy was sent out and the party was taken in to meet Korax, the volcanic dragon. The dragon had had a recent robbery and wished to have the party retrieve the the one book that was missing. The party asked for the artifact that Korax had in his possession. Korax also told them he is looking for the other 2 libraries, and the master library, all of which he was looking for at this moment.
The group then used phantom steeds to first go to Jenson and hand of the hands they had taken from The Hand. Quincy told them they had no idea what they were up against. They left Quincy one crate of goods lighter.
The party then made their way to Oboro and looked into the Auction. They found that a Sorcerer was selling a book, that no one was sure what was in it. After getting into the auction they outbid and then captured the Flame Sorcerer and killed his guards. The party took the book back to Korax along with the Flame Sorcerer. Korax gave them the greaves and told them to forget they were ever there.
When the party returned they helped Durn open his new bar "The Deck of Many Things." They spoke to Mountain who told them of a missing dig team. The party being true heroes they went to help. They found when they got there a large section of The Hand was working to keep one man contained. They spoke to William and found that he had no idea why they were keeping him. The players then went around the corner and found a large world painting, they figured was 4,000 to 5,000 years old.
Within minutes the party was watching as Grimdark, a paladin they had saved in the woods, started attacking William. The party decided that William was possessed and performed an exorcism and saw a four-armed large creature morph out of William. They worked really hard to do the exorcism and when the beast turned back to William they believe that they have solved the problem.