“…Are you there?”
YOU WERE LOST TO ME.
“We’ve been in the ruins of a massive Thassilonian statue, a day’s walk up the coast from Sandpoint. Most of it has been submerged, but it looks to be of the Runelord of Greed.”
THE MAGICS THAT BIND ME ARE ALSO PART OF THAT TOWER. IT IS ONLY BY CHANCE THE MAGIC HAS DEGRADED HERE ENOUGH TO ALLOW OUTSIDE CONTACT. IT IS NOT THE SAME FOR THE ONE YOU WERE IN.
“So the towers are the same, then?”
BOTH ARE WATCHTOWERS AGAINST THE LORD OF WRATH. WHAT DID YOU FIND?
“It had been converted into a base for a cultist of Lamashtu. She was serving the town up as an offering.”
I ASK WHAT YOU FIND, AND YOU TELL ME OF CHILDREN PLAYING KING IN A CASTLE. WHAT DID YOU FIND?
“Sorry. We’ve found a medallion, magical, of the Sihedron. A few common elements, but something I can’t piece together yet. A ring I’ve yet to identify at all, and a strange demon that guarded it. Like a mix between a bear, a goblin, and a wolf.”
A BARGHEST. A TRIFLE, I ASSUME.
“Actually, it was quite powerful. It required several spells to bring down.”
THEN YOU HAVE NOT REALIZED YOUR POTENTIAL. BUT THIS WILL CHANGE.
“On that topic, once we get to town we should have more than enough gold to launch an expedition and retrieve the book.”
“But I thought-”
YOU WILL WAIT IN SANDPOINT. WATCH WHO RETURNS TO INVESTIGATE THIS TOWER. ACT IF IT IS CALLED FOR.
“Act on what, general? Is there something here that we missed? There was a message of the Runelord of Greed, on repeat. It was degraded, but he spoke of some great work they were involved with. Do you know what that was?”
HOLD YOUR CURIOSITY, GREEL. YOU WILL DO THIS BECAUSE I REQUIRE IT. THAT IS ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW.
IF YOU CANNOT, I WILL FIND ANOTHER. YOU WERE NOT THE FIRST.
“No… No, I will go back to Sandpoint. I’ve got a few other things to do anyway.”