Having now dealt all the denziens in the The Harrowed Lanes the party ascended to the next terrace following a road that climbed steeply and curved into the opening at the base of a tall stone tower. The octagonal tower stood 50 feet tall and completely blocked access to the terrace above save for its entry tunnel. Darius Huss and Bourne the Damned entered into the tunnel to find a gate to find an iron-banded gate slightly ajar. Not noticing anything they entered into the tower and were completely shocked when the whole structure ended up being a trap. The floor raised up smashing the two into the ceiling, the portcullis then fell on them doing more damage, which was then connected to a swinging wall which smashed them again into another wall. That wall was relieved to be false and as the two found themselves flung into a wall of of spears. All this destruction then revealed an ochre jelly that was then to finish off what remained of the victims.
Bourne the Damned easily dodged the traps and was eager to take on the jelly, however Darius Huss took the brunt of the damage which his damage reducing armor and active spells meant he came out better then one would expect. However if the jelly was not enough, another wall was revealed to be false and 9 black skeletons and their dread wraith leader attacked, launching fireballs from their necklace of fireballs. The gods where with the party as the necklace of fireballs didn’t explode when the dread wrath cast a fireball on one of the black skeletons wearing a necklace. Kypello Hilam and Mallark Illileriel then joined the other two in defeating the monsters.
The party then continued entering the heart of the necropolis that awaited, finding that the temperature drops noticeably, bringing a bone-numbing chill. The worn path ends at the base of the cliff where several ornate stone facades have been sculpted as the entrances to tombs. Other crypts stand along the path, their stone surfaces marked with the imbrue of time. Many of these vaults have been opened, their doorways black
hollows like the sockets of a skull. What awaiting there gave little resistance to the party and they continued on into a small park where a group of trolls resided. Again the party had little trouble dealing with the trolls, and found a The Nine Disciples at the heart of the troll encampment.
Next the party encountered a water fall coming down from the tier above, that formed into a pool of water with a dark inky center. The party assumed this could be the source of the The Missing River . The water pool then formed the basis of a river that extended further along. A menacing looking bridge stood over the river, where a huge spectral skull with ram’s curved horns flanking its fang-filled maw floated a few feat above the bridge’s aspect. The party decided to avoid the bridge completely and just flew over to the other side.
The domiciles of this terrace then started to crowd together forming a veritable maze of streets, alleys, squares and dead-ends. The northern portion of this neighborhood forms a hump or lowhill creating an ascending swell of huddled roofs and spires. At the hill’s peak is just visible a black steeple boldly rising above the surrounding chimney pots and gabled heights. The cracked and age-worn streets rising into this forbidding urban tangle seem to warn away all who might dare brave its crooked slopes and endless switchbacks. Bourne the Damned which quick to notice that a The Nine Disciples was sitting on the steeple of the church, but also the flying creatures that were in the skies. Kypello Hilam cast invisibility, mass on the party and then flew directly to the church and retrieved the statue.
The party then looked around the church and found a entrance leading down beneath the church. They entered into a vaulted chamber of ancient crumbling brick is stale and heavy. Heavy stone sarcophagi were placed haphazardly around the room, sealed under a layer of dust, their lids bearing the images of evil-looking robed men and women in repose. Heavy brick columns support the groined ceiling, and thick cobwebs hide the brickwork above and dangle down wisps like spectral hair, swaying in the slightest of air currents. Two of the sarcophagi closest to the door have been thrown open revealing empty coffins within. Surprisingly no creatures were present and the party continued forward until they cam to a badly battered door that was spiked shut by pitons from the outside. The party looked inside and were surprised to see 6 gorgons waiting for them. Mallark Illileriel recognized the creatures having a breath weapon that turned flesh to stone, and quickly cast a pit spell to stop them from coming out of the room. However before the other party members could react, the gorgons cast their breath weapons and turned all but Mallark Illileriel to stone. Mallark Illileriel then had to use his wits and movement abilities to move around and cast more pit spells to kill the gorgons. Darius Huss was then able to be freed from the stone statue he got cast as, and then he and Mallark Illileriel teleport-ed