Timeline: 34 AQB, Days 7 back to 5
When I woke up, the dimensional space that Dan made had morphed to a much more luxurious room. I woke up in a finely crafted hammock in a room of deep forest green walls. Gold leaf lined the molding around the room and the door. Strange that he had such good taste and yet still chose to have that beaded curtain in his room.
The others woke up and came out of their rooms, we all had breakfast and began to head on our way down the path set before us. Soon, we entered a cave and began to hear voices. As we crept up to see what was going on, we saw many humanoid creatures trying to dig out the time machine. They looked just like that mottled yellow-skinned guy that tried to burn down the inn and kidnap Lyanna back when we were just starting out.
Now to form a distraction so we could sneak over to the… goddammit Korbin, we don’t have to introduce ourselves to EVERYONE. This guy is going to be the death of me. Two of the creatures, which I learned were called Githyanki, appeared in front of us in the same way Dan teleported to and fro. They got annoyed when I was dodgy about why we needed to get past and our relationship with the time machine. One of them got frustrated and began to attack.
As all of them began to surround us, I animated the rocks to distract the Gith around me. Cheera was getting smacked around pretty badly, but she managed to stay upright while taking a few down by herself. Korbin and Dan pulled off their Black Tentacles/Grapple combo to keep most of them out of our hair. A couple of large red pack lizards went after Dan and Lyanna, but Korbin smashed one against the wall… honestly I got a little distracted and didn’t see who killed the other one.
As we mopped up and looted their bodies, Orin appeared in the doorway of the time machine and pointed out the Guardian of the Gate. He waved his hand, revealing that the dullard was a Death Slaad! He waved his hand again and the filthy toad’s head exploded in a mist of viscera. Orin told us that we should be more careful of who we bring along to get to the time machine.
As we piled in, he told us that it’s likely that the reason he was knocked off course was because there were two time machines operating in the same time period. I informed him that the Elder was now aware of our time travel and Orin believed that the rakshasa may be involved. He told us that we had to go back and send El Chuch with the minecar to the Guardians of Lore’s castle to save our lives in the past.
As we walked out onto a ridge overlooking a valley, we saw a horde of Morlocks surrounding a bunch of Cyclopes that were near the drill-car. Cheera informed us that the creature floating above them was some kind of failed beholder. Dan and I came up with a plan to teleport Korbin and I into the drill-car so we could bring it back to the others and rocket away from the fight. Before we could do anything though, we saw a bunch of Drow coming up behind us.
What would happen now? Should Korbin and I wait until this potential conflict with the Drow was resolved? Or should we just go for it? Don’t worry, I’ll tell you what happened in the next chapter!