In-game date 1/20
As soon as Kreg’s injection takes effect, Qohan begins to convulse and scream in horror, “It’s a sin! It’s a sin!” Kreg tells Orin to go finish the battle, and that he has things taken care of with the once-intimidating Blue Dragon.
The group quickly mops up the rest of the Blue Priestess’ minions and manages to get her on the ropes. Gullycloak points out to her that they both want to revive the Blue King, albeit for vastly different reasons.
She laughs, claiming that our plan will never work, and teleports away from the battle. With no time to spare, a group of cloud giants comes down and tries to make a business deal for the woman we recognize as the Silver Owl. Gullycloak, still hyped on adrenaline, decides to kill the giants for trying to profit off slavery. Not that the rest of the group really disagreed with him.
The group talks with the Silver Owl after a quick skirmish and she reveals that Cuthbert’s Hammer will take a while to charge, due to the fact that this Engine is comprised of two parts: one on the surface and the other in orbit that must be perfectly aligned in order to fire. During that time, we’ll have to deal with all of the Blue King’s forces trying to kill Silver Owl. The group tries to see if they can just wait to activate the pages right before they fire the engine, but Silver Owl claims it could be difficult.
Further, she mentions that it will be difficult to get a vast navy to the island where Cuthbert’s Hammer lies due to the Blue King’s forces sinking most ships that cross any sea right now. The group discusses binding some air elementals to a ship to carry her and the Silotown Saviors to the island.
With this plan in mind, they try to trick Ocular Guardority into believing that an entity known as Supreme Ocular Guardority is trying to usurp his place as guardian of the pages. Unwilling to let the Silotown Saviors protect it without insurance, he dominates Luca to lay down his life for the pages. The Saviors quickly dispel the domination and swap the pages with some fake ones. O.G. comes back and the Saviors come up with a quick (and badly acted) bluff that Supreme Ocular Guardority got the pages and ran off with them to the island to the south. Enraged, O.G. disintegrates Luca for his failure and commands them to go retrieve the pages.
As they saw their friend collapse into a pile of dust, the Saviors knew this was the last straw. Ocular Guardority’s arrogance, disrespect, and insanity had always been begrudgingly tolerated as long as he protected the pages. But now he was no longer necessary, and further, he had killed one of the Saviors. Gullycloak, Orin, and Iona put down the monster with extreme prejudice.
With all of this in mind, the group decides to rest before beginning preparations for the end of their journey: Cuthbert’s Hammer.