No offence to Sucy but after the last few days I don’t think I’m too keen on magic right now. We’ve just left her families tower and we’ve given testimonies to the royal guards who came to inspect things. Sorry, getting a bit ahead of myself again, a bit of backstory first. Sucy needed some help after her Grandfather did… things in his room at the top of their tower so myself, Viscardi, Silas and Eriis went to investigate and it was clear from the start that things were weird. Before we could even start exploring we had to go through one of three doors that would wither make us grow, change us or make us lose something. I chose the first one and passed through now far larger than the others while Eriis lost her trap rod, Silas became a half-orc and Viscardi became an adorable little goblin. I don’t think he enjoyed that but he was just so cute. Along the way we met a bunch of little gremlins looking for magic and shiny things who Eriis stuck into her backpack and a larger gremlin who sold us a map to the tower. The tower also had a bunch of bad guys in it; sentinel golems that shot magic at us, a magic snake with creepy eyes that made everything go dizzy when we looked into them and a large beetle that drained our life force. That last one actually had a bunch of jewels and a magic decanter that would heal us if we drank blood from it which works fine enough even though it almost makes me sick with the taste. Further on we found a really big gremlin called Knob who really didn’t like magic and was causing problems for the other gremlins so we killed him too. He had a big shiny horn so I took that while Silas took a bunch of his other body parts for testing. Later on we found a nice construct called defect who helped the gremlin from earlier to help Silas with something. It took a while but when they were done he came back with this big wheel that he can use to beat up bad guys which is pretty awesome. We came to a split in the path further on though with two doors, one with words written in some outsider language and the other written in undead language. Silas and Eriis went through the first door while myself and Viscardi went through the second. I’m not sure what the others found but we found a talking skull that gave us some pretty good advice. Viscardi got a magic bell from him while he told me how to deal with a certain issue I have right now. It didn’t take long until we all met up again and we fought this necromancer fey creature who wasn’t really all that tough all things considered. After we dealt with him we came up to this pool of blood and Viscardi rang the magic bell, which ended up cursing us in return for some magic loot. In retrospect I’m not sure if it was worth it since it wasn’t the best stuff and every now and then I get really dizzy and confused.
Finally though we made it to the top of the tower where we used the water from a magic well and returned to normal (still cursed but I wasn’t big anymore) and we went through a magic mirror which led to a bunch of winding paths that were really hard to understand. We found more sentries that we had to destroy, a bunch of gremlins who were killed by a mutated Ettin (we looted all the bags nearby without it noticing) a huge creature that we fed enchanted armour to and a magic flame that enchanted the new rapier that I bought from the gremlin (it has fire now). Also, Eriis licked some yellow liquid that the creature left after feeding and she ended up shooting lighting out of her.
Before we continued on though we decided to rest up for a bit and that was when I had another bad dream. These three flying snake creatures came up to me and offered me some kind of gift. First of all I could figure out that Grandfather sent them because when I said no they mentioned something about passing on the message. Secondly if he wants to give me something maybe he shouldn’t send people that are obviously evil and who kept laughing at me and finally if he wants to give me something then he should come himself next time. I mean, he did tell me not to be too trusting.
We were all suprised when we neared the end of the tower though as we met a government official who also turned out to be an agatheon. He actually made Viscardi a paladin and he asked me to drink some of his blood, a reward for saying no to Grandfather apparently. Also something is up with Mr Kalaeney because as it turns out he knew what was happening here but asked the royal guard to let us deal with everything, I might need to bring this up with him when we’re in school next. Anyway we entered though the final door and met up with Sucy’s Grandad who transformed into a creepy snail monster and used some really unfair time magic. He reversed gravity, shot Silas with a cannon and did… other things that I don’t want to get into but in the end we somehow beat him. Defect, who he was keeping suspended in air smashed a pocket watch he was holding and the tower and Mr Draconia changed back to normal, the latter Viscardi immediately bound and gagged. Afterwards the royal guards swept through the tower for evidence and took him away, asking us to give statements about what was happening in there. While I’m happy that we could help Sucy that adventure showed me that I can’t hold off from dealing with this issue anymore and I think I know how to deal with it. I just need to get a few things from the market and some friends who I can trust to keep this secret.