Our heroes were finishing up their dinners, and Torsten was coming to the realization that Sly had actually disappeared!
Ellion led everyone into the theatre for Dequilar’s play, with music by Vanion. The play was a big hit, a drama about two lovers from different nations, and the resulting peace at the end. During the play, Torsten, sought the help of Zoshia with the mirror. It was eventually returned to the closet, and the walls between the theatre and the dining room magically shifted into a large dance floor for the dance. Torsten quickly sat his weapons against the wall, but not before introducing himself to everyone as the Ambassador of Trade from the Elemental Plane of Earth, which “everyone” believed.
There were many conversations and dances that occurred during this time, and Etherrabard introduced himself to Vanion, bragging about his lifelong pursuit of his art. Many strange conversations were overheard, between Ellion, L. R., and the Bravarti’s. Vanion strolled around playing music, and Barty turned himself invisible to sneak around and listen in as well. Ellion met Aestra, Shane’s guest, and they chatted it up.
The dance was going swimmingly, when suddenly a flash of magic and a bright portal opened up in front of the beautiful painting above the fireplace. From within the portal emerged a furious, scarred and burnt Mask, whom immediately threw a longsword (which impaled Etherrabard).
Our heroes jumped into action one of his chitinous Mezzoloth allies came through the gateway. Levinia and Jorvyn got to work escorting everyone out of danger’s path. When a Fire Storm spell took out Dequilar, Allison Bravarti, Theodore Bravarti, and Fennick Broadwater, our heroes did not hesitate to lend aid. Levinia picked up the Bravarti’s and carried their bodies to safety in the foyer. Jorvyn retrieved everyone’s weapons from the closet (except for Barty’s sugar). Aestra ran to help Dequilar up and out, but was struggling to lift him. Torsten compelled the Mezzoloth to duel him.
Barty burned Mask with a large fireball and struck with some magic missiles! To Barty’s dismay, it turned out Mask knew right where he was despite being invisible, as Mask flew over to make some longsword strikes and to stun him with his opalescent gaze. Much of the crowd managed to escape, with only Aestra and Shane staying behind in the dining hall / dance area.
What will happen next in this epic battle!?