We joined our heroes as they were face to face with a Golden dragon.
The party was astonished to find out that this Golden dragon is none other than Elizar the Sage. Lucky and Elizar exchanged much information with the party (too much to flesh out in this summary!), revealing that Lucky himself is a Silver dragon, and this is his lair. The party barters with Lucky, handing over some of their possessions in trade for a Scroll of Anti-magic Field. Levinia also fetches some trinkets to give the other adventurers for their trouble.
Elizar promised the heroes he would join them before they reached the Lost Dragon Isles, but he needed more time to heal so he was going to stay put. Lucky and Elizar put two of their adventuring friends to sleep, and the third was knocked out by an Invisible Levinia Choke-hold. Our heroes carried them back to the entrance where Lucky used his breath to create them a platform of ice, which he blew up and out to the entrance of the dungeon.
Once outside, they were aghast to see Lucky already sitting by a ring of campfires with Edison Stone, Vadellic, and some others enjoying meals. Immediately, a man by the name of Tyrion Breakwater, reporter for the Swallow’s Perch, asked for information from the party since they were the first and only to emerge from the dungeon. Surely this given information will have no consequences. He ran off to write up his paper, and Edison told them he runs the only local paper in his ward. Edison told the heroes that if they ever needed anything, just to ask. The other adventurers meanwhile got some medical attention.
Vadellic caught up with the heroes as well, excited to head out soon for the Lost Dragon Isles but unsure of what to do about a lack of a boat. A messenger found Levinia/Edison and gave her a letter ensuring the King had found a boat for them, The Hidden Harpoon, which was docked down at the Wintercastle Docks. Edison told them to head to the Swindly Rogue for a good night’s rest.
At the Swindly Rogue, our heroes conversed with the dwarven bartender, who once hearing they were friends of Edison, offered them a room for free. A cloaked man and a drunkard at the bar were in their own worlds it seemed. Heading up since everyone was exhausted, the party went to bed with Barty’s crab keeping watch. A good thing too, as in the middle of the night it seemed an intruder had entered their room. Barty was awoken by his crab, and cast a focused dancing lights spell right in the intruder’s face! This awoke the rest of the party, and they searched this dwarven man. Finding only flasks of various fullness (including one Torsten decided to keep for himself half-full of a blackberry alcohol), they were more at ease. It turns out this man had stumbled in thinking it was his own room at the inn. Barty gets the man’s autograph only to find out through conversation that this man, Benjamin the Fashionably Late, is the Captain of the Hidden Harpoon. He offers to talk with the heroes some more in the morning, and everyone heads back to bed for a nice long rest.
To be continued…