Played on November 6th, 2016
...And then Thurl tried to disengage from me. I tried hitting him with my hammer to prevent that but missed. He ran to the edge of the tower and jumped down without any hesitation. When Lirmyi saw that he jumped right after him. Arisys also ran to the edge, and shoot a bolt. We still had to deal with Savra, but she went down quickly. When I wanted to look what happened I saw Thurl riding his Hippogriff to the other side of the valley. And Lirmyi was standing on the bottom of the valley wondering how to get up again.
We found the scroll container on the ground. Thurl probably dropped it by accident on the ground during the fight. It contained the other half of the scroll. We could finally find out what it was saying. Apparently there was this Queen that thanked Thurl for the noble lady from Waterdeep, and she was interrogating her trying to get more information from her. I was pretty sure that was Deseyna he was talking about. So Thurl was lying to us, and he was indeed looking at the scroll yesterday because it had to do with Deseyna. I know we could trust Arisys on that!
So with that information Varaf started to talk to the strapped knight. He did give him the choice to answer his question or get thrown off the tower a couple of times. And at some point his voice became really 'Demonic', which was kinda scary. So we got all the answers we wanted and found out the Elven Queen lived across the Valley, and that was were Thurl went. I asked him if he could help getting Lirmyi up from the bottom of the valley on one of the birds, but he was asking things in return for it. While that discussion went on Niamh went downstairs. It turned out she someway managed to ride on a bird to get Lirmey and return safely. After that she released the birds. So I guess she can be useful.
Varaf, Arisys and me went downstairs to search Thurl's room and the rest of the tower, while Naeris stayed at the top to guard the knight. Naeris seemed a little shocked about all that happened and was saying something about going back to the monastery. Not sure how that would help but I didn't mind looking into that Dwarven stronghold some more!
In Thurls room we found some scrolls and a potion in his chest. After a quick nip of the blue bubbling and steaming potion I found out it was a Potion of Heroism! Varaf kept the scrolls that could be used to write in the sky and bond to a beast. We also found quite some gold and evenly split it among the group. There were no other knights left in the tower and also their birds were gone. So I guess they escaped during our fight at the top of the tower. The servants were scared and were hiding in a servant room. Naeris let them out the front door after he also let the knight go. So far about 'guarding' it, but i guess he was not really in the right state of mind for that.
After that we were the only ones left in the tower. Nobody had any idea where the prisoner was. We got some good rest and enjoyed the food and drinks they there. Later that day we left the tower since we decided we needed to free Deseyna from the Queen.
At the end of the afternoon we reached the the other side of the valley and followed the path next to the river into the ravine. It became narrower and darker and at some point we couldn't see the sky anymore. Arisys put a light on since she was the only one having problems with seeing in the dark. It was us, the wall on one side and the fast streaming river with the other wall on the other side. At some point Niamh heard something and wanted to scout ahead. We waited a few minutes and she returned saying it was very hard to scout here because of the small rocky path. So we continued carefully. Suddenly we were suprised by 2 thunderous boom sounds and it was clear 2 Thunderwaves were casted on us. I hold my ground while some others were pushed back by it. I saw 2 humans with white dresses ran away very very quickly. They started casting on us again from a distance. I used my Expeditious Retreat spell to get enough speed to reach them before they would ran away again and a fight started!