The party (still un-named) begins the day with the dilemma of whether or not to forge on into this half-made kobold tunnel system. They ultimatly decide that the best idead is for them to return to the Monastery and get some rest. Their journey goes unhindered and they all lay down to rest in their respective rooms at the Monastery of the Precipice. In the very late hours they entire patronage of the Monastery is awakened to the loud slam of a door being ripped from its hinges. Members of the party coalesce on the room of Asimov and O’grim only to find that O’grim is unconscious with the battered human standing above him with hands abalze and room destroyed. What hurricane of destruction swept through this room? Why was the dwarf passed out with a large scar on his right shoulder? With some healing from Ballreich the adventurers decide that the best idea is to let them work it out on their own and to not ask too many question (as they do not know each other well enough).
With more hours of sleep under their belt they set out into the ruins in the mornings early light. However they would not get that far. Not 30 feet from steps of the Monastery greeted with the familiar tremors of earth. The kruthiks again… no, something much larger. Suddenly a Great Bulette rises from the ground swallowing a monk for the monastery whole in the process. The great beast rampages through the patches of people that are outside of the bastion of the monastery. Taken back by the sight of a monster so large the party keeps their distance as they try to break through the tough hide of the Bulette. Diving in and out of grounds like water the beast continues to attack the largest amount of food. Soon the attack against the animal is greeted by the sword of Nassino and the eldritch energy of Allendi (surprising). All have similar difficult breaking the armor like hide, as the quick footed Garret reaches the top of the building to begin raining down arrows. The fight continues with the arrival some members of the neighboring buildings, try as the might they cannot do much more than perish under the weight of crushing jaws. The feast continues with the lower half of an elderly paladin, who seems to know Nassino. He rushes to the aid of his holy friend only to find him beyond any repair, divine or otherwise. Wisking the bloody remains of his friend off the battlefield, the party begins to take the upperhand on the burrowing beast. Whilst on its final legs the party is greeted by something even more suprising. A shadow dog teleports on top of the beast and sinks its teeth into the beasts neck and as it rears up the quick slashing of a shadowy figure all but rips the head of the Bulette off!
With beast slain Allendi runs to the shadowy figure and in an almost unheard of act begins to yell, scream, and rant in a foreign tongue. Listening in on the conversation the Edriene hears two words that are familiar: Oreme and Thaluud. The dwarf attempts to calm the situation but in turn is banished from the Monastery’s grounds. For what reason he has been removed, he does not ask, mearly demanding that he take some food with him.
more to come