Highsun 4, 1484 DR
After a short rest, the party ventured into the crypts beneath the temple. The crypts were largely uninhabited, other than a gray ooze lurking in one chamber. The party found a fountain whose waters had healing properties. In one of the sarcophagi, found Dragonclaw, an enchanted scimitar. The party found two more statues, similar to the one they had discovered in the temple above.
Another set of stairs led further down, and the party heard many voices chanting the name of the dragon—Thoss Furynen. In a large cavern with a waterfall, the lizardfolk had constructed a makeshift temple dedicated to the dragon, where their queen led her diseased tribe in prayer. The group attacked, and swiftly cut down the creatures. The queen fled through a secret passage, but the party gave chase and slew her.
At the top of the waterfallfound a cave with a carrion crawler, and claimed a ring of acid resistance. Another cave was full of fire beetles; here they found a long dead dwarf clutching an iron coin.
Taking the passage the lizard queen was attempting to escape through, the party eventually cave to a large cavern dominated by a pool. A huge mound of treasure lay in the back of the cave. Sizzledrool immediately became excited, and Gregor tried to calm him while the others peered around the cave looking for signs of the dragon.spied a clutch of eggs at the other end of the pool, and fired a arrow at one.
Suddenly Thoss Furynen erupted from the pool, his eyes filled with rage. Seeing his missing wyrmling, he unleashed his acid breath on Gregor and Iblis.and Oren moved in to attack the beast, while instead moved toward the treasure horde and began to search.
Gregor put a blade to Sizzledrool’s throat, and demanded the dragon back down. Iblis thrust her rapier into the dragon’s eye, while Oren slashed at i from the other side. The dragon attacked, and the knight killed the hatchling. The great dragon unleashed his full fury on the adventurers. Iblis was gravely wounded, but managed to survive.
All the while Maechen ignored their please for aid and continued rifling through the treasure pile. Baer saw her face shimmer briefly, as if it were a magical mask. Just as the dragon was felled, she located the altar stolen from, shattered it and seized some prize within. As she vanished water spilled from the broken altar and coalesced into the form of a water elemental. Once again the party was in a fight for their lives.
Gregor and Iblis were badly injured, but when the final blow was landed the creature was defeated and the heroes stood in triumph. They looked about them at the great piles of treasure and smiled.
Exploring the rest of the cave, they found more dragon eggs, each corrupted by disease. They destroyed the rest of the eggs, fearful of what horrors would emerge…