Humility Fens, Ilshenar, Chesapeake (PaxLair Times) – July 22, 2011 – by Ashlynn – Lady Phoenix mustered a daring band of adventurers this evening to head into the jungles and fens neighbouring the shrine of humility in Ilshenar. Our quest would be to slay the creatures haunting the woods and lure out the evil daemoness, Semidar. It was to certainly prove an eventful task.
Our brave band, led by Lady Phoenix, consisted of Lord Earik (who had a pet dragon in tow), George Woods (a mage of some sort), Governor Winfield (I think he does some leader-ish thing), Lady Winmere (the great traveling library), Tatania Karthina (owner of a more stationary library), and me, Ashlynn (the mushroom addict). Also accompanying us was Lord Teal, recently returned to the realm. He had never been on this kind of venture before so he was in for a real treat! (If death can be considered such).
Getting there was easy enough and the first waves were not too much trouble until veteran and elite creatures showed up. They proved to be something of a menace scattering our band more than a few times. The most terrible of them all was a golden-skinned daemoness, quick as the wind and with claws that could cut through even valorite with ease. She struck down several of us, even pursuing her prey to the nearby moongate and waiting for any who tried to sneak back through. It was not until Semidar herself had fallen that we could turn our attention to her and even then she managed to strike one of us down and elude us if only briefly.
We found her eventually and Earik set his dragon to work while the rest of us threw spells her way. I am still unsure as to if she truly fell – there was no body to be found and I wonder if she slipped away using magic or alchemy like those assassins in Tokuno. Though we did not get her name (she seemed more eager to kill than to talk), she will certainly remain in my memory for some time to come.
After our task was done, we decided to summon the wretched ratmaster Baracoon. His force of rats and snakes were a lot less trouble and we quickly destroyed the vermin horde with ease. For all our troubles, we recovered a great deal of gold and a few of us even found some artifacts of note on the fallen champions.
Done with our task, we disbanded for the night, weary, but victorious.