4th of Festival Moons
In the aftermath of the battle the squad takes stock of what happened and decides to tie up the Red hawks that are unconscious from the bar brawl, and Gustaf who they determine is under some spell, and leave them under the guard of Alanasa while the rest of the squad and Rorauk’s new love interest Arianna and her two companions go down below to see if they can dispose of whom ever cast the spell on the dwarves.
Once in the tunnels the group quietly advances forward using caution to sneak up on the enemy. After a bit of a search they locate Gustaf’s crew’s new tunnel and enter it. It leads them to an abandoned Shrine to Ceynara that the main entrance to has caved in. The hall leading upto the shrine itself is lined with six statues of beardless dwarves and they can see scorch marks on the floors and walls of where they determine the other dwarven crew was enspelled. They also determine that it is desecrated ground, so decide that they need to consecrate it.
Just over halfway through the ritual the statues come to life and attack the squad trying to get through to Shayline to disrupt the ritual. The others had formed a protective wall around Shayline earlier and it held as they held the now living statues back and Zimeria finished them off with a jet which turned them to rubble. Pitch slept through the battle while Claus took a devastating blow to the belly but Zimeria was able to heal him only leaving a nasty scar. They tightened ranks on their protective wall about Shayline as she continued the ritual consecrating the shrine in the name of The Silver Unicorn.
As the ritual ends the large statue of Ceynara comes to life and screams in pain as it comes for the squad. The line holds again as Jav-rasn casts a phantasm of the Silver unicorn running past hoping to distract it and Murvoth makes a mighty blow that shatters its head in one shot calling out to The Silver Unicorn as he does so. During their celebration on their victory and the consecration of their new temple to The Silver Unicorn they notice that the Silver Unicorn Phantasm does not seem like such a phantasm as it glances over its shoulder at them as it walks away and they feel the touch of being chosen of the horn.
There ensues a bit of discussion on what to do next and they decide they need to check on the condition of the ones they left above for the past day while they were doing the ritual. They determine that the spell on Gustaf was stronger than they had hoped and was still in effect. They decided to take him below to the new temple and bless him in it to try to drive the flame influence from his body. It racked his body but was successful. They then decided that as punishment for starting the bar brawl the Red Hawks would have to help clean the newly consecrated temple, and they worked out further plans for the temple.
The Slatespirits are pleased to have a new temple below their inn, but are not happy with the thought of all sorts of people tromping through their backrooms and storage areas to get to it, so it has been decided they will wall off Gustaf’s tunnel and create a new tunnel leading directly to the outside for an entrance, and it has been decided for now they will not breach the cave-in to explore where the original entrance to the shrine was.
After the initial cleaning of their new temple was completed they decided to turn the miscreant Red Hawks loose and to return to Crag and report in. After hearing their report Granyt decided that they should spend some more time completing their plans for the new temple and made some promotions. Rorauk Fyrforg is now Ranger Corporal. Jav-rasn, Murvoth and Shayline are Ranger First Class. Alanasa, Tath One-Eye, and Zimeria are Rangers. The squad then went about finding and hiring some miners to make the new tunnel and wall off the old one, and a sculptor to carve out a white marble statue of The Silver Unicorn for in their temple. They also went shopping for stone tables and chairs determining they are going to have it more of a meeting hall then a conventional temple with pews and pulpit.
Discussion has been made of trying to recruit Arianna’s Soldiers into the Greyson’s Grey Rangers.