The Brooding City: Ch7 Temple of the Hungry Eye prt3
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The group replenishes supplies and tries to penetrate the temple once again. To their dismay, the occupants used their resources to defend the complex. New traps were set up, difficult to disarm. They broke down a newly constructed wall only to come face to face with a baslkike that turn our Professor into stone. Once defeated Srieska and Garrit are besieged by a patrol with a half-orc warrior, an insect man ranger, a cloaked adept, and a feral bugbear. But the combined forces of Srieska and Garrit defeated them and Garrit captures the Adept to interrogated him.
They learn of the new defenses of the temple and who are the main leaders. Wanting to resolve the Professor predicament, they left the temple and sought ways to reverse the curse that has befallen him. Garrit makes contact with the Order of the Cerulean Sign, who agree for fee and favor to return the professor.
Srieska learns through Allisonís (Baby A) drawings that Professor Gray is at the ruin site of the Illumina Library of the Sublime in the Astral Plane. Professor Gray is halted by a Shedu; who asks why the professor is here. The answers he produces are unsatisfactory until the Shedu gives up and begins to tell the professor why he really is there. But before he could hear the answer, he was brought back from petrifaction by the Cleric of the Cerulean Order.
Desiring not to return to the temple, the Professor tries to hunt down Dr. Coppleicus as mention in Nathanielís diary but could not find the man. He rejoins the others and they make a second trek through the temple. They encounter wights; which are quickly dispatched and battled the Kyton (reanimated as a skeleton) in the lower chamber. With those victories, they set their eyes on the High Priestess, The witchdoctor and the Hungry God himself.