28 Rova 4707
The PCs awaken and prepare themselves for the journey back down into the smuggler’s tunnels. They soon reach the entrance to the ruins under the town. However the two guards left there the previous night are missing and a trail of blood leads into the ruins.
Tig heads in to scout on ahead with the rest of the party following. Her keen senses detect shuffling noises ahead and low moans. She communicates this to the group and they move cautiously ahead.
Tig finds two zombies playing with a body. As she moves to encounter them, more emerge and then more and she spies a strange figure ahead – Goblin-like but larger and misshapen. The others join her and soon there is a mass of zombies.
Rena and Rose hold the front line while Tig strikes from range. Kaz and Samoth fire spells from range, and as the zombies threaten to overwhelm them Samoth drops a grease spell under a group. This acts as a barrier and slows the zombies down. The misshapen goblin gets closer and it’s apparent that this is something quite unnatural. The goblin is much larger than usual, has a large distorted head and has three arms. It’s wielding a burning sword, a mithril handaxe and a silver dagger.
The grease spell allows the group to pick off the zombies, and luckily the goblin seems unable to get past the grease as well and is quickly despatched.
The group is looking fairly beat up though, and has used a lot of their spells. Despite this they decide to explore a bit further. They jam shut several of the doors and head for a set of stone double doors.
Rena concentrates at the doors and detects a low level of evil behind them across a wide area and a focussed evil as well. The group prepare themselves and enter.
They find a temple dedicated to evil, with two pools, one of water and another filled with a bubbling golden liquid. Hovering over the bubbling pool is a tiny demon – it’s the quasit mentioned in Tsuto’s note.
The party enters the room, and the quasit flies into a rage. She cuts herself and drips blood into the pool, which flashes. Some of the golden liquid coalesces and forms into a creature similar to the one the PCs fought when they were in the ruins the previous day. As the creature emerge, the level of the pool lowers.
Rose enlarges herself, Rena moves to attack the creature and Samoth and Kaz fire spells. The quasit flies to the centre of the room and vanishes.
Rose and Rena attack the creature from the pool. Then the quasit attempts to cast Hold Person on Tig, not noticing that she is not a humanoid. This proves to be its downfall. Samoth uses a Colour Spray, which stuns it. It falls to the ground and the party quickly surround it. Rose unleashes a mighty blow and the quasit is dead.
The group resolve to return to the surface to report their findings and get some healing. What is this ruin, Who is the statue of, What is going on with Nualia and the demon quasit?