Having gathered at the guild house, our intrepid band of
heroes, being Seílanon, Airmid, Luna (our newest companion), Metatron, and
myself had decided to set forth on a quest to slay the Ancient Wyrm.
We set forth from the Shrine of Honor in Ilshenar when all had their
supplies ready. A short walk though
the woods soon led us to the entrance to the central area of the land, which is
near The Deuceís Vinculum Inn, where it was said our quarry lay in itís
Upon entering the central lands, we soon found some foul
beasts, but not that which we sought. A
brief battle ensured with the regions inhabitants, being comprised of Earth
Elementals, Imps, and Lava Lizards, as we sought the entrance to the Wyrmís
lair. As we approached the volcano
just south of the Gargoyle Mining Camp, we could hear the rumblings of the beast
within. Getting access was tedious,
as we had to cross the streams of lava at the base of the Lava Falls the issue
from fissures in the Dragon Volcano. Twice
such crossing we made, until we came upon a lake of lava.
Hear we had small stone platforms scattered throughout the lava to cross.
In time all made it to the cliff top above the entrance to the Wyrmís
A short jump down the cliff placed us where we knew the beast
resided. After one last check of
supplies, we entered the beast lair. The
dark stone echoed with the sounds of the Wyrm and its foul stench could be
smelled above the brimstone of the volcano. Soon we found that there was more than the Wyrm here for we
were set upon by Lava Lizards and Fire Elementals.
The battle did rage against these creatures and soon they were
dispatched. After quickly tending
our wounds, we struck forth in through the blackened tunnels to find the
Wyrmís nest for here was the beast we sought.
With grim determination we lay upon the beast with spell,
sword, and arrow. Great was its
rage at our arrival in the place it thought to be secure.
With fire breath, spell, claw, and tooth it fought back, but victory was
soon to be ours. Being the
beastís nest, soon more were upon us and the battle was once again engaged.
Wyrm after Wyrm came at us and we did repel and slay them.
During the course of this mighty onslaught, members of our ranks fell
time and again. In time the press
of the battle cause us to draw back to the entrance and we reassessed our
condition and supplies. After a
brief pause to gather what was needed we headed back into the lair.
Soon another wave of the noxious beasts were upon us.
Great was our determination to rid the lands of Ilshenar of this scourge,
but such determination is not without cost.
Members of our ranks fell again during the brutal fight, yet we did come
out victorious. The bodies of the
Ancients were stacked like a cord of wood when we did decide to head home for
there seemed to be no end to the onslaught of the Ancient Wyrms.
Wearily we did withdraw and headed back to the First Bank of Moonglow to
count our blessings and spoils of war. Thus
was the battle in the heart of the Dragon Volcano.