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Previously on War for the Lost Plane

Kaelan, level 18 tiefling Monster Slayer Ranger/Fiend Warlock
Scarlet, level 18 human Oath of Devotion Paladin
Gillian, level 18 triton Champion Fighter, College of Lore Bard
Kethra, level 18 half-elf Assassin Rogue
TIM, level 18 warforged War Domain Cleric

The black gates open, and demons pour forth. More than I can count. They scream and charge. Our foolishly brave allies, a motley crew of centaurs, satyrs, and slaad, charge back. 

As the two armies slam into each other, we act. Scarlet drinks a potion, her form dissolving into mist. Kethra pops on a ring and disappears. TIM and Gillian nod once at us, assuring they’ll teleport across, as TIM insists on hanging back to help our friends in their time of need.

As for myself, I call upon my shameful demonic heritage to shift my form into that of a demon. A revolting transformation, and starting behind our own forces, I’ll surely be fired upon as I race across the chaos.

I don’t care. This is a target rich environment. I’ve never seen so many demons, and I aim to kill a lot of them before the day is done.

Kethra blew the giant turtle-summoning whistle she had stolen, summoning the small island-size beast to ferry us across the channel. During the journey we level up to 18, and witness the horror of the plane tearing itself apart, ripping through dimensions in the sky. Irathorn and Rahmael were using the staff of the Creator, with disastrous results.

We hurried back to the Verdant Spire, and were greeted by the surviving members of our previous expeditions: the centaurs, the slaad, and the fauns and minotaurs of Summit Island.

Feogh, Rycresh, and Thyxia were all there as well – Rycresh having discovered a spell back at the Under Manor that allowed him to teleport long distances. Hey, that would’ve been helpful for us!

With the bulk of the celestial forces having pulled out due to our proof of Rahmael’s deception, only the demons remained. But the war council had a plan. They had discovered the location of the demon gate, where demons were pouring into this world, set into a mountain range to the southwest.

If a significant threat approached, the gates opened, and a horde of demons came out to destroy it. The plan was simple: all our allies would attack the gate, and we would slip inside while the door was open. Dangerous, and no doubt suicidal for many of our friends, but we agreed to it.

Rycresh was able to teleport the entire army nearby, and as we approached the massive black gates, they opened, unleashing a horde of demons. Some we’d fought before, and others we hadn’t, including a gigantic demon general with a fiery whip and lightning sword.


The forces engaged, and we split up according to our magical talents and abilities. Scarlet drank a Potion of Gaseous Form and calmly floated above the carnage. Kethra used her new Ring of Invisibility acquired from the Under Manor. Kaelan used Disguise Self to appear as just another demon, while Gillian would cast Dimension Door to ensure she and TIM made it across safely.

Kalean and Kethra had the toughest time getting across, weaving their way through a violent melee battle, dodging fireballs and swords. Kaelan even had to worry about his former allies attacking him for looking like a demon in the thick of battle (though he had the foresight to help save Brihat’s life). But he didn’t mind, he was in absolute heaven killing these devils from hell, while pretending to shoot his allies.

TIM had Gillian wait until the battle was well underway, and many of our allies started falling, before casting the 9th level Mass Heal spell, helping save many lives. In the very back the balor whipped and shouted, but Kethra dodged past and Kaelan used Misty Step to escape the rest of the way as Scarlet’s cloud form finally descended into the gate.

We’d made it inside! We saw our allies give the order to begin retreating, and the demons chased. Now was our chance to shut their portal down.

Inside the demon palace was filled with lava floors and blood-soaked walls. A narrow walkway was our only path through boiling death, but halfway across a large tidal wave of lava surged out of a pool at the end of the walkway.

Kaelan leapt across to an alcove while Gillian and TIM used their same Dimension Door tactic to teleport to safety. Scarlet, still a cloud, drifted calmly to the ceiling, leaving poor Kethra to face-check the lava wall for 50+ damage.

Another walkway to the north was flanked by several rows of demon skulls facing each other, leading to a curtain of lava. This had trap written all over it!

TIM used his magic Monocle to see each skull had magic swirling around it, but dispelling it would prove fruitless with so many individual spells. Instead he cast his Anti-Magic Field, and we carefully surrounded him to make our way forward, rendering the skulls inert.

Kaelan sent the fire-immune Styx forward into the lava-curtain. Sure enough, a room lie beyond, meaning this damndable place has lava waterfalls in place of doors. Ouch! After seeing what the lava did to Kethra, we’re not keen on going through these too often. We’ll have to use Styx to scout and plan our dungeon crawling next week.


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