Upon seeing a picture of Nayda’s daughter’s picture in her home the group figured out that the doll and the girl in the ice was Nayta’s daughter. After much deliberation it was decided that her soul was likely trapped in the gem in the doll’s eye was where the soul was stored. The vote was to go back through the portal and find the doll and get the gem. Edmond and Uther disagreed with this decision and wanted it noted in this chronicle so it is preserved for those who discovered how wrong that decision was.
At the same time the party was at the local tavern, the White Weasel most of the party had a strong urge to leave the town after the being urged to leave before we bring trouble upon Waldsby. Uther does not understand everyone’s urgency to leave all of a sudden. We get on the dog sleds that Natya provides and head back to the portal.
We left Waldsby at night in the freezing cold to make the insane party members calm down,. Looking for the portal we came through to come to this frozen land
On the way to the portal an ogre comes out of the dark and slams Excavier and knocked him from his sled and he flew into the snow. Edmond jumps from his sled and attacks the ogre. The Paladin crashes his sled and Excavier blasts the ogre with magical energy.
Uther slays the Orge.
Edmund argues to go back to the village but the party moves forward to the portal.
Back to the Border Wood…
Coming out of the portal Uther pushes out of the enclosure ignoring the sprites that are still sitting on the shelves around the portal. The sprites attack the others who follow who take offensive action against the sprites. Uther hoping to avoid the falling rocks from our last visit here rushes from the Portal area to flee the area of the snow storm.
We get to the hut without any more trouble along the way and search for the doll. We find it buried in the new snow. The remains of the burnt doll is uncovered. The little girl’s image in again in the ice pillars. Maudrill sees a vision of the gem broken and the hut burned.
When we come out from our healing the villagers are being rounded up and questioned.
We start a fire in the hut and Maudrill breaks the gem and the ice pillars all collapse, a feeling of warmth blows through the party and brightens their hearts.
As we finish the tasks a group comes from the direction of Heldren. Sir Vant, an arrogant knight makes accusations of a wintery witch. After course words being exchanged Sir Vant challenges Uther to a duel. Uther cannot seem to strike the knight and eventually is beat down. As he falls Edmond throws his honor out and attacks the knight, who orders his men to attack the company of heroes.
The result of that choice is that Crupe put all of the knight’s men to sleep and Sir Vant agrees to a truce with Maudrill but Edmond again attacks him and is immediately put down. And Crupe finishes the knight off with a ray of frost. Vito then heals the knight who was attacked with dishonor.
Uther cuts Sir vant and all his men at arms loose. He says let’s go to this portal and we will show you what is causing the cold.
Sir Vants men at arms are freezing in the cold and some had symptoms of frostbite before we entered the storm close to the portal. As we approach the portal again rocks fall from the sky. One find Uther, who is already damaged from the battle with Sir Vant.
Uther makes it to the portal and kills the two sprites who are guarding it. The group attempts to wait for Sir Vant and his men to show them the portal. Sir Vant wants to go his own way being we have a priest and knight of the false goddess with us. He will not stay with that much evil.
The group returns to Nadya’s house and sleeps the sleep of the Just and get healed at the priest of Pharsma.
When the party leaves the priest, they notice the villagers being rounded up – and we assume it is our presence that caused this event. The group decides to confront the soldiers who are harassing the villages. One of them is instructed to run and get the sergeant.
The group rushes into the village center and attack the pale tower guards who were rounding up the villagers. The party took down the tower guards.
We decided to move toward the tower.