As the heroes approached the town of Ximes, they were accosted by 5 wolves. The wolves attempted to hamstring the party but were quickly held by Azimi as the others were shot and then very quickly butchered by efficient beast slayers. Skrogg’s slaying was particularly gory resulting in the mid transformation of the werewolf in it’s death throws as Skrogg tore it assunder. The held were wolves were humanly put down, but the Axe of Kurin.
A troubadour was spotted close to the town and was befriended. He then got to witness the diplomacy of Thorsgrim as he convinced a mob not to lynch a maiden for suspected witchcraft. Other’s were convinced that violence might have been the best option, but weren’t needed. The troubadour led the party to the town gates who then questioned the party as to their intentions. Azimi convinced them that they were indeed travelling to see the bishop. Approaching the cathedral a full service was in swing denouncing magic and giving all your wealth to the church. Azimi pleded with an acolyte that she needed to confess her sins to the bishop. She was admitted into the bishop’s chambers. Followed by the invisible and silent Sven.
As she confessed the sins of impure thoughts, fornification she said that her true sin was wanting the potion of time travel. The bishop gave a almost unmistakable start, before laying his hands on Azimi and attempting to feeblemind her. The spell rebounded as Sven backstabbed him. He turned and cast a spell turning Sven into a mouse, before Azimi blew holes in the bishop’s back with darts of fire. Sven was quickly returned to (semi) human form with a dispell magic spell and a full search of the area provided several potions and a ring. Azimi then turned the floor to mud as the bishop’s corpse began to sink. The Mud then was turned to stone with more mystical power. A trap was failed to be detected by Sven who release poisonous gas that had to be blow out by Azimi’s staff. The two then left the chambers saying to the acolyte that Azimi had got everything she was after.
Leaving the city the heroes had lunch as Skrogg was hungry, before connecting the ring to the mirror, annointing the sword and then shattering the mirror to release from time Stephen Amber’s tomb. They entered the chambers defeating a blue dragon whose scales and horns were harvested. The beast had breathed on everyone except for Sven who had snuck past the pile of coins. IT was slain by Kurin using the axe to chop the entire bottom off the dragon’s jaw drenching him in blood. Kurin now can truly claim to be a dragon slayer.
The next room had a cloud bridge over a bottomless pit. Out of the clouds emerged a flying wyvern. As many were surprised, Azimi created a wall of ice under their feet extending out the safety margin. The beast attacked, as was shot by Sven and Hammered by Thorsgrim. Brother Stargard was dragged across the ice to be saved by Kurin. The beast attempted to sting and bite Azimi but it’s attacked were deflected by magic. The Wyvern was dispatched leading to anther room containing a golem. The Golem after being shot with magical missiels was dispatched by Skrogg with a display of non weapon breaking expertise. A magical sword was discovered and a cursed scroll that Azimi was not turned into a fly embedded into amber.
A room of water was created where Ragnar strode across and was immediately attacked by a large great white shark. The beast was slain with several hits after receiving a massive bite in return. Ragnar carried on opening the next door to reveal a hydra. Skrogg and Azimi began to ferry everyone across the water using the flying brooms. Ragnar using the sword began to chop heads off the hyrdra most expertly, however they soon began to regenerate back on. As the others arrived more hydra head flew across the room. The flaming axe was used to stop the beast regenerating and slay it outright.
The next room contained a tomb and a tapestry. For some reason some had left some words written on the tomb about breaking the time curse and burning the tapestry. This was done as Stephen Amber arose from the “death” and made everything right, crumbling the castle amber to dust, freeing the party and releasing the head of the magic user guild. As a reward each party member was awarded a piece of jewellery and a magical item. Such was the power that half the items were duds. Kurin received a powerful set of dwarven plate mail armour. Ragnar a ring, Thorsgrim a ring, and everyone else looked somewhat disappointed. The party joining the head of the magic users guild could prepare now to stop the monsters from attacking Galantri from Alphatia. Thorsgrim restored the life force to Ragnar at some personal cost.