The party searched the rest of Tsernoth’s graveyard and found a plague bearer’s ring and a strange clay doll. The party headed to the northwest ruins and discovered an underground temple. they proceeded downward and found a pair of chains wrapped around the wall and a circular disk on the wall. Prim felt a charge of electricity when he picked up the chains so he put them down and used Pokeman’s staff and a torch to insulate the chains and pulled them to the circle clipping them to the hook on the circular disk. The disk began to glow and a panel on the floor opened revealing stairs downwards.
The party headed into the basement where they found several pressure plate traps which they avoided until they found a hallway where the plates would be unavoidable. Prim noticed something weird about the wall behind them and found a false wall. They opened up the wall which led into a chamber with a throne where they found the Dark priestess Garaelle Sitting behind a barrier with 4 dark orbs pulsing. Drifitng cloud ran up and touched one and was transported to a large marble throne room with statues of Tymora and Bashaba in it. Garelle rose from her throne and told the party they were not the only ones who could draw people here that their friends would betray them.
The Dark Priestess disappeared into the room with Drifting could and began to assault him with her spiritual dark maul as a dark aura of bad luck filled the temple emanating from her. In the main chamber the party was confronted with their friends from phandalin, gundren, thalia, zem and sildar. As thalia began pummeling Yue Prim used mass suggestion to pacify their friends who they noticed had a black glaze over their eyes similar to a dark necklace The dark Priestess was wearing. Caryandra went up to an orb and kicked it off of the platform shattering it and drawing Drifting cloud back to them and Garelle back to her throne where she unleashed a wave of bad luck upon the party.
Alucard ran up and touched the next orb and was pulled once again into the Throne room as Garelle called out that their allies will betray them! as she did Norros, Quinlan, Zuriel, and duchess appeared and looked to take on the party. Gwen took out the zenithian sword and opened a rift calling out to the sword coast for help and heard the call of Halia saying they worked so hard to get where they are at they won’t let the world be destroyed and called for her lot to get into the scary looking rift. The Zhentarim Burst forth from the rift and all grappled the darkened party members before they reached the party. Alucard treid to face off against sister Garaelle but was injured by her hammer and harm magic but was pulled out just in time by Aethil shattering the orb he went through.
Prim looked at the crystal on the throne past the barrier of light and tried to dimension door through but injured himself heavily with every bit of chromatic light as he passed through the barrier. He did reach the other side and cast a lightning bolt through the crystal ball holding one of the beams to the barrier and shattered it just in time for garelle to arrive and knock him unconscious. Alucard called out to prim as she was about to finish him off and he touched another orb and pulled Garelle back to the throne room. You called out “those you saved will still fall” and nendra, moana, and drifting cloud’s father appeared in nets that were constricting as they yelled out in pain. She looked at Alucard and told him “you will do instead vampire, and she knocked him unconscious into a mist form with her hammer and cast daylight upon the mist scattering his form to ash. Rowan ran to prim near the barrier and healed him as Caryandra destroyed the 3rd orb.
Bringing Garelle back with another wave of bad luck breaking gwens’s concentration sending the zhentarim back to the sword coast. Yue stepped up to intercept the corrupted party embers while Gwen re-opened her portal and Rowan’s parents and Gwyn came through the rift and ran to help moana and Drifting cloud’s father. Pokeman ran up to nendra and took off her net with a flick of his staff. Caryandra ran to touch the final orb as The dark priestess was about to assault prim again but was drawn away calling out “your loves will betray you” Xing, Lor, Delsaphine and Erelosa appeared in the room and drew weapons. Caryandra and Sister Gaerelle arrived in the throne room and
Caryandra told her At last I have found you it is time to end this as she drew her rapier. As they squared off Pokeman called out this is goddamn bullshit and crushed the final orb breaking the light barrier bringing The dark Priestess and Caryandra back into the throne room Caryandra’s Rapier locked in combat with The Dark Priestess’s Maul. They struggled for control when Rowan Mounted Gwyn and charged. Caryandra pused the sister back as Rowan rode forth and Gwyn’s unicorn horn struck Garelle’s dark medallion around her neck shattering it. The darkness faded from her eyes as well as all of their allies she called forth of fight the party. The Temple of Bashaba grew quiet. She quickly apologies and explained to the party how she tried to resurrect Rosa to convince psaro to stop his quest to take revenge on humanity. Tymora did not answer her prayers so she turned to her sister god Bashaba to try to bring her back but she was possessed by here and saw herself commit horrible acts. She quickly ran with Rowan to the dust of alucard and together the performed a resurrection ritual which restored him before it was too late.She thanked the party for saving her and after hearing about their situation with the devil she said she would help them claim a soul into the clay doll but needed to rest. She even offered her own as repentance but the party would hear none of it and forgave her. Caryandra decided to stay to help alucard and sister gaerelle recover and would catch up with them. Prim used a lore scroll to learn that psaro used santeem castle as a focus to try to control the tarasque after it would be awakened and that he wanted the secret of evolution so he was strong enough to control it but needed the golden bracelet so he wouldn’t turn into a creature like esturk that the party fought in the akempto mines.
Sister Gaerelle: it has been a long time friends it is good to see you all here. I know you were something special when I met you in Phandalin and now you are going to show the whole world.
The party prepared to bandage their wounds from the battle as their allies said a quick goodbye before being drawn back to the sword coast as the power of Bashaba’s temple faded and their loved gave them quick words of encouragement to save the world and come back to them.