Prim looked at vlad stepped forward and gave a speech: I know I’m not a good man. I’ve snuck girls love potions, stolen from the elderly, sacrificed my friends soul for a cool looking fiddle. I’ve done some pretty messed up stuff. But I’ve also done some good stuff, like the time I loved a lonely, scared little boy who only wanted his family to accept him. Who just wanted his dad to say “I’m proud of you for doing what you love”. This kid had been through so much because of his heartless, abusive family. Yet he continued to love them. He wanted them to be safe and live happy lives. This is how his family repaid that love. Gods I have never asked for anything from any of you. But if you answer the one prayer, the only prayer that I have ever sent you, I will do whatever you want. Dear Gods GRANT ME THE STRENGTH TO SHOVE MY BOOT SO FAR UP THIS MOTHER S * THAT WHEN I DRAG HIS BLODDY BROKEN BODY OUTSIDE THE SUN COOKS HIM INSIDE AND OUT!!!!
Aethil: Damn that’s a speech Prim! I still have to say told you so though. I’ll still help whatever gods are listening to you kick his fecken arse six ways from Sunday
Yue: If he’s the one who set those nasty traps…then let me burn him to ash…. (holding back from firing a bolt)
Prim stepped forward and summoned an illusionary dragon which attacked Vlad but Vlad’s eyes shone behind his sunglasses and he cast a mass charm upon the party with Yue and Prim falling under his spell causing the dragon to halt its assault. Pokeman Jones cast protection vs good and evil on Aethil and they set upon the Vampire. Seeing Yue throw fire at Aethil pokeman Grappled her to the ground and pinned her down with his sweaty and heavy body while she attempted to slap him. Drifting cloud attempted to pummel the vampire but he was much faster than expected catching his fists and played quit hitting yourself with his own paws before throwing him backwards. Rowan quickly moved up to prim and broke the charm on him and then moved and also gave yue a greater restoration breaking the charm held on the party.
They all converged on the Vampire and Prim blasted him with a disintegrate and the image faded revealing a ghostly Woman holding her chest. She introduced herself as Laureen and told the party she had been killed here as did the rest of her company known as the grey vipers. The party chastised the ghost for starting all of the trouble in the land with psaro and blaimed her for killing rosa and Laureen admitted to it that she was jealous that psaro loved rosa instead of her and found rosa selfish as elves they lived for a long time and her time was brief and she couldn’t understand why she didn’t let them just be together and so she took matters into her own hands and the tragedy in rosaville occurred. Psaro then hunted the grey vipers down only to find that his childhood best friend was the one who betrayed him and he killed them all in this cave and sealed it curing their name to suffer here for all eternity.
Laureen begged the party to break their curse and free her people as she was the one who put them up to the assault she said that there was a locket behind a boulder in the room to go bury it in rosaville to break the curse. Rowan and pokeman jones moved the boulder to discover the actual vlad was behind there and near death. He called out in a weakened voice that he heard his son to bring him to Alucard. They drug the broken vampire’s body to his sons’s ashes and he cried out:
No my son how could this have happened. it was not your time yet. If only we had gotten the chance to speak after we fought then maybe we could have made amends but it is too late. I cannot allow you to leave here yet. I enact the elder blood pact. Aezali os myr! In the name of the dracula family hear me raven queen you will not have my son this day, Aezali os myr! my blood for his blood, Aezali os myr! my life for his life, Aezali os myr! I tie my spirit thread to his soul and draw it back to this mortal plane. Aezali os myr!
With that ritual cast Alucard’s ashes reassembled and Vlad turned to ash his sunglasses collapsing into the ash pile. Alucard looked around asking how he was alive learned that his father did actually care for him despite their disagreements and traded his life for Alucard. Tears streamed down the vampire’s cheeks and he took his father’s sunglasses out of the pile and kept them. Prim scooped up some of the ashed and used them to nourish the grandfather tree branch that he has taken long ago.
Rowan found a locket in the cave which contained a picture of Laureen and Psaro when they were younger and she felt many negative emotions coming off of the locket, jealousy, betrayal anger, sadness, loneliness. She felt these strong feelings sealing binding the spirits to this cave and cast remove curse on the object and it broke in 2 and fell to the ground. Immediately the party felt the stale air of the cave lift and a fresh breeze reach even the depths of this cave. The spirit of Laureen looked at Rowan and thanked her for freeing her people so that they could finally be free.
The party looked around and decided that they had experienced enough of this horrible place and left back to their ship. They decided to sail to the shrine of the breaking waves next. They decided not to tell Rosa yet of what they found in the cave just that they didn’t locate any armor pieces in there. On the trip north Yue tried to help aethil make a coffin for Alucard but it ended up having jagged pieces which looked like stakes coming out of it and the girls made him more nervous. Prim tried his best to comfort alucard and worked on creating 2 more simulacrum of himself prim 3 and 4. They wandered aroudn the ship all talking and chattering with each other as Yue got frustrated with her construction project and set the coffin ablaze to the chagrin of Pokeman Jones who came out to chastise her about lighting fires on his ship. Drifting cloud meditated on the ship while Rowan contacted Lurue and asked her if she and gwyn could spend more time together. and across the sky a rainbow appeared and Gwyn was aboard the ship and her and rowan spent time getting the unicorn sea legs.
The party eventually arrived at the Shrine of the breaking waves. they descended into the cave and the gradual slope eventually worked its way into a set of stairs into a big pool of water. But as prim approached carrying the karstaway stone the waters receded before him and formed walls. Before them stood a large chamber with stairs leading up to a triangular shaped gate that looks like it was made of shimmering water. An inscription was written upon the door. “knock twice to enter” and there was a space that looked like it fit the shape of the karstaway stone.
Prim knocked twice on the gate and saw rippled occur through the walls of water. A few moments went by when a vision of a mermaid appeared on he door and she asked “Who’s there?”. Prim answered “prim the greatest bard in the land” The beautiful mermaid replied “prim the greatest bard in the land who?”. Prim replied…. uhhh prim the greatest bard in the land. She frowned at him and said “your no fun GO AWAY!” and disappeared from the door. Water elementals sprung forth from the waves and began attacking the party whelming them. Through strength and teamwork the party kept pulling each other out of the elementals. Yue slid between Pokeman’s legs with a shocking grasp and just avoided hitting his cod piece with it. Together that party beat back and electrified the water elementals leaving nothing but the sound of rushing water.
Prim tried knocking on the door again with the karastaway stone and the mermaid once again and asked “who’s there?” this time prim replied with a knock knock joke and the mermaid blinked a few times and them began laughing hysterically and proclaimed I like you come on in. and she disappeared once again but the water door unlocked and rose into the waves and the party entered the Shrine of the Breaking Waves.