The Sunless Six

Would you like some pasghetti?
1st day of Uktar

The group enter into the mansion and investigate a great hall. They enter into a chamber through 2 large door and are greeted by a group of specters sitting down for a meal. The group join the specters, but meal quickly turns aggressive and the group take down the specters.
The travels further and find a secret door which leads to a room full of skeletons. they conclude these are the archers that were attacking them from outside the threshold. They easy destroy the skeletons.
The group then head back into the great hall and move into another hall with large doors on either side. As they approach the opposite side of the room, they begin to hear an echoing sonata played on piano through the door. The group then notice that their comrade, Perri, had secretly disappeared.
They decide to enter into the room and see a pale, but handsome man playing the piano. He ends his song then tells his guest to enter. He explains that it was him disguised as Perri that lured him into his liar. The vampire Guilthias now stands infront of the Sunless Six with a proposition. He knows that Anakis is the blood of Dydd, the binder of his master Ashardalon. He asks Anakis to give herself to him, and they can bring back the great red wyrm to the realm. Together they can rule over Faerun. Anakis does not support this idea and the group say they would rather kill the vampire. A fight breaks out as Guilthias summons hoards of bats and rats into the room. The group fight exhaustively against the hoards, as the vampire turns himself invisible. Grisduin finally gains the upperhand and strikes at where he believes the vampire to be. Guilthias appears before the drow with a look of astonishment on his face. Guilthias did not think this group was capable of competing with his power. With that, the vampire morphs into a puff of green mist and soars through the room and under an adjacent door, making his escape.
The group pursue into a large spiral stairwell and up into the second level. They are now in the balcony above the piano chamber and appear to have lost the vampire.
they decide to investigate the second floor. They come upon a large library with a strange glowing crystal in the middle of the room. They deduce this to be a teleportation crystal, having used the magic with Wilderem many times before.
The crystal is guarded by a force field which the group find to be impenetrable.
They decide that their best course of action now is to move into the cellar to see is they can find and clues. Before they leave, Ash investigates the drawers of a desk within the library and finds Ammalia Casslanter’s diary. He reads the most recent entries, recounting her excitement of their new house guest, Barnadas Collins, the great thespian and playwrite.

The Cellar of Dispair
1st of Uktar

The Sunless Six take a moment to catch their breath and devise a new plan. They decide that that their best course of action is to descend into the cellar of the mansion.
Resting in what they presume to be the servant’s quarters, they make their way slowly, being unsure if they should find vampire spawn along the way.
Sure enough, they hear movement from behind a door. The servants have been changed, and are now attacking the group. The battle does not last long as the group take down and stake 2 vampire spawn. They proceed down the dark narrow hallway.
Quin finds a room that seems untouched. She assumes it is the pantry. Upon further investigation, the group find the Casslanter’s stash of fine wines and liquors. Anakis stores them in the bag of holding for a gift to Stubbs.
Quin creeps further down the hall and is surprised at a glowing pair of eyes at the end of a dark hall. She moves back and informs the group. Xanath proceeds to move down the hall casting an offensive flurry of magic towards the perceived threat. The rest of the group move in and begin a long battle in a large chamber populated by wide pillars.
vlad.jpgEventually the Sunless Six surround the champion of the wights and take him down. Anakis picks up Wight’s greatsword and examines the fine craftmanship. The greatsword’s hilt is sculpted to resemble platinum dragon wings and a pommel shaped like a platinum dragon’s head clutching a black opal between its teeth.

Broken Magic
1st of Uktar

After the battle with the Wights, the Sunless Six investigate the crypt. Xanath finds the head Wight to be a Dragonborn type humanoid. He noticed the Wight adorned with sigils of the Platinum dragon.
Investigation into the rest of the room finds nothing of interest, as the group push further into the cellar. They find a large double door, sealed shut by magical means. Ash produces a key he found in the drawers of a desk in the library. Using mage hand, Xanath opens the door to reveal a large hyena-like demon standing guard on a crystal floating in the hands of a statue. the group rush in and attack the demon.
The group then attempt several times to dislodge the crystal from hand of the statue. It appears to have magical field surrounding it, preventing it from moving.
The Sunless Six decide to leave this room and look for any other threats in the basement. Xanath finds a room containing many cells, he hears a bloody cough in an adjacent room.
The group enter to find a severely beaten male elf. They recognize the man as Perriguis. After some questioning the group deduce that Perri was captured before their arrival to Scorchridge. The vampire Guilthias then disguised himself as Perri to lure the group into the manor. Ash heals Perri enough for him to attempt his escape from the manor.
Sunless Six then head back to the floating crystal. Feeling restless, Xanath suggests that Grisduin should hit the crystal. Grisduin agrees, and with one solid strike with Twinkle, the crystal is shattered.
The Sunless Six them head back up to the library and find the force field surrounding the teleportation gem is gone. Not wanting to allow the vampire Guilthias anytime to recover, the Sunless Six leap through the teleportation circle and find themselves in an entrance way to a throne room of sorts.

The Heart of Destruction
2nd Day of Uktar

The Sunless Six find themselves in a large chamber after teleporting via a large crystal. Quin noticed an urn on an altar with a green mist billowing from it. As the group approach the urn, the mist begins to form into a humanoid, revealing the vampire Guilthias. With no time for talk the Sunless Six start to do battle with the vampire, only to see Guilthias once again turn into the green mist and escape under a door. The Sunless Six relentless pursue. They enter into a large chamber with a huge statue of Ashardalon, the red dragon in the center of it. The statue comes to life, and the group hack, slash and throw all sorts of magic on the dragon golem until only a pile of rubble remains.
The enter into the only other door and find themselves in a crypt. A stone coffin sits in the middle surrounded by stone pillars. Seeing green mist flowing from the seams Ash jumps onto the coffin. He feels movement from inside as the coffin is flung open with great force.
Guilthias once again rises, and the Sunless Six aggressively battle the vampire. The group seem to have defeated the vampire, as the green mist desperately tries to return to it’s coffin. Anakis pulls out her Acacia Stake, staking the vampire within his coffin. The vampire lies unconscious as the group look around the room. They notice an axe in the wall at the back of the chamber. The group take turns trying to pull the axe from the wall, as Xanath eventually dislodges the axe. Xanath then gets a vision on Dydd the Druid using the axe to carve out the heart of Ashardalon weakening the dragon before banishing the beast to hell. A hidden stone door opens revealing a room containing a large pulsing heart, Xanath begins slashing away at the heart.
dragonheart.pngThe Gold Dragonborn continues to slash away, feeling life draining from himself with every swipe. Anakis moves in to heal Xanath, as he deals a final blow shattering the heart. The shatter echoes about the chamber knocking Anakis ans Xanath unconscious. Ash moves in a licks the wounds of his fallen comrades, bringing them back to consciouness. The group then looks into the coffin of Guilthias, and see nothing but ashes. The threat of the Vampire that they had brought back to Faerun is gone, hopefully for forever this time.