A Message from Brodart Quink , alerts the PCs to making a rune forge weapon to kill a rune lord , but how to do this was split between the 7 wings of the rune forge !
The seven pillars surrounding the central pillar are each marked with hundreds of Thassilonian runes-arcane formulae describing the basic tenets of one of the seven Thassilonian schools of magic. These even pillars form the points of a huge Sihedron, If the proper key from the Sihedron Circle outside is placed in the proper pillar’s keyhole and then turned in two complete revolutions (the direction doesn’t matter), the pillar begins to hum and glow softly. Once the pillar is glowing, its key vanishes (returning to the Ethereal Plane at a point corresponding to the correct face in the Sihedron Circle outside). The pillar continues to glow for an hour before it fades, at which point the key must be retrieved from its statue again to reactivate it.
If all seven pillars are active at the same time , the central pillar begins glowing and ripple s with a vortex of light that combines all’s even of the surrounding colors. At the pillar’s base, the vortex whirls in on itself like a vertically aligned whirlpool, opening into a 7-footwide
circular portal through which can be faintly seen a long tunnel. Anyone who steps through this portal steps into Rune forge.
But did they hear someone else come through ? Could it be the Dragon biding her time ?
This domed chamber is nearly two hundred feet across. A large pool of bubbling prismatic liquid occupies the centre of a raised dais in the middle of the chamber. The spiky flanges of the seven pointed
Sihedron are engraved into the marble floor. Each tip of the enormous rune points at a twenty-five-foot-tall statue facing the pool with its back approximately ten feet from a partially concealed arched opening in the wall directly behind it. Each statue depicts a different figure, but all are imperious and finely detailed.
Each of the characters feels no need for food or sleep , and feels much stronger and healthier . Each are covered in runes from head to toe .
KARZOUG: A towering man with gems set in his
forehead and hands , dressed in robes and wielding a
KRUNE: A short smiling man with a hooked nose and
beady eyes, wearing robes and wielding a spear.
BELIMARIUS: A heavyset woman with a sneering
visage and an imperious stance, dressed in a flowing
dress and wielding a halberd.
SORSHEN: A voluptuous woman with a seductive
look, large eye s , and long flowing hair; this statue is
nude and wields a double-headed guisarme.
XAN DERGHUL: A strikingly handsome man adorned
with a close- cropped beard and a charming expression;
his form is dressed in extravagant clothes and wields
a Lucerne hammer.
ALAZNIST: A gothic beauty with wild hair and a
somewhat insane expression, this woman wears a long
flowing dress and wields a thorny ranseur.
ZUTHA: An obese man, his flesh rotten in place s so
that the bones show through, wearing a ragged robe
and wielding a scythe.
All the characters make there way to the first of the wings.
This grand cathedral can be called nothing less than opulent. The floor is covered in polished red and white tiles. Thick pillars carved into the
likenesses of the same beautiful nude woman with. long flowing hair circle the room and support a ninety-foot-high domed ceiling, where a gargantuan mural depicts men and women engaged in all manner of carnal acts. Numerous
plain ten-foot-by-ten-foot cubes line the outer ring of the cathedral, while at its centre stands a pavilion of opaque silk sheets. N ear the walls of the cathedral stand several delicate-looking cages, their sides more decorative than practical. Some of them contain what appear to be long-dead bodies, although one body in a cage in the chamber’s northern corner seems to be clinging to life.
Above the thick black clouds cover something above ! , Approaching the the cage .The inside of this birdcage contains a shivering man wearing little more than a set of chains and a thick leather collar. A pair of clay bowls occupies one corner and a pile of straw sits in another.
Making no headway with this man , they are suddenly attacked from above by some Evil looking creatures!