Leaving the Cages of Lust , the heroes rest and regain spells and health.
But Eando hears a noise and like any thief , he goes to check it out. As he approaches the opening , huge Fiendish mustard jelly , attacks . They overcome it with yet another gruelling fight . After the fight Eando goes to the entrance from where it came from.
A voice booms out a resounding command: “Stop!” The source is a large disembodied human mouth stretched across the ceiling of this section
of the tunnel. It continues, “These are the Abjurant Halls of Eager Striving. Know that your powers will be crushed and you shall die! You are not worthy!”
Eando makes his way further down to A wide staircase of stone descends into a large, partially caved-in chamber. The murals and decorative bas-reliefs on the walls have been blasted and fractured from what must have been a titanic war of magic. Sooty humanoid bones are scattered here and there, and flames sporadically flicker along the walls and floor as if the room still resonates with the power unleashed here. Electrical discharges spark from a silver rod protruding from the floor in the centre of the room-it almost looks like the metal rod has fused with the stone of the floor.
With some ingenuity they get past the traps and find them selves , in a room with Decorative lanterns illuminate this otherwise
mostly bare room. A tiled path in the granite flagstones leads from the entrance to three steps leading down to a mirrored surface.
Corik uses Phials to collect the liquid , and they return the main room for rest .
And so they enter the Festering Maze home of Jordimandus.
The air grows thick and foul-smelling in this chamber, yet the vaporous stink here is nothing compared to the insult to the senses elsewhere.
Slime encrusts the walls in swaths of sickly brown and noxious green. A foamy sewage channel runs along a slippery walkway, the thickly shuddering
skin atop the slowly churning fluid seeming to hint that, despite its repulsive appearance and smell, something lurks in those depths.
The characters are attacked by 2 sludge demons , these evil creatures try and choke them to death , but the characters overcome yet another terribly hard fight .
Moving on slowly they now come upon A slippery walkway connects four platforms running down the room’s centre to a station of some sort at the far end of the chamber-there, three large and filthy levers protrude from the dripping wall. To the north, four metallic pipes protrude from the wall, ten feet above the level of the sewage-fresh foulness runs from these pipes in thick streams. Every now and then, something larger and hideously more substantial than mere fluid strains through the bars blocking these pipes to drop with a turgid splash into the foulness rippling below.
From a distant room they can hear summoning and they hear a creature approaching. Corik finds out from Jordimandus that he can indeed make a rune weapon , but they must prove themselves to him.
They have another fight with some demons, Kolbi gets a Wish from a Galbrasu Demon , 2 Ormox demon and 2 hideous chernobues.
Jordimandus keeps his side of the bargain and a piece of paper appears in coriks hand .
They realise they have one part , but Jordimandus tries to trick the characters, but alas Corik will not be tricked and they push on further into the maze………………….