No need for fancy intro, it’s D&D time:
- Ciaran (LVL21) and Basile (LVL23)
- Kass (LVL22)
- Rhaegar (LVL 22)
- Alkaid (LVL 23)
- Dwayne (LVL 23)
- Lorn (LVL 23)
Back in Neebsenshire, Dwayne says the hook’s command word on accident while practicing and casts Gate. He goes through the portal and ends up in Mt. Celestia to meet with the rest of the group. After the group catches him up on everything, Dwayne pulls out a bottle and releases the crippled children souls into the air. He then gives everyone gifts since he’s been away so long:
- Alkaid is given razorwing feathers for her to fletch into arrows.
- Xylander is given a bundle of fish.
- Ciaran is given a book of recipes, with the first entry for Baklava.
- Marven is given a “One hour all you can eat buffet” coupon to Dwayne’s homeland.
- Rhaegar is given a pass into Dwayne’s family armory.
- Kass is given 20,000 gold because he’s a starving artist.
- Neebs is given a token for all you can drink at any bar in Dwayne’s homeland.
- Lorn is given a nice looking stick called the Wand of Smiles, but first Dwayne uses it on Rhaegar – who starts smiling uncontrollably.
- Basile is given a box and is told not to open it until they return to Neebsenshire.
Adajah returns after the battle and thanks them for their assistance. He warns them that the Unholy Crusade is continuing to destroy planes. He says they need to hunt down Mara and his crusade quickly.
Ciaran asks if they can speak with Bahamut to learn where the crusade is going, and offers to cook his favorite food. He learns from his new cookbook that Bahamut’s favorite food is starlight. Ciaran makes starshaped cookies in a pinch, and with a nat 20 Dwayne collects starlight for the dough.
The group meets with Bahamut and he thanks them for their assistance. He is amazed by the cookies and asks Dwayne to become his personal chef. Dwayne thinks about it and says he has more to do on the mortal plane before becoming his chef. Rhaegar asks if Bahaumt has a clue for where the Crusade is going, but they are outside of Bahamut’s sight. However, he says that they may be going to Carcery to gather more recruits for their army. Ciaran asks if he can talk to the god of Carcery, and Bahamut warns him that it’s an evil god not worth talking to. He also says that those who have lived criminal lives often end up in Carcery after death.