The stranger cautiously inspects the chest. It appears to be simple and not trapped, so he opens it. Marko drinks from the spilled blood, further restoring his health.
A lucky find! The party's gear is stored inside! The group quickly puts on their armor, with the exception of Marko who is still in wolf form.
Feeling the call of his sword, Aoishi runs toward it. Marko sniffs the air for Patrick's scent. He finds it and speeds past Aoishi. Back in the Dragon's Cavern...
"A traitor to mah people? Last Ah checked, you weren't even of mah people! You can't decide that!" shouts Patrick in response to Morgelyn's offer.
He continues. "You're to busy hidin in your cave with your rock dragon. MAH people live the good life on the Isle o Dar'Duatha. WE have a great time, drinkin an' laughin an' earnin our livelihoods."
Morgelyn's grip tightens on the sword.
"We don' need you, your pet sorcerer or your rock dragon. Go burn in the underworld!" he shouts before raising his hands.
"Patrick, I don't think-" says Falir.
Fueled by his anger, Patrick casts his most dangerous flames yet, but they are simply absorbed by a magical barrier.
"As long as Lyrffrech lives, we can not harm Morgelyn." Says Falir loudly for their enemies to hear.
The others arrive in the cavern.
"You were given a chance to join her majesty, Patrick. But it seems you have chosen to condemn yourself and your friends to death!" shouts Lyrffrech as he begins to transform.
"I will have your blood, elf!" says Morgelyn to Falir. "It would have been better if you had sacrificed yourself willingly, but Lord Baeddan accepts the unwilling as well!"
Lyrffrech completes his transformation. He reveals his true identity.
"So, this is your true form, Lyrffrech? Old Duatha lost the birth right of your assistance long ago. All of Scalekind will be shamed by your acts!" shouts Falir. "Do not think you are the only one here that can wield the power of old!"
Falir's hand begins to glow a soft blue as he chants "Thur gelen ai hamarui!"
An ancient power weaves it's way through the heroes.
Their hands glow blue while their wounds heal.
Patrick feels the power in his hands as well.
ALL HEROES GAIN +1 ACTION PER ROUND. TOTAL= 2 ACTIONS.
Suddenly, Falir's voice can be heard in the minds of the heroes. You have all come far and risked your lives for mine. I hope someday that I may repay you for this great debt. Lyrffrech is only a lesser being of greater sires. He is mortal and must be defeated. Morgelyn is a fool, but so long as her power source remains intact, we can not best her. One or two of you must find your way to her chambers and destroy the orb she keeps on the pedestal. Once it is broken, she will be weakened.
Morgelyn has slain many of my kinsman in her lust for power, but I do not believe all the blame lies with her. Lyrffrech has influenced her for many years and it is because of him that she is corrupt. If you can, keep her alive so that she may face trial in Wuldenburg.
If my blood is spilled, I'm afraid they will use it to awaken Baeddan. His is a power that we can not contend with and hope to survive.