Unfortunately, I kept forgetting to post these two sessions, so I’ve forgotten most of the details.
We had several technical difficulties during this session, so it ended up being very short.
Having rested after completing the puzzle, the party continues their journey to Sunshadow. Eventually we arrived, meeting a guard captain, who examined T’Kel’s firecrackers (being an Alchemist herself), and took them to meet the Kel (Elsinki leader).
The Kel was willing to allow the party to use her house’s library on the condition the party completed a challenge.
The party were shown to rooms, where they could rest and prepare for the challenge. T’Kel bought some vials of Acid, Alchemist’s Fire, and Antitoxin, and Pakik bought some magic arrows.
The next morning the party was taken to where the challenge would take place.
This session starts exactly where session 10 left off.
The party enter a cave and encounter a creature, known as a Griphterox. While T’Kel, Glitch, Fenrina, and Esan engage the Griphterox, Pakik and Kio investigate its cave, finding a similar creature – smaller and with wings – a male Gripterox.
During the fight with the Griphterox pair, Pakik revealed one of his abilities – he was able to turn into a creature resembling a Griphterox.
Eventually, the party defeat the pair, for once without T’Kel nearly killing himself or one of the others – however, for the first time since we started playing, Glitch was injured by an enemy (and not T’Kel).
Upon returning to Sunshadow, the party were allowed to rest, before they took part in a ceremony, that made them members of the House of Winter, along with some of the other Elsinki who were born into the house.
Part of the ceremony involved imbibing liquid Ether – the substance that Elsinki rely on to survive. This gave each member of the party a vision. Fenrina saw a vision of her past, when her village was attacked. T’Kel saw a great battle between three Elsinki Kels, and one Kel who was even larger. T’Kel’s vision ended with him outside of an Elsinki city, with a Servitor machine floating above.