Upon reaching the lighthouse, the party discovered it was little more than the ruins of an ancient fort probably used in defense from pirate invasions of Sorencia. After searching for a bit, Palaena started hearing voices in her head. This young female sounding voice told her to go through a door that she would summon so they could dispose of her master. Naturally the party gave Palaena a funny look, but nonetheless a large ornately designed wooden door appeared and the party leaped in.
After what seemed like unbearable pain as their bodies were torn apart and reassembled, the party appeared at to what appeared to be the lighthouse in its prime condition in the midst of a great battle. Curiously everything outside of the immediate vicinity was in gray scale, the sounds of cannon fire and clanging metal were muffled, and the images appeared blurred and more suggestive of what was going on. Based on the surroundings, Action Jackson was reminded of the epic story of the last significant Sorencian pirate invasion of Tolornia, in which the last stand was fought at this very spot. The party deduced that they had been brought back to this point in history, for reasons only an Eladrin would know.
Palaena then suddenly started hearing the voice in her head again, as the girl revealed herself to be the apprentice of her beloved master, who needed to be stopped from his devious experiments. She would meet the party within the lighthouse, and together they would stop him from his atrocities. Before they could enter however, a phalanx of guards grafted on to magic essence powered legs of stone had to be defeated.
As they traveled up the lighthouse, the met up with the girl named E’lyna who turned out be a young, unnaturally attractive eladrin teenager who’s left arm had been mutated into a fleshy magic essence arm cannon. She appeared embarrassed about her condition, as it is considered taboo to perform experiments on fellow unwilling eladrin. Yet, E’lyna was still very excited to hear about the party’s scimitar arm rat encounter in the bar, as it was her idea to graft the scimitars on to their bodies. Regardless of her motives, she led the party to her master’s chamber at the top of the lighthouse.
As they prepared to enter the room, the party listened as an effeminate sounding eladrin voice was giving a report to a mysterious sounding female which abruptly ended. After given the ready signal, E’lyna opened the door and the party casually walked in. Just as casually, the twisted eladrin from the bar looked up from his desk and beckoned the party in. He revealed his name to be Dathir Stormreaver and asked the party several questions about the effectiveness of the scimitar rats as well as for general suggestions for improvements. Suddenly, E’lyna screamed out, “How could you do this to me, you bastard!!” and shot a powerful blast from magic arm cannon. Though Dathir was able to evade the blast, an important looking globe shaped artifact spinning in the center of the room was not so fortunate. And neither was E’lyna as Dathir shot back with a powerful force that knocked E’lyna through a window to her death as her body was torn apart in the swirling border around the lighthouse.
The party then charged into Dathir and his flanking guards. After a fierce battle, and Komat’su’s killing blow, Dathir pointed at the damaged globe artifact and cackled as his body vanished into thin air. Palaena and Action Jackson theorized that they had merely killed a shadow of Dathir and that the globe artifact was keeping the lighthouse suspended in time. Before they could think much more about the situation, the lighthouse began to collapse. After taking a detour down the lighthouse and freeing four malformed prisoners of Dathir, Komat’su ran ahead to secure the party’s escape and kill two of innocent prisoners who had run ahead in the process. After the rest of the party and prisoners caught up to Komat’su, he pointed to the grisly remains of the prisoners and said, “they didn’t make it…”. Palaena was horrified, but there was no time for bickering, and the party escaped into the portal just in the nick of time…
- The Unseen Overseer