After hearing the screams of their comrades, Komat’su, Palaena, Nyx, and Theron rushed up to the second floor of the mansion just in time to see the door to the master bedroom slam shut. Komat’su tried in vain to hack the door to pieces, but the horrifying voices on the other side of the door led Theron and Komat’su to charge into the door. As a cruel joke, the door was opened just before the point of impact and the dynamic duo nearly fell in their posteriors.
However, this room was no simple bedroom. Rather it looked like something that only a twisted eladrin could conjure up with various magic devices lining the room. On left and right wings of the room, Action Jackson and that Private investigator chick with the sword were strapped to lab tables flanked by the girls and boys respectively. The trapped party members were connected to various wires that seemed to be drawing energy towards an energy shield protecting the far side of the room. Within the shield were a suspended Everfel and Gaia which appeared to be amplifying the magic aura a middle aged human female mage, as well as her partner, Sgt. Buraidy.
Seeing their friends in obvious pain, the party charged forth and took out the children and freed Action and the Private Investigator in the nick of time. As the shield collapsed, a raging Komat’su charged ahead to make short work of Sgt Buraidy in a powerful flurry of blows and followed with a maddening charge to the female mage. Theron ran in for the killing blow and managed to free Everfel and Gaia.
After searching the room, the party discovered an intact globe shaped relic that was nearly identical to the one that had been damaged in their previous adventure in Dathir Stormreaver’s lighthouse dimension. The party then escaped back to their home dimension and discovered a warforged by the name of Alice locked within her regeneration chamber. Naturally, the majority of the party were extremely alarmed as Alice asked Nyx where Master Buraidy was. Nyx was left to fend for herself as the rest of the party fled in terror.
After getting Alice repaired by Nyx’s new friend, the enthusiastic shopkeep Glix, Nyx traded her warforged arm for a set of four mind control devices to use in an attempt to overload Bizel through a feedback loop, as it was theorized that Bizel controlled his subjects through an implant in his brain. Glix was VERY confident it would work, as he had added several new magical wards that would TOTALLY protect the party from coming under Bizel’s power. The only trick was to find four noble souls willing to submit to the risk, but that was a problem Nyx was certain she could solve…
However, by the time Nyx has returned to the inn to rest, it was the middle of the night and had to politely as her new friend Alice if she could vacuum over in the boys’ room as she really wanted to get some sleep. After all it has been ages since Alice had had the opportunity to perform her primary function of housekeeping, and she could hardly wait for something as insignificant as daylight. This would ultimately lead to a disaster, as the boys did eventually return to find a warforged randomly moving about their room. Komat’su and Theron in their already tired and traumatized state charged in to attack as Nyx jumped on Komat’su’s shoulder trying to explain and Palaena used her power to slide Komatsu away from the horrified Alice.
At this point Komat’su finally snapped and lost nearly all sense of sanity. He screamed how all his friends had come under Bizel’s mind control, jumped out the window, and fled from the town in terror. Theron chased ahead after him, but was only able to convince Komat’su to use some explosives to destroy Bizel’s ship at the docks on his way out of town. Upon reaching the edge of town, Kevlar stared up at Komat’su as if to say something, then jumped off of Komat’su’s shoulder in his routine hunt for a snack, but it was clear to Komat’su that Kevlar would not be returning…
In the end, the remainder of the party stood in the silence of their own thoughts, as Palaena stood with her shoulders slumped as she stared out of the window in sadness…
...Suddenly Nyx’s eyes brightened and she excitedly blurted out, “So I guess this is a bad time to bring up the mind control devices???“
- The Unseen Overseer