New Friends, Trickery, and Triumph

New Friends, Trickery, and Triumph

[[Callum?]] beat a hasty retreat back to the Research Room after tricking the crab-monkeys into hassling the malfunctioning sentry. [[Aigis?]] attempted to sneak up on it after her interaction with the dragon-lizard-thingy, but alerted it to her presence. It gives chase, but is fortunately distracted by the remaining crab-monkeys, buying Aigis enough time to reach the Research Room unharmed. Two new party members find Aigis and Callum there--[[Yargle?]], who had stowed away on the craft of an enterprising fisherman, and [[Saint_Toledo_II?]], whose zealous evangelism had caused him to row to the tower in search of new converts. The party opts to leave the island and rest their weary bodies, much to Tonus’s consternation. On the way out, they encounter [[The_Salty_Sea-Men?|a group of humanoid fishmen]], who are convinced to join the party in their adventuring on the morrow.

On their way back to the shores of Ur-El, they are harassed by a swarm of flying snakes, but fend them off without too much fuss. Most of the party stays the night in the local inn (or its facilities…), while St. Toledo II gives the gift of a sword to the temple of [[Kelag_the_Scavenger?]] in exchange for their ongoing hospitality. After an energizing breakfast, they extend their rental of the old man’s boat and return to the tower. Rejoining their new fishy companions, they find Tonus completely dismembered in the Research Room, along with a mysterious crystal orb. The fishmen’s hackles are raised by the scent of the blood of their kin.

Rightfully uneasy at the prospect of direct conflict with the surely still-roaming sentry, the gang rigs a clever set of traps, luring it to the Research Room by creating an unholy din. Callum’s trapping abilities and Yargle’s nasty-ass Web spell completely immobilize the sentry, allowing Yargle to deliver the finishing blow with his trusty ladle. Dissecting the sentry, the party removes its Tone Generator, which allows them to access the Teleporter Hallway. Wary of the unknown device within, they opt to return to the Terrarium.

Define external redirect: Aigis Yargle Callum The Salty Sea-Men Saint Toledo II Kelag the Scavenger