As the suns final rays had left the forest, and the pink water of the blood river had changed to black. We could make out the sounds of goblin horns blowing through the trees. We readied ourselves for battle. The town of Rheitheillaethor has no city walls because it is built in the trees. The defenders worked to keep the goblin fires from consuming the trees, and the archers took down several goblin fire archers, but when the werewolves emerged from the trees, and climbed onto the walking bridges we focused on knocking them off the walkways or taking them down. A goblin summoner conjured a couple of fire elementals we had to stop.
Lady Morgwais helped defend the Meeting Hall that held most of the citizens, but her daughter Keya refused to stay inside as she was told. During the battle Keya sneaked out to join the defense of her home. The enemy baited her out onto a bridge and cut the ropes at both ends sending her to the forest floor below. The summoner switched places with Keya, allowing the enemy to knock her out and carry her away. Telwin noticed one of the hobgoblins that had cut the rope had shape shifted into an elf. We exposed the shape shifting traitor, discovering it was truly a fey’ri.
We tracked Keya’s kidnappers to a cave that turned out to be an old dwarven outpost. We fought several goblinoids, and found dwarven prisoners. The dwarves helped direct us to where Keya was kept. When we got there a Barghest had just finished consuming her. We attacked the beast as it transformed. The creature tried to use its magic powers to escape, but Telwin and Po hit the beast so hard it fell to the ground before it could teleport away. We had destroyed the beast, but Keya was gone.
When we told Lady Morgwais she was heart broken, but one of her councilors told us that their was someone that could bring her child back in the Weathercote Woods. Telwin told us it was true, there is a powerful fey cleric that is called Weathercote. She is one of the most powerful creatures in all the realms. She has brought others back to life before, but it is a costly ritual. Lady Morgwais said she would pay anything to have her child back. The high priest of Moonbow in Rheitheillaethor teleported Telwin to the Weathercote Woods. He told Weathercote about what had happen. She agreed to help, but would need a large amount of diamonds to complete the ritual. Telwin returned with the news. Lady Morgwais knew of an old elven ruin that should have the diamonds still in it’s sealed vault.
We entered the ruins, defeated the guardians and found the diamonds needed for the ritual. Telwin, Lady Morgwais and the high priest returned to Weathercote the next day. Weathercote performed the ritual, and Keya returned to us.