We take out all 3 shifters and Posh drops out of rage. We acquire 3 masterwork longswords.
At the top of the tower we find a 'bed' of once fine pillows and fabrics. Vielyn flour bombs it and then casts fairy-fire on an aura of magic. The fairy-fire outlines a snake/woman with a strange spikey headshape floating 2-3 ft. off the floor
I pull my bow and D declares “Surrender of die!” The figure does nothing.<!— Xanesha, a lamia matriarch in the service of the awoken Runelord Karzoug. —>
I fire and deal 7pts of damage.
The Snake Lady appears to start a sleep spell.
Posh rages, charges SL but misses.
Sue move up and take a swing at SL and also misses.
Tashi fires and misses.
Blaze takes up a position under SL but can't reach her tail.
Vielyn casts Hold Person, but it doesn't stick.
I move to a pre-flanking postion, but miss when I fire.
SL becomes visible, but now has 5 other images of herself around her. She is the only one outlined in fairy-fire.
D touches Sue with Bull-Strength.
Sue deals 9pts. Damage.
Vielyn tries Hold Person again. No effect.
I sneak into a flanking postion and deal an arrow to her stomach -23pts.
SL is now mad and wounded.
D casts Aid on Posh.
Sue deals 14pts of damage.
Tashi fires and deals 7pts.
Vielyn casts Acid Dart and misses.
I sneak another arrow and deal 16pts of damage. SL falls unconscious from the drow poison on my arrow.
Posh attacks her and deals some more damage.
I tie her up while D and Posh deal some subdue damage. We pull off a magical mask magical snake-skin tunic and a magical trident.
Vielyn finds a scroll with a list on names. Some names have been crossed out (eg. Foxglove) and the name Haldmeer Grobaras, the mayor of Magnimar, has been circled and has an arrow pointing to it.
Vielyn starts discussing taking the onyx statue from the roof. This starts an argument with D and Sue about ethics and if it would risk enmity with Magnimar. Vielyn suggests swapping it out for a fake statue, but they end up dropping the subject. We take SL's pillows and fabric to clean up and sell.
D finds a Sanhidren medallion in the snake-skin tunic.
We put her in the wagon with the remnants of the golum and take them back to the temple.
At the temple, we talk with Lady Scalda and find that the clock tower is a city monument and seams to be under a curse that keeps it in the horrible state that it is in.
Vielyn identifies our loot and we divide it amongst ourselves. I get to keep my Elven Cloak, Sue gets a Ring of Protection. Tashi gets the Snake-skin Tunic.