Kwai jumps from the island into a nearby shrine and tears it apart with his bare hands shortly before diving for cover as an enormous fireball consumes the room.
Once the fighting has died down, they examine the elf-gate and talk with the elf woman on the island. The party surveys the newly created ruins for a few minutes before returning to regroup with the elves with Eviana.
Eviana asks for a battle report and assigns soldiers to check the ruins for survivors. The party move back into the ruins, reinforced by Eviana’s troops. Some mages are assigned to examine the elf gate and the island with the elf girl on it.
The party moves across to the island and begins talking to the girl. They learn:
- Her name is ‘Vicky’ Valent’aa
- She is an ancient guardian of the city from before Earthfall.
- She has no idea how much time has passed. She remembers living in the year 80,736…current year is AR 4710
- The Drow appeared years ago in the city and confined her to the island
- Every time she tries to leave the island, a strange force pulls her back
The party decides to help her leave the island. Kwai leaps across while carrying her, but she is grabbed and thrown back to the island. Kwai, Toad and several of the Elven Soldiers present see a large translucent tentacle grab Vicky. Several of the guards present fall under control of the entity and move to attack Eviana. Kwai moves to hold them off, while Dresden prepares to cast fly on Vicky and Toad readies himself to shoot any tentacles that appear.
The adventurers shout for the elves to withdraw, and Eviana and her men retreat to the south. Kwai succeeds in knocking one of Eviana’s mind controlled body guards unconscious. Vicky attempts to fly off the island and is attacked by another tentacle; Toad skewers it with several arrows, but Vicky still collapses wounded in the burned out alcove.
Dresden flies to her to check on her just as Toad begins to see tentacles everywhere. Toad fires several times, hitting Dresden in the back. Kwai carries Vicky back to Eviana’s retreating group and returns to subdue Toad. Dresden attempts to dispel the enchantment on Toad, but is forced to settle for a smoke screen when he is unable to overcome the spell’s power. There is a fight between Kwai and Toad, Kwai manages to subdue Toad before he can cause much more damage. The party regroup and flee the ruins in pursuit of Eviana’s group.