Sooo...as I was saying...
In addition to the platform w/ the gnome, there were four wooden balconies about fifty feet up in the warehouse, all on different walls. Upon one sat Kitiara uth Matara (Supreme General of Tiamat's Red Hand), one contained Xerxes (Master of the Wyrmtooth Arena), the Poison Fist stood upon one (elite assassin of the Red Hand), and the fourth had a purplish shadow...the mysterious, elusive Purple Assassin?
Expressing annoyance at the appearance of the Planeswalkers, Xerxes summoned a couatl named Lysander to deal with the PCs and the Poison Fist conjured four Snaketongue minions to guard each of four moonstone obelisks that were shooting a brilliant light up to the platform in the air where the archmage was performing the ritual. Then, the Poison Fist said that "Lord Regdar has a date with my knife" and cartwheeled out a window. Xerxes also left in a flash of gold fire, saying he had gladiatorial matters to attend to (later I'll make a post about the Wyrmtooth Tournament, perhaps).
Kitiara and the Purple Assassin stayed to watch the battle, however. The PCs defeated the supposedly invincible Lysander and deactivated the obelisks, halting the ritual. Then the purpose of the ritual was revealed: it was supposed to halt the progress of days so that the New Year would never come; Bahamut had sworn an oath that his Campaign #4 would begin New Year's Day--if New Year's Day never passed, he could not start his campaign. Unfortunately for the PCs, part of the ritual was still enacted--there is now endless night throughout the Natural World, except in Palanthas, the Endless Desert, and perhaps a few other locations. But for all practical purposes, it is now eternally dark...not completely dark, mind you; the moon still shines...but still...quoting the gnome- "It is a time for the night terrors to roam!"
So yeah...that's about it for that session. We had another one yesterday though, so I'll talk about that later. Bye...
THIS IS SPARTAAA!!!