Nightal 18, 1491 DR
The Called were able to rescue some captives the Cult of the Howling Hatred had taken from Yartar, and another man named Bero Gladham who claimed that his wife, Nerise, was “taken below”. They left the recused captives in Gyr’Squall‘s care, as the druid called upon a couple of griffons to return the freed torture victims and return them to Red Larch. Unfortunately, Gyr’Squall needed to accompany the griffons to prevent them from eating those that had just been rescued.
The Called returned to the part of Tyar-Besil that the cultists had claimed, and were calling “The Temple of Howling Hatred”. They were reacquainted with an old friend, Gundren Rockseeker. Gundren had left Wave Echo Cave, to pursue the location of lost dwarven ruins in the north. Tyar-Besil was the first in his quest to reclaim. Fighting their way through the temple at times, posing as cultists at others, and often a combination of both, the Called finally arrived at the center of the temple. Which was surrounded by a huge moat with an occasional glint of ancient coin resting deep beneath the water.
Arriving within the throne room of of the pyramid, the Called had an audience with Aerisi Kalinoth, leader of the Cult of the Howling Hatred. Aerisi bored of the Called’s charade at beings members of her cult quickly and ordered her drug-addled cultists in the chamber, as well as her invisible stalker servant, Whisper, to attack. Once the scrap began, Aerisi summoned a djinni named Ahtayir, bound to a horn in the throne room since the days of Torhild Flametongue, king of Tyar-Besil, to aid her against the Called.
Brother Seeker Rosch Uskevren, remembering an early conversation with the djinni, used his mastery of psychic powers to transport himself and Redknife Savra Belabranta to the ancient djinni’s horn, allowing Savra to destroy the ancient device. With the device sundered, Ahtayir was freed of his forced servitude, and left Aerisi to her own devices.
With her djinni gone, and her cultists falling quickly, Aerisi fled the chamber, leaving Whisper and her remaining cultists to cover her escape. The Called ended up defeating Whisper and discovered that the remaining cultists within the Temple of Howling Hatred had fled..
The Called took a brief reprieve in the throne room while they prepared to finish exploring this section of Tyar-Besil. While they were resting, Ahtayir the djinni returned form his home plane with slender, azure crystalline vials, the contents of the vial looked like swirling air, and emanated the sound of the slightest breeze. When their rest had been concluded, the Called set out once again in the remains of Tyar-Besil.
All characters advance to 7th level.
Treasure: 38 gp each worth of lose coins, small gems, and trinkets of value. 1 bottled breath each.