He proclaims that he is drunk and has no idea how he got there or where he is.
Irik sneaks out ahead to search and ends up in the feywild. Irik lets his group know this and they attempt to locate where he went through. Searching, Eric finds a planar chicken, perhaps the same planar chicken owned by Daniver centuries ago, and heads in that direction. Once they enter what they think is the feywild, Eric has the chicken confirm it. They find Irik and everyone comes back to the material plane.
Irik, despite being a bird himself, finds he is unable to communicate with the chicken.
Without a good way to figure out how to avoid falling into the feywild, Irik just heads off into the woods in a new direction. After a short walk he ends up behind the party.
Searching for a new way, Daktar pulls out a sprite from his bag. After failing every attempt to circumnavigate the forest. Eric leads us North, West, South, West and then we find we are not finding portals to the feywild, but we are still lost.
The group consults an oracle and learns that Segnus is on his own plane.
1864 of the 3rd age, January 18th. 0100
To rest for the night, Erik teleports the group to a private domain. It sits on a earth mote in the elemental chaos.
7 statues in a garden lead towards the central citadel.
As we walk in, Eric thinks of resting with food and ale. The room we enter contains all of those things: a bed, a keg of ale, and buffalo wings.
There is another room off to the side that contains 3 bunk beds.
Dyshyr demands that Eric create a lavish room, that would seem accommodating for a harem, if there were one.
Erik reads the user manual for the citadel. Dyshyr drinks in the brewery. Irik and Daktar discuss why Irik chooses to always remain hidden.
Irik and Daktar sleep in the bunk room because Irik thinks that the room full of darkness is stupid.
Eric summons a giant glowing eye in the shadow room to spy on Irik. He sees nothing.
He summons a mouth and ear in the bunk room to notify Daktar that he is about to go to sleep so that Daktar can enter his dreams.
As we sleep, Eric turns the surface of everything into yarn. Except for the floors.
In Eric’s dream, he enters a ballroom with a table full of masquerade masks. He puts on a fox mask and enters the room. A woman wearing a cat mask seems to be eyeing him. Eric approaches her and offers her his hand to dance. She joins him and they the ball and begin dancing to gangam style ball. She identifies herself as “The Masquerade” and the Queen of Masks. She is a local idol, praised by rogues and lovers looking to remain hidden. Although not a goddess per say, she is worshiped on a smaller scale. The act of having a masquerade ball is often a form of appreciation for her and by custom, the first drink of the dance is offered to her.
She informs Eric that she brought him there to make sure she does not earn his ire. She offers him the gift of a masque, in order to disguise himself should the time come when he does not wish to be identified.
Flirtingly, she hints that she as a woman is of course hiding something, winking at him. He flirts back that maybe the can find a way later to uncover what is hidden and blinks at her. Then they have sex.
Daktar appears in the masquerade ball and takes a mask with his own face. He notices a woman looking at him, and approaches. Angered at having his dream invaded he heads straight for her. While Daktar has not hidden his identity, he has denied his identity.
Daktar refuses to acknowledge that this identity is his destiny, that destiny does not control him and his fate is up to him and him alone.
Daktar admits that he does wish to be like this identity, but fears that it would be too prideful to become this identity. She offers him a warning that “She” is looking for this identity and that she can offer him safety from that. She can give him that masque that might be needed to hide his identity, whichever that may be.
Daktar leaves that dream and enters the realm of Kas. He asks Kas is there is another group that has been set upon the same mission our group was originally set upon. He is told that there is and that they are in the feywild looking for probably the same thing that his group is.
1864 of the 3rd age, January 18th. 1000
Erik, determined as always, tells Daktar that he may know of an army to defend his citadel, in the blood line of an old ally.
Daktar informs Erik that there is another group that Vecna has sent out and that also they could approach Daktar’s people to keep the citadel safe. They would be happy for a secure place to congregate and would happily defend it.
As the party rises for breakfast, Eric throws breadcrumbs on the ground in front of Irik. The group then heads to the dining room and kitchen and eat.
The group sits down in the meeting room to identify their threats and plan what they should do.
-Segmus is obviously stronger than we thought since he has his own plane.
-There is another group in the feywild looking for the light there
-There is a threat growing in the astral sea.
Daktar wishes to join us, but is afraid he must take on this astral threat on his own. Eric offers the groups help, but Daktar reveals that he has been “fated” to become the great hero of his race, and that Gith is searching out this great hero for a final conflict. Daktar seems more broody than usual. He fears that involving us would end in our deaths.
Irik reaches into a pocket and pulls out a pocket watch that he did not have in there before. It is ornately decorated and contains the initials TL. There is a long chain that goes into Irik’s pocket. Eric identifies it as a fey creation. Eric asks if he stole it from a gnome, and Irik admits that he has stolen so much that he can’t remember every individual item. Irik pulls on the chain and 50 ft seem to come out and seems to be attached to the pocket. He hands it to Eric and time starts to run backwards. It stops when he hands it back to Irik.
Dyshyr drinks. and drinks. and drinks. Suddenly he is no longer in the citadel. He is back in his time, back on the road, about to deliver to Aliza to the temple. Relieved to be back in his own time, Dyshyr asks her if she can stop the destruction of the lattice of heaven. She seems confused by this. Dyshyr begins rambling about the future and destruction and death and being drunk.
As they approach the temple, he inquires about his payment and what they have to drink. They arrive and he goes off to drink. The drow once again attack killing Aliza once again. He finds himself again back in the citadel drinking. He tells the group of his experience and the ridicule him for failing once again.
“This is now, then is the past”
Eric suggests that they talk to Daktar because he might have some information on a crazy ass bitch to fight.