Aryth 15, 999 YK
After returning to Lagraa, the Eclipse Collective is granted a meeting with Xorchylic. Through his strange ramblings, they gather that the mindflayer will help them if they deal with the problem his Flayer Guard is facing: something he calls the “Impure Prince,” which apparently dwells behind the Deep Door beneath the city.
The Flayer Guard denies them access to the Door, however, as they require express consent from either the two captains of the Guard or the commander… and one of the captains was just recently killed by the Eclipse Collective. They seek out the remaining captain, a harpy named Jalira Stormtongue, who has a fondness for the arena. She sponsors Zil’dejin Firebane to fight in an arena event called “Six Stones,” where seven combatants try to survive the longest in a pit with basilisks. Conlon, Derli, and Zan-kyri enter as well, though under different sponsors. Zil’dejin wins the contest, largely by using Derli as a shield against the basilisks’ gaze and by killing Grubclaws the gnoll contestant. Jalira gives him his share of the winnings and permission to enter the Deep Door, as asked.
Experience Gained: 1600 XP