Previously: Water Cultists? I hardly know ’er cultists!
The party was equipped with a map, and was all ready to get going! So, they dove wagon-first into the Sumber Hills to see what this strange watery symbol that they got from water cultists could mean. However, before they got there, they were interrupted by Po’s desire to hunt strong monsters.
After passing through a strange valley, they came across a strange tower where a strange lady told them about her group, the Feathergale Knights. They lived to prevent strange animals from hurting people and were about to go on a manticore hunt. Their leader, Thurl Merosska, invited the party to join them on the hunt. The party obliged, and impressed Thurl by quickly knocking out the manticore.
Resting at the Feathergale Spire after their tiring hunt, they heard strange human-like screams. Following the screams led them to the roof of the tower, where Thurl and his guards were snapping spikes off of the manticore. Disgusted by his cruelty, Missy pushed him threw him backwards off of the tower. After a brief fight with his flying guards, Thurl managed to fly back up the tower using his wingsuit, and rejoined the battle. Saleek healed the manticore, who used its dying strength to launch itself at Thurl. However, Thurl was easily able to brush it aside and slay the manticore.
Enraged, Missy launched himself at Thurl, completely missing him and falling off of the tower. His caveman physique managed to allow him to survive a blow that may have felled a lesser man, and he began the climb back up the tower. Bubble used her charms to control Thurl, leading him to throw down his weapons and surrender, as did his guards.
Interrogating Thurl took another turn for the worse, as Missy decided to drop him off of the edge and quickly catch him. However, Missy truly earned his name, missing Thurl and accidentally dropping him to his doom. The party questioned the guards, who revealed a name, Yan-C-Bin. This guard also gave away the location of the air cultist’s temple, upstream of the river running through the adjacent valley. The guard who gave up this name managed to escape in a struggle, and went to get reinforcements. The party decided to make haste away from the tower before more soldiers came, taking with them a set of wingsuits and a number of hipogriffs.
The party went onwards to the symbol, where they found a small keep adjacent to a river. After making camp, they approached the keep under the cover of nightfall, sneaking their way into a hall and fighting someone sitting at the desk. He revealed himself as a wereboar and managed to impale Missy before being defeated. Missy started to slowly turn into a wereboar, and the party decided to get out of there before shit got real.
After watching Missy in a cave for two nights, he finally managed to gain enough control over his wereboar powers to transform between a human and a boar at will. The party steadied themselves for the night, preparing to head back into the keep the next morning.