*Ahte, Muadra Caji (played by Bill).
*Blogren, Muadra Caji (played by my son Wes).
*Bruus, Boccord Soldier (played by George).
*Titanius Englesmith, Human Explorer (played by Kris).
*Addacar (Corastin NPC).
The group searched the ruins of Dharmery but an odd looking cloud descended from far above. It cast its shadow over the town, and the characters could make out some sort of ship or structure within its strange mists. Townsfolk were taken over by small black spheres that came from above. They acted zombie-like and seemed not to have a will of their own any longer.
In one of the ruins the group found Doctor Mathis' laboratory. There was a mechanically animated Shantha skeleton that used Earth-Tec to propel its limbs. They rescued a prisoner named Lorrit who had his eyes removed and replaced with computer wires that were directly linked to the computer systems found there. When the characters did not know the password the computer voice enacted a self-desctruct sequence. They fled, but not before finding some more Earth-Tec power cells.
Outside again the group faced off against the mind-controlled townsfolk who seemed to be changing from the inside out. Ahte's brother was one of those controlled in this way. The characters eventually fled as more townsfolk were being taken over. A half-sphere of energy was created around the town of Dharmery, seemingly isolating it from the world around it.
The group headed toward the own of Advan but stopped when they found a Shanthic river of energy (Leyline). Blogren, the Muadra, got a vision of Shanthas painting obelisks with blood and performing rituals at both end points of the line. One the group thinks was North, and the other far to the South, but both were in heavily wooded areas or forests (Glounda Forest and East Trinnu Jungle). One of those obelisks was in a cemetery of biers with lots of birds looking directly at Blogren in his vision.
As Blogren's vision ended a hideous monstrosity was forming on the Leyline right where the characters had crossed it. A palpable sense of fear was bubbling up inside of them before the session ended. hehe.
Today we will play our next session, and I hope to type up a summary soon. I was slacking this month.