Linking memory segment 0B091C…
We defeat the creatures, with the large one exploding upon its death. =INITIATE DIAGNOSTICS, SCAN FRAME FOR WORM INTRUSION= During the battle, our weapons show other dragonmarks – Storm from Balasar’s axe, Warding on my shield… The dragonborn tells us that all of these items, including Skye’s focus, came from an edgewalker outpost on the edge of a reality storm during a raid. No doubt we asked for them nicely and they were willing to share. =HIGHLY UNLIKELY=
There is another exit from this room, although the horrific sounds that we hear from the other side of its door lead us to believe that that would be the wrong way to go. Perhaps we disturbed these creatures when we investigated the chasm earlier, and perhaps they are the same creatures that attacked the library in the past. If so, then we have no desire to tangle with them now. Searching the urns, we find ancient ashes that we take for the ritual.
We leave the creatures alone and return upstairs, gluing the statue shut with Drizzle’s alchemy to prevent them from following from that direction. We then enter the Hall of Veneration, a defiled temple to Aureon, to begin the ritual. Drizzle goes through an INCREDIBLE AMOUNT OF BULLSHIT before starting the ritual itself. We clean up, cuddle in blankets, chant. =REINSTATE TERMINATION PROTOCOLS= And then it does a poor job at the actual casting.
=FOLLOWING SEQUENCE OF UNKNOWN ORIGIN. PAIN. HALLUCINATION. MENTAL INTRUSION. DO NOT bxzzzzztsgggggg=
We find ourselves confronting a… being who tells us that getting our memories back will be difficult. I demand that it be done, regardless of the consequences. Then we are ourselves, finding Taer Saedan, the first time, similar to our forced reliving in the dream prison. Apparently, we were all captured and tortured some time after fighting our way in. This lasted a long time. =EXACT DURATION CANNOT BE DETERMINED. WEEKS. MONTHS.= We had several failed escape attempts, finally succeeding by fleeing into the tunnels beneath the there-and-not-there place. But someone recaptured us, and being held by them was even worse than the initial torment. =FUCK YOU WORLD=
We were constantly questioned as to our origins, our names, our marks, our histories, our purpose, but the responses were ignored, as if the questions were only an excuse for the torture. Tani was gone by this point, but they asked about it too, referring to it as the “Progeny”. =POSSIBLE ERROR IN MEMORIES – PRODIGY? IT IS A FIRESTARTER. TWISTED FIRESTARTER.= The creatures doing this were freakish, with long necks and monstrous heads with beautiful faces inside. =POSSIBLE PERPETRATORS: DAELKYR. DREAM IMPRISONMENT FOCUSING ON TAER SAEDAN EXPLAINED – RELEASE ADDITIONAL DAELKYR=
And then we were out, without knowing why, somewhere in Adar, two years later. =REITERATE WTF=
Tani demonstrates terror when we describe the creature that we spoke with to it, calling it a “Kalaraq”, and saying it is one of the Quori. It insists that the creature should be trapped in Dal Quor, and should not be able to reach this plane. =OBSERVATION: TANI IS WRONG. THEY ARE HERE=
We load up on priceless relics and leave the library.
Treasure: +3 Shroud of Ravens, +3 Flensing Greatsword, Khyber shard of Bloody Wounds, Khyber shard of Death’s Embrace, Khyber shard of Life Drinking