The End of Eternity: LoF Session XLVIII
Faharid is still awesome.
We rested and woke to another beautiful day with the table once again full of food. While eating we discussed, but were unable to determine a good strategy of how to hunt down the ram. Thinking it was better to move forward than stand still we moved out onto the beach. Once on the beach we noticed a mound of sand that we did not see the day before. Reaching the mound we started to dig around looking for any clue. After all the last clue game from a giant clockwork turtle so why not a pile a sand. This unfortunately had the affect of upsetting yet another six headed hydra, which came crashing out of the woods. I immediately charged the beast dodging one of its heads and slashed across it’s body. This only seemed to enrage the beast further as it unleashed all seven of its attacks on me, which were easily evaded. While ferocious and strong the creatures were not very fast or at least not fast enough. Ce-tan stood back per his usual self and did nothing. In the end, thanks to Khatovar and myself, we were able to take down the beast. Inspecting the mound further we found a hydra egg.
From there we decided to travel into the tropical forest in search of the ram. Once we entered the forest itself quickly turned misty with ridges off in the distance. Ce-tan and Zahir decided to fly around to see what they could see. During their scouting they found some gnolls making their way through the forest. Once Ce-tan made his presence known to them they believed him to be an ifrit and their god. To Ce-tan’s pleasure the started to worship him, which he did not hesitate to enjoy. On a whim Ce-tan burned one and told the others to throw themselves off a cliff. As could be expected of gnolls, a fight began and only three were left when the dust settled. Changing directions yet again Ce-tan ordered the remaining three gnolls to help us find the golden ram. After which Ce-tan returned to us and informed us he had found a guide. Something in the way he said it made us weary, but we moved toward his new guide none the less. In moments we met the gnolls and I was barely able to restrain myself from killing them all. My restraint proved wise when the guide informed us that he believed the ram is on another island. He told us it was on the island of Sarygamysh, while we were on Sorror, controlled by the smelly fish clan. We ordered the foul dog to take us to the island of his death.
We travelled north toward the coast and passed several hydras and snakes along the way. Finally reaching the northern shore we could see the next island was roughly a quarter mile away. At first we believed this would be an issue as we did not have a boat, but with a wish Ce-tan conjured a boat from thin air. Quickly enough we reached the other island and followed our guides. While I was not to concerned we need to keep an eye out for the ram while trying to stay away from the smelly fish clan. The smelly fish would pose little threat, but it was better to be cautious. Much of the day flew by in our hunt for the ram and the evening was fast approaching. It was just when we thought we might have to make camp that we saw a flash of gold off on the horizon and chase began. As we approached closer we could hear a distinct grunting and Ce-tan flew above to investigate. Once above the trees he saw a magnificent massive golden ram, which he promptly startled causing it to start running. Not wanting it to get away Ce-tan placed a force cage around the ram. The golden beast wasted no time running into the invisible wall and Ce-tan smuggly believed our quarry was caught. Looking at Ce-tan it grunted and shifted four hundred feet outside of the force cage. We gave chase but the pursuit was almost hopeless as the creature was as big as a bull and fast as a cheetah.
Khatovar stopped the chase by sinking into quicksand and almost getting himself killed. Luckily I reached him soon after and threw him a rope so he could pull himself out. Believing the danger averted we look toward the path of the ram when out of a nowhere Khatovar was swallowed by a baby hydra swarm. The battle was vicious as their bites poisoned our flesh and bodies. With a mighty roar from Khatovar, having had enough, all the mini hydra heads popped and their bodies exploded. Baby hydras defeated we continued our chase of the golden ram.
Easily enough we followed te ram’s tracks back to it’s grove and surrounded the beast in an attempt the keep it contained. It clearly noticed us and looked annoyed but no other emotion was evident. Not wanting it to get away a second time I charged the beast and attacked with a devastating blow, but the creature turned it aside with one of it’s horns. The battle raged but the giant ram proved extremely difficult to subdue. After the epic battle had waged on for some time and it’s lose was clear, the ram once again attempted to run. Khatovar would not let that happen again and with incredible speed he chased the ram down and threw it to the ground. Victory was ours and the ram conveniently turned into golden dust leaving only seven golden plates and two brass horns behind.