The Southern Gate
As told by Trif Teak
1st of Elient
Ellumin, Trif and their arrogant companion Bren continue their search for his daughter Laura inside the abandoned keep known as The Southern Gate. Inside, they discover curious writings on the walls that burst into dust as they're read along with an abandoned cart and dead mule seemingly owned by a Dome Trader. The writings giving only the most archaic of clues however and they push on, more careful.
Bren however is not interested in safety pushing fast through the corridors placing them in several dangerous situations. It becomes too much for Trif however and she snaps, pushing him from behind out of anger right into an unseen trap! Moments later Bren lays dead on the floor with 3 poison darts in his arm. Worried he will become undead, Trif wastes no time lamenting over her unfortunate mistake and pierces his lifeless body with her war spear, just as Ellumin turns around to see Bren's lifeless body for the first time. As our heroes continue looking for the child Laura, their fears are realized and find they must battle the undead Bren while trying to ensure Laura who is close by cannot see them dispatch her father.
In time our heroes discover that Laura isn't the only child being held by unknown captors and immediately set to rescuing them from chains and manacles. Just as the rescue begins a mysterious figure appears at the end of a long corridor only to disappear again, presumedly tracking down our heroes the same way they came, potentially trapping them in.