Escape from Azur
As told by Pike Lynn Clover
10th of Elient
They’re all idiots.
I’m telling you, they really are…
We managed to escape Azur and the creatures overwhelming it, only the gods know where they came from. We managed to gather up quite the merry gang before escaping the confines of the city, a Human girl in a wedding dress, one so far unusually trustworthy Demon and a middle aged slave who does not seem too bright, or perhaps too bright for her own good.
Having been on the run for hours we collapsed some bit off the road we had followed shortly after our escape. Orzen and I embraced sleep while our newfound companions insisted upon taking the first watch only to awaken from a solid and sound sleep to find them sleeping on their post, the slave gone.
Idiots I told you! The danger they’ve put us through! I’m not going to trust them again with anything more than peeling a potato, that’s for certain! Orzen deducted that the slave tricked them, put them to sleep using a mushroom of sorts growing on the walls - truly showing their incompetence to fall for such a trick. While we wait for them to wake a Duergar patrol runs by on the road saying that they need to report to ‘the Druid’, and that Azur is lost.
With everyone rested we follow the direction of the patrol, hearing several loud unexplainable bangs echoing off the walls. With an alarming noise coming from far in the distance behind us we reach a fortified gate with a sentry on top. There is sound of controlled panic behind it as the small harbour village is evacuating. Given no answer but scornful words as we plead to be let it. Eventually the closed gate is abandoned as well, the inhabitant presumably fleeing for safety across the dark waters in rafts and boats.
The alarming sound coming from behind us is constantly getting louder as the source approaches. Coming from Azur it could only mean one thing, and our own panic is starting to take root. In the end the solution was almost as spectacular as jumping on top of the heads of a zombie hoard. You might find it hard to believe, ridiculous and even completely nuts, but I’m telling you; The demon turned into a giant snake and swam us to safety as we rode on its back!