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Rikert Krupt – Paladin of Iomedae
We advanced farther into the cave, seeking the giants who had attacked us.
Eventually, we found them, floating overhead and attacking anyone who walked below them in the mist. I used my winged-form to fly up and meet them. The thick mists obscured vision for everyone in the room, so it was a slow process as I located and fought each of the remaining giants. A gout of flame from Friedrich cleared the air and the mist, and accelerated the pace of the battle. Eventually, we dropped the last of the giants and took time to bandage our wounds before continuing on the road to Xin Shalast.
Mother Not proved to be useful as she created an extra-dimensional space where we could shelter from the effects of the high altitude and rest safely. We used this several times along with a protective spell from Xandu, Sheldor, or Davok to avoid altitude sickness.
We eventually found the deep valley and steep cliffs that were part of the fabled city of Xin Shalast and began our descent toward the golden road that wound through the city. The ruins of the huge buildings and carved stones were amazing to behold.
Near the entrance to the city, our way was blocked by a large pen containing giant cattle of some type. As we moved closer, a host of ugly, flying, bird-men swooped down and began to attack by firing huge arrows from enormous bows they gripped in their talons where their feet should be...