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You land on the walkway to talk to Gendowyn.
"You speak of Meril and Wendel, who are right there."
The two quicklings are indeed at your side now and both bow deeply to their queen.
"Aided the heroes we did, killed the demon mushrooms who taunted them with laughter, guarded them in their sleep. Slew the bandersnatch who attempted to sneak up behind them while they fought in the throne room."
She smiles at them then turns back to you.
"You may rest easy now, I shared a broken mental link to Arlantia and understand well the madness she descended into. You seek the sardonyx shard, a powerful piece of an ancient artifact." She reached up and removes the crude crown, taking the shard out of it and casting the metal to the ground. "This is the shard you seek. It amused Arlantia to place an artifact capable of planar travel on my head, knowing I could not use it to escape my prison while the Darkblight warped the planar boundary. I will gladly trade it to you now in return for my scepter. Today you freed a legacy and earned the gratitude of a goddess—far more in a day than most of your kind accomplish in the momentary glimpse of life granted to them."
Assuming you agree to the trade, she looks upon Dryad's Song with another smile. "Let us see about repairing centuries of damage. Wait here." She moves back into the chamber behind her and emerges a short time later with an atomie. "This is Gossamer, she will be your guide during your stay in the Accressiel Court. You are welcome here for one week and one day, as is tradition. We will speak more later."
Gendowyn returns to the chamber and eventually frees some 5 dozen fey from their imprisonment while you loot the dead. As you do, the blight retreats from the walls and the palace begins to regain some of it's former glory.
potions of cure serious wounds (3)
+2 light fortification glamered chain shirt
amulet of natural armor +3
belt of mighty constitution +6
cloak of resistance +5
headband of inspired wisdom +2
ring of evasion
onyx unholy symbol of Cyth-V’sug (worth 500 gp)
elixirs of truth (2)
liquid blades (2)
smoke pellets (10)
+3 deathless mithral chain shirt
Obedience (+3 defending short sword)
Retribution (+2 axiomatic short sword)
amulet of natural armor +4
belt of physical might +4 (Dex, Con)
minor cloak of displacement
hat of disguise
ring of freedom of movement
ring of protection +3
deck of cards illustrated with risqué goblinoid men and women (worth 5 gp)
Arlantia wields the Spiteful Scimitar, a powerful magical item stolen from Treerazer millennia ago, when Gendowyn led her fey armies against the nascent demon lord’s invasion. Arlantia believes Cyth-V’sug guided her to the weapon, and ever since, the blade has inspired nightmares in her sleeping mind. These visions have helped guide Arlantia as a cruel and twisted ruler.
SPITEFUL SCIMITAR PRICE
SLOT none CL 11th WEIGHT 4 lbs.
AURA moderate abjuration, transmutation, and necromancy
This +2 cruel furyborn scimitar was created accidentally by Treerazer when the demon lord plunged the glaistig Hephloma’s scimitar through her own chest. Images of shriveled vines and wilted flowers decorate its blade. Three times per day as an immediate action after dealing damage to a creature, the wielder can cause the blighted plant life depicted on the blade to animate, embedding thorny vines in the creature’s wounds. The creeping, twisting vines cause the creature to become entangled for 1d4 rounds, and it is nauseated by the pain while the entangled condition persists. A successful DC 22 Fortitude saving throw negates the nauseated condition.
Should you wish to destroy the Spiteful Scimitar you will be granted an equivalent cost item by Gendowyn. She cannot modify existing items, this would represent a fey giving up a magic item of theirs in return for the destruction of this sword.
In addition to all of that, you have completed Book 5 and achieved Level 16!