The Book of Lyl

The Lost Tomb of Kha'Em

Session 1

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Akloo and Bellamin, having completed extensive research, pinpointed the rumored location of a tomb from the days when the Invaders first crossed the Veil. They led the party through the Wastes and to the entrance of the tomb. Inside, they found mosaics depicting the history of Kha’Em the Oathbreaker, a paladin who broke her vow to protect Terentius from the Invaders. They also found a stone calendar, though they could not decipher any special meanings from it upon first glance.

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Morgana lit the way with her dancing lights magic, and Conroy insured that the front path was well-protected. At the lower levels of the tomb, they found evidence of recent vandalism to a wall lining of friezes, damaged beyond recognition. Strangely, there was no evidence of footprints save for those just created by the party. The party found two massive marble doors, one marked as the final resting place of Kha’Em, and the other as the chambers of her servants and guardians. Finding Kha’Em’s door near immovable, they entered the servants’ chambers instead.

There, they found four sarcophagi depicting robed figures. Akloo, fearful of the possibility of ghosts or spectres, held back at the main entrance. Seeing gold pieces in his eyes, Ethan attempted to open one of them. As he pushed on the stone lid, a shadow rose from each of the caskets.

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“Who dares to invade the privacy of Kha’Em?” demanded the shadow.

“Hold, spirit,” said Morgana, “I was once as you are…”

Before she could finish her sentence, the spirit grabbed her by the throat.

“…and so shall you be again!” it shouted, draining the life from Morgana and tossing her unconscious body to the side.

As Morgana collapsed from exhaustion, she lost concentration of her dancing lights spell, reducing the entirety of the whole room into complete darkness. Ethan was put in particularly dire straits, his human eyes blind in the blackness of the tomb. He felt a chilling claw strike him and could sense his muscles growing weak with the blow.

“Begone from this place at once!” howled the spirits in unison, and the party decided that the better part of valor would be to retreat. Bellamin grabbed Morgana’s limp body and ran for the exit, encouraging Conroy to follow. Ethan stumbled over a sarcophagus, unable to see, and one of the shadows, in disgust, guided him to the exit.

“You’re embarrassing yourself. I honestly just feel sorry for you. Get Out!”

Safely out of the tomb, the party caught their breath, restored Morgana to barely standing, and resolved to make the trek back to the outpost of Rahat to regroup.

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