The group returned to Medea’s Gate through the forest from their last foray to the wizard’s tower of Zingalis without meeting any resistance. Once back, Naas and Gradwin took some time to get their heads together and gather their marbles and Lucias took it easy so his hand could heal back up from putting it in the cursed fountain in the labyrinth of Zingalis. We sold and distributed loot and went to the Dominion’s local guild house to see what magic items we might be able to acquire. Asclepius bought a magical sword for his faithful fighter henchman Kalaneikos, and Teth-en-Aire managed to acquire a Girdle of Giant Strength for a very reasonable sum of money. This had the ability to turn him into an engine of destruction when he engaged in melee (it grants the wearer double damage with a melee weapon and the THAC0 of a 9 hit die monster). Once we were rested and healed up we purchased provisions and once again set out for Tower of Zingalis through the forests near the Lady’s Finger River northeast of the city of Medea’s Gate.
We took another look at the fountain and Gradwin managed to pull out some coins from it with his ring of telekinesis. Lucias tried to discern where the water was coming from to look for an opening or hidden compartment but it was just coming out of a low hole in the wall and nothing new was revealed that we hadn't seen the session before.
Then we focused our attention to the second secret door and Asclepius cast knock to see if that would open it and it didn’t do anything. He then tried just walking through it believing it to be an illusion and bumped his face on the door. We discussed other options for opening it (other spells revealed in the shrine and so forth) but finally determined that our best option was to just use the Chime of Opening since we couldn’t figure out its secret. And that’s where we ended the session, discussing our options for opening the second secret door in the fountain room.
TO BE CONTINUED…