After stocking up at the cleric hermit’s hut, the party set out, attempting to fly towards a port town to flee to Trav since a sea faring ship will travel much faster than the King’s personal escape ship that was not meant for long distances.
The airship was attacked by a hungry chimera en route, but the party quickly dealt with hit, albeit with Theory and Brooke’s companion suffering a little frostbite from the dragon head’s breath. They skinned the body and used their survival skills to preserve the meat to last for 4 days, but there was only enough meat to last 2 days with the amount of people with them. This was including those dubbed as freaks who don’t need to eat due to their magical rings.
A few hours later, Brooke decided to head off to sleep. Aiden Heyes wanted to re-bond to his Prism Glasses, so he asked for her help with one of her spells. Brooke refused and they argued for a while over this. Theory attempted to have Yuka Nishimura intervene and force Brooke to help Aiden, but she refused, stating that if she helps now, then she will always have to step in and their relationship will never improve.
In the end, Aiden failed to convince Brooke to help him, so he attempted to bond to the glasses by himself. Unfortunately, the ritual failed, and his sight was stolen from him. Adhria offered to help him with his blindness, but could only prepare the magic to fix the predicament the next day. Aiden asked someone to guide him below deck, which Yuka volunteered to do, since she felt party at fault because she could have easily had Brooke cast the spell on him. Aegineas Andalfin pointed out that there would never have been a problem had no one tried to use black magic to begin with. Adhira put the little Kobold down to nap time as he seemed cranky.
To the party’s dismay, Adhria and Theory later noticed some specs on the horizon, which Adhria figured out to be the Elves chasing after them. Aiden used math to deduct that they had 7 hours before they caught up, not nearly enough time for them to make it to port. They had the option to speed up their ship, but the only person who could do that safely was now blind.
Instead of risking blowing up, the party devised a way for them to bail from the ship while keeping it in flight, with everyone arriving safely on the ground 500 feet below. They decided to back track to a small town in order to purchase horses and more supplies, otherwise they risk allowing their enemies too much time to prepare for their arrival.
During the night, the party left setting up camp to the person who had always done it in the past, which was Aiden. After ten minutes of watching him awkwardly set up a tent in a pentagon shape, the party finally decided to let him sit out this one and did the work themselves. Aiden got to spend the night with Yuka, Brooke and Theory slept alone, while everyone else spent the night under the pavilion. Aiden heard something troubling from Yuka during the night, but decided to bring it up with her the next day since she had already fallen asleep.
The next morning, Adhria cured Aiden’s blindness and he managed to de-bond to the Prism Glasses so he could have another try later. After four more hours of travel, the party arrived at the small town, but they were not received well. In this elven town, they had brought in a smelly, unconscious dwarf, a half-blood, a kobold and a halfling, quickly garnering mistrust by those in the town. They decided to conduct their business fast and not stick around long, not wanting to get the town caught up in conflict for helping them escape.
The stable hand was hesitant to sell to the party, especially since they claimed that the kobold was the elven king. Before they got into an argument, Suum Andalfin took off his helmet, revealing who he actually is and said that payment will be sent to their town at a later date, with compensation. Having no reason to refuse someone who is clearly royalty, the party aquired enough mounts and food to make it to the port in a few days travel time.
That night after setting up camp, the party was once again visited in the middle of the night. At the time, Adhria and Theory were on watch and found some centaurs heading their way with a clear intent to harm them. Behind them, they could see humans and elves in chains, suggesting that the centaurs were slave traders. The centaurs have not yet noticed that the two are awake, giving them some time to decide their course of action…