While Calibos is trapped inside the mirror, the others wait to see what happens. Xellos shoves the paladin’s weapons, armour and equipment through the mirror. Calibos does a quick reconnaissance and finds a short bell tower, a stagnant fountains, a horrific statue of a snarling angel staring in terror at a cracked mirror leaning against the wall, and three archways: two lead down short corridors to doors, the third to a long corridor. The others, leaving Medmyr in command, eventually pass through the mirror, Xellos last, all now trapped.
No sooner has everyone joined Calibos, he spots a figure moving down the corridor: a man half encased in metal, the other half burned by acid and fire. He staggers down the corridor, metal hand outstretched and ending in needles. He utters a hoarse cry when he sees them, and his charred lips form words: “Help me!” He reaches out to give Calibos a hug, but the paladin shoves him away with his giant strength, allowing Halmary time to attempt and fail at a hold person spell. Ungrid then angers the half-man as he takes a wild swing at him, and then the others pile in: Sidni stabs the half-man, Halmary tries and fails to knock him out, and Ungrid wastes his time activating his ring of haste as Calibos badly wounds him, enough for Sidni to step in and finish the creature off.
They leave the corpse behind and carry on down the corridor, entering a dark library, with passages leading off, and a chasm fracturing the floor and blocking the way to one of the exits. The library itself seems to have no books, just vials of different coloured liquids. Many are smashed, their oily residue coating patches of the floor. The shelves are mostly empty, but the room is not: gliding out of the darkness a mechanical creature approaches. A domed conical creature made of metal, battered and weathered, a pair of stick-like arms protruding from its middle, an eye-stalk from its domed head. Its voice is scratchy and staccato, and with a cry of “Exterminate!” the creature lets loose a blast of negative energy from one of its arms: Calibos is struck and for an instant he is bathed in negative energy, his skeleton visible through his armour. He is flung back, dead in an instant!
In shock, the others retaliate while Halmary drags Calibos’ corpse out of the way and Sidni levitates out of reach, using her bow instead to rain arrows on the creature. Halmary, Sidni and Xellos manage to destroy it, smashing through its casing to the squishy insides.
Halmary prays to his goddess, but his prayers are not answered and calibos is not restored to life & limb. Instead, they are forced to rely on Xellos’ magic: the Ruinguard reincarnates Calibos, who is bathed in a golden light and as it fades he has become a dwarf!
End of Session
Kills: 1 Half-Man, 1 Metaltron.
KO’d: Calibos (dead, actually dead, but reincarnated as a dwarf).