Having made a successful journey to Holmfirth and back, the party bedded down at the Night Mare Inn for the night.
Not one to sit idly by, Seres decided to make a short trip to do some reconnaissance on the Temple of the Divines. She discovers a powerful ward preventing entry to the temple grounds. There are also demons patrolling the grounds ever watchful. Despite her invisibility cloak, she was spotted by two Mariliths that managed to somehow banish her back to her room at the inn.
Filling in the party the next morning, the group pays a visit to the Royal Court Mage, Ursula Deaththorn. Ursula is a mysterious figure who resides in a tower at the royal palace. The mage provides limited information to the party regarding their current situation and the tome they returned from their run-in with Noster. Ursula is able to lift the protective ward, but unable to dispel the time altering magic surrounding the grounds. She informs you that you have the Periapt of Time Sheltering that you lifted from imposter Noster and that as long as you're standing within the 20 foot radius sphere, you will be shielded from all time-altering effects.
The party successfully enters the Temple grounds and fights their way through the convoluted chambers. Many puzzles and tests await the adventurers.
We leave them at the face of an ominous looking door. A large stone demon head is carved into the face. An imposing sight indeed…