All first-level characters, Cade (halfling rogue), Draga (dragonborn wizard), Flora (elf druid), Aroshoun (dwarf cleric), Baran (dwarf barbarian), Gyve (githzerai monk), Phocheka (elf fighter), Tajenus (half-elf wizard) and Luna (human cleric) of the planet Martinium have been informed by their masters that the northern part of the continent, Centrica, has fallen under the grips of the dark lord Drull and his army through the unguarded elemental portals that were once safeguarded by the mighty Druid Elemental Protectors. They are to get to the Renol Blue Armory in the village of Gemfib as fast as possible with the passwords given to them by their masters——"Portal Protectors of Tirrumus."
As they made their way south on a well-paved road to Gemfib, they introduced themselves as the adventurers and portal protectors of Tirrumus. After exchanging pleasantries the adventurers noticed that the villagers of Gemfib were running in the opposite direction. One of villagers was heard yelling "Don't let them bite you——-you will become one of them. And they will eat you."
As they noticed several zombies slowly approaching northward toward the village of Gemfib, the party arrived at the entrance to the Renol Blue Armory and Blacksmith shop. At first unable to open the door with their muscles and maces, they remembered to say the password "Portal Protectors of Tirrumus" and voila——-the front door opened. Cade decided to stay outside and then engaged several zombies into combat as to distract them from the main group. Draga decided to climb up a nearby tree and get a better view of the approaching zombies while contemplating fire-bolting them as they come closer. As the remaining party entered the armory, they noticed four suits of human-sized armor in each corner. Upon walking next the first suit of armor on the left, each suit of armor relayed a sequential audible message.
First message: "I give you this message so listen well——I am Jayjil Rom and I have faith you will believe my word for my soul still speaks. We were tricked by Cerebrumortus, the mind flayer, and the dark lord Drull."
Message Two: "It is Drull who killed all four of us and has trapped our souls. We were the portal protectors of the entire planet of Martinium with the main portal near the Island of Tirrumus. Get my book "lost and found" in my treetop house near Dragul using the bow and arrow of location. Once you have the book, it will take you to the Fortress of Torol and through teh cavern dwarf city of Dwoluk. "
Message Three: "From Dwoluk, you will find the passage to the main Elemental Portal. The book will help you close the portal and allow us to drive back the dark lord Drull. We do not have much time, as Drull is destroying all in his path. Please awaken the power of Good and close the portal. I am Jayjil Rom—-do not tell anyone that the souls of the four elemental druid protectors are still here. Get the bow of location and shoot the arrow as high as you can. It will lead you to my book and my invisible home. There you will say the secret password again. It will open the door."
Message Four: "Do not say too much as you will get messages along the way to aid in your path. Payso attention to all sights and sounds. We cannot tell you everything as the gods of Good and Evil are listening and might intervene. If they do, that could lead to the destruction of Martinium and the multiverse.
The party took the bow and arrow of location from the armory and exited quickly as they heard zombies just outside their doors. Flora remembered that Jayjil Rom and his druid group were some of the most powerful druid circles on the planet. They were known to protect most of the elemental portals so as to keep the world in balance between good and evil . While outside the armory, Cade was able to kill a few zombies before he too was bitten. Cade appeared to have handled the bite of the zombies and shook off his injuries. Baran, Aroshoun, Gyve, and Phocheka were able to take down multiple zombies in the melee but soon become overwhelmed by the large numbers of more approaching zombies. Flora, Draga, Luna and Tajenus were also able to fight off a few zombies with their spells and weapons but were quick to remind the group that it was time to leave and find the book "lost and found" before the zombies outnumbered them. Phocheka pulled back the bow and released the arrow into the air which disappeared quickly into the clouds. Phocheka felt the strong pull northword in the direction of Dragul as if the bow and arrow were speaking to him. They looked back and saw about one hundred zombies in the distance slowly approaching. They traveled quickly north to Dragul to live another day.