Ceri warns Deiter that we’re probably going to have to put him down someday if he takes the cursed blade; Deiter says he’s pursuing a legend about purging demonic influences. Dimplefoot and Ceri take some dragonscales (plate-sized).
Our plan for dealing with the emperor: get a wyrmstone statue built, make it awesome with dragon-scales and everything. Show it off when we return to the emperor, expecting him to ask for it. Once it’s in his possession, one of us sneaks in and puts the Door on it, allowing us all to appear into his palace. (One way or another, we’ll be able to put another door in the mason’s house or wherever.)
On the way out, at gates of temple, ambushed by 6 dwarves. “Blackstone Clan,” they say we don’t belong here, make racial slurs (faeries, overgrown goblin). They overwhelm us, and take us captive.
Elves awake in a windowless dark cell; Ceri can contact her weapon, but it doesn’t think this is the right time to come. Gulshy wakes up in cell with orcs and goblins, gets in a fight with everyone and causes endless ruckus, slaughtering the other captives after he learns he can summon his sword (it’s sad at the slaughter); he lets most orcs live.
Dimplefoot’s bow can talk to him too; its name is Fuurin Kazan. Weapons can talk to each other across any distance (not the sleeping ones with the dragon), and their owner, and anyone else in a dream.
Gulshy challenges a captain to a duel, then runs past. When someone comes to feed the elves, Ceri teleport-jumps him and summons her sword, gets his keys. We group up, get ambushed en route to rescuing Deiter; spiders whom we kill, and an orc on bloodlust shrooms. We find Dieter, he’s been chained spreadeagled and beaten. We find cages full of elves and goblins and orcs, we free them and arm them. We overrun the dwarves with big ol’ prison riot. The dwarf leader admits that Emperor Jugem sent them.
We give the dwarf our old weapons, to “prove” to Jugem that we’re dead, and also deliver that statue we’re gonna have made. Also we make the dead orc’s head look like Gulshy.
Dimplefoot rents 2 goblins to abuse for 3gp/week. Ex-Berserker Orc gives us his elven cloak +2.
We let Dieter go ahead to town, spread the word that we’re dead; we give him a Sending scroll.