After arming themselves beyond insanity, the travelers made their way back to the tower. The guards scanned the group and determined that they were on the invite list, much to the surprise of them all. A trap door opened and they fell to the entrance to the party.
They talked to a few of the party goers to get whatever information on Adremmelech they could (excuse me, LORD Adremmelech) and when all they got was that he was staying in his penthouse at the top of the tower, they made their way to the elevator (how there’s a working elevator, noone knows). While the rest of the group was trying to figure out it the elevator was a trap, Murdock pushed the button for the penthouse. A fingerprint identifier slid out, which he pressed his thumb to. Unbeknownst to the group, it wasn’t scanning his fingerprint, but scanning for evil. The doors slid closed and they were on their way up.
When they got off the elevator they sat the two Tieflings that had been giving them problems for so long. The Tieflings had heavily armed minions with them. The Tieflings were cocky and full of confidence until the visage of Adremmelech appeared and commanded the minions to leave, at which point the Tieflings became scared. “What do you expect? I’m a Betrayal Demon.”
The group made short work of the Tieflings. Now only a door blocked their way. The revenent Alaunt tried blasting the door, only to find it more challenging than he thought. Arkon decided to try the handle, and found the door to be unlocked, but there was still a bar blocking the door from opening on the other side. Arkon slid his sword through the crack to lift the bar up and remove it. With that done the door opened with ease.
The group was now facing Adremmelech. In the middle of the floor was the stone they had been searching for. Arkon walked right up to the stone, grabbed it, and tossed it in his backpack. This enraged the demon, who attacked. What the rest of the group did not know was that the two Devas that they had picked up along the way were actually servants of the demon. They attacked the other members of the group, dealing heavy damage. It was at this time that Murdock revealed how evil he could be by turning the floor into not only difficult terrain, but covered it in acid as well.
The Paladin lucked out and his god finally started paying attention. The group members fighting alongside him were able to deal double the damage to those that opposed them, and the health of their enemies was reduced by half. This resulted in the slaughter of Reya. The Paladin then was able to get his god’s help in removing the acid from the floor, turning it to ice, and brought the dwarf back from the dead.
From there the fight didn’t last long. Even Adremmelech’s second form was no match for the group. Once Aremmelech was dead, the group was once again caught by surprise by the reapperance of Alekren, who thought he’d be showing up to help out, but ended up missing out on the fun. He informed Dusk that part of the reason he left was to help her out, and to prove what he did, he handed her the bow that usually never left her father’s side, proving that the one person in her family that was hunting her was no longer a threat. He also returned the amulet that the dwarf had lied about. The only thing he couldn’t return was the Dwarf’s head, which was on a mantle in Lockjaw’s shop.
Now the group had to decide who was going to destroy the stone, since it couldn’t be allowed to stay in the world. The dwarf volunteered, throwing the stone into a bag of holding. He did now, however, wait until they had left. When nothing happened he was slightly puzzled, which gave the rest of the group a chance to run like hell. Stone grabbed another bag of holding, and tossed the first one into the second one, thus resulting in a cataclysmic event. Alekren lead most of the group of the window, which was still several thousand feet above the ground. Fortunately, Zippo was waiting for them like Alekren and he had planned.
The group made it safely away as the phantom city, and Bob, ended up swallowed by the vortex.