Harold led us through the mine. The nephlim we had seen on the side of the mountain following us in. Their glowing hair not enough to light our way. We reached an area that appeared to have some sort of opening. As we pondered how to open the blocked passageway, one of the nephlim started to make its way forward. It pushed past all of us and touched the carved arch. Once he did runes glowed and the wall vanished. He went inside; the others began to motion for us to enter as well. Once we all were inside the creatures took up a circular formation around the room. There were strange runes on the walls, from floor to ceiling.
Then the one who opened up the door began to speak. Not some foul demon language but English. That was a surprise. It told us that the door had been locked and it had opened it. It also began to tell us what the King Nephlim was looking for, why they were there. It seems that their king, King Barbaros was the only one of the neverborne who could use magic. Even though the neverbore themselves are magic. And that King Barbaros was looking for a book; this book was the only way to stop the tyrants from destroying everything.
After speaking for a while we were informed that King Barbaros himself was coming and if we wanted to live we should tell him where the book is. Now I’m no stranger to danger but that book was our leverage. And if the king wanted it he could ask for it. Lo Kway made some remark about having the book, and wanting compensation for Mister Ming. These things will kill us as soon as look at us. I tried to convey that message to the creature.
A loud roar came from the entrance of the cave and the little one said the King has arrived. Yep we had seen him before; he was one that broke out of the soulstone wall a little while back. Lo Kway did some form of bow and handed the king the book.
Once King Barbaros had the book he waved him large taloned hand and another passage opened before him. The little creatures following close behind him as he left. We followed at a slightly slower pace to observe what was going to happen.
King Barbaros entered another room and began to chant in the neverborne language. It’s a strange but enjoyable sound. It seems they can make a wide variety of sounds and match them together in a pleasing way. Anyway all the little creatures except the one that spoke to us died. Then King Barbaros began heading father into the mine. Harold informed us that we were in the area where he broke free. We heard miners in the distance. I as well as a few others rushed past King Barbaros to warn them to flee. Once King Barbaros was in the area where he was released he began to rebuild the wall. But parts were missing. It seems that two of our group had taken some of the pieces. The wagon driver denied having any but eventually he gave up his piece.
King Barbaros grabbed Lo Kway, light filling his head. Lo Kway started to speak the strange language. The book opened, miners screamed and died. I nearly gave into the feeling of having my soul torn free but was able to resist. And then it was over, King Barbaros was back in the wall, the book was closed. The little creature picked upon the book and left. I was too busy checking on Lo Kway and the miners to worry about that. We headed back to the surface after setting up charges to collapse that part of the mine. We found five miners alive. After using some magic I was able to convince the foreman not to open that area. It seems that quite f few of us have magical ability, as we all pitched in to place a spell over the area as to discourage anyone from tampering with the sealed part.
We headed back to the city, myself and Harold heading to the steamfitters union to inform Mister Ramos about what had happened. We were seen by someone else who took down what happened, thanked us for our help and left. Damn Lackeys, hopefully this one will be useful and let Ramos know what happened. With that done its time for dinner.