Inside the Kharnath Encampment, guided by the Aereni Ambassadors. We’re left outside while the negotiations are ongoing, before finally being let inside. As we walk into the Temple, we see the unconscious form of Marcin Lebar lying there, a group of Jadrir and some Morgrave Lecturers are by the entrance, trying to look at what is happening, shouting for any piece of new information. The temple itself was overgrown long before the Mournland engulfed it, which is logical going by how far back the Age of Monsters was. The air is thick, almost charged with something. Walking towards the body, Carter collapses once it gets close to the body from our viewpoint. Tham binds a rope around his waist, asks Nim to drag him out if he collapses, Tham collapses, but Nim is unable to drag him out, it’s as if he’s stuck in time.
As Nim walks forward and also collapses, they all fall into blackness, a bright light, far far below them. We have recreated ourselves in the Avatars of our species, amalgamations of all the possibilities that they possess.
There’s also a Tetrahedron of black stone, like the altar we saw beneath Yarkuun Draal. On the top side of the Tetrahedron there’s a cancerous crater, pulsing as if alive. In the middle, there’s a stone pyramid, crawling with symbols back lit from something inside.
With his arms trapped inside this pyramid stands Marcin Lebar, with something horrendous stalking around him, what Tham designates as a Nothic, some sort of aberration.
It can kill by eye contact, and learns things about people by looking into the eyes of mortals.
We float down by focusing and thinking about it, and Nim engages the Nothic, beating it to death. We then interrogate Marcin on what is really going on, and who lead them to do this. It turns out that the humanoid they had chained was inhabited at one point by an Agent of the Chamber. As Carter lands a solid hit on the Pyramid, a wind Elemental spews forth from it. At the same time, another Nothic plops out from the crater on the side.
Elementals: N: Water, E: Earth, W: Fire, Middle: Wind
As we move around this space, Carter growing bigger by the minute, Nim zipping around like The Flash and Tham dragging down Arcane might from Siberys, the sides where Carter crushes the center pyramid detach from the core and start floating away. As the second side detaches, a Mindwitness floats out, and starts shooting rays like a disco ball. Tham manages to Banish it, before the last side is detached, and what’s in the core is revealed to be a Daelkyr, seemingly doing something to the planar structure of Eberron. In his hands he holds the Shard of Xoriat. Carter sees this and dives towards him, grabbing the shard from his hands, and using the grabbling hook to fling herself towards the exit. We all leg it, thinking as fast and hard as we can. But at the end, the Daelkyr opens up a doorway, and is about to grab Nim, before Marcin throws himself in front, and gets taken away instead.
The party wakes up in their bodies.