Near the hobgoblin encampment, Lark goes to investigate an approaching party that is stumbling its way towards the hill. She finds a gnome wizard (Moonstar Spiderblink) and a human cleric (Evalyn). Lark confronts the duo and Moonstar asks for Jasper. Lark lowers her weapon and agrees to escort the two to Jasper. As she puts her bow away, a human male (Cullen) makes his presences known as the third member of the party, startling Lark.
Lark guides the group to the others and people make introductions. Cullen asks after Aela having traveled with her before. Moonstar knows Kirk, Greyson and Jasper. He introduces Evalyn who stutteringly asks if anyone has seen her son, a tiefling in the area. Evalyn seems very out of her element tramping about the woods, but then offers everyone the best biscuits ever tasted as Jasper calls for Mot to make tea.
Jasper asks Lark to fire off a note into the hobgoblin camp asking for parley. A note is returned saying yes. Jasper meets with the envoy by himself and asks questions regarding the dragon. The hobgoblin had no more information than what the party had already known. Jasper asks to meet with the wizard. The envoy says he will return with an answer tomorrow. During the night we feel like we are being magically observed.
The next day the encampment is eerily quiet and the guards are missing. We approach the palisade and Kirk climbs the wall. Kirk, Greyson and Jasper trigger a trap (fireball) while trying to open the gate. Inside everyone is missing. There is an obelisk in the center of the encampment. Moonstar indicates that the obelisk and an area in one of the building radiates magic. We find a chest, dispell the magic and unlock it. There is a note from the wizard sealed with a stylized head of a mindflayer with 2 extra tentacles and a bag of platinum. Jasper reads the note. The wizard says the platinum is for us and to have a nice day.
Jasper is annoyed and demands the wizard pay for dry cleaning, not realizing that there was a bag of platinum left for the party. The obelisk has a mark on each side of the faces including the top in an unknown language. Moonstar casts comprehend language and touches the obelisk then disappears. The party quickly follows in touching that same side of the obelisk and finds themselves drowning on the elemental plane of water. A jinn happens to be waiting and casts water breathing on the party. Turns out the wizard stiffed him and now Jasper is under a geis to return a sapphire if he finds it. The party touches the obelisk on the top and is transported to another obelisk in a black watery area. We follow some glowing arrows on the floor and are attacked by a giant tentacle snake. We kill it and the wizard talks to us in our heads annoyed by our efforts. We continue on our way and arrive in an opulent reception area with equipment for drying off. We continue up the stairs and find ourselves in a large round tower area. There are 4 doors in the area and a Cambion standing near one of them. We talk with him and convince him that his dealings with the wizard will not reap benefits. They decide to leave. He does tell us that to get to the wizard you have to pass through the 4 elemental planes and there are githrazi prisoners. He also tells us about an inn in carcosa that is fantastic. (Jade Dragon Inn) We contact the creatures behind the other doors, they disregard our warnings. (Marilith – abyss & Markoth – ) As we approach the 4th door, we are confronted by a pair of helmed horrors. We defeat them.