After questioning, the wilden was proven trustworthy, and we decided to take him along in our quest. The party finally arrived in a large, domes chamber of books. Three statues dominated the chamber, and a pedestal with a book stood in its center. There were four doors, all sealed, leading out of the room.
There was much deliberation, but, finally, it was decided that Quarion would read from the book on the pedestal. At his words, the statues came alive, and asked the aventuresr why they had come.Medrash foolishly attempted deception, but, at last, their trust was won, and they opened one of the sealed doors for us to begin our tasks!
The first task chosen was Wisdom, and, in the room was a tablet with the question: why? It confounded the party for some time, until Red Horn came up with the answer: why not? The door reopened and we selected our next task: Work.
In this test, the heroes had to mine seven ores to be let out again. At the same time, they had to finish before the chamber filled with water and defend against kolbold (whom were expertly dispatched by Quarion .). With the group almost out of time, the final ore was at last mined, and the party was freed once more.
Before beginning the final task, war, they decided to read some of the books the Trektopolicz Abandoned Archives had to offer. Medrash learned about Dragonborn Warlord tactics, Red Horn was attacked by an overly-friendly insect, and Drakorgamort , the most unfortunate of the group, was actually sealed inside one of the books (due to disobedience of its clear instructions NOT TO TURN THE PAGE), to be released after the final task was done.
The task of War found the Eldritch Blades in a combat arena, fighting off vicious wolves! What more trials await them, as they close in on the next god-scroll?