Things are, for some part, at least going better now for us. IT's about time. I was starting to think I'd have to go back to drinking a lot at the rate we were going.
We made our way up to the dam. We had to dispatch some trolls and ogres, but that went surprising well, all things considered. WEll, other than my misstep in the water which almost washed me over the edge. Thankfully Rizan was able to grab me before I went over the edge.
As is common for us, our greatest challenge came from ourselves. We found a demon trapped within a summoning ciricle, who was all but dead from his life force being drained. It appeared that the operation of the dam was tied to lifeforce, and that to open the dam would require using his life force, and likely that of someone else. We weren't sure about this at frist, however, and it seemed only the demon had the answer. A debate ensued as to what to do. Piotr seemed to think it was okay to parlay with the being! A being of pure evil, and he wanted to parlay. And the party thinks bad thing about ME!
The situation resolved itself by accident when Syphaccia explored the other cell. Some of her life energy was taken from her, and the demon's was finally exhausted. The dam opened, and the town is now safe, but we will need to restore her energy.
Now we find ourselves heading off to save a nymph due to the agreement of some of my distant ancestors.