Below follows the history of the year 1117 Third Founding
For the benefit of the Faction who were unable to attend the latest mission in our campaign against the Demonfey below is a summary of events as I recall them from our mission, please not they may not be in the correct order:
Setting forth across the sea in our ships, we were attacked by denizens of the deep who tore our vessels to splinters. They did not appear to be interested in us, just the destruction of our ships. So it was that we washed ashore, armour in tatters and everyone wounded. I landed in a small group of around 1/3 of our number, we found the coat of Tarran washed ashore with us but he was nowhere to be found.
Proceeding down the coast we encountered another group led by Malakai, they bore the Valsharess' shield but no sign of her physical self, and finally meeting with the 3rd group who had found Tathal's helm but again no physical presence of my Brother.
Re-united we moved further onto the island, seeing an encampment as we crested a rise, movement could be seen in the available light, advancing ready we discovered Kayleth (sp?), Malakai's wife had set up her camp here.
Discussions with Kayleth continued to find out what she knew about the island, she told of a cave nearby where a Drow female barred her entrance, this sounded similar to the dreams I had been having prior to setting out for this expedition. We also saw patrols of "soldier" style dollies around the island as well as the more common female dollies that we had seen with Kayleth before.
In addition to the full sized animated Dollies, Kayleth also possessed a collection of soft stuffed dolls bearing likenesses to many within the faction, including the Valsharress, Solitare, Tzar'Kan, Briseis and so on. These Dolls held the power to exert control over a Dolly for around 10 minutes.
Myself and others of my type felt that a presence was watching us, not like when someone tries to discern what I am but a silent observer within my mind.
The encampment came under attack from some type of merfolk, I believe they called themselves the Ssys'lak or something similar, they urged us to leave the island and would not accept that we were stranded and wanted to leave as soon as we could. As the merfolk engaged with us the observing presence that I had felt seemed to disappear and after a brief fight relative calm was restored to the camp.
There also appeared to be an 'observer' within our midst, a Demon named Azazel, he was not the most cooperative or helpful to us, only asking questions of us and seeking information for whatever master it served, the name of whom I do not know. It also seemed to take great delight in tormenting us about out missing Valsharess.
Following a rite being conducted on the shield of the Valsharess to try to discern her location a small group of Tarantulas and Decoy from the Wolves took to scouting the island to see if we could find anything more. Heading toward the coast once more we found the Valsharess' mace and further up, her headscarf, this is when the trail went cold for us, we continued to explore the rest of the island but to no avail, it appeared the Valsharess was nowhere obvious on the island. With the assistance of Decoy we did find traces of Elves and Demonfey in conflict, where the elves had been victorious, we also found a couple of buried items which would become required in the coming days to complete some of the challenges we were to be set.
Friday also saw envoys from the Sea Elves come to us, they explained that the arrival of Kayleth had disrupted an ancient pact, that the first Paladins of Lolth had laid down with the Elves, to guard the island and keep the pieces of the Demonfey lord hidden, to do this they were given control of the creatures of the deep that surrounded the island and the elemental creatures that resided in this place, but Kayleth's presence had broken this pact causing a series of problems, included in which was the breaking of the Ritual/Transport Circle.
The cave that had been mentioned became open to us, a large black triangular key, inscribed with various markings was needed, when it got close to the cave, the entrance became a kind of portal, allowing four members inside. Malakai led the way with Gonzalez, Kay of the Bears and Morgullion. Inside they faced a variety of tests and puzzles that they needed to complete, they must have remained inside for around 20 minutes before the sound of crashing water became very loud and the cave sealed itself again. Thankfully the members of our party were not locked inside but appeared on the other side of the island gravely wounded having been crushed by the waters. When they were revived they explained what they had faced and that they apparently had not been successful.
Within the smaller 'cave' that they party had been washed up into we found a stone of Jammorreh (sp?), a stone for controlling ritual/transport circles. We found documentation and items that indicated we must complete 16 trials, one for each element, to leave this island somehow.
While Malakai and the others were within the cave the sensation of being watched returned, my Brother Zan'Zas was wearing the Crown and felt a strong presence come over him, causing him to turn and innately control Vale at a very high level and told him to swear fealty to him, when confronted Zan'Zas could not recall what had caused him to do this. As a trial of our theories, I disarmed myself and had Elspeth place the crown upon my head, almost instantly I was controlled/possessed by an exceptionally strong presence that commanded me to kill those who worshipped Lolth, restrained by Scuz and Thorin I was asked questions and apparently identified myself as Everon Satuun (sp?). The Crown was then kept safe for the remainder of the weekend.
Saturday saw us begin undertaking the trials, it appeared each trial needed an item and a particular spell, that related in some way to the element, to be cast upon the stone, when this was done 4 individuals nearest the stone would be transported somewhere to undergo a test. These continued almost every hour throughout the day.
We received a visit from the Prince of the Sea Elves, he claimed that the presence of the Lich and the breaking of the pact had driven his father, the Kind, mad. He urged us to be cautious when dealing with him and explained that the pact was written in the old ways and that the world was no longer like that any more, so a new pact would need to be put in place following the new ways, he did not believe that his father would agree to this.
Continuing to scout the Island early in the day, we encountered Kayleth and a selection of her Dollies, it appeared that the unloving within our company were not the only ones being affected by Satuun's influence, Kayleth began ranting angrily that she did not want to hurt her Malakai, after several minutes she then teleported away, with no working circle on the island, this would have meant she went elsewhere within the Underdark, where the nearest was I cannot recall.
With Kayleth gone, control over her Dollies waned and they became hostile towards us, we would encounter more of them as the weekend progressed.
Tathal emerged from the seas to explain that the Valsharess, Tarran and himself were on a smaller island off the coast and the Valsharess very much wanted to be gone from this place.
Later in the evening having assisted in completing the test of Fire which had previously been failed and other tests through the day, I was granted a boon from Lolth, shielding me from the eyes and influence of Satuun, just in time as it was, he began trying to exert control over the remaining unloving, causing them great pain as they tried to resist him, it seemed that strong faith in Lolth and/or Shield from Corruption kept his influences at bay. It also seemed that the 'attitude' of Satuun was very much that of a petulant child following the departure of Kayleth, it was clear that he wanted control of her, and being denied that had turned his mood into that of a small child being denied a plaything.
Late Saturday saw a concerted effort by the merfolk to remove us from the island. The attacked with smaller numbers initially, speaking of a great beast, a Kraken that would come forth and sweep us from the island. The beast was tough and coupled with the elemental healing magics that some of the merfolk possessed making the challenge even greater, but eventually it was brought down. In need of sustenance for the day I decided to try the beast and can attest that the taste would certainly not be for everyone.
Also through the day 2 legs of the demon lord were found.
Sunday saw us complete the final few challenges before us and fighting off waves of Dollies and Merfolk. it appears Kayleth had been experimenting with some quite dangerous Dollies, some able to strike for Petrify, others seemed unarmed and would walk towards up only to explode with a mass Petrify.
The King of the Sea Elves came to us, calling out his son as a traitor, having decided to back the Prince's plan we took his side and were forced to bring down the King and his bodyguards. This seemed to have another effect on the island causing quakes.
We then were required to perform a rite upon several stone tablets that we had recovered to put in place a new pact that would allow the circle to be empowered. While this took place we were attacked by more elemental creatures. Having successfully completed the rite, the company collected the items we had came for, such as the lord's legs and made our way to the ritual/transport circle and left the island.