Into the Breach

"Shepard, My Son"

The battle for Sharn erupted quickly and violently. Soon, Bhaal had overcome Elliot and Shepard and the tower the Lich was using as a battery was sent crumbling into the ground. Shepard recovered and grabbed the two, fleeing but being chased down by Bhaal’s powerful tendrils.

Kriv and Vrick continued their vicious melee, lighting charged breath attack’s crackling in the air as Kriv’s Axemen fell one by one around him to the horde of Efreets. A small gnome ran through the battle, yelling for retreat. The Warforged had fallen, it was time to retreat to the Upper City. And the Efreet’s main force marched ever closer towards Kriv’s mansion. Kriv eventually overcame his eldest brother, bringing him axe into his gut and kicking him to the ground. Vrick attempted to crawl away, but was kicked and stomped on by his brother. Near death, he took a small vial of a clear liquid, and handed it to his brother, gurgling out behind shattered teeth and a blood-filled mouth that it contained the essence of his people. Their people. Kriv nodded and accepted the vial, then brought his axe down onto his brothers neck, severing his head and killing him.

Cherry, Rex, and Herlock were overwhelmed, beset by ghouls on all sides. They retreated, Cherry taking flight to find her mother after seeing the tower collapse, and Rex being taken by Herlock. Herlock was soon being trailed by the demonic tendrils as well, and dove around corners, through buildings, and over rooftops to get away, but was eventually struck and sent through a wall. The wall gave way as the two were violently brought to the ground. Herlock told Rex to meet him back later, and took off from Kriv’s mansion.

Rex.. was not so lucky. He was eventually discovered by a horde of ghouls, and though he fought valiantly, was soon overwhelmed and slain in the streets. However, his body was never recovered, and none know of what happened to the Deva. Some say he was eaten, picked clean. Others claim that he used his holy powers to revive himself from the dead.. and others claim that he still wanders the realm, his task to the gods still not over, and that he is an immortal despite the slaying of Orcus.

Rex.. was not so lucky. He was eventually discovered by a horde of ghouls, and though he fought valiantly, was soon overwhelmed and slain in the streets. However, his body was never recovered, and none know of what happened to the Deva. Some say he was eaten, picked clean. Others claim that he used his holy powers to revive himself from the dead.. and others claim that he still wanders the realm, his task to the gods still not over, and that he is an immortal despite the slaying of Orcus.

Rex.. was not so lucky. He was eventually discovered by a horde of ghouls, and though he fought valiantly, was soon overwhelmed and slain in the streets. However, his body was never recovered, and none know of what happened to the Deva. Some say he was eaten, picked clean. Others claim that he used his holy powers to revive himself from the dead.. and others claim that he still wanders the realm, his task to the gods still not over, and that he is an immortal despite the slaying of Orcus.A wounded Sebastian limped into Kriv’s Mansion, the Efreet army visible in the horizon. He told Kriv he had a plan, and to bring his men inside. Kriv did not question his friend, and stayed by his side, asking what this plan was. He began to walk forward, yelling to Kriv that when they built his statue, to make it purple.. as he had always loved purple. Before Kriv could stop him, he charged into the group, firing off daggers from his gauntlets and being filled with arrows in return. He collapsed, near death. The commander of the Efreet army walked up to the bleeding Sebastian as his forces charged the mansion, and Sebastian grinned. With a weak laugh, he asked the commander: “Want to see a magic trick, friend?” And pulled a wand from his side, killing himself, and the charging army, in a purple ball of explosive magic. Each of the party felt his death, and knew of his sacrifice throughout Sharn. Herlock arrived in time to help Kriv and the Axemen evacuate to the upper city, and they quickly left for the elevators.

Rex.. was not so lucky. He was eventually discovered by a horde of ghouls, and though he fought valiantly, was soon overwhelmed and slain in the streets. However, his body was never recovered, and none know of what happened to the Deva. Some say he was eaten, picked clean. Others claim that he used his holy powers to revive himself from the dead.. and others claim that he still wanders the realm, his task to the gods still not over, and that he is an immortal despite the slaying of Orcus.A wounded Sebastian limped into Kriv’s Mansion, the Efreet army visible in the horizon. He told Kriv he had a plan, and to bring his men inside. Kriv did not question his friend, and stayed by his side, asking what this plan was. He began to walk forward, yelling to Kriv that when they built his statue, to make it purple.. as he had always loved purple. Before Kriv could stop him, he charged into the group, firing off daggers from his gauntlets and being filled with arrows in return. He collapsed, near death. The commander of the Efreet army walked up to the bleeding Sebastian as his forces charged the mansion, and Sebastian grinned. With a weak laugh, he asked the commander: “Want to see a magic trick, friend?” And pulled a wand from his side, killing himself, and the charging army, in a purple ball of explosive magic. Each of the party felt his death, and knew of his sacrifice throughout Sharn. Herlock arrived in time to help Kriv and the Axemen evacuate to the upper city, and they quickly left for the elevators.Shepard got the Lich and Elliot to the S.P.I.R.E tower, where the Lich continued to charge his spell. Cherry soon landed, and was embraced by her mother. Elliot, with tears in her eyes, explained that she would no longer be around to take care of her, and that Cherry would have to watch out for herself and the others when she was gone, and that she loved her more than she had ever loved another during her brief life. With tears in both their eyes, the mother and daughter hugged each other tightly one last time…

Rex.. was not so lucky. He was eventually discovered by a horde of ghouls, and though he fought valiantly, was soon overwhelmed and slain in the streets. However, his body was never recovered, and none know of what happened to the Deva. Some say he was eaten, picked clean. Others claim that he used his holy powers to revive himself from the dead.. and others claim that he still wanders the realm, his task to the gods still not over, and that he is an immortal despite the slaying of Orcus.A wounded Sebastian limped into Kriv’s Mansion, the Efreet army visible in the horizon. He told Kriv he had a plan, and to bring his men inside. Kriv did not question his friend, and stayed by his side, asking what this plan was. He began to walk forward, yelling to Kriv that when they built his statue, to make it purple.. as he had always loved purple. Before Kriv could stop him, he charged into the group, firing off daggers from his gauntlets and being filled with arrows in return. He collapsed, near death. The commander of the Efreet army walked up to the bleeding Sebastian as his forces charged the mansion, and Sebastian grinned. With a weak laugh, he asked the commander: “Want to see a magic trick, friend?” And pulled a wand from his side, killing himself, and the charging army, in a purple ball of explosive magic. Each of the party felt his death, and knew of his sacrifice throughout Sharn. Herlock arrived in time to help Kriv and the Axemen evacuate to the upper city, and they quickly left for the elevators.Shepard got the Lich and Elliot to the S.P.I.R.E tower, where the Lich continued to charge his spell. Cherry soon landed, and was embraced by her mother. Elliot, with tears in her eyes, explained that she would no longer be around to take care of her, and that Cherry would have to watch out for herself and the others when she was gone, and that she loved her more than she had ever loved another during her brief life. With tears in both their eyes, the mother and daughter hugged each other tightly one last time…

Rex.. was not so lucky. He was eventually discovered by a horde of ghouls, and though he fought valiantly, was soon overwhelmed and slain in the streets. However, his body was never recovered, and none know of what happened to the Deva. Some say he was eaten, picked clean. Others claim that he used his holy powers to revive himself from the dead.. and others claim that he still wanders the realm, his task to the gods still not over, and that he is an immortal despite the slaying of Orcus.A wounded Sebastian limped into Kriv’s Mansion, the Efreet army visible in the horizon. He told Kriv he had a plan, and to bring his men inside. Kriv did not question his friend, and stayed by his side, asking what this plan was. He began to walk forward, yelling to Kriv that when they built his statue, to make it purple.. as he had always loved purple. Before Kriv could stop him, he charged into the group, firing off daggers from his gauntlets and being filled with arrows in return. He collapsed, near death. The commander of the Efreet army walked up to the bleeding Sebastian as his forces charged the mansion, and Sebastian grinned. With a weak laugh, he asked the commander: “Want to see a magic trick, friend?” And pulled a wand from his side, killing himself, and the charging army, in a purple ball of explosive magic. Each of the party felt his death, and knew of his sacrifice throughout Sharn. Herlock arrived in time to help Kriv and the Axemen evacuate to the upper city, and they quickly left for the elevators.Shepard got the Lich and Elliot to the S.P.I.R.E tower, where the Lich continued to charge his spell. Cherry soon landed, and was embraced by her mother. Elliot, with tears in her eyes, explained that she would no longer be around to take care of her, and that Cherry would have to watch out for herself and the others when she was gone, and that she loved her more than she had ever loved another during her brief life. With tears in both their eyes, the mother and daughter hugged each other tightly one last time…Shepard was connected to T-twon mentally for a short time, and ordered him to begin shifting the City, unaware that the Axemen had not yet fallen back. T-twon and his agents in “The Cogs” had soon shifted the middle city into an untraversable mash of streets and buildings, with Kriv and his men still stuck inside. They lost dozens of men, but with aerial support from Herlock soon found their way to the elevators, where Kriv held off a tide of Ghouls until the last of his men were safely upon the elevators, taking several hits in the process, but refusing to go down. He stumbled back onto the elevator, bloodied and beaten, and checked in on his men, and began ordering the wounded. He told his men to begin setting up in the S.P.I.R.E tower, but before they begin to move..

Rex.. was not so lucky. He was eventually discovered by a horde of ghouls, and though he fought valiantly, was soon overwhelmed and slain in the streets. However, his body was never recovered, and none know of what happened to the Deva. Some say he was eaten, picked clean. Others claim that he used his holy powers to revive himself from the dead.. and others claim that he still wanders the realm, his task to the gods still not over, and that he is an immortal despite the slaying of Orcus.A wounded Sebastian limped into Kriv’s Mansion, the Efreet army visible in the horizon. He told Kriv he had a plan, and to bring his men inside. Kriv did not question his friend, and stayed by his side, asking what this plan was. He began to walk forward, yelling to Kriv that when they built his statue, to make it purple.. as he had always loved purple. Before Kriv could stop him, he charged into the group, firing off daggers from his gauntlets and being filled with arrows in return. He collapsed, near death. The commander of the Efreet army walked up to the bleeding Sebastian as his forces charged the mansion, and Sebastian grinned. With a weak laugh, he asked the commander: “Want to see a magic trick, friend?” And pulled a wand from his side, killing himself, and the charging army, in a purple ball of explosive magic. Each of the party felt his death, and knew of his sacrifice throughout Sharn. Herlock arrived in time to help Kriv and the Axemen evacuate to the upper city, and they quickly left for the elevators.Shepard got the Lich and Elliot to the S.P.I.R.E tower, where the Lich continued to charge his spell. Cherry soon landed, and was embraced by her mother. Elliot, with tears in her eyes, explained that she would no longer be around to take care of her, and that Cherry would have to watch out for herself and the others when she was gone, and that she loved her more than she had ever loved another during her brief life. With tears in both their eyes, the mother and daughter hugged each other tightly one last time…Shepard was connected to T-twon mentally for a short time, and ordered him to begin shifting the City, unaware that the Axemen had not yet fallen back. T-twon and his agents in “The Cogs” had soon shifted the middle city into an untraversable mash of streets and buildings, with Kriv and his men still stuck inside. They lost dozens of men, but with aerial support from Herlock soon found their way to the elevators, where Kriv held off a tide of Ghouls until the last of his men were safely upon the elevators, taking several hits in the process, but refusing to go down. He stumbled back onto the elevator, bloodied and beaten, and checked in on his men, and began ordering the wounded. He told his men to begin setting up in the S.P.I.R.E tower, but before they begin to move..

Rex.. was not so lucky. He was eventually discovered by a horde of ghouls, and though he fought valiantly, was soon overwhelmed and slain in the streets. However, his body was never recovered, and none know of what happened to the Deva. Some say he was eaten, picked clean. Others claim that he used his holy powers to revive himself from the dead.. and others claim that he still wanders the realm, his task to the gods still not over, and that he is an immortal despite the slaying of Orcus.A wounded Sebastian limped into Kriv’s Mansion, the Efreet army visible in the horizon. He told Kriv he had a plan, and to bring his men inside. Kriv did not question his friend, and stayed by his side, asking what this plan was. He began to walk forward, yelling to Kriv that when they built his statue, to make it purple.. as he had always loved purple. Before Kriv could stop him, he charged into the group, firing off daggers from his gauntlets and being filled with arrows in return. He collapsed, near death. The commander of the Efreet army walked up to the bleeding Sebastian as his forces charged the mansion, and Sebastian grinned. With a weak laugh, he asked the commander: “Want to see a magic trick, friend?” And pulled a wand from his side, killing himself, and the charging army, in a purple ball of explosive magic. Each of the party felt his death, and knew of his sacrifice throughout Sharn. Herlock arrived in time to help Kriv and the Axemen evacuate to the upper city, and they quickly left for the elevators.Shepard got the Lich and Elliot to the S.P.I.R.E tower, where the Lich continued to charge his spell. Cherry soon landed, and was embraced by her mother. Elliot, with tears in her eyes, explained that she would no longer be around to take care of her, and that Cherry would have to watch out for herself and the others when she was gone, and that she loved her more than she had ever loved another during her brief life. With tears in both their eyes, the mother and daughter hugged each other tightly one last time…Shepard was connected to T-twon mentally for a short time, and ordered him to begin shifting the City, unaware that the Axemen had not yet fallen back. T-twon and his agents in “The Cogs” had soon shifted the middle city into an untraversable mash of streets and buildings, with Kriv and his men still stuck inside. They lost dozens of men, but with aerial support from Herlock soon found their way to the elevators, where Kriv held off a tide of Ghouls until the last of his men were safely upon the elevators, taking several hits in the process, but refusing to go down. He stumbled back onto the elevator, bloodied and beaten, and checked in on his men, and began ordering the wounded. He told his men to begin setting up in the S.P.I.R.E tower, but before they begin to move..A bright light filled the sky, and the tower began to shake violently. Shepard sighed, and closed his eyes, feeling a powerful magic ripping away at his soul. Elliot slowly began to dissolve into dust in her daughters arms, whispering her last “I love you” before dissipating into the ether. The Lich fell from the top of the tower, unconscious, but was saved by Cherry and safely landed. The spiritual representation of Bhaal no longer draped the skyline, but something yet stirred in the rubble.

Rex.. was not so lucky. He was eventually discovered by a horde of ghouls, and though he fought valiantly, was soon overwhelmed and slain in the streets. However, his body was never recovered, and none know of what happened to the Deva. Some say he was eaten, picked clean. Others claim that he used his holy powers to revive himself from the dead.. and others claim that he still wanders the realm, his task to the gods still not over, and that he is an immortal despite the slaying of Orcus.A wounded Sebastian limped into Kriv’s Mansion, the Efreet army visible in the horizon. He told Kriv he had a plan, and to bring his men inside. Kriv did not question his friend, and stayed by his side, asking what this plan was. He began to walk forward, yelling to Kriv that when they built his statue, to make it purple.. as he had always loved purple. Before Kriv could stop him, he charged into the group, firing off daggers from his gauntlets and being filled with arrows in return. He collapsed, near death. The commander of the Efreet army walked up to the bleeding Sebastian as his forces charged the mansion, and Sebastian grinned. With a weak laugh, he asked the commander: “Want to see a magic trick, friend?” And pulled a wand from his side, killing himself, and the charging army, in a purple ball of explosive magic. Each of the party felt his death, and knew of his sacrifice throughout Sharn. Herlock arrived in time to help Kriv and the Axemen evacuate to the upper city, and they quickly left for the elevators.Shepard got the Lich and Elliot to the S.P.I.R.E tower, where the Lich continued to charge his spell. Cherry soon landed, and was embraced by her mother. Elliot, with tears in her eyes, explained that she would no longer be around to take care of her, and that Cherry would have to watch out for herself and the others when she was gone, and that she loved her more than she had ever loved another during her brief life. With tears in both their eyes, the mother and daughter hugged each other tightly one last time…Shepard was connected to T-twon mentally for a short time, and ordered him to begin shifting the City, unaware that the Axemen had not yet fallen back. T-twon and his agents in “The Cogs” had soon shifted the middle city into an untraversable mash of streets and buildings, with Kriv and his men still stuck inside. They lost dozens of men, but with aerial support from Herlock soon found their way to the elevators, where Kriv held off a tide of Ghouls until the last of his men were safely upon the elevators, taking several hits in the process, but refusing to go down. He stumbled back onto the elevator, bloodied and beaten, and checked in on his men, and began ordering the wounded. He told his men to begin setting up in the S.P.I.R.E tower, but before they begin to move..A bright light filled the sky, and the tower began to shake violently. Shepard sighed, and closed his eyes, feeling a powerful magic ripping away at his soul. Elliot slowly began to dissolve into dust in her daughters arms, whispering her last “I love you” before dissipating into the ether. The Lich fell from the top of the tower, unconscious, but was saved by Cherry and safely landed. The spiritual representation of Bhaal no longer draped the skyline, but something yet stirred in the rubble.

Rex.. was not so lucky. He was eventually discovered by a horde of ghouls, and though he fought valiantly, was soon overwhelmed and slain in the streets. However, his body was never recovered, and none know of what happened to the Deva. Some say he was eaten, picked clean. Others claim that he used his holy powers to revive himself from the dead.. and others claim that he still wanders the realm, his task to the gods still not over, and that he is an immortal despite the slaying of Orcus.A wounded Sebastian limped into Kriv’s Mansion, the Efreet army visible in the horizon. He told Kriv he had a plan, and to bring his men inside. Kriv did not question his friend, and stayed by his side, asking what this plan was. He began to walk forward, yelling to Kriv that when they built his statue, to make it purple.. as he had always loved purple. Before Kriv could stop him, he charged into the group, firing off daggers from his gauntlets and being filled with arrows in return. He collapsed, near death. The commander of the Efreet army walked up to the bleeding Sebastian as his forces charged the mansion, and Sebastian grinned. With a weak laugh, he asked the commander: “Want to see a magic trick, friend?” And pulled a wand from his side, killing himself, and the charging army, in a purple ball of explosive magic. Each of the party felt his death, and knew of his sacrifice throughout Sharn. Herlock arrived in time to help Kriv and the Axemen evacuate to the upper city, and they quickly left for the elevators.Shepard got the Lich and Elliot to the S.P.I.R.E tower, where the Lich continued to charge his spell. Cherry soon landed, and was embraced by her mother. Elliot, with tears in her eyes, explained that she would no longer be around to take care of her, and that Cherry would have to watch out for herself and the others when she was gone, and that she loved her more than she had ever loved another during her brief life. With tears in both their eyes, the mother and daughter hugged each other tightly one last time…Shepard was connected to T-twon mentally for a short time, and ordered him to begin shifting the City, unaware that the Axemen had not yet fallen back. T-twon and his agents in “The Cogs” had soon shifted the middle city into an untraversable mash of streets and buildings, with Kriv and his men still stuck inside. They lost dozens of men, but with aerial support from Herlock soon found their way to the elevators, where Kriv held off a tide of Ghouls until the last of his men were safely upon the elevators, taking several hits in the process, but refusing to go down. He stumbled back onto the elevator, bloodied and beaten, and checked in on his men, and began ordering the wounded. He told his men to begin setting up in the S.P.I.R.E tower, but before they begin to move..A bright light filled the sky, and the tower began to shake violently. Shepard sighed, and closed his eyes, feeling a powerful magic ripping away at his soul. Elliot slowly began to dissolve into dust in her daughters arms, whispering her last “I love you” before dissipating into the ether. The Lich fell from the top of the tower, unconscious, but was saved by Cherry and safely landed. The spiritual representation of Bhaal no longer draped the skyline, but something yet stirred in the rubble.A figure emerged from the rubble, Shepard. A younger Shepard, every limb on his body. Shocked, and tears welling in his eyes, Kriv choked out “Sh-Shepard?” And with a grin, the entity replied “No, Bhaal”, while pulling two swords from his side. Kriv howled with rage, and charged. Bhaal created a field around the group, trapping Cherry, Herlock, and Kriv inside. He dodged around the group, cutting Cherry deeply and dodging all her blows. Kriv struck him twice, staggering him, but was in almost no condition to fight himself, his life rapidly fading from him with each swing. Herlock landed two fireballs onto Bhaal, but could not stop him from eventually overwhelming Cherry. Before he could deliver the last blow, a single arc of alchemical power struck Bhaal, and he collapsed to the ground.. dead.

Rex.. was not so lucky. He was eventually discovered by a horde of ghouls, and though he fought valiantly, was soon overwhelmed and slain in the streets. However, his body was never recovered, and none know of what happened to the Deva. Some say he was eaten, picked clean. Others claim that he used his holy powers to revive himself from the dead.. and others claim that he still wanders the realm, his task to the gods still not over, and that he is an immortal despite the slaying of Orcus.A wounded Sebastian limped into Kriv’s Mansion, the Efreet army visible in the horizon. He told Kriv he had a plan, and to bring his men inside. Kriv did not question his friend, and stayed by his side, asking what this plan was. He began to walk forward, yelling to Kriv that when they built his statue, to make it purple.. as he had always loved purple. Before Kriv could stop him, he charged into the group, firing off daggers from his gauntlets and being filled with arrows in return. He collapsed, near death. The commander of the Efreet army walked up to the bleeding Sebastian as his forces charged the mansion, and Sebastian grinned. With a weak laugh, he asked the commander: “Want to see a magic trick, friend?” And pulled a wand from his side, killing himself, and the charging army, in a purple ball of explosive magic. Each of the party felt his death, and knew of his sacrifice throughout Sharn. Herlock arrived in time to help Kriv and the Axemen evacuate to the upper city, and they quickly left for the elevators.Shepard got the Lich and Elliot to the S.P.I.R.E tower, where the Lich continued to charge his spell. Cherry soon landed, and was embraced by her mother. Elliot, with tears in her eyes, explained that she would no longer be around to take care of her, and that Cherry would have to watch out for herself and the others when she was gone, and that she loved her more than she had ever loved another during her brief life. With tears in both their eyes, the mother and daughter hugged each other tightly one last time…Shepard was connected to T-twon mentally for a short time, and ordered him to begin shifting the City, unaware that the Axemen had not yet fallen back. T-twon and his agents in “The Cogs” had soon shifted the middle city into an untraversable mash of streets and buildings, with Kriv and his men still stuck inside. They lost dozens of men, but with aerial support from Herlock soon found their way to the elevators, where Kriv held off a tide of Ghouls until the last of his men were safely upon the elevators, taking several hits in the process, but refusing to go down. He stumbled back onto the elevator, bloodied and beaten, and checked in on his men, and began ordering the wounded. He told his men to begin setting up in the S.P.I.R.E tower, but before they begin to move..A bright light filled the sky, and the tower began to shake violently. Shepard sighed, and closed his eyes, feeling a powerful magic ripping away at his soul. Elliot slowly began to dissolve into dust in her daughters arms, whispering her last “I love you” before dissipating into the ether. The Lich fell from the top of the tower, unconscious, but was saved by Cherry and safely landed. The spiritual representation of Bhaal no longer draped the skyline, but something yet stirred in the rubble.A figure emerged from the rubble, Shepard. A younger Shepard, every limb on his body. Shocked, and tears welling in his eyes, Kriv choked out “Sh-Shepard?” And with a grin, the entity replied “No, Bhaal”, while pulling two swords from his side. Kriv howled with rage, and charged. Bhaal created a field around the group, trapping Cherry, Herlock, and Kriv inside. He dodged around the group, cutting Cherry deeply and dodging all her blows. Kriv struck him twice, staggering him, but was in almost no condition to fight himself, his life rapidly fading from him with each swing. Herlock landed two fireballs onto Bhaal, but could not stop him from eventually overwhelming Cherry. Before he could deliver the last blow, a single arc of alchemical power struck Bhaal, and he collapsed to the ground.. dead.

Rex.. was not so lucky. He was eventually discovered by a horde of ghouls, and though he fought valiantly, was soon overwhelmed and slain in the streets. However, his body was never recovered, and none know of what happened to the Deva. Some say he was eaten, picked clean. Others claim that he used his holy powers to revive himself from the dead.. and others claim that he still wanders the realm, his task to the gods still not over, and that he is an immortal despite the slaying of Orcus.A wounded Sebastian limped into Kriv’s Mansion, the Efreet army visible in the horizon. He told Kriv he had a plan, and to bring his men inside. Kriv did not question his friend, and stayed by his side, asking what this plan was. He began to walk forward, yelling to Kriv that when they built his statue, to make it purple.. as he had always loved purple. Before Kriv could stop him, he charged into the group, firing off daggers from his gauntlets and being filled with arrows in return. He collapsed, near death. The commander of the Efreet army walked up to the bleeding Sebastian as his forces charged the mansion, and Sebastian grinned. With a weak laugh, he asked the commander: “Want to see a magic trick, friend?” And pulled a wand from his side, killing himself, and the charging army, in a purple ball of explosive magic. Each of the party felt his death, and knew of his sacrifice throughout Sharn. Herlock arrived in time to help Kriv and the Axemen evacuate to the upper city, and they quickly left for the elevators.Shepard got the Lich and Elliot to the S.P.I.R.E tower, where the Lich continued to charge his spell. Cherry soon landed, and was embraced by her mother. Elliot, with tears in her eyes, explained that she would no longer be around to take care of her, and that Cherry would have to watch out for herself and the others when she was gone, and that she loved her more than she had ever loved another during her brief life. With tears in both their eyes, the mother and daughter hugged each other tightly one last time…Shepard was connected to T-twon mentally for a short time, and ordered him to begin shifting the City, unaware that the Axemen had not yet fallen back. T-twon and his agents in “The Cogs” had soon shifted the middle city into an untraversable mash of streets and buildings, with Kriv and his men still stuck inside. They lost dozens of men, but with aerial support from Herlock soon found their way to the elevators, where Kriv held off a tide of Ghouls until the last of his men were safely upon the elevators, taking several hits in the process, but refusing to go down. He stumbled back onto the elevator, bloodied and beaten, and checked in on his men, and began ordering the wounded. He told his men to begin setting up in the S.P.I.R.E tower, but before they begin to move..A bright light filled the sky, and the tower began to shake violently. Shepard sighed, and closed his eyes, feeling a powerful magic ripping away at his soul. Elliot slowly began to dissolve into dust in her daughters arms, whispering her last “I love you” before dissipating into the ether. The Lich fell from the top of the tower, unconscious, but was saved by Cherry and safely landed. The spiritual representation of Bhaal no longer draped the skyline, but something yet stirred in the rubble.A figure emerged from the rubble, Shepard. A younger Shepard, every limb on his body. Shocked, and tears welling in his eyes, Kriv choked out “Sh-Shepard?” And with a grin, the entity replied “No, Bhaal”, while pulling two swords from his side. Kriv howled with rage, and charged. Bhaal created a field around the group, trapping Cherry, Herlock, and Kriv inside. He dodged around the group, cutting Cherry deeply and dodging all her blows. Kriv struck him twice, staggering him, but was in almost no condition to fight himself, his life rapidly fading from him with each swing. Herlock landed two fireballs onto Bhaal, but could not stop him from eventually overwhelming Cherry. Before he could deliver the last blow, a single arc of alchemical power struck Bhaal, and he collapsed to the ground.. dead.Inside the rubble, where the shot orginated, laid the near lifeless body of Shepard. The Lich pulled his only friend into his arms, and asked “Shepard, in the end.. did I do the right thing?” to which no answer came. Shepard had died, and taken his father with him.

Rex.. was not so lucky. He was eventually discovered by a horde of ghouls, and though he fought valiantly, was soon overwhelmed and slain in the streets. However, his body was never recovered, and none know of what happened to the Deva. Some say he was eaten, picked clean. Others claim that he used his holy powers to revive himself from the dead.. and others claim that he still wanders the realm, his task to the gods still not over, and that he is an immortal despite the slaying of Orcus.A wounded Sebastian limped into Kriv’s Mansion, the Efreet army visible in the horizon. He told Kriv he had a plan, and to bring his men inside. Kriv did not question his friend, and stayed by his side, asking what this plan was. He began to walk forward, yelling to Kriv that when they built his statue, to make it purple.. as he had always loved purple. Before Kriv could stop him, he charged into the group, firing off daggers from his gauntlets and being filled with arrows in return. He collapsed, near death. The commander of the Efreet army walked up to the bleeding Sebastian as his forces charged the mansion, and Sebastian grinned. With a weak laugh, he asked the commander: “Want to see a magic trick, friend?” And pulled a wand from his side, killing himself, and the charging army, in a purple ball of explosive magic. Each of the party felt his death, and knew of his sacrifice throughout Sharn. Herlock arrived in time to help Kriv and the Axemen evacuate to the upper city, and they quickly left for the elevators.Shepard got the Lich and Elliot to the S.P.I.R.E tower, where the Lich continued to charge his spell. Cherry soon landed, and was embraced by her mother. Elliot, with tears in her eyes, explained that she would no longer be around to take care of her, and that Cherry would have to watch out for herself and the others when she was gone, and that she loved her more than she had ever loved another during her brief life. With tears in both their eyes, the mother and daughter hugged each other tightly one last time…Shepard was connected to T-twon mentally for a short time, and ordered him to begin shifting the City, unaware that the Axemen had not yet fallen back. T-twon and his agents in “The Cogs” had soon shifted the middle city into an untraversable mash of streets and buildings, with Kriv and his men still stuck inside. They lost dozens of men, but with aerial support from Herlock soon found their way to the elevators, where Kriv held off a tide of Ghouls until the last of his men were safely upon the elevators, taking several hits in the process, but refusing to go down. He stumbled back onto the elevator, bloodied and beaten, and checked in on his men, and began ordering the wounded. He told his men to begin setting up in the S.P.I.R.E tower, but before they begin to move..A bright light filled the sky, and the tower began to shake violently. Shepard sighed, and closed his eyes, feeling a powerful magic ripping away at his soul. Elliot slowly began to dissolve into dust in her daughters arms, whispering her last “I love you” before dissipating into the ether. The Lich fell from the top of the tower, unconscious, but was saved by Cherry and safely landed. The spiritual representation of Bhaal no longer draped the skyline, but something yet stirred in the rubble.A figure emerged from the rubble, Shepard. A younger Shepard, every limb on his body. Shocked, and tears welling in his eyes, Kriv choked out “Sh-Shepard?” And with a grin, the entity replied “No, Bhaal”, while pulling two swords from his side. Kriv howled with rage, and charged. Bhaal created a field around the group, trapping Cherry, Herlock, and Kriv inside. He dodged around the group, cutting Cherry deeply and dodging all her blows. Kriv struck him twice, staggering him, but was in almost no condition to fight himself, his life rapidly fading from him with each swing. Herlock landed two fireballs onto Bhaal, but could not stop him from eventually overwhelming Cherry. Before he could deliver the last blow, a single arc of alchemical power struck Bhaal, and he collapsed to the ground.. dead.Inside the rubble, where the shot orginated, laid the near lifeless body of Shepard. The Lich pulled his only friend into his arms, and asked “Shepard, in the end.. did I do the right thing?” to which no answer came. Shepard had died, and taken his father with him.

Rex.. was not so lucky. He was eventually discovered by a horde of ghouls, and though he fought valiantly, was soon overwhelmed and slain in the streets. However, his body was never recovered, and none know of what happened to the Deva. Some say he was eaten, picked clean. Others claim that he used his holy powers to revive himself from the dead.. and others claim that he still wanders the realm, his task to the gods still not over, and that he is an immortal despite the slaying of Orcus.A wounded Sebastian limped into Kriv’s Mansion, the Efreet army visible in the horizon. He told Kriv he had a plan, and to bring his men inside. Kriv did not question his friend, and stayed by his side, asking what this plan was. He began to walk forward, yelling to Kriv that when they built his statue, to make it purple.. as he had always loved purple. Before Kriv could stop him, he charged into the group, firing off daggers from his gauntlets and being filled with arrows in return. He collapsed, near death. The commander of the Efreet army walked up to the bleeding Sebastian as his forces charged the mansion, and Sebastian grinned. With a weak laugh, he asked the commander: “Want to see a magic trick, friend?” And pulled a wand from his side, killing himself, and the charging army, in a purple ball of explosive magic. Each of the party felt his death, and knew of his sacrifice throughout Sharn. Herlock arrived in time to help Kriv and the Axemen evacuate to the upper city, and they quickly left for the elevators.Shepard got the Lich and Elliot to the S.P.I.R.E tower, where the Lich continued to charge his spell. Cherry soon landed, and was embraced by her mother. Elliot, with tears in her eyes, explained that she would no longer be around to take care of her, and that Cherry would have to watch out for herself and the others when she was gone, and that she loved her more than she had ever loved another during her brief life. With tears in both their eyes, the mother and daughter hugged each other tightly one last time…Shepard was connected to T-twon mentally for a short time, and ordered him to begin shifting the City, unaware that the Axemen had not yet fallen back. T-twon and his agents in “The Cogs” had soon shifted the middle city into an untraversable mash of streets and buildings, with Kriv and his men still stuck inside. They lost dozens of men, but with aerial support from Herlock soon found their way to the elevators, where Kriv held off a tide of Ghouls until the last of his men were safely upon the elevators, taking several hits in the process, but refusing to go down. He stumbled back onto the elevator, bloodied and beaten, and checked in on his men, and began ordering the wounded. He told his men to begin setting up in the S.P.I.R.E tower, but before they begin to move..A bright light filled the sky, and the tower began to shake violently. Shepard sighed, and closed his eyes, feeling a powerful magic ripping away at his soul. Elliot slowly began to dissolve into dust in her daughters arms, whispering her last “I love you” before dissipating into the ether. The Lich fell from the top of the tower, unconscious, but was saved by Cherry and safely landed. The spiritual representation of Bhaal no longer draped the skyline, but something yet stirred in the rubble.A figure emerged from the rubble, Shepard. A younger Shepard, every limb on his body. Shocked, and tears welling in his eyes, Kriv choked out “Sh-Shepard?” And with a grin, the entity replied “No, Bhaal”, while pulling two swords from his side. Kriv howled with rage, and charged. Bhaal created a field around the group, trapping Cherry, Herlock, and Kriv inside. He dodged around the group, cutting Cherry deeply and dodging all her blows. Kriv struck him twice, staggering him, but was in almost no condition to fight himself, his life rapidly fading from him with each swing. Herlock landed two fireballs onto Bhaal, but could not stop him from eventually overwhelming Cherry. Before he could deliver the last blow, a single arc of alchemical power struck Bhaal, and he collapsed to the ground.. dead.Inside the rubble, where the shot orginated, laid the near lifeless body of Shepard. The Lich pulled his only friend into his arms, and asked “Shepard, in the end.. did I do the right thing?” to which no answer came. Shepard had died, and taken his father with him.Kriv erected monuments in the name of both Shepard and Sebastian, and eventually retired, settling down and using his brothers alchemical base to restore his people, who he used his riches to create a new town for.

Rex.. was not so lucky. He was eventually discovered by a horde of ghouls, and though he fought valiantly, was soon overwhelmed and slain in the streets. However, his body was never recovered, and none know of what happened to the Deva. Some say he was eaten, picked clean. Others claim that he used his holy powers to revive himself from the dead.. and others claim that he still wanders the realm, his task to the gods still not over, and that he is an immortal despite the slaying of Orcus.A wounded Sebastian limped into Kriv’s Mansion, the Efreet army visible in the horizon. He told Kriv he had a plan, and to bring his men inside. Kriv did not question his friend, and stayed by his side, asking what this plan was. He began to walk forward, yelling to Kriv that when they built his statue, to make it purple.. as he had always loved purple. Before Kriv could stop him, he charged into the group, firing off daggers from his gauntlets and being filled with arrows in return. He collapsed, near death. The commander of the Efreet army walked up to the bleeding Sebastian as his forces charged the mansion, and Sebastian grinned. With a weak laugh, he asked the commander: “Want to see a magic trick, friend?” And pulled a wand from his side, killing himself, and the charging army, in a purple ball of explosive magic. Each of the party felt his death, and knew of his sacrifice throughout Sharn. Herlock arrived in time to help Kriv and the Axemen evacuate to the upper city, and they quickly left for the elevators.Shepard got the Lich and Elliot to the S.P.I.R.E tower, where the Lich continued to charge his spell. Cherry soon landed, and was embraced by her mother. Elliot, with tears in her eyes, explained that she would no longer be around to take care of her, and that Cherry would have to watch out for herself and the others when she was gone, and that she loved her more than she had ever loved another during her brief life. With tears in both their eyes, the mother and daughter hugged each other tightly one last time…Shepard was connected to T-twon mentally for a short time, and ordered him to begin shifting the City, unaware that the Axemen had not yet fallen back. T-twon and his agents in “The Cogs” had soon shifted the middle city into an untraversable mash of streets and buildings, with Kriv and his men still stuck inside. They lost dozens of men, but with aerial support from Herlock soon found their way to the elevators, where Kriv held off a tide of Ghouls until the last of his men were safely upon the elevators, taking several hits in the process, but refusing to go down. He stumbled back onto the elevator, bloodied and beaten, and checked in on his men, and began ordering the wounded. He told his men to begin setting up in the S.P.I.R.E tower, but before they begin to move..A bright light filled the sky, and the tower began to shake violently. Shepard sighed, and closed his eyes, feeling a powerful magic ripping away at his soul. Elliot slowly began to dissolve into dust in her daughters arms, whispering her last “I love you” before dissipating into the ether. The Lich fell from the top of the tower, unconscious, but was saved by Cherry and safely landed. The spiritual representation of Bhaal no longer draped the skyline, but something yet stirred in the rubble.A figure emerged from the rubble, Shepard. A younger Shepard, every limb on his body. Shocked, and tears welling in his eyes, Kriv choked out “Sh-Shepard?” And with a grin, the entity replied “No, Bhaal”, while pulling two swords from his side. Kriv howled with rage, and charged. Bhaal created a field around the group, trapping Cherry, Herlock, and Kriv inside. He dodged around the group, cutting Cherry deeply and dodging all her blows. Kriv struck him twice, staggering him, but was in almost no condition to fight himself, his life rapidly fading from him with each swing. Herlock landed two fireballs onto Bhaal, but could not stop him from eventually overwhelming Cherry. Before he could deliver the last blow, a single arc of alchemical power struck Bhaal, and he collapsed to the ground.. dead.Inside the rubble, where the shot orginated, laid the near lifeless body of Shepard. The Lich pulled his only friend into his arms, and asked “Shepard, in the end.. did I do the right thing?” to which no answer came. Shepard had died, and taken his father with him.Kriv erected monuments in the name of both Shepard and Sebastian, and eventually retired, settling down and using his brothers alchemical base to restore his people, who he used his riches to create a new town for.

Rex.. was not so lucky. He was eventually discovered by a horde of ghouls, and though he fought valiantly, was soon overwhelmed and slain in the streets. However, his body was never recovered, and none know of what happened to the Deva. Some say he was eaten, picked clean. Others claim that he used his holy powers to revive himself from the dead.. and others claim that he still wanders the realm, his task to the gods still not over, and that he is an immortal despite the slaying of Orcus.A wounded Sebastian limped into Kriv’s Mansion, the Efreet army visible in the horizon. He told Kriv he had a plan, and to bring his men inside. Kriv did not question his friend, and stayed by his side, asking what this plan was. He began to walk forward, yelling to Kriv that when they built his statue, to make it purple.. as he had always loved purple. Before Kriv could stop him, he charged into the group, firing off daggers from his gauntlets and being filled with arrows in return. He collapsed, near death. The commander of the Efreet army walked up to the bleeding Sebastian as his forces charged the mansion, and Sebastian grinned. With a weak laugh, he asked the commander: “Want to see a magic trick, friend?” And pulled a wand from his side, killing himself, and the charging army, in a purple ball of explosive magic. Each of the party felt his death, and knew of his sacrifice throughout Sharn. Herlock arrived in time to help Kriv and the Axemen evacuate to the upper city, and they quickly left for the elevators.Shepard got the Lich and Elliot to the S.P.I.R.E tower, where the Lich continued to charge his spell. Cherry soon landed, and was embraced by her mother. Elliot, with tears in her eyes, explained that she would no longer be around to take care of her, and that Cherry would have to watch out for herself and the others when she was gone, and that she loved her more than she had ever loved another during her brief life. With tears in both their eyes, the mother and daughter hugged each other tightly one last time…Shepard was connected to T-twon mentally for a short time, and ordered him to begin shifting the City, unaware that the Axemen had not yet fallen back. T-twon and his agents in “The Cogs” had soon shifted the middle city into an untraversable mash of streets and buildings, with Kriv and his men still stuck inside. They lost dozens of men, but with aerial support from Herlock soon found their way to the elevators, where Kriv held off a tide of Ghouls until the last of his men were safely upon the elevators, taking several hits in the process, but refusing to go down. He stumbled back onto the elevator, bloodied and beaten, and checked in on his men, and began ordering the wounded. He told his men to begin setting up in the S.P.I.R.E tower, but before they begin to move..A bright light filled the sky, and the tower began to shake violently. Shepard sighed, and closed his eyes, feeling a powerful magic ripping away at his soul. Elliot slowly began to dissolve into dust in her daughters arms, whispering her last “I love you” before dissipating into the ether. The Lich fell from the top of the tower, unconscious, but was saved by Cherry and safely landed. The spiritual representation of Bhaal no longer draped the skyline, but something yet stirred in the rubble.A figure emerged from the rubble, Shepard. A younger Shepard, every limb on his body. Shocked, and tears welling in his eyes, Kriv choked out “Sh-Shepard?” And with a grin, the entity replied “No, Bhaal”, while pulling two swords from his side. Kriv howled with rage, and charged. Bhaal created a field around the group, trapping Cherry, Herlock, and Kriv inside. He dodged around the group, cutting Cherry deeply and dodging all her blows. Kriv struck him twice, staggering him, but was in almost no condition to fight himself, his life rapidly fading from him with each swing. Herlock landed two fireballs onto Bhaal, but could not stop him from eventually overwhelming Cherry. Before he could deliver the last blow, a single arc of alchemical power struck Bhaal, and he collapsed to the ground.. dead.Inside the rubble, where the shot orginated, laid the near lifeless body of Shepard. The Lich pulled his only friend into his arms, and asked “Shepard, in the end.. did I do the right thing?” to which no answer came. Shepard had died, and taken his father with him.Kriv erected monuments in the name of both Shepard and Sebastian, and eventually retired, settling down and using his brothers alchemical base to restore his people, who he used his riches to create a new town for.Cherry was never seen again after the battle. It is rumored that she resides in the Elemental Chaos, teaching a new generation of monks her ways. Some say she became a pirate in a similar vein to Sebastian, and others claim she died of her wounds in the streets, unnoticed in the piles of corpses.

Rex.. was not so lucky. He was eventually discovered by a horde of ghouls, and though he fought valiantly, was soon overwhelmed and slain in the streets. However, his body was never recovered, and none know of what happened to the Deva. Some say he was eaten, picked clean. Others claim that he used his holy powers to revive himself from the dead.. and others claim that he still wanders the realm, his task to the gods still not over, and that he is an immortal despite the slaying of Orcus.A wounded Sebastian limped into Kriv’s Mansion, the Efreet army visible in the horizon. He told Kriv he had a plan, and to bring his men inside. Kriv did not question his friend, and stayed by his side, asking what this plan was. He began to walk forward, yelling to Kriv that when they built his statue, to make it purple.. as he had always loved purple. Before Kriv could stop him, he charged into the group, firing off daggers from his gauntlets and being filled with arrows in return. He collapsed, near death. The commander of the Efreet army walked up to the bleeding Sebastian as his forces charged the mansion, and Sebastian grinned. With a weak laugh, he asked the commander: “Want to see a magic trick, friend?” And pulled a wand from his side, killing himself, and the charging army, in a purple ball of explosive magic. Each of the party felt his death, and knew of his sacrifice throughout Sharn. Herlock arrived in time to help Kriv and the Axemen evacuate to the upper city, and they quickly left for the elevators.Shepard got the Lich and Elliot to the S.P.I.R.E tower, where the Lich continued to charge his spell. Cherry soon landed, and was embraced by her mother. Elliot, with tears in her eyes, explained that she would no longer be around to take care of her, and that Cherry would have to watch out for herself and the others when she was gone, and that she loved her more than she had ever loved another during her brief life. With tears in both their eyes, the mother and daughter hugged each other tightly one last time…Shepard was connected to T-twon mentally for a short time, and ordered him to begin shifting the City, unaware that the Axemen had not yet fallen back. T-twon and his agents in “The Cogs” had soon shifted the middle city into an untraversable mash of streets and buildings, with Kriv and his men still stuck inside. They lost dozens of men, but with aerial support from Herlock soon found their way to the elevators, where Kriv held off a tide of Ghouls until the last of his men were safely upon the elevators, taking several hits in the process, but refusing to go down. He stumbled back onto the elevator, bloodied and beaten, and checked in on his men, and began ordering the wounded. He told his men to begin setting up in the S.P.I.R.E tower, but before they begin to move..A bright light filled the sky, and the tower began to shake violently. Shepard sighed, and closed his eyes, feeling a powerful magic ripping away at his soul. Elliot slowly began to dissolve into dust in her daughters arms, whispering her last “I love you” before dissipating into the ether. The Lich fell from the top of the tower, unconscious, but was saved by Cherry and safely landed. The spiritual representation of Bhaal no longer draped the skyline, but something yet stirred in the rubble.A figure emerged from the rubble, Shepard. A younger Shepard, every limb on his body. Shocked, and tears welling in his eyes, Kriv choked out “Sh-Shepard?” And with a grin, the entity replied “No, Bhaal”, while pulling two swords from his side. Kriv howled with rage, and charged. Bhaal created a field around the group, trapping Cherry, Herlock, and Kriv inside. He dodged around the group, cutting Cherry deeply and dodging all her blows. Kriv struck him twice, staggering him, but was in almost no condition to fight himself, his life rapidly fading from him with each swing. Herlock landed two fireballs onto Bhaal, but could not stop him from eventually overwhelming Cherry. Before he could deliver the last blow, a single arc of alchemical power struck Bhaal, and he collapsed to the ground.. dead.Inside the rubble, where the shot orginated, laid the near lifeless body of Shepard. The Lich pulled his only friend into his arms, and asked “Shepard, in the end.. did I do the right thing?” to which no answer came. Shepard had died, and taken his father with him.Kriv erected monuments in the name of both Shepard and Sebastian, and eventually retired, settling down and using his brothers alchemical base to restore his people, who he used his riches to create a new town for.Cherry was never seen again after the battle. It is rumored that she resides in the Elemental Chaos, teaching a new generation of monks her ways. Some say she became a pirate in a similar vein to Sebastian, and others claim she died of her wounds in the streets, unnoticed in the piles of corpses.

Rex.. was not so lucky. He was eventually discovered by a horde of ghouls, and though he fought valiantly, was soon overwhelmed and slain in the streets. However, his body was never recovered, and none know of what happened to the Deva. Some say he was eaten, picked clean. Others claim that he used his holy powers to revive himself from the dead.. and others claim that he still wanders the realm, his task to the gods still not over, and that he is an immortal despite the slaying of Orcus.A wounded Sebastian limped into Kriv’s Mansion, the Efreet army visible in the horizon. He told Kriv he had a plan, and to bring his men inside. Kriv did not question his friend, and stayed by his side, asking what this plan was. He began to walk forward, yelling to Kriv that when they built his statue, to make it purple.. as he had always loved purple. Before Kriv could stop him, he charged into the group, firing off daggers from his gauntlets and being filled with arrows in return. He collapsed, near death. The commander of the Efreet army walked up to the bleeding Sebastian as his forces charged the mansion, and Sebastian grinned. With a weak laugh, he asked the commander: “Want to see a magic trick, friend?” And pulled a wand from his side, killing himself, and the charging army, in a purple ball of explosive magic. Each of the party felt his death, and knew of his sacrifice throughout Sharn. Herlock arrived in time to help Kriv and the Axemen evacuate to the upper city, and they quickly left for the elevators.Shepard got the Lich and Elliot to the S.P.I.R.E tower, where the Lich continued to charge his spell. Cherry soon landed, and was embraced by her mother. Elliot, with tears in her eyes, explained that she would no longer be around to take care of her, and that Cherry would have to watch out for herself and the others when she was gone, and that she loved her more than she had ever loved another during her brief life. With tears in both their eyes, the mother and daughter hugged each other tightly one last time…Shepard was connected to T-twon mentally for a short time, and ordered him to begin shifting the City, unaware that the Axemen had not yet fallen back. T-twon and his agents in “The Cogs” had soon shifted the middle city into an untraversable mash of streets and buildings, with Kriv and his men still stuck inside. They lost dozens of men, but with aerial support from Herlock soon found their way to the elevators, where Kriv held off a tide of Ghouls until the last of his men were safely upon the elevators, taking several hits in the process, but refusing to go down. He stumbled back onto the elevator, bloodied and beaten, and checked in on his men, and began ordering the wounded. He told his men to begin setting up in the S.P.I.R.E tower, but before they begin to move..A bright light filled the sky, and the tower began to shake violently. Shepard sighed, and closed his eyes, feeling a powerful magic ripping away at his soul. Elliot slowly began to dissolve into dust in her daughters arms, whispering her last “I love you” before dissipating into the ether. The Lich fell from the top of the tower, unconscious, but was saved by Cherry and safely landed. The spiritual representation of Bhaal no longer draped the skyline, but something yet stirred in the rubble.A figure emerged from the rubble, Shepard. A younger Shepard, every limb on his body. Shocked, and tears welling in his eyes, Kriv choked out “Sh-Shepard?” And with a grin, the entity replied “No, Bhaal”, while pulling two swords from his side. Kriv howled with rage, and charged. Bhaal created a field around the group, trapping Cherry, Herlock, and Kriv inside. He dodged around the group, cutting Cherry deeply and dodging all her blows. Kriv struck him twice, staggering him, but was in almost no condition to fight himself, his life rapidly fading from him with each swing. Herlock landed two fireballs onto Bhaal, but could not stop him from eventually overwhelming Cherry. Before he could deliver the last blow, a single arc of alchemical power struck Bhaal, and he collapsed to the ground.. dead.Inside the rubble, where the shot orginated, laid the near lifeless body of Shepard. The Lich pulled his only friend into his arms, and asked “Shepard, in the end.. did I do the right thing?” to which no answer came. Shepard had died, and taken his father with him.Kriv erected monuments in the name of both Shepard and Sebastian, and eventually retired, settling down and using his brothers alchemical base to restore his people, who he used his riches to create a new town for.Cherry was never seen again after the battle. It is rumored that she resides in the Elemental Chaos, teaching a new generation of monks her ways. Some say she became a pirate in a similar vein to Sebastian, and others claim she died of her wounds in the streets, unnoticed in the piles of corpses.Herlock returned to his lair, and eventually succumbed to old age. However, every ending provides a new beginning, and he overthrew the powers that presided over The Hells, and took control of them himself. What this means for mortal realms is yet to be seen.

Rex.. was not so lucky. He was eventually discovered by a horde of ghouls, and though he fought valiantly, was soon overwhelmed and slain in the streets. However, his body was never recovered, and none know of what happened to the Deva. Some say he was eaten, picked clean. Others claim that he used his holy powers to revive himself from the dead.. and others claim that he still wanders the realm, his task to the gods still not over, and that he is an immortal despite the slaying of Orcus.A wounded Sebastian limped into Kriv’s Mansion, the Efreet army visible in the horizon. He told Kriv he had a plan, and to bring his men inside. Kriv did not question his friend, and stayed by his side, asking what this plan was. He began to walk forward, yelling to Kriv that when they built his statue, to make it purple.. as he had always loved purple. Before Kriv could stop him, he charged into the group, firing off daggers from his gauntlets and being filled with arrows in return. He collapsed, near death. The commander of the Efreet army walked up to the bleeding Sebastian as his forces charged the mansion, and Sebastian grinned. With a weak laugh, he asked the commander: “Want to see a magic trick, friend?” And pulled a wand from his side, killing himself, and the charging army, in a purple ball of explosive magic. Each of the party felt his death, and knew of his sacrifice throughout Sharn. Herlock arrived in time to help Kriv and the Axemen evacuate to the upper city, and they quickly left for the elevators.Shepard got the Lich and Elliot to the S.P.I.R.E tower, where the Lich continued to charge his spell. Cherry soon landed, and was embraced by her mother. Elliot, with tears in her eyes, explained that she would no longer be around to take care of her, and that Cherry would have to watch out for herself and the others when she was gone, and that she loved her more than she had ever loved another during her brief life. With tears in both their eyes, the mother and daughter hugged each other tightly one last time…Shepard was connected to T-twon mentally for a short time, and ordered him to begin shifting the City, unaware that the Axemen had not yet fallen back. T-twon and his agents in “The Cogs” had soon shifted the middle city into an untraversable mash of streets and buildings, with Kriv and his men still stuck inside. They lost dozens of men, but with aerial support from Herlock soon found their way to the elevators, where Kriv held off a tide of Ghouls until the last of his men were safely upon the elevators, taking several hits in the process, but refusing to go down. He stumbled back onto the elevator, bloodied and beaten, and checked in on his men, and began ordering the wounded. He told his men to begin setting up in the S.P.I.R.E tower, but before they begin to move..A bright light filled the sky, and the tower began to shake violently. Shepard sighed, and closed his eyes, feeling a powerful magic ripping away at his soul. Elliot slowly began to dissolve into dust in her daughters arms, whispering her last “I love you” before dissipating into the ether. The Lich fell from the top of the tower, unconscious, but was saved by Cherry and safely landed. The spiritual representation of Bhaal no longer draped the skyline, but something yet stirred in the rubble.A figure emerged from the rubble, Shepard. A younger Shepard, every limb on his body. Shocked, and tears welling in his eyes, Kriv choked out “Sh-Shepard?” And with a grin, the entity replied “No, Bhaal”, while pulling two swords from his side. Kriv howled with rage, and charged. Bhaal created a field around the group, trapping Cherry, Herlock, and Kriv inside. He dodged around the group, cutting Cherry deeply and dodging all her blows. Kriv struck him twice, staggering him, but was in almost no condition to fight himself, his life rapidly fading from him with each swing. Herlock landed two fireballs onto Bhaal, but could not stop him from eventually overwhelming Cherry. Before he could deliver the last blow, a single arc of alchemical power struck Bhaal, and he collapsed to the ground.. dead.Inside the rubble, where the shot orginated, laid the near lifeless body of Shepard. The Lich pulled his only friend into his arms, and asked “Shepard, in the end.. did I do the right thing?” to which no answer came. Shepard had died, and taken his father with him.Kriv erected monuments in the name of both Shepard and Sebastian, and eventually retired, settling down and using his brothers alchemical base to restore his people, who he used his riches to create a new town for.Cherry was never seen again after the battle. It is rumored that she resides in the Elemental Chaos, teaching a new generation of monks her ways. Some say she became a pirate in a similar vein to Sebastian, and others claim she died of her wounds in the streets, unnoticed in the piles of corpses.Herlock returned to his lair, and eventually succumbed to old age. However, every ending provides a new beginning, and he overthrew the powers that presided over The Hells, and took control of them himself. What this means for mortal realms is yet to be seen.

Rex.. was not so lucky. He was eventually discovered by a horde of ghouls, and though he fought valiantly, was soon overwhelmed and slain in the streets. However, his body was never recovered, and none know of what happened to the Deva. Some say he was eaten, picked clean. Others claim that he used his holy powers to revive himself from the dead.. and others claim that he still wanders the realm, his task to the gods still not over, and that he is an immortal despite the slaying of Orcus.A wounded Sebastian limped into Kriv’s Mansion, the Efreet army visible in the horizon. He told Kriv he had a plan, and to bring his men inside. Kriv did not question his friend, and stayed by his side, asking what this plan was. He began to walk forward, yelling to Kriv that when they built his statue, to make it purple.. as he had always loved purple. Before Kriv could stop him, he charged into the group, firing off daggers from his gauntlets and being filled with arrows in return. He collapsed, near death. The commander of the Efreet army walked up to the bleeding Sebastian as his forces charged the mansion, and Sebastian grinned. With a weak laugh, he asked the commander: “Want to see a magic trick, friend?” And pulled a wand from his side, killing himself, and the charging army, in a purple ball of explosive magic. Each of the party felt his death, and knew of his sacrifice throughout Sharn. Herlock arrived in time to help Kriv and the Axemen evacuate to the upper city, and they quickly left for the elevators.Shepard got the Lich and Elliot to the S.P.I.R.E tower, where the Lich continued to charge his spell. Cherry soon landed, and was embraced by her mother. Elliot, with tears in her eyes, explained that she would no longer be around to take care of her, and that Cherry would have to watch out for herself and the others when she was gone, and that she loved her more than she had ever loved another during her brief life. With tears in both their eyes, the mother and daughter hugged each other tightly one last time…Shepard was connected to T-twon mentally for a short time, and ordered him to begin shifting the City, unaware that the Axemen had not yet fallen back. T-twon and his agents in “The Cogs” had soon shifted the middle city into an untraversable mash of streets and buildings, with Kriv and his men still stuck inside. They lost dozens of men, but with aerial support from Herlock soon found their way to the elevators, where Kriv held off a tide of Ghouls until the last of his men were safely upon the elevators, taking several hits in the process, but refusing to go down. He stumbled back onto the elevator, bloodied and beaten, and checked in on his men, and began ordering the wounded. He told his men to begin setting up in the S.P.I.R.E tower, but before they begin to move..A bright light filled the sky, and the tower began to shake violently. Shepard sighed, and closed his eyes, feeling a powerful magic ripping away at his soul. Elliot slowly began to dissolve into dust in her daughters arms, whispering her last “I love you” before dissipating into the ether. The Lich fell from the top of the tower, unconscious, but was saved by Cherry and safely landed. The spiritual representation of Bhaal no longer draped the skyline, but something yet stirred in the rubble.A figure emerged from the rubble, Shepard. A younger Shepard, every limb on his body. Shocked, and tears welling in his eyes, Kriv choked out “Sh-Shepard?” And with a grin, the entity replied “No, Bhaal”, while pulling two swords from his side. Kriv howled with rage, and charged. Bhaal created a field around the group, trapping Cherry, Herlock, and Kriv inside. He dodged around the group, cutting Cherry deeply and dodging all her blows. Kriv struck him twice, staggering him, but was in almost no condition to fight himself, his life rapidly fading from him with each swing. Herlock landed two fireballs onto Bhaal, but could not stop him from eventually overwhelming Cherry. Before he could deliver the last blow, a single arc of alchemical power struck Bhaal, and he collapsed to the ground.. dead.Inside the rubble, where the shot orginated, laid the near lifeless body of Shepard. The Lich pulled his only friend into his arms, and asked “Shepard, in the end.. did I do the right thing?” to which no answer came. Shepard had died, and taken his father with him.Kriv erected monuments in the name of both Shepard and Sebastian, and eventually retired, settling down and using his brothers alchemical base to restore his people, who he used his riches to create a new town for.Cherry was never seen again after the battle. It is rumored that she resides in the Elemental Chaos, teaching a new generation of monks her ways. Some say she became a pirate in a similar vein to Sebastian, and others claim she died of her wounds in the streets, unnoticed in the piles of corpses.Herlock returned to his lair, and eventually succumbed to old age. However, every ending provides a new beginning, and he overthrew the powers that presided over The Hells, and took control of them himself. What this means for mortal realms is yet to be seen.Rex was never seen again, his fate unknown.

Rex.. was not so lucky. He was eventually discovered by a horde of ghouls, and though he fought valiantly, was soon overwhelmed and slain in the streets. However, his body was never recovered, and none know of what happened to the Deva. Some say he was eaten, picked clean. Others claim that he used his holy powers to revive himself from the dead.. and others claim that he still wanders the realm, his task to the gods still not over, and that he is an immortal despite the slaying of Orcus.A wounded Sebastian limped into Kriv’s Mansion, the Efreet army visible in the horizon. He told Kriv he had a plan, and to bring his men inside. Kriv did not question his friend, and stayed by his side, asking what this plan was. He began to walk forward, yelling to Kriv that when they built his statue, to make it purple.. as he had always loved purple. Before Kriv could stop him, he charged into the group, firing off daggers from his gauntlets and being filled with arrows in return. He collapsed, near death. The commander of the Efreet army walked up to the bleeding Sebastian as his forces charged the mansion, and Sebastian grinned. With a weak laugh, he asked the commander: “Want to see a magic trick, friend?” And pulled a wand from his side, killing himself, and the charging army, in a purple ball of explosive magic. Each of the party felt his death, and knew of his sacrifice throughout Sharn. Herlock arrived in time to help Kriv and the Axemen evacuate to the upper city, and they quickly left for the elevators.Shepard got the Lich and Elliot to the S.P.I.R.E tower, where the Lich continued to charge his spell. Cherry soon landed, and was embraced by her mother. Elliot, with tears in her eyes, explained that she would no longer be around to take care of her, and that Cherry would have to watch out for herself and the others when she was gone, and that she loved her more than she had ever loved another during her brief life. With tears in both their eyes, the mother and daughter hugged each other tightly one last time…Shepard was connected to T-twon mentally for a short time, and ordered him to begin shifting the City, unaware that the Axemen had not yet fallen back. T-twon and his agents in “The Cogs” had soon shifted the middle city into an untraversable mash of streets and buildings, with Kriv and his men still stuck inside. They lost dozens of men, but with aerial support from Herlock soon found their way to the elevators, where Kriv held off a tide of Ghouls until the last of his men were safely upon the elevators, taking several hits in the process, but refusing to go down. He stumbled back onto the elevator, bloodied and beaten, and checked in on his men, and began ordering the wounded. He told his men to begin setting up in the S.P.I.R.E tower, but before they begin to move..A bright light filled the sky, and the tower began to shake violently. Shepard sighed, and closed his eyes, feeling a powerful magic ripping away at his soul. Elliot slowly began to dissolve into dust in her daughters arms, whispering her last “I love you” before dissipating into the ether. The Lich fell from the top of the tower, unconscious, but was saved by Cherry and safely landed. The spiritual representation of Bhaal no longer draped the skyline, but something yet stirred in the rubble.A figure emerged from the rubble, Shepard. A younger Shepard, every limb on his body. Shocked, and tears welling in his eyes, Kriv choked out “Sh-Shepard?” And with a grin, the entity replied “No, Bhaal”, while pulling two swords from his side. Kriv howled with rage, and charged. Bhaal created a field around the group, trapping Cherry, Herlock, and Kriv inside. He dodged around the group, cutting Cherry deeply and dodging all her blows. Kriv struck him twice, staggering him, but was in almost no condition to fight himself, his life rapidly fading from him with each swing. Herlock landed two fireballs onto Bhaal, but could not stop him from eventually overwhelming Cherry. Before he could deliver the last blow, a single arc of alchemical power struck Bhaal, and he collapsed to the ground.. dead.Inside the rubble, where the shot orginated, laid the near lifeless body of Shepard. The Lich pulled his only friend into his arms, and asked “Shepard, in the end.. did I do the right thing?” to which no answer came. Shepard had died, and taken his father with him.Kriv erected monuments in the name of both Shepard and Sebastian, and eventually retired, settling down and using his brothers alchemical base to restore his people, who he used his riches to create a new town for.Cherry was never seen again after the battle. It is rumored that she resides in the Elemental Chaos, teaching a new generation of monks her ways. Some say she became a pirate in a similar vein to Sebastian, and others claim she died of her wounds in the streets, unnoticed in the piles of corpses.Herlock returned to his lair, and eventually succumbed to old age. However, every ending provides a new beginning, and he overthrew the powers that presided over The Hells, and took control of them himself. What this means for mortal realms is yet to be seen.Rex was never seen again, his fate unknown.

Shepard… well, that is a story. When he died, his soul was taken to the Astral Court. Bahahumt had decided to pass the mantle of his godhood onto Shepard, allowing him to become the god of Hope and Light. Shepard agreed, and watched over his daughter daily, waiting for a time where he would be needed again. A time where gods would be forced to mettle in the affairs of mortals.

The Lich, in honor of Shepard, used his magics to transform his appearance into that of his fallen friend, and with Alma, led his people away into the vast jungles of Xen’Drik, where they slowly began to rebuild, and were eventually cured of their curse that killed them while in sunlight.

This story had finally come to a close.


Hey, guys. I seriously had a blast running this game for two years for you all. It was always the bright spot of my week. You were all some of the best friends I’ve had, and I hope you all go on to do great things later. Love you guys, never change

-Cody

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