Left to their own devices in the Seven Portals, our ragtag team of adventurers eventually managed to open one of the seven doors in the Seven Portals. Behind this door lay a portal, and through the portal was the Guardian of Ice, a stern palace situated in the Elemental Plane of Ice.
Immediately, the party met Ophelia, a halfling that seemed to have intimate knowledge of the Guardian of Ice and its undead inhabitants. Leading them through the halls and helping them defeat the dread protectors of the sanctum, she eventually delivered them into the hands of Bane, Keeper of the Guardian of Ice.
Bane did not immediately challenge our unlikely group to combat; instead, he extended to them an offer of membership in Korax’s ranks. Speaking personally to each of his temporary charges, he bade all of them to stay the night in his palace and give an answer in the morning.
The answer was, from everyone, a resounding “no.” Infuriated, Bane dropped his polite facade and attacked the party, but was ultimately defeated at the hands of the group and his traitorous former slave, Ophelia.
After escaping the now-unstable Guardian of Ice, the crew managed to find their way to the Guardian of Fire, the second of the Elemental Guardianships linked to the Seven Portals.
Coming across a cadre of goblins, the party attempted to interact with them in various, sometimes violent ways. To make a long and hilarious story short, the goblins were eventually slain and crossbows broken.
Ending their sojourn into the Elemental Plane of Fire, the heroes confronted the evil Forgemaster of the Guardian of Fire. Much less of a challenge than the mighty Bane, the Forgemaster fell in combat and left behind some excellent spoils for our battle-worn party.
Traveling back to the Seven Portals, who knows what they will find there? Another Elemental Guardianship? Perhaps an even greater foe? Only time will tell…