The No Pants Brigade decided to skirt the outside of the forge to reach the command chair, hoping that there would be fewer Beholders on that path. We managed to avoid a lot of the enemy movements, but did come across a few Beholders blocking our route.
Meggido and Adah-kah moved in quickly and scored solid hits hits, seperating the Beholders from the less hearty members of the party. Sardis and Sabriel struggled to connect with their own volleys, but Vallo did connect and used the chance to spur the party on.
A large purple Beholder moved in, managing to bypass Adah-kah and Meggido to advance on Sabriel and Sardis. Meggido pulled him back, though, as one of the other Beholders temporarily petrified Adah-kah. Sabriel got a solid shot off, bloodying one of the Beholders. A cycle began in which the No Pants Brigade would score hits on the Beholders who repeatedly petrified the party.
Eventually the balance shifted, as Adahkah was able to pull the brown Beholder away as Sardis bloodied the purple Beholder. The Beholders got a final burst of petrification off, but Meggido broke free.
Adah-kah used the opening to kill the brown Beholder and Vallo finished off one of the lesser Beholders. Unfortunately, one of the Beholders scored a hit on Sabriel that put her on death's door.
The other party members teamed to rush the killing of the purple Beholder and stabalize the fallen Dragonborn. They managed it, keeping Sabriel from passing away.
The team gathered themselves and readied for the final push. Not too long later, the No Pants Brigade had reached the antichamber of the Warforged's Council Room. Inside the antichamber were three Beholders, one alive and two clearly undead.
Vallo pushed his teammates onward, getting Meggido into a place where the Warforged could pin the Beholders in a corner. The party made quick work of them, with Sardis and Sabriel quickly crushing the living Beholder and one of the undead. Adah-kah, slashed through the last remaining. With a mighty heave, Meggido opened the door to the main chamber.
The Warforged rushed the room and got face to face with a large undead Beholder as Vallo sniped on of the small Beholders. Behind the team, the three Beholders who had just been defeated rose back up. They attacked, but Vallo sent one back to the grave as it tried to get at Adah-kah.
A large Beholder radiating an aura of death arrived as the team fought the lesser Beholders. Vallo quickly showed the new arrival that he was unimpressed bu killing a blue Beholder and wounding a purple Beholder. The large white Beholder attacked Sabriel, but couldn't put her down. Adah-kah killed off the purple Beholder that Vallo had previously wounded.
Sardis added his own volley, striking the white Beholder with an acid burst before pushing him away in a booming of thunder.
He tried to move back in and get the last undead Beholder to help him, but Meggido kept it pinned down. Vallo, Sardis and Sabriel weakened the brown Beholder that had been holding back and Adah-kah struck a killing blow on it.
Sabriel killed the last of the small Beholders, and she and Meggido wounded the white Beholder. He tried to retaliate, but the party manage to dodge the full assault. Adah-kah, dogged in his pursuit, finished off the last of fhe undead Behilders and Sabriel put the killing blow to the white Beholder.
Adahkah quickly moved to check the next room, spotting the wide hole created by the forced expansion of the Forge Fire. Meggido, for his part, moved to the Command Chair and sat, immediately becoming linked to the Forge. He locked the doors of the Forge to restrict the movements of the Beholders. The Forge Fire began to whine and pulse and as the noise grew, and tge fire expanded, it became apparent something had just come through from the Beholders' world. It settled back as Meggido continued his mental exploration.
Meggido closed and locked all open doors in the Forge, giving himself tge only passcode. Meanwhile, Vallo began rebuilding the artifact the team had gathered. With great care he completed it, prepping the team for their final assault.
Meggido was slightly stymied by not having the top level of clearance, but managed most of what he intended. The party formed a plan to use Sardis' gateway to teleport closer to the main Forge Fire room as Meggido contacyed the Contruct which made Pseudo-Warforged we had seen months before in the forest. The Construct agreed to send those empty vessels towards the Forge under orders to obey Meggido and the party and attack the undead and Beholders.
Now done with the Command Chair, Meggido rose and Sardis teleported the team down closer to the Forge Fire room. The floor below, in the room above the actual Forge Fire, waited Beholders...
The party quickly dropped through and engaged them. Meggido drew them all together. A few minor blows were struck before Meggido was petrified and Adah-kah abjured the Beholder. In response, it managed to lock down most of Adah-kah's skills. It was enough, though, as Meggido, Sardis and Sabriel landed heavy blows to finish off the ghost.
In response, one of the Beholders tried to push Sabriel into the Forge Fire, but she rolled away, keeping from being burned. This gave the team an idea and the slowly positioned their foe until Adah-kah could put him in range for Meggido to shove him into the fire. He burned and the party dropped down another floor...