The party follows the tracks of the construct to a large building of higher education, passing through a labrotory and into a large, bright metal room with several constructs (who attack) and an elf-like creature suspended in a large arcana field. Power is diverted away from the field and the elf is released, helping the party defeat the constructs. He discovers a cloaked woman who recognizes him, but a moment after she is nearly fatally stabbed by one of the constructs. The woman has the seal of his house (and the city-state of Elrohda) embroidered on it.
All but Athia and the unconscious woman head towards the room which all power is being diverted to, which ends up being a large room with countless stasis pods, each one filled with the mysterious little girl. Grixel tries to take one out in an attempt to save at least one before power is lost. She screams and immediately dies. An alarm goes off, an elvish voice drones, “Purge Commencing,” and the party barely escapes before the room is destroyed in a massive inferno. But they can hear the sound of metal footsteps drawing near.
Following the tracks for the construct led the party out of the manor and back to the abandoned city of Bok’Thurok. They decide to cease the chase for the night and make camp. Grixel discovers what Bokonon did back in the throne room and opts to sleep detached from the main campsite.
After a somewhat restful sleep, the party continues to follow the tracks. In the ceiling, about half a mile up, they can barely spot an incredible expanse of raw crystals (used for making power crystals). Unable to harvest them, they continue.
The tracks lead to a large building of dwarven and elven make, which seems to be an institute of higher learning. The lobby adjoins with an east and west wing, and a pair of double doors straight ahead. In the reception area, Grixel finds a dwarven statuette. The tracks lead towards the right wing, so the party opts to follow them.
They are led into a labratory type space, and hear a distant crackling sound. This leads to a room full of rows of ingredients for experimental purposes. Athia gets help in getting a locked area open (after failed thievery checks, Bokonon helps by breaking it open). An alarm immediately sounds, and Athia manages to gather three health poultices before continuing on after the tracks.
They finally lead to a large, bright, metal room. In the center is a large, crackling arcane field, an elven-like figure suspended within it. On the back wall are three large vats of green liquid, and six constructs guard the room.
As power begins to be diverted away from the arcane field, the elf (who we now see is slightly different from normal elves, including his glowing, pupil-less green eyes) begins to regain consciousness until the field releases its hold on him. Athia convinces him to help us fight. The constructs hesitate before they attack Elianas (the elf).
In an adjacent control room, a woman in black robes is discovered when Elianas blows a hole through the wall. She recognizes him, but before anything can be learned, another construct enters the room and stabs her.
After the battle, Athia is able to stabilize the woman with the golden liquid from her flask. The party meets Elianas, learning that he was from before the Perishing, knew what trees were, and had been out of commission for 222 years.
On the black robes of the woman is the seal of Elrohda, the earthsoul genasi city state. And also the house crest of Elianas, who says he was from Silthrim.
Elianas learns that power is being drained from this facility to support a single room, and the party goes to investigate, leaving Athia with the still unconscious woman.
The room is filled with stasis pods. The stasis pods are all filled with the mysterious little girl. Each one is in deep hibernation, hooked into the pod via cables connected to her spine. Knowing the cords were not affecting the stasis of the girls, but thinking this also meant they weren’t life support, Grixel removed the first girl from her pod. She screamed. And died. An alarm sounded, as well as an elvish voice saying, “Purge Commensing.”
The party barely escapes just as the doors slam closed and and inferno is set ablaze inside the room. And in the distance, the sound of metal feet approaching.