Today was trying. The group found its way to the archmage’s tower. When we arrived we were greeted by an empty room, but by exploring the basement we were able to see that a lever to proceed had been locked by some sort of magical crystal. Much to her chagrin, Emthyra discovered that the crystal was magnetic in nature when it slammed her into itself due to her armor. After extricating herself, I noticed an unusual heat coming from it and cast a ray of frost at it. Evidently this worked, as the crystal changed color and reversed polarity, pushing instead of pulling metal towards it. Upon ascending the stairs we encountered three gibbering masses of flesh, Emthyra tells me they are called.. Lemures. We evidently set off some sort of security system. They proved to be rather difficult to kill, all of our attacks seemed to just bounce off of their flesh. Our guide had to come assist us due to our.. troubles with the Lemures.
We decided to retire for the night and attempt the remainder of the tour tomorrow. As I sit here preparing, I find that I mistrust that merchant who sent us on this quest more and more. This area seems to be under siege by dark forces. Ettercaps, large spiders, and more. We shall have to remain aware and prepare better for our next attempt.