The Draconic Vision

The party found themselves transported from the cave they were exploring to an island they had never seen nor heard about before.

This is the vision the party sees, played out in snippets and flashes before their eyes:


You see three sisters who look like hags. You hear a mixture of laughing and crying. One of the sisters has a sinister smile, one is covered in blood, and one is seeing with eyes of a dull blue.
FLASH
A pack of wolves who flicker to men then back to wolves. One throws her head back to howl and the others join. The sound echoes as the image fades.
FLASH
An older elf is standing in robes. Twelve men flicker beside him. As each of them appear, an image flashes of strange markings on each of their cheeks. The men disappear and the elf is left alone. The image pans out. You see his keep. Pan out. You see abominations (strange, disfigured creatures that appear to have once been goblins). These abominations are patrolling the keep. The image fades.
FLASH
A cry, sharp and piercing, fills the air. A harpy appears. She smiles and her horrible pointy teeth show. She flies above the trees, then down, down. You feel the wind as she rushes past you. Now you are her and you must destroy. This is your purpose. You now see the three sisters. As your heart fills with hatred, you scream and the image fades while the scream echoes.
FLASH
An illithid, extremely old with wasted, withered flesh sits in a chair. He turns his eyes toward you and a coldness fills your chest. He fades but his eyes remain against the darkness. They slowly, slowly fade.
FLASH
A female elf with one of the twelve symbols on her face, transforms into a green dragon. You watch as the dragon transforms into a lich. The mark remains as she laughs evilly, then roars and flies away.
FLASH
You’re above the clouds. As you pan down you see a highland plain with a bunch of canyons and depressions carved into it, as if it were carved by huge claws. The image flickers and the stone fades to show a dragon sleeping below. It looks up at you and fire leaps into it’s eyes as it says, “Soon.” The image fades back to the land and then turns dark.
FLASH
Behind you, you hear talking in another language. You turn and see a group of orcs who are outfitted in leathers and furs. They wave at you, then bow slightly, then fade.
FLASH
A huge forge appears, hot coals and fire fill your vision. You pan out to see living constructs crawling out of the forge. They are metal, mutated and deformed. Pan out fast as an army appears past that and the land fills with the constructs. Pan back further to see a man standing on a hill overlooking them, a determined look on his face, his hand by his sword, ready to draw. He looks at you and smiles. You see a flash of a silver blade and the image fades.
FLASH
The sun is bright. You see lizardfolk running. Darkness falls.
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A handsome man, well dressed, leans over a dark haired girl in her 20’s. He smiles and says, “Sweet dreams.” A moment of silence. She jolts, writhing and screaming, then goes still. He stands up and spits, then checks her pulse. You see him turn her head toward him. “Feel inspired?” he asks. He turns to leave. On his cheek is one of the twelve symbols. Everything turns black.
FLASH
The world is filled with fire. Silver flames leap around you as humans, elves, and other races fight. They’re dressed in Templar outfits. “Be gone!” you hear one cry to the demon it fights. The flames grow higher and the image fades.
FLASH
An eye looks at you. Pan out. You see a black dragon. Pan out. And he’s a prisoner. He looks to the sky. You look up and see six stars appear and darken. “The Dark Six,” you hear whispered. “Someday.” The image slowly fades.
FLASH
The images of battle swarm before you, almost a blur. Flashes: A human fights. An orc picks up a child and runs. Dragons fill the sky. The ogres fight beside goblins. Drow fight giants. Chains. Blood. Screaming. Darker. Darker. Darker. Silence falls. Darkness.
FLASH
Silence. It’s almost painful, the silence. And the darkness. You are in a void of nothing.
FLASH
The world rights itself again. You are lying on the ground on soft grass. You can feel the heat of the fire. You can hear the crackling and snap of the fire. You can hear your breath, finally normal once again. When you open your eyes, you realize that the visions are over and you are safe.

The Draconic Vision

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