Prior to leaving the city to find our fortune and an anthropomorphic rock, we were accosted by followers of Urik the sorcerer king, which would have been a problem were it not for Aten and his similar worship of a man with a severe case of narcissism. Having successfully avoided a confrontation, Artemus sent word to his compatriots in the city to ensure that they were properly disposed of. For these brave deeds, we gained 198 XP. Having left the city, Ryn promptly discovered that it is important to drink water while in the desert. Having overcome this obstacle, our adventurers quickly dispatched some spiders which sparkled in exactly the way that vampires don’t. While the spiders made of crystal didn’t appear to be worth anything, despite their physiology, we did gain 190 XP from this encounter. Wandering further in to the desert our adventurers spotted twin dust devils resembling horns, signaling our arrival at our destination.