Our heroes were foundering on a small ship’s boat as the sudden doldrums had stalled their ship and spooked its crew. Boomah had already fled the tiny vessel, and stood on the shore 200 feet away. The elven ship was seemingly lodged on rocks a few hundred yards away.
The group had been struck by a bout of paranoia, and began bickering. There was another wave of magical energy and the big warrior and the dragon were overcome. They both lashed out to attack the priests. Dremahl took the brunt of it, and was quickly felled, lying bloody on the boards. Celeste cast Obscuring Mist and then healed Dremahl, taking a bite from the dragon in the process.
The warriors continued to attack, and poor Boomah had to look on from shore. Dremahl went down again as the dragon stepped over him to attack the oracle. Celeste got off a Sanctuary, and Luix could not attack her. Worse, he fumbled his blow and fell overboard.
Kallius temporarily shook off the compulsion to destroy his friends, and chose to jump off the boat and swim away as quickly as possible.
Boomah had swam back to the boat, and convinced Jim to join him in the water. Luix climbed back aboard, but could not attack Celeste and had no other targets. He swung about with his flail and demanded that his enemies show themselves.
Boomah noted that the magic did not follow him under water, and convinced the priest to use his powers and stay in the earth — keeping them safe from the befuddling powers at work.
Celeste summoned two dolphins — having previously summoned a hound archon — and the two of them swam to the shore.
Meanwhile, a gap appeared in the mist, and an invisible force crushed down on Luix sucking the air from his lungs. But he broke free of the creature’s grasp, and dove below the surface, holding his breath and swimming toward shore.
The four remaining heroes decided that the proactive choice was to assault the ship. So they dove under water, towed by dolphins and Boomah’s watery sash. They came to the ship, hung up on rocks with a gash in the hull.
They sent the hound archon through the gap, and Celeste felt its life force snuff out. At that point they decided to seek another means of entry.