Following reports of a sandstorm raging off the cost of Andris, at Sandstorm Island, as well as scouting done by several brave adventurers, today we decided to gather as many people we could and set off as a group towards Crescent Island to gauge the effects on the Island.
When we arrived at the Island proper, we were immediately greeted by what was the onset of all manner of creatures that had arrived there, shrouded by the sand. The various creatures there included Earth Elementals, Sand Spiders, Pixies, Sand Dracos and Poison Beasts.
After fighting our way up the Island, we came upon a fortified wall capped with towers on each corner, perhaps erected by the sandstorm itself or perhaps something else much more sinister, behind which lay two Sand Golems and a Sand Dragon, as well as at least one trapped human. While attempting to push forwards to reach them, we were surrounded by Sand Dracos and Earth Elementals and many of our party temporarily entered the Gray World.
After a daring rescue mounted by our remaining members to ressurect our fallen comrades, we decided to scout around the wall itself instead of mounting a full frontal assault due to the hordes of creatures that were guarding the entrance. Every attempt at fighting through them only seemed to yield more creatures to defend their fortification. After realizing that there was no other way into the lair of these creatures due to the sheer number of them, we decided to retreat to ensure we didn't lose anyone else in our party.
Our attempt to retreat seemed to taunt the powerful creatures in the lair, as we hit the shoreline they came to fight us, one by one alone. Realising we were alone, we decided to stand our ground against them since they had been lured out of the their fortifications and the countless amount of creatures around them. One by one they fell, and while the island still appeared to be covered with all manner of creatures, we managed to loot the Golems and Dragon, and escape relatively unharmed.
Whilst I was able to deliver a written, text based report of this, I'm afraid I had no way to capture the intensity of the battle itself, if anyone else can provide an illustration of it, I would be most greatful. For now, the creatures still lie on the Island as well as the trapped people or person there. I suggest we form an even bigger party next time in an attempt to find out what is really at the root of this sandstorm and rescue whomever is trapped on the Island.