March 3-4, 25NA
After taking a rest in Quill's hideout (aka the Lincolm Memorial), the rescue mission for both Declan and Nancy Healy is underway. An approach in the rowboat unfortunately does not go unnoticed and the party faces fierce defenders upon the roof of the Smithsonian. After dealing with the githyanki on the roof, the party takes their weapons, including one of the curious silver greatswords.
Exploring the upper floor chambers they discover that something has emptied the water out of the building, a clue to this is discovered when they discover a large beetle working to repair the displays with an amber-like resin. The remnants of Old Age knowledge and history are mostly intact, though a glimpse of the ground floor suggests it is in worse shape.
Following the faint sounds of moaning, the party finds a chamber that might have prisoners in it, but also encounters another patrol of Githyanki and an Illithid!
Iliken finds himself strangely vulnerable to the powers of the Ilithid during the ensuing fight and is turned against group making the fight that much more difficult. During the combat, Declan stumbles out of the room and helps the group finish off the creatures, leaving them all together but winded…