We had to give up our exploration of the gnome complex due to an arcane curse, slowly whisping away our essence from the material plane. The passage out was guarded by highranking priests and mages, who took us to a tower outside the city of Couldron. There they generously cured our ailment, a curse called the Vanishing. It was this affliction which led to the original abandonment of the complex. most of the enchanted equipment we found down there had to be destroyed. The fraction of the complex we had not yet explored has been cleansed of the remaining cursebearing objects and wandering monsters.
Account by Malphax Waldegrave.