posted Mar 15, 2020, 11:21 AM by Stephen Pliska-Matyshak

Dodecitina 8, 2559

As Kinnickinnic finishes his work transcribing Gruulamesh's spell tome into his own, Wingra finishes the design of the new tower keep The Rustoleii are having built, Patch finishes training in heavy weapon mastery and Tktk, along with Lari Arro, finish research on the artifact formula and questions it has brought up, they begin to notice a mysterious cloaked figure that has recently arrived in Ithl'Quessir. Wingra offers the visitor one of her newly invented pastries and discovers that it is none other than Yahara as an anthropoid. The donkey humanoid rejoins the group and plans begin to determine the group's next steps. After some discussion and debate, it is decided to return to Mount Orange to learn more about the creation of the Orbs of Dragonkind, since they need to create an Orb of Indigo Dragonkind as part of the process for removing dragons from power.

Dodecitina 14, 2559

The Rustoleii make their way to Mount Orange to have another look at the place where the Orbs of Dragonkind were created. This brings them to the ruins of the mountain destroyed by Emitae and Aifos during their battle by the end of their first day of travel. A black miasma occupies the northern part of the sheared off mountain, which they investigate. Wingra casts daylight to drive back the darkness of the miasma, which reveals a corpse near the miasma's center. Even though the darkness is thwarted, the other effects of the miasma are still in full effect, which causes a great deal of necrotic damage as the group enters. A vile curse also takes hold of the group, save Wingra who resists it. While approaching the corpse, a tremor knocks most of the group off their feet.

The group discovers that the corpse is a badly burned Aifos, though his gear appears to be intact. They recover his robes, weapons, haversack, and an amulet, as well as some gold. They discover the greatsword he carried is sentient and begins trying to convince Patch to wield it. Kinnickinnic erects a Leomund's tiny hut and spends some time divining the sword's properties, but it is not forthcoming on all of them.