Jendra-shan, Pibl, Belara, Tengu, Calla make haste back to Fallcrest after their unexpected encounter with Triona. Accompanying them is Hoit, now Kiris Hoit and the last known living ruler to Kiris Dahn. We have decided to take Alkirk’s body back to our home in the Green Tower to have Nimozaran help us try and do a Raise Dead ritual on him to try and understand why Triona betrayed him.
Nimozaran could not do the raise dead spell for us, so he directed us to go to the Temple of Erathis (13) at 10 am and speak to Derina Moonbrow the High Priestess for assistance.
Immediately after finding this out, our group heads to the Nentir Inn (4) to find Serim Selduzar the tiefling who sent us on the mission to Kiris Dahn in the first place. Due to Triona being a traitor, we are not sure if he is the same. He’s there and awaiting our return and becomes all excited upon seeing our group enter the inn. Upon hearing that Triona was a traitor and what she did to Alkirk and about the letter to this mysterious I character, he shows sincere surprise turned to anger. We left him to his grief.
We find out that Orcus was the Demon Lord of the undead and his aim is the death of the Raven Queen.
Since it is evening and we have to wait for the morning before we can go to the temple, Calla decides to take a stroll through the town. While walking, she sees an ambiguous couple talking. She eavesdrops on their conversation. The first woman is an elven wizard in a black and red robe with brown long hair. The second woman was a human druid with filthy feathers on her cloak, a bow strung over her shoulder and daggers lining her belt. The wizard was asking the druid’s help with something that was undecipherable. But what had sparked Calla’s interest was the questioning about the newer town members that lived in the tower who killed the white dragon. She also overheard something about a person named Etheric wanting the slaying stone and having a lot of money to get the job done. Calla hurriedly left when the women departed and went back to her companions to report something odd. Ironically, the party members had received a dinner invite to meet with a wizard named Etheric at 6pm.
The next morning at 10am, the party heads to the Temple of Erathis (13) which was made of beautiful marble and they are met by a woman in her 60’s. This was Derina Moonbrow and she did indeed agree to help do the ritual of Raise Dead on Alkirk. She told the party that it would take her the rest of the afternoon and evening to prepare herself and asked them to come back after dinner. He asking price was 500 gold and the party willingly paid her and were on their way.
While they waited for dinner with this wizard Etheric, they asked around about the two women that Calla had overheard the night before. They found out that Fallcrest had two gangs, 1) The 6 Shadows, & 2) The River Rats. The Lucky Gnome Taphouse (28) is the home of The 6 Shadows and both are run by the taller than normal hafling, Kelson.
They head to Lord Farrin and make a report about what has befallen Alkirk and Kiris Dahn. Lord Farrin encourages Kiris Hoit to repopulate Kiris Dahn and offers him asylum until he is ready to return to his homeland.
It is finally coming up to 6pm and the group goes and has dinner with the Wizard Etheric. He is a pointy eared elf with a mullet who encourages people of arcane talent to experiment and build constructs. He doesn’t like the Raven Queen (?). He wants us to go to a labyrinth in Thunder Spire Mountain and find the Well of Demons (Demon Lord) and to clean it out and form an alliance (don’t have all the information here). Something to do with Mages of Sarun who wear masks and the Seven Pillared Hall. He will pay us 500 gold. He already has a guide arranged for us (which is kind of weird because we haven’t even accepted the task yet).
We are to meet Kenra Staff Thruster at Moonwash Falls (21). This lady is the druid that Calla overheard earlier. We accept the task and for safe keeping and to not harm anyone we leave behind in the Green Tower, Jendra-shan keeps the Slaying Stone on her.
We head back to the Temple of Erathis (13) and find to our chagrin that despite all of Derina’s efforts, she was unsuccessful. His soul could not be raised because his soul was claimed by the demon lord Orcus when he was slain with the black ritual dagger. I wonder if there is any way for us to save his soul from Orcus…
Hoit decides that he will indeed be the ruler of Kiris Dahn… he possibly gets aide from Lord Farrin to return…
The next morning at 6 am, our party went to meet Druid Kenra Staff Thruster at Moonwash Falls. We were set up and attacked by The 6 Shadow gang. We fought a ton of minions and killed our ‘guide’ Kenra. Brande decided to not kill the last gang member so we could question him. There was no loot in killing these people because Etheric’s gold in the pouch had disappeared. We looked for the 500 gold he gave us and that too had disappeared. When the guy came around, he said his name was Strang Uldhelm and that he was now the last living member of The 6 Shadows. His gang was paid to kill our party because Etheric wanted us out of Fallcrest to continue on with his plans for Fallcrest. We decide to bring Strang back to town gave him 30 gold for his troubles in hopes that we created an alliance with him.
We went to the Lucky Gnome Taphouse (28) to try and find out where Etheric was. He was last seen leaving on horseback with a lady heading to the Moonhills. We are pissed and decide to pursue him. In our pursuit we see a manor up ahead. Pibl inspects and sees the witch in red and black robes on the first floor and a teifling held in a cell on the third floor, no sign of Etheric. Pibl decides to try and save the tiefling but the window had ruins on it and witch went to fight him on the third floor. Brande shatters the front door and Jendra-shan bursts doors and two zombie hounds (zombies automatically go to zero hit points with a critical hit). [Please fill in any more information about this fight for me]
Loot- chest containing 1,000 gold; ritual book that went to Calla with last sight vision, comprehend languages, brew potion, and fool’s gold; and a book on the Raven Queen.