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After camping the night in the ruins beneath Graywall, Zan-kyri awakes with a bound Lagraa and still-injured Rorgash to find Derli and Xulgos missing. Fearing the worst, he heads the the sunken courtyard. The flesh has receded, and the two are nowhere to be found, but many House Tharashk members are standing around the meteorite dragonshard. They explain to Zan-kyri that they can’t move it, and he notes that it is glowing. Derli and Xulgos are inside that shard, and after Derli prays to his god he is granted a means to transfer the demonic possession within them both: a flaming dagger. Derli stabs Xulgos, and his half of the demon moves into the dagger. Xulgos is ejected from the stone.
Zan-kyri completes the process of “unlocking” the stone, pulling Derli and both halves of the demon into his own soul. Soon after, Zil’dejin arrives with Lagraa whom he tortures psychologically after finding a bit about her master, a mysterious bogeyman-like figure called Mordain the Fleshweaver. The three of them help House Tharashk move the Khyber shard out, and then go to the Tharashk enclave after a short visit to an oddly-placed courier and “shake vendor”. There they witness an argument between Zaris Lornath and Baron Kundran Torrn. Apparently the Blood of Vol was the client for the dragonshards and House Tharashk does not want to give the largest away, feeling it to be dangerous. Zil’dejin and Xulgos offer to transport it on behalf of the West Khorvaire trading company, settling the situation. They head towards the Eclipse Keep.
Meanwhile, Derli is locked inside Zan-kyri’s soul, experiencing various elements from his past: his arrival in Eberron, his adoption into House Cannith, and his role in the Last War. He frees himself by finalizing the possession in the flaming dagger, moving the entirety of the trapped demon into his own body. He rides on Zil’dejin’s newly-purchased cart back to the Eclipse Keep.
Experience Gained: 2320 XP