Rhaan 15, 999 YK – Sypheros 5, 999 YK
Following the incident at the House Jorasco enclave in Flamekeep, Derli’s apparent demonic possessions are suppressed, and the party is taken into the custody of the Silver Flame. They meet with High Cardinal Krozen in the Cathedral of the Silver Flame, who offers to absolve them of their crimes in Thaliost and perhaps even give them a small dispatch of knights for the coming war if they will investigate strange happenings of interest to the church on Kapaerian Island, north of the continent of Xen’drik. It is believed to be connected with some artifact, but Krozen gives few details. He instructs them to meet Theoban Flamerule in the Pilgrim’s Camp on the island. As they leave his presence they are approached by Athen ir’Falant, promising them greater reward if they retrieve the artifact instead for the Throneholders. Athen also promises transportation, leaving from the Zilargo city of Trolanport.
The party first takes the lightning rail to Sharn, where they charter a coach to take them over land to Trolanport. While waiting for the coach, they spend some time in a tavern for small folk, which is set on fire by a member of the Coalstriker clan later revealed to have been Thair Coalstriker. They repair the situation by stealing his magic fire ring and having him arrested before they leave for Trolanport. Here they are caught up in a strange plot involving the theft of a bed and the selling of narcotics, for which they are rewarded handsomely.
Experience obtained: 1600 XP