Nymm 1, 1001 YK
A shadow drake messenger arrives for Conlon, telling him to return home to the Tribesmeet in Seren, where the surviving tribes are meeting to discuss what to do about the Son of Caiphon. It carries a sigil sequence for a teleportation circle, so Nimozaran sends him with several other party members to the sacred neutral ground of Tribesmeet. There, they meet with the five surviving tribes plus the two new tribes, the Shattered (consisting of survivors from tribes destroyed by the Son of Caiphon) and the Starborn (the Son of Caiphon’s new “tribe”).
Four plans are presented, including a direct attack, a petition to Kirrghanar, an infiltration of the Tower of Heaven to gain control over the Son’s god-dragon Khaiphonthar, and simple submission to the Son of Caiphon. Conlon, brought in as a sort of tiebreaker and the greatest possible weapon against the Son of Caiphon, refuses the last option, which causes the emissaries of the Starborn to attack with their dark magic. They are fought back and Conlon chooses the option to infiltrate the tower. Using a description of the tower and a partial sigil sequence gleaned from interrogating the emissaries’ corpses, they teleport away while Derli starts a duel with Tethris, who has arrived at the Tribesmeet looking for him.
In the Tower of Heaven, the Son’s stronghold, they pass by a huge worm-like creature that allows them to pass up to a chamber where the Son of Caiphon watches the stars. He explains that he is simply trying to unite the Seren tribes through the only way they will understand: violence. He wishes to free them from the dragons they worship and give them a foothold in the mainland, as well as to use this new army to gain knowledge the dragons are guarding on how to free himself, and Conlon, from their star pacts. Conlon’s son Morgue Conlonnar is, he says, he perfectly safe, and was just taken to draw out Conlon. He wants Conlon’s aid in his campaign, which Conlon initially refuses, but he soon changes his mind when the Son agrees to treat him as an equal partner and respect his wishes that the Seren tribes not be made into mind-controlled thralls.
Herra Nelrannir, the dracolexi sorceress that accompanied them there, is outraged and frees Khaiphonthar from the Son’s control. The party fights with the dragon until the Son can regain control, at which point Conlon awakens, and the two begin their campaign to unite the Seren tribes and attack the dragons on the mainland.