Zarantyr 10, 1001 YK
Tandi tries to teleport back to the Eclipse Collective, but misses and ends up on a Sulatar airship. He agrees to fetch Jhulae Ssambra, who is lost in Fernia, for the acting captain. He goes there and finds her with an unconscious Namfoodle and some dead genasi, tells her why he is there, and allows her to shrink magically to ride his ponysus Mulp with him to the City of Brass while he waits for his magic to recover enough to teleport them all out. Midway through, he rises Mulp to a height of 1,000 feet and teleports away, leaving Jhulae to drop. She tries to slow her fall with magic, but Tandi cancels it with his own, and Jhulae falls to her death. Tandi grabs her slate, fetches Namfoodle, and they both go to the City of Brass together.
Meanwhile, the rest of the party pursues Jhulae’s airship (sans Jhulae). They board it and kill nearly every drow on board, though Adran and Xulgos both die in the process, and Iadoes loses an arm. Xulgos’ ring, given to him by Atrava the Frozen, shatters when he dies, summoning a very unusual looking glabrezu that contains his mind and soul. When all the drow are dead, they land, and the thri-kreen they let fly the Phoenix Eclipse crashes it. They decide to take Jhulae’s airship instead, with its better hull integrity, stronger armour, and working negative energy cannon. They encounter a priest of Dol Arrah in the desert, Thoman Lander, and ask him to fix Iadoes’ arm. He eventually agrees and decides to travel with them. When Iadoes’ arm has been fixed they fly towards the tomb that they believe has the next piece of Firebring.
Zarantyr 11, 1001 YK
Marlamin finds a stowaway, a cowardly drow who hid during the recent conflict. He brings the drow to the Giant-speaking Iadoes and the Elven-speaking Thoman for interrogation, and learn that the piece of Firebring they are looking for is actually in the hands of desert giant nomads. The drow directs them to the camp, which does indeed have a stone tablet with part of Firebring on it. Here they are met by desert giants asking if they are there to fight their sheikh, the Great Ghaji. They say a drow champion has already extended such a challenge, and Marlamin decides to take the same. They enter the camp to find that the drow champion is Jevan Ssambra. Iadoes bets Jevan that Marlamin will win the duel, and Jevan agrees, even allowing Marlamin to fight first so Jevan can collect his winnings. Marlamin fights Ghaji and kills him, winning the duel. The desert giants move the tablet to the Collective’s airship.
In Fernia, Tandi and Namfoodle reach the newly-frozen Palace of Cinders in the City of Brass. They speak with Atrava the Frozen, who offers to heal their extensive heat exhaustion and give them information on Firebring if they kill Haroun Sepah-Salaar, the leader of the city’s resistance against Levistus and commander-in-chief for the late sultan. They agree, and teleport to his castle, hiding with invisibility and climbing walls in the most ridiculous way possible, ultimately killing the Sepah Salaar and escaping back to the palace. They get information on Ammultun, tomb of the dead fire giant king Ammul, who holds the last part of the eldritch machine Firebring in his mind (not a spell, as they first thought). Atrava believes his ghost will be there and can impart the information. Before they leave, Tandi requests and audience with Levistus, the Bringer of Ice. He gets it but refuses to become a herald, which insults Atrava. Atrava asks that they leave, and they do, teleporting to Jhulae’s ship (now taken by the Eclipse Collective).
Tandi and Namfoodle appear on the airship’s deck. The desert giants load the tablet on the airship, while Jevan mocks them and reveals that he was transcribing the tablet’s contents while Marlamin fought. Iadoes tries to take it by magically implanting a suggestion in the drow, but Jevan kills the hypnotized follower. The giants prohibit fighting in their camp, so the groups part ways while Tandi and Namfoodle mock Jevan about the death of his sister. As the party lifts off, they see Jevan’s airship shift into Fernia. They follow suit, hoping to reach Ammultun first, which they do. They navigate the narrow, jagged canyons and break into the tomb, weathering its curse to meet the ghost of Ammul. He says he will share his knowledge (or sell his silence) for a corporeal body to re-enter the world, as it has been 50,000 years and the Giant Empire has fallen. He wishes to reclaim his throne.
Ammul takes Adran’s body and possesses it. As thanks, he gives what treasures he was buried with (that haven’t already been taken) to the party. He also asks for the other pieces of Firebring, which are given to him. Iadoes even offers the Rage Shard they got from the City of Brass in exchange for information on the Thirteenth Moon, which Ammul is surprised about as he thinks that it is common knowledge. As Ammul prepares to build the Firebring machine, Jevan enters the tomb with an escort of drow, including his revived sister Jhulae…
Main Characters: Marlamin Tarmikos, Xulgos Adinimys, Iadoes Lunaformer, Namfoodle “the Badger” Nackle, Tandi Warmmantle,
Adran Nailo, Thoman Lander