The party spends some time in Thracelonia after their first Festival of Fay’Arun, marking the revival of the Everwood tree and making the newly found community of Thracelonia official.
They agree to Commander Samuel’s proposal with the terms they send additional workers and send patrols along to roads between the towns, which he accepts.
The strange woman they met in Inco shows up as promised and introduces herself as Meril, she cuts to the chase and asks the party to investigate the abandoned Cathedral of Pelor and describe what they find in its vault, in exchange she offers them information in the form of an answer to a single question each one has. They agree.
Journey to the Cathedral
Along the 9 day journey to the Cathedral the group encounters some bandits and a dragon who asks them to recount their most impressive adventure.
When they reach Edgewood they learn that their friend, Chandor the Historian, was murdered by Melfice, the armored assailant who is searching for Braun. They also learn what it takes to establish a Hunter’s Guild from Talonwind who returned to Edgewood due to injuries.
As they near the forest surrounding the Cathedral they encounter a small hamlet of Kender, a small race with insatiable curiousity. They learn that a group of Nymph’s are protecting them.
As they approach the Cathedral they see a thick gray fog extending out from the building covering the ground.
They meet a young half-orc woman outside who is interested in the vault here and she joins the party.
An projected image of a little girl in the courtyard expresses her delight in wanting to see how the party fares in ‘her’ cathedral.
The party fights through various undead and make it to the trials of suffering.
Jace loses his staff, the handle. Braun’s hawk crumbles into dust. Eddard loses and ear and Aramil an eye. Kat is cursed with bad luck in her future.
They defeat the young girl who has been enjoying their suffering which causes the gray fog to dissipate and reach a mostly empty vault.
The vault once had a crystal on top of a pedestal, which is now shattered across the floor, a pure black stone rests in the center of the pedestal.
The group decides to rest upstairs for their journey back…