The party was welcomed into Treona’s tower where she promised them some answers. She introduced them to a regal looking man in his 40’s, Kiris Alkirk. Treona explained that she and Alkirk came from the town of Kiris Dahn, a place destroyed by Goblins 8 years previously.
She had chosen the party due to their knowledge of the Architects of Victory (in a book that Gottfried had read), and that here scrying had suggested that they might be suitable for a task she has. She explained that the Architects of Victory had struck a bargain with the town of Kiris Dahn over a hundred years ago. In exchange for an unknown price, the Architects provided the town with a number of Slaying Stones. These powerful artifacts could be used to defend the town from threats.
The town used these stones to protect them from the Clan Bloodspear invasions 100 years ago. The town emerged unscathed, but did nothing to help anyone else in the vale either. This lead to the town being shunned by the other communities in the vale.
Eight years ago the last stone was used in a botched coup attempt, an the town was defenseless against a goblin force that sacked the town.
Treona has just discovered that instead of eight stones, there might be a ninth somewhere still in the town. She is eager for the party to collect the stone if it exists and bring it to her so it can be destroyed. To help them find it, she has given the party three ritual scrolls to use in locating the stone. Treona suspects that the stone will either be in the Library, the Houses of Revelry or the ruins of the Kiris estate. She has also asked Gottfreid to return some of her books if he comes across them.
The party headed out early in the morning to enter the Goblin controlled town and search for the stone.
After narrowly avoiding a Goblin patrol on the banks of the river (and some frenzied splashing by Korinn) the group tried to navigate their way to the library through the slum district.
Entering one of the slum buildings, the party was met by a group of Kobolds. Korinn’s diplomatic efforts were negated utterly by a charging Thorn! The Kobold’s dispatched, the part came to the Library.
To Gottfreid’s dismay, a Goblin mage had taken up residence in the tower and was systematically working his way through every magical tome in the place, destroying them as he went! This could not stand and he was slain via cold damage, burning hands and a flying Goliath!
After casting the ritual to confirm that the stone was not in the library, the party found evidence that a large Brass dragon had been in the library itself.
Where will the party head next, the Kiris estate? The Houses of Revelry? Or do they have another plan entirely?