Our hardened heroes travelled to the shining tower of Fathis. Upon beholding its brilliant visage, they were quickly met with trouble. The proud knight Ser Bertrand Portius, a distant cousin of Ser Burrick de Langley, had come to collect the bounty and glory for bringing in the notorious heretic Orvo Hood. He was accompanies by two other members of the powerful White Steed Cavaliers.
Ser Bertrand’s confrontational attitude and Ser Burrick’s constant need for glory led to the inevitable duel. The jousting match was lost, however Lennex was not satisfied to let it end there. he fired, and Ser Bertrand quickly became a pincushion. This unfortunate state allowed Solaire to cleave the outnumbered and overconfident knight nearly in two.
Ser S’Conrad attempted to escape the clearly un-winnable fight, only to be run down and rendered unconcious by a crazy homeless man. Ser Quinton took the more strategic route, and quickly offered to lend his considerable skill set to the adventuring band in exchange for his life and liberty.
Having passed the final hurdle, all the merry band, including new additions, entered the town surrounding Fathis. it was discovered that Caramies has been sacked. There were few survivors. Undine’s line has also collapsed, spelling economic disaster for the trade-dependent continent.
Orvo remained in a hidden camp so as to avoid his many enemies within the temple, while Lennex entered it with Orvo’s journal to discover and deliver it to his allies.The entire group was hosted by a friendly monk named brother Arjun. Throughout the day, many of their possessions mysteriously moved… but nothing was stolen.
Father Conrad was quickly identified as an ally of Orvo, while father Derkin leads the charges of heresy against him. Lennex was charmed by Father Conrad, and led inquisitors to Orvo’s location. He now rests in the cells with Solaire awaiting trial.
In the night there was an attack on the temple! Brother Arjun attempted the assassination of Father Conrad, but was foiled by the unexpected presence of Lennex and Corodite. An evil spirit took possession of Ser Burrick; he had to be rendered immobile by Renzo. Solaire was attacked by an evil shadow. Luckily, with a few blessed prayer beads, the sun, and a lot of luck he made it through alive.
Where did these attacks come from? Why now, and what do they have in common? The mystery deepens….