It´s the 4th day of Eleint , and the party is back at Ondlespur.
After emerging from the Tomb , back at Hammerfast , the party was taken to Marsinda Hammerfall , and after relating what they have discovered and what happened, to her , the party was furious with the strict posture of the ruling body of Hammerfast. Especially because their work could have been less dangerous then what it was , and they even brought some evidences of the involvement of Geld Hammerstone , one of the council , in all of this. This eventually derives into an argument , and the party , although not at war , departed the city in worst terms then when they arrived.
The dwarf Batra , that developed bonds of friendship with the party in the meantime , decided to keep on travelling with them , not satisfied with the treatment his hometown have given the Company , and also because his inate curiosity hints him that with them , adventure is sure.
So the Company traveled back to Andhova´s Tower , and after putting her updated on their findings , she performed the Ritual that cleansed them of their curse , with the items they´ve adquired.
And then , they could finally get home.
Today , after the deserved rest , it´s time to deal with the new problems awaiting them.
Batra uses his time to get to know the town ,and is marveled with the sense of “acceptance” he gets from everyone . He meets his clansmen in town , Kavash , and learns from him , that Marsinda , wants him to keep on helping the Company , so that he can help mend the fissures made recently between Hammerfall and Ondlespur.Ha gladly accepts the task , not only because Marsinda asked him , but because he has became to enjoy the friendship of the Company.
When they all arrive at the Townhall , they are alerted that in the month they were away , a lot of people came looking for them ,and some are still in town , waiting.
One of the those waiting , is the Elf leader of the tribe that inhabits the Gray Forest, and Brastil´s old tutor, Ithlydium . The news he brings , besides claiming innocence in the continnuos attacks on Ondlespur caravans that are occurring in the Forest perpetrated by creatures of Fey origin , are mind-shattering to the young ranger.Irann , the elf maiden he loves and that he thought abandoned him , in fact left to the Dalelands to give birth to to Brastil´s daughter , Mari . Unfortunetely , the tribe with whom they were staying was attacked and both were kidnapped and taken to an unknown place.
Nermathed , is made aware that in the Grove is another Druid , named Nemeth waiting for him he is an old friend of him , which , after Nermathed met him , reveals that their Forest in Northern Impiltur was attacked and Kara was abducted.
To Mindartis surprise , his old Myth Drannor teacher is also in town , waiting for him , and also with news of an attempt to kidnap , in this case , his sister , Miniaris , but , in this case , it failed due to the intervention of the Knights of Myth Drannor. In fact , they were even able to corner the leader of the attempt in the lower , forbidden ,dungeons below the Myth Drannor, but no one knows what happened to him.
Znog , during his walk in town , to meet with his fellow Orc survivors of his destroyed hold in Narfell , and that are currently working in Ondlespur , discovers that they also were attacked , by Demons , and that they were especially targeted by the attacks , but although few , they proved stronger then their opponents . Brak , one of the Orcs , also informs Znog , that he saw one of the Dark Paladins that attacked them in Lyrabar , dealing with a Guild that is at war with their allies in the city.
Besides all of the facts mentioned , there are also troubling reports delivered to Ondlespur´s Council , gathered by Nebin , Lord Guntelov , Lord Van Deesbrock , Aldaron the Loremaster , Aethan and Vraak. Here in Impiltur , they are informed of the advances of the Fraternity of Tharos , that is looking for and artifact in the northern part of the country , instructed by members of Impiltur´s Council aligned with the Fraternity ,also in the northern part of the country the attacks of Brikklext , on towns that oppose the Fraternity is increasing , and helping them could possibly be a good strategy to gain allies , and finally , there is still the problems with the neighbouring cities of Dilpur and Hlammach , whose populations sympathize with Ondlespur but that have ruling councils that are clearly against them.
There also news from abroad , from Aglarond , with new develepoments on the Tome of Twilight Boughs , om Thesk with news about Sybbia and from the Dalelands with news of new commercial treaty being forged and develepoments on the whereabouts of Byar.
With so many decisions having to be made , they all gather to ponder , and decide that a another Company , with other members needs, to be assembled , to deal with the problems outside Impiltur , while the more experienced members of the Company of the Swift White Dragon will deal with the ones inside it´s borders. So , Tyrah , Vermahel , Axe , Codruta and Maevaki , this last 2 , members of the Swift Dragon network in Impiltur are sent to deal with problems abroad . Znog , Nermathed , Mindartis , Brastil , and Batra , who offers to keep on helping them , along with Nebin will deal with the problems with Dilpur and Hlammach.
So , on the 5th day of Eleint , they depart to Dilpur.
The party arrives there in one and a half days, and quickly starts to investigate the best way to get the city to their side.
Nebin , having already been there, proves to be a invaluable help,with his previous knowledge of the city , in which he learned that the majority of the city is on Ondlespur´s side , and that in fact they are ruled by a Council of Dwarves , aided by a host of Dwarven mercenaries that overlook the subdued City Guard. The Dwarves of the Council are lead by a Dwarf named Reorz Hammerfall, an exiled distant cousin of the ruling family of Hammerfast , that came into the city a few years past , and rapidly and cunningly eluded everyone and took hold of the city , and especially it´s gold mines , that he now explores with iron strength. The Dwarf council also has kept sided with the politics of New Sarchel , keeping out of their way by way of tribute to it´s ruling council.
So they devise a plan in which Batra enters the city alone to try and talk to it´s leader , but as he gains an audition with him , he realizes his supposed cousin doesn´t recognize him , and Batra notices that everyone of the 6 dwarves that make for the council , has a strange color to their eyes , brass, copper , gold , and silver.
Going into one of the less knowned taverns in the city , he arranges for a way to pass this information to his companions , that in the meantime , and with great fanfare , entered the city for a supposed rest.
The Company , then discovers that the loyalty of the mercenaries and the City guard can be easily changed , and in the cover of night , stealthly starts working on their plan to bribe them into betraying the Dwarf Council.
The plan is a success , and in the end of the night , they are on their side, leaving only the few guards and the Dwarf Council inside the Townhall and the neighbouring Villa where Reorz resides.
With the mourning slowly starting to creep into the night , they attack the Townhall , first in an silent way , but , with some bad luck , the attcka turns into an noisily assault. Inside the Townhall , along with a few Dwarven mercenaries , they find 2 members of the Council . And discover the truth of their strange eyes. The Dwarves are in fact Dragons in disguise. With the surprise factor on their side , the Company quickly kills everyone of their opponents , and discovers that they are being dominated by someone thu a strange bracelet the dragons have on their legs , and discover also an entrance to the mines , and so , release all the slaves that were there.
But , the noise of the battle serves also to alert the remaining Dragons inside the Villa , that , upon seing the efficiency of the Company, decide to depart Dilpur , with some of the gold they´ve collected.
The Company of the Swift White Dragon then decides that this cannot happen , and quickly moves in to stop them. Nermathed and Znog climb the Townhall , and upon it´s roof, with the help of Brastil , bring down 2 of the 3 Dragons that were escaping . It´s Reorz and it´s lieutenant , the two biggest Dragons. Only a small Gold Dragon escapes.
In the floor , Batra , Mindartis and Nebin eagerly await the falling dragons , and as soon as they crash , unleash all of their might upon the beasts.
The Dragons put on a fight , and manage to put unconscious Brastil and Mindartis on occasions , but the prowess of the sextet proves to much for the Dragons , and they try to escape , just to be once more brought down by Nermathed. In the end , the Company wins another fight.
The Company tries to extract information from the false Reorz , but quickly discovers that is useless , and Nermathed dispatches him. Unable to discover the origin of the bracelet , they keep it for later study , and investigate the Villa. Inside , they discover a lot of gold, and clues to a ritual that involved other Dragons , now dead. They also discover the bodies of the 6 dawrves whom the dragons took their indentity from.
When the sun appears , the Company ,with the help of the City guard , secures all the key locations of the city , and sends couriers to Ondlespur to bring Aethan here , so that he, along with Nebin , can better organize the future ruling council of Dilpur. The mercenaries, now working for them , are sent to Ondlespur.
And so , on the 7th day of Eleint , when Aethan enters Dilpur, he finds Nermathed , Znog , Mindartis , Brastil and Batra waiting at the best Inn , drinking and resting before setting on to Hlammach , and a new adventure.