Late Summer 795
Season 1 conclusion
The group passes through Bloodspear land and penetrates the Forge of the Creator. There they encounter, literally, the end of the world and the Eye of Utha: a great beacon in the darkness. Each of them tries the Harrowing, only Atton succeeds and passes the test, granting him a Lamp – if a somewhat imperfect one.
Leaving the Forge, they encounter the shade of Larin Karr who has summoned a great necromantic force in an effort to steal the Forge Key. Atton unsheathes the Lamp, destroying the undead and forcing the shade to retreat.
The Way Home
Atton, Crassius and Jelcor attempt to pursue Larin Karr, but lose him in the twisting mountain paths.
The trio decide to strike east, to catch the northern shore of Lake Nen and from there reach the cave of Gwaeryn (and return the Forge Key). In doing so, they stumble upon a great tower of ancient manufacture. Jelcor recognizes it as a Lorekeeper tower, although the construction must predate that old order by many centuries.
As they approach, they are attacked by three winged chimera (harpies) which they handily defeat. Noting that there seem to be many of the beasts nesting in the area, they decide not to camp but instead seek shelter within the tower. Exploring they discover an ancient storehouse, derelict archive libraries and a floor of rooms which seem to be dormitories. This last is lit by lamps lit by an ancient true magic and guarded by spectral warriors clad in ancient bronze armor.
Atton also discovers tracks of other trespassers, as well as the corpse of Zard – a follower of Galen Hawkwing.
Bypassing the roving sentinels, the troupe enters a common room – only to be confronted by its spectral inhabitants.
Quote of night:Atton – Referring to the edge of the world beyond the Worldsedge Mountains “I liked it better when it was the metaphorical edge of the world.”