Late Fall 795, Tower of the Loremasters
Jelcor and Crassius journey deep into the WorldsEnd Mountains, following a path marked out for them by Holgast. The prize: an artifact through which Jelcor might learn True Magic.
The path up the mountain is haunted by winter spirits haunting the path. During the night, the pair can hear them attempting to enter their shelter. (Jelcor discovers the spirits are bound to the path, perhaps as a trap?)
Atop the pathway, a hanging valley inhabited by a powerful nature spirit – Crassius communes with it to receive it’s welcome.
Finally reaching their destination – a small Jotun edifice at the far end of the valley, they are surprised by a mountain troll. Through the use of the creature’s own fire, they manage to defeat it.
Within the building, Jelcor discovers an ancient device – use of it wounds Jelcor and creates a Heartstone – a jewel existing on both the physical and spiritual worlds and containing part of Jelcor’s soul.