The party set out from Seven Pillared Hall to finally put an end to Paldamar. He welcomed us into his home and began explaining his master plan. Evil demons and undead forces were making their way into the mortal world and he was willing to do anything to stop it. Gates were opening throughout the realm. He spoke of his own failed attempt at controlling demons, as shown by his corrupted arm.
He mentioned other possible ways of stopping the invasion, but before he could explain any more, the impatient Ranik lept forth to battle Paldamar’s minions. The battle dragged out as the forces of Paldamar gained the upper hand in the early proceedings of the fight. Only through blood and sweat did the party slowly push the tide of battle the other way. It culminated in Elnarian’s use of Paldamar’s own magic to backlash against him, splattering his body into giblets.
Afterwards, Ranik claimed Paldamar’s head while the rest of the party searched and uncovered what would turn out to be an important map. It showed the location of the ruins of a demon summoning tiefling from ages past.
On the way back to Seven Pillared Hall, the party ran into an enthusiastic Orontor. He was more than happy that the party had defeated Paldamar so easily. The initial happy mood was quickly changed as the duergar king and Kriv began to argue. The insults thrown at the duergar would not be forgiven and a melee broke out. Attempts at diplomacy ended in failure and both Elnarian and Orantor abstained from the battle. The melee eneded with the death of the duergar king and his followers, only to be raised later by Orontor.
At Seven Pillared Hall, Orontor used the melee as an excuse to not pay the reward to the party. Gestures demonstrated that they were not longer welcomed there.
And so the party ventured into the light once more, traveling to Winterhave to tie up some loose ends before heading to Fallcrest. On the trip back to Fallcrest they ran into a group of Knights of Nerath. They shared a meal and the party realized the amount of trouble the eladrin at Fallcrest were causing as well as the significance of Omegas’ blade.
The party were given a warm welcome at Fallcrest. Room and board were provided for free as a reward. A parade was held in their honour, one that only Ranik truly enjoyed. Afterwards, the party finalized their decision to hunt down the eladrin.
Elnarian refused to take part in the eladrin endevour. They were looking for him and to keep them content, he gave a plain ring to Kriv and Omegas to hand over to the eladrin. Elnarian kept the explanation short, telling them to say that they found the ring on a dead body in Seven Pillared Hall. Elnarian did not want to fully explain the situation, and so ended up leaving the duty of story telling to those that proved to be less skilled than himself. The eladrin ended up accepting the simple story and parted ways. Elnarian, Veras, and Ranik made their way to the ruins.
Everyone met up together at the ruins. The eladrin followed Kriv and Omegas, obviously feigning their belief in the story. A battle ensued with the eladrin. They were led by Elnarian’s brother-in-law Rallos. Elnarian encouraged his companions to take the enemy alive, the enemy did not follow suit. While the battle took place a small black pyramid appeared and eventually sucked the party into darkness. They were now trapped in the Pyramid and Shadow, with no sign of the eladrin they were fighting.