General Basram brought the party, by way of rocs, to a Farland on the opposite end of the kingdom. This island known as Terrtan is inhospitable and entirely mountainous, but believed to hold a crystal of some great importance. The intel came from General Yuzen’s sources, but as there’s little love between the Orders of the Green Earth and the Blue Sky, Basram wished to obtain the crystal before Yuzen could, and to that end the party was brought in to assist. Along the way, Veré won 5 gold in gambling with Basram’s men.
Upon landing, the party was sent with an escort. The young paladin, Geoffrey, was sent to protect the party despite being cluelessly naive. With him and eight other in Terrtan, the rocs left, to return later to retrieve the adventurers as there was nowhere to set the mighty birds down. With only Geoffrey in tow, the cave exploration began, with the other officers heading in other directions.
A lone goblin was discovered, mid panic. Killing him, the party found a bloody scroll with orders from Barbanath, but little else still legible. The cause of the goblin’s panic revealed itself to be several mephits, small elemental creatures that attacked the party as well. Defeated, they were found to be carrying many assorted gems.
Not far into the caves, Geoffrey discovered members of the Order of the Blue Sky and, not wanting the civilians to be discovered, went to intercept them. A cave in cut him off from the party who then went on without him. They were quickly lost in shifting tunnels as mephits and a medium earth elemental reshaped the maze they wandered into, laughing all the while. Growing tired of the party’s slow progress, the mephits took to taunting until the party, having drawn sufficient marks on the floor to know they’re being fooled into an unsolvable maze, called out the antagonists to show themselves.
The elemental and his smaller bretheren declared that the party need prove themselves worthy to protect their master, then set to combat. Defeated, they opened the way to a hidden chamber as their last act. Within, several everburning torches illuminated a pedestal holding, amidst broken shards, one larger and undamaged brownish crystal etched with three straight lines, heavier than expected, warm to the touch, and glowing with the same light as the Novar Soul when looked at by Novar’s holder.
Experience: not awarded yet
Treasure: 36 assorted gemstones (100 gp each), 5 gold (Vere), khur fragment of the steward
Body Count: 1 goblin, 3 earth mephits, 3 salt mephits, 1 medium earth elemental