The party caught their breath after a narrow escape from Iymrith’s lair. Their allies rushed to them concerned about the rumbling and collapse of the lair they just witnessed. After discerning they were mostly ok they had to come up with a plan to escape the desert after seeing what Iymrith had been releasing into the desert they did not want to stay the night but they were all spent on magic. They drew their magic conchs and created a portal and decided to return to Maelstrom. The party gathered their fallen allies and proceeded to return to the Storm Giant base.
The party entered the throne room and reunited to Serissa who was overjoyed to see them return victorious but her face quickly fell to despair when she saw Vaassa and Zephyros carrying their fallen king into the court. She quickly rushed to his side as the party explained to her what happened. With tears in her eyes she begged for anyone who could help and Rowan offered her services and they moved Heckaton onto a bed made from a gigantic seashell where Rowan performed a resurrection ritual. Serissa grabbed her father’s hand and begged him to return to her which rowan poured the diamonds over him. His Giant allies of every type took a knee around the court and called for him to lead them once again. Pokeman jones spread Giant ale around the table telling him they needed to drink to their victories while prim sang a ballad of the fight with Iymrith.
Rowan Called to Lurue to return him to his people and with Her help along with Annam the Allfather wrestled the thread of his spirit away from the raven queen and returned him to life. As Air returned to his lungs he looked around at all of his new found allies and they helped him to his throne so he could address the recent developments. Heckaton proclaimed that his departed with Neri and Serissa had been right all his life sicking up for the small folk and that they have shown bravery and fortitude with hearts the size of any giant. He proclaimed that henceforth the party would be known as friends of the giants and this was the beginning of a new alliance to protect the sword coast with the party proclaimed forever as their honored guests.
The Party was doused with resounding cheers from the crowd. The party took a moment to savor their recognition before Rowan told them that they had urgent matters in Silverymoon that her parents might be in danger. Heckaton told them he understood and could get them there if he had his scepter and asked if they were able to retrieve it. Draven produced the scepter and handed it to the king who opened a portal to Silverymoon in his pool of water at the center of his court and the party and allies saw the town smoking and all rushed through thanking the king for all his hospitality before emerging out the other side on the outskirts of Silverymoon.
Rowan ran down the streets seeing guards impaled on lamp posts and the archmage putting out fires with cones of cold which Draven jumped in to join him. Rowan continues down the street and saw her block where she grew up smoldering and rushed faster fearing the worst when she discovered her father kneeling next to her mother who was dead. She ran up to her father now seeign the tears in his eyes as he held her. He looked up with hope now as he saw his daughter. “Oh my sweet Rowan you got my message. A tragedy has befallen Silverymoon but we were able to stop them before all was lost. Your mother died protecting us all. Can you do anything?” Rowan still beaten and exhausted from the fight summoned the remaining strength in her to gentle repose her mother giving her time to recover so she could attempt a revivify the following day. She helped the cleanup effort and found Garen was crushed underneath burning rubble and their neighbor Gertrude was found burned from the explosion of the balor.
The party assisted with cleanup that day of silverymoon and the party stayed in the whiteshield estate which was largely untouched except for the melted siding and the rest of the allies and stranded camped out in their orchard that night. The party exhausted got their best night sleep in a long time in the whiteshield residence and in the morning they were awoken by draven baking pear pie. They gathered Lureen Garen and gertrude in the Orchard near the tree of melalliki. and rowan performed resurrection rituals on her mother with all of their friends praying and hoping they would return with Lor begging that he would finally have the chance to meet her. She was successful in bringing Lureen and garen back but The raven queen desired Gertrude and despite rowan’s efforts her life thread slipped away.
Rowan ran to her mother and embraced her knowing she brought her back and spent the rest of the day with her catching up and introducing Lor to her parents so thankful they would have that chance to finally spend time together. Garen went straight back to work cleaning up the mess that wasn’t done while he was dead. Norros quietly slipped away that morning and as the family was reunited a rumbling was heard from the center of town. Frightened they all ran out to see what the commotion was to discover Norros has summoned a mighty fortress in the middle of town for all of those who had lost their homes in the blaze. He shouted its purposes from the rooftops as a refuge for food and shelter and the people gave out a resounding cheer and he was herald as a savior and hero of the people of silverymoon and they picked him up on their shoulders and carried him to the castle where they began seeing people who lost everything in the fires as they began to rebuild.
The party astonished by this magic took the day and celebrated. As the day neared its end Rowan’s sister in law came to visit and told them she was relieved to see her family still safe. She told them that with peace returned to the sword coast she got a request from the King of Burland of the Zenithian Isles that their problem with missing children has gotten worse and were calling out to adventurers across the world to come aid them as the problem was beyond their capacity to handle as their guard had proven inefficient at solving the mystery. The party planned to set off for there in the morning. But as they celebrated Norros called them all into a meeting in the mighty fortress. Once they all arrived he informed them of his news:
_ “Ok friends, it’s been an adventure… horrific and amazing things we’ve done together. I’m just not cut out for this kind or thing. Through the good and my bad you had my backs, but I need to get back to my town and help them recover from the Fire Giant attacks, as well as follow my true passion of tinkering and inventing." Norros Graveltoes set down the staff and belt, along with a PILE of money. I won’t need this where I’m going, I have my spellbook and my armor it’s for the guild, keep saving the world I’m just a message away, also expect to hear from me soon I have a plan to help you out think of me in your dreams, and i might just be there… it’s a reference to the Dream spell dummies._
Norros set out miniature dolls in the likenesses of everyone who he animated and all of them ran and jumped on their legs and gave hugs
Draven also took this opportunity to tell the party that with their adventures he was satisfied with what they had done that he has enough material to write many more books and he wants to dedicate his time to spending it with Nawala in Waterdeep and helping raise the adopted goblin kids and maybe have some of his own someday. He felt he had been away from them for too long and that it was time for them to party ways and he bid the party farewell and he and norros said their goodbyes and headed out of waterdeep norros trying to jump up and reach draven’s tingertips for a touching exit but not quite reaching.
As the party recovered from that news of having 2 of their party members depart they were greeted by a party of Lord’s alliance members a female dwarf Aethil and a tabaxi Drifting cloud introduced themselves and said they were here as they heard silverymoon was under attack but see the situation seems well in hand. The party shared the knowledge of the request from the king of Burland and they said they traveled all this way and have nothing to do now and were itching for a fight so they might as well come along. After a night of drinking with everfull and getting to know each other they headed to the harper’s house in silverymoon and used their teleportation network and modifies a circle to take them out to the isles of Zenithia to the courtroom of Ronald Burland III.
The party was greeted by the monarch who explained the toubles of their land ranged from monsters becoming more dangerous and aggressive to the mystery of their children going missing to now even their guard who went to look and investigate are having trouble navigating the cave to and from Ismit village. The King told them they are strangers from a strange land but words of their deeds had reached his ears and he has hope that they will solve this mystery. He offered his captain of the guard Ragnar Mcryan to be their guide in this new land and wished them luck on their journey.
Ragnar led the party out of the castle into the city of Burland where solders marching down the streets saluted him and a woman named flora came and begged him to find her child who went missing as did her husband who also went off looking for the child when the guards couldn’t make regular trips through the cave. He promised her he would find them both. Ragnar led the party to the cave in question as it was the main route between Burland and Ismit as it crossed underneath a roaring river. The party went through the cave and fought a variety of exotic beasts like slimes that lived under the water and Worms that burrowed through the soil reminded them of what Iymrith had been raising in her pit. They finally reached the other side of the cave and Ragnar called out to them Ismit is just ahead.