Our heroes left the ‘Summer Court’ to follow a lead about the poisoner given to them by Prince Isolin. Unfortunately this tip took them straight to the edge of the Summer’s Court realm to a small outpost called ’Summer’s End’. This outpost belonged to the Gloaming Court. What awaits inside for our heroes?
•On the way Rathal warned the party that there is the chance of an ambush before entering the outpost. Once inside the unspoken rule is people do not attack others. The ‘mysterious ranger’ conjured a spell so that the party could pass without a trace.
•Rathal changed his appearance to look like an old man and advised his companions to call him Azcavil. The mysterious ranger removed a white gem from his cloak and, rather conspicuously, looked upon Rathal before replacing the gem in his pocket.
•Inside the outpost Rathal approached a Halfling and “persuaded” him to gather information on the poison/poisoner for which the party searched. Then, the party met Ammon, one of Rathal’s friends from the past, and although concerned for the halfing’s feelings finally moved on and began asking questions.
•To Rathal’s chagrin, the peredhil named Jarl began asking everyone if they had poison and where they could get poison. He was continually turned away with strange looks and wary glances. Ularalu did learn that a copper dragon was in the gloaming court with a traveling companion from the bartender at the Screaming Spirits.
•Rathal was approached by two individuals representing two dragon riders, Maglor and Galendan, each interested in his Feystone necklace. Rathal turned both offers down. Here our heroes learned of the Feystone, a magical comet that fell down centuries ago. Fragments of this alleged comet are easily enchanted, and the comet’s crash site is lost to the ages. The party became greatly intrigued by the notion of a powerful magical comet and decided that they wanted to learn more.
•When the party rested, they were attacked in their rooms. The enemies were quickly dealt with, but there was no insignia to say who the attackers might be.
•After they slept Rathal met with Hazchin the Halfing again in the Screaming Spirits. Hazchin gave him information, saying that the provider of poison probably was someone who would fit in at the Summer Court. A creature that would be able to walk around without suspicion. He also informed them that the queen of the Gloaming Court may have a piece of the Feystone.
•The team, almost unanimously, decided that they wanted to travel to the Gloaming Court in search of the Feystone. The Ranger was the only one concerned with avenging the plight of Bonifant.