Bellum Caeli Flagrantis

I've already been through too much shit this morning over this case to hand it over to your dumb ass

Over the next day and half, the party rests and learns that Shealis is a powerful wizard and spymaster of the eladrin in Shahalesti. Rivereye Badgerface heads out to track down a sorcerer named Feris who should be able to help the party to either defeat or detain Shealis long enough to extract the case from her clutches. While Rivereye is gone, the heroes discover that Gate Pass was significantly damaged by the initial Ragesian attack but that a sudden snowstorm should prevent any further incursions, at least for the time being. The party is called upon to track down and defeat a small cell of a Ragesia-funded terrorist group known as the White Wyrms, after which they learned of a plot against city councilman and extravagant merchant, Councilman Menash. Returning from this harrowing encounter, Buron informs them heroes that rumors have reached him that make it clear that Shealis has nearly completed an escape route, something called the Singing Chasm, from the besieged city and that any attempt to retrieve the case must be made now, before Rivereye returns with Feris, or all hope will be lost. The party doggedly treks to Gabal’s School and, with the help of a charming but disillusioned mage named Diogenes, they are able to convince Shealis to at least share the contents of the case with Lyceum, an arrangement that should be mutually beneficial in attempts to hold off the Ragesian aggression. Shealis is sufficiently impressed by the heroes’ honor and smooth tongues, that, after taking the party to her hideout in the eladrin ghetto, she hands the case over to the heroes, encouraging them to take the information to Lyceum and hoping that the more diverse minds there will be able to use and disseminate the information more effectively.

With the case in hand, the party and Torrent decide to take a warning to Councilman Menash and ask for his aid in finding escape from Gate Pass before the imminent invasion. Grateful for the warning, Menash supplies the party with garish and hideous, but serviceable, equipment and illicitly assigns the party to a mounted patrol of the Gate Pass Guard that is exiting the city. Before departing, however, he gives a strange package to the party and asks them to deliver it to Dougan Rambausen, a dwarf instructor at Lyceum. On their way out of town, the party once more handily defeats a team of Black Horse Mercenaries and are then approached by Rantle, a local ruffian/hero. He explains to the heroes that his sister, Katrina, has disappeared and asks them, should they discover her whereabouts, to deliver to her a sealed scroll-case. He then grins and departs into the night. Finally, just before they are able to leave the city, they encounter Feris robbing a local magic supply store. When confronted, he defends his actions, claiming that the Ragesian Scourge is coming for him and his fellow wielders of magick and that they deserve the means with which to defend themselves. Swayed by his passionate plea, the party leaves him to his theft and wish him luck in the coming travails. Finally, they pass through the gates of Gate Pass and leave the city walls behind, headed to Seaquen, the town where they will find Lyceum.

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