[Flashback starts]Aeson, a male elf wizard, Arveene, a female elf druid, and Rupert, a puppet-sized warforged are aboard a flying caravel along with the ship’s crew and they are about to crash-land. Arveene decides to take hold of the steering wheel to try to crash into trees instead of the hard rock they are presently directed towards. Aeson casts protection spells on everyone and they all brace for impact.[Flashback ends]
Gottesklingen, the leader of the Iron Shields, invites Miriel and Eva to hand themselves in. While the whole tavern is getting ready for combat a young patron starts talking, apparently about the morality of arresting people while they are having fun. Miriel, however, captures the hidden message and, after a brief exchange with the rest of the group, gives herself in along with Eva.
As soon as the knights and their prisoners are gone, Nacho, offers the remaining heroes his assistance.
The heroes recover from the flesh golem attack and then plunder the creepy ziggurat at ease. As part of the loot they get hold of a staff of the python, a silky robe that the mind flayer’s skeleton was wearing when he died and the magic cuffs that kept the monster chained to the floor and caused its death.
Back at the cavern, after playing around with a faulty teleportation gate and, luckily, without major consequences the group receives an unexpected visit.
[flashback starts] Screams and the smell of burning thatch jolts Don Diego out of his dreams. His fiancee, María, also sleeping until a second ago, is looking at him in terror. After a second of hesitation Don Diego grabs his trusty sword, María grabs a trinket and they both leave the bedroom. When they reach the stairs they see a disgusting creature with no eyes, a grimlock, bludgeoning Don Diego’s mom and kicking her corpse down the stairs.
Don Quinn, mayor of Bluetrail and a fervid archaeologist, has hired a group of adventurers to protect an expedition to a recently discovered ancient cavern complex.
The party is composed of Don Quinn himself, a female dwarf fighter (Morgun), a female elven rogue (Miriel), a male dwarf cleric (Elijah) with his half-elf warlock protégé (Six), a male human sorcerer (Don Diego) with his esquire (Moncho), a barbarian and four porters.
PCs Don Diego del Cordón: human sorcerer. Delusional and very charismatic. His fiancee disappeared years ago during a night raid where everyone else in his village was killed or kidnapped. However he is convinced that María is still alive. The terrible loss awoke in him wild magic which he now uses to soothe the pain in his heart and to find his love.
Elijah: male dwarf cleric of Heironeous, god of War.