With a healing potion found on the mite leader, the party managed to bring Chuck to consoiusness and they began looking around the remaining cave.
A small statue of a barbed devil sitting on a nearby table immediately caught Faelan eyes and he approached the table to find there was some kind of crudely draw map which the statue was placed upon, the map had three markers: “US”, “THEM” and “BARTER ROCKS” was scribbled next to them.
Meanwhile Arianah Melaidhrin had made her way across a small ravine to another platform where a kobold had been imprisoned, Arianah Melaidhrin released to kobold and asked why he was here.
The kobold, Mikmek, answered that he had set out to retrieve Old Sharptooth and that he was the only he was left from the twelve that had set out.
With a Detect Magic spell used Faelan found nothing besides themselves showed signs of magic not even the devil statue, when he finished his spell Arianah Melaidhrin had made way back along with Mikmek, whom emidetly began searching through a pile of sleeping gear, during this Arianah Melaidhrin converyed what Mikmek had told her to the rest of the party.
While the were chatting and Mikmek was rummaging around, Chuck fell unconscious again and with nothing the bring him back the made ready to carry him out of the cave, but not before Faelan showed Mikmek the devil statue, which the kobold immediately began grabbing for, Faelan then informed him that they were taking it to back which Mikmek replied that they then could lift the curse.
Upon their arrival Mikmek showed them inside and lead them to the chief, whom didn’t seem pleased with them returning however Mikmek informed him that they brought Old Sharptooth with them.
The chief then began walking toward Faelan who gave him the statue, the chief then held the statue over his head and as all the kobold looked at him with wide eyes he threw the statue into the ground, shattering it.
immediately all the kobold began cheering and the chief yelled out “Kill the usurper” to which the kobolds picked up spears and ran behind their chief deeper into the cave, the party followed after and as they turned the corner into Tartuk’s chamber the chief hurled his spear at the purple scaled kobold.
Although they managed to wound Tartuk he escaped through another exit of the cave by turning himself invisible, while the kobolds and most of the party was chasing Tartuk out the cave, Faelan had a private look around Tartuk’s quarters, he once again scanned for magical items with a Detect Magic spell which lead him to a pile of gold, old gear and other kobold treasures.
As he dug around heap of coin he found a shield with the sword-lords emblem on it, his search lead him to three magical items inside them pile, a pair of boots, 7 darts which he identified as +1 Flaming crossbow darts, and an old journal with a scroll of Fly tucked inside the binding, with a quick look at the journal he recognized the language as Gnome, something none of the party members could read, soon he began hear footsteps at the tunnel the kobolds had run down and he pocketed the boots, darts and book.
When the chief returned he walked over to the treasure pile and began looking for something, a few seconds later he pulled out a topaz and handed it to Faelan as thanks. Faelan asked about the shield and they made a bargain, the shield for a pack of riding dogs.
After a nights rest the party set out for Varti’s Trading Post to fully rest, upon their arrival Varti told them their reward from killing the bandits had come in a few days past and Faelan made a request for a pack of riding dogs from Surrilion.
During their rest Varti asked a favor of Faelan, Lessari had lost her wedding ring during the first bandit visit and he would like for them to return it to her, Meral also had news from Surrilion, a new job had come in for them, this time about the bandit leader knows as The Stag Lord, as he was the last remaining threat in the northern Greenbelt this meant that should he be removed a colony could be founded.
After half a weeks rest everyone except Chuck was up and walking again, Chuck informed the rest that they should just go look for the fang berries like they talked about and he would catch up when he felt better.
That morning Tarilian returned having found someone capable of restoring Faelan to a better state, she was waiting for them in the outskirts of the Narlmarshes, after buying a suitable gem from Varti they set out towards the Narlmarshes, after entering the forest Tarilian tied up his horse to a tree and began walking deeper into the woods, with the party following behind.
Soon after a elven woman showed herself and before Tarilian could point towards Faelan she called him forward and asked if he had the gem with him, Faelan then handed her the gem which she took from him, as she took the gem from Faelan he felt her hands as though touching a piece of metal that had been laying outside for the winter.
She began looking over the gem, soon after she began chanting in a language unknown to them, the gem slowly began turning green as it melted into her hands, she then walking behind Faelan and placed her hands on his neck which once again felt cold as ice, as they stood there a warm feeling fumed up inside Faelan as the elven woman stopped chanting.
She informed Faelan that the process was not completely finished and they need to do this once more to finish the process, before she left Faelan asked her name, to which she replied ‘’Mirra’’, Arianah Melaidhrin asked her about the temple to Erastil, to which she replied that the temple had been hidden away for good reasons, reasons unknown to her, and that it should stay like that.
After she left the party asked Tarilian if they should stop searching for the temple, although a bit grumpy he told them that “just because, whatever she is, says it should stay lost that doesn’t mean it shoud” and that the job was still on.
The party then began searching for fang berries, as asked of Bokken, on their way they decide to look at the Thorn River camp where they found the bandits, when they had arrived the camp had been picked clean they did over find a set of footprints which resembles that of a large frog leading north.
The party instead decided to head south and began searching for fang berries after a few days of search they found a patch where they made camp for the night.