With the arival of Aritian the party inquired him about himself, Aritian mentioned he was from a guild in eastern Erest, however when the dragons flew over the guild was left in ruin and the land now part of the Charred Lands.
Caladrel and Faelan took Aritian to see if he could help them with what they found in the basement, on the way Faelan tried to summon any form of arcane power, and to his surprise he managed to evoke a small burst of flame, he then stayed back and tried to identify the pile of loot.
Meanwhile in the basement Aritian and Caladrel walked towards the font in the middle of the underground city, when they arrived Aritian cast a detect magic spell, and to the surprise of Caladrel the spell took form, however Aritian was unable to figure out what the liquid was, only that it was divine in nature.
As Aritian reached out for the liquid, it quickly wrapped itself around his arm and began covering him, until it slowly began fading as it sank into his skin, afterwards the two headed out of the cave, outside Faelan had identified the few magical things in the pile along with the boots he took from the kobold.
In the morning the four headed for Varti’s Trading Post and in three days travel they reached the outpost, before setting out towards Surrilion with The Stag Lord’s body, the party collected the rewards for forging an alliance with the kobolds, they also bartered a carriage with some of the loot from Fort Dummor, in hope of selling the rest in Surrilion.
As they where setting off, Arianah informed the rest that she would stay for awhile searching for the Temple of the Elk, and with that the party set off for their five day ride to Surrilion.
When they arrived at the outer wall of Surrilion, they where stopped for inspection, Faelan showed the wanted note of The Stag Lord after which they where sent inside, when they arrived at the city they headed straight towards the swordlord’s barracks.
Once outside the barracks they went inside and found Cenrir Elerenki the head of the Surrilion swordlords, when he had looked at the body, he sent them towards Marlion, Viceroy of Sarum, to collect their reward.
When they arrived at the viceroys manor, they where let inside and taken to a meeting room, a bit after they arrived a drow woman walked out from the room and they where let in, inside Marlion Elerenki was waiting for them.
During their talk he informed them, that they would be set in charge of the colony in the Greenbelt, he also informed them that because of unstable relations with Kolgarth making land-grabs towards the border, even though the land was once part of Estalia, the colony would be self ruled.
A large amount of supply would be sent to the founding place of the colony and in return Estalia expects good relations to be kept with both themselvs and the other colonies in the Charred Lands.
The party decided to have the supplies sent towards Fort Dummor, and while waiting for the supplies to get ready they party had two weeks to spend in Surrilion.
A four days after their talk, Aritian and Caladrel found an old man in a side alley, the man was a elf about 700 years old, upon closer inspection they found a set of bite marks on the mans neck with no punctures.
After calling Faelan over they headed inside the inn he was lying next to in hopes of finding someone who knew him, when they went inside they spotted a man looking over at the bar, when they walked in he turned and looked at them, then proceeded to walk upstairs.
In the bar they found a young girl, around 17 years of age, when they told her if she knew about the elf outside they learning his name was Roamin and that he was the owner of the inn, they also asked about the man who went upstairs, Trenna said that he did seem a bit creepy but otherwise nothing special about him, they then convinced her to give them the spare key to his room.
When they went to Markian’s room they found the room filled the drawings of two women, one of Trenna and one of an old human, none of them recognized, they then informed Trenna than the man might be the one who killed Roamin and that he might be a vampire, they also gave her a head of garlic, in the case that they where correct.
After sitting in the inn hoping for him to return for about an hour, the man walked in the door, took a quick look at Trenna, then turned around and went back outside, during this Aritian cast detect undead on him, but was stunned by the aura emanating from him.
When they rushed after him the party found him slowly walking down the street in direct sunlight, after grabbing hold of him, Markian asked them to let go of him, when they responded by casting a cure spell on him he in turn transformed into a familiar black cloud, before getting to far away Faelan trapped him inside a cage of winds, forcing him to materialize again, however when he did, the human disguise did not come with him.
Instead they saw a large humanoid with dark blue skin and two large bat-like wings on his back, the creature then jumped down from the roof where Aritian was waiting for him, during a short fight he mentioned that he would rather not fight them since he should be thanking them instead, soon after the creature teleported away.