PCs Present - Willem, Uthal, Enna, Illivara, Theren, Destin
Timothy received word from Beregost that Morningsong, the monastery where Willem was raised, had been subject to persecution and was the target of some seemingly related attacks. The party, along with an elven monk named Theren, teleported to Waterdeep to hire a ship to Baldur’s Gate; everyone save Illivara, who left on Oswald’s Airship, which was journeying to the former entrance to the Underdark to tie up any loose ends.
Chemistry began developing between Enna and Theren. Tension continued to build between Uthal and Destin.
Upon arrival at Baldur’s Gate, the party hired a wagon and rode to Morningsong. They met with Royl Tanner, Captain of the Guard, who informed them that in addition to some petty arson, two senior members of the clergy, Brother Morrick the Stout and Brother Galen, had been killed in mysterious and deliberate fires. Inscribed at the crime scenes were the names “Hollis” and “Liara”, which were revealed to be the names of Willem’s parents. Willem explained to the party that, as a child, he flew into a tantrum that triggered his genasi Firesoul, causing a fire that killed his entire family. Protected by Galen, Morrick and Khepri Lightbringer (who would become his chief mentor), and raised by the clerics of Morningsong, he was trained as a warpriest. He never got over the trauma of the accident that took the lives of his parents and sister.
Upon investigating the crime scenes, they discovered that the fire was of an arcane source. The group went to warn Khepri, who refused any special help and chose instead to continue her shopping at the local bookshop. The party returned to the monastery to confer with Royl. He determined that Willem and Khepri were in grave danger, and should be brought back to Morningsong at once.
Upon returning to the town however, they discovered the bookshop to have been destroyed, and Khepri in critical condition. Spotting a cloaked figure entering the local tavern, they followed, discovering the staff captured by kobolds. Killing their way to the basement, the party followed some tracks into the sewer, where they were ambushed by more kobolds and their mysterious quarry. The cloaked figure was revealed to be Anya, Willem’s sister, presumed dead. Demanding vengeance for her parents, she called upon the kobolds to attack.
Willem was hit first and pushed into the sewer water, which Anya immediately cast a spell on. Willem found his skin burning with his own Flamesoul, and a nearby exploding barrel only magnified the problem. The heroes sprang into action however, defending the fallen warpriest from the kobold onslaught while Anya escaped to the surface through a manhole. Beating her minions into submission, the team immediately ran to the surface, but could find no trace of Anya anywhere.
Returning to the square, they were informed that Khepri was in stable condition, news they received right before Willem collapsed. After being treated at the monastery, it was discovered that Anya had placed a powerful curse on Willem – one that made him sensitive to fire. There is no known cure.
After a few days at Morningsong, during which Willem paid respect to his fallen bretheren, the Exemplars began the journey back to Haven.
XP gained per player: 2,797