Upon returning to John Fastolf’s Castle, you are all met by Cryonus, and several Sacrilege guards. He is wearing a mithril breastplate, inscribed with golden and blue arcane runes of mage armor and scrying, and his dark blue and grey robes underneath blow lightly in the wind. His white beard has been braided with small blades which dangle menacingly above his hands, which are sitting at his waist, fingers interlocked in quiet thought.
“Good Evening boys,” He says, clearing his throat “I think it’s high time we had a conversation about this red mist.”
He sits down on a chair that he conjures out of thin air, with the guards pacing slowly about the castle, inspecting security flaws.
Cryonus lifts a scroll out of his pocket, spreading it upon the table, and indicating several points with a wand.
“The red mist has been encroaching upon my school, and I can risk the lives of the children in my care no longer. I am fully invested in this campaign, and would like to offer aid in the way of organization. The red mist has spread mainly in two directions, and appears to be sentient. It has been avoiding some locations, and spreading to others, so it likely has an agenda.”
Cryonus flicks his wrist lightly, and spectral versions of key locations come up on the map.
“I have devised a plan. The last few months I have been invested in the Flaring Pinnacle with advisors from the Anomaly Research Coalition, and we have determined that there are massive amounts of arcane energy coming from inside the mountain, as well as bizarre seismic readings that suggest activity. If there are people inside, perhaps they can be recruited, and if not, then we could take anything inside that would be of use to us. Unfortunately we have no way to gain access to the pinnacle, so I will work on that.”
A male guard and female guard walk solemnly forward to either side of Orchid.
“Orchid, I’m leaving Franz and Cathra in your employ. Utilize them to the best of your abilities.”
I have arranged for Professor Duvon to impart knowledge to Cash, and so I will take him back to the college with me.
We also need to start selecting 12 individuals to open the seals which hold Rexxanon in place. It is an unfortunate circumstance that they have found a way to turn his prison into a stronghold. We will need to break these seals to stop Rexxanon. Last time, he was sealed away by 12 powerful heroes in a blood pact. None of them remain alive today that we know of, so we will need to break the blood seals by making our own. I, of course, will be participating in this, which means you will need to select six more individuals to aid us. You should select extremely carefully, because once we unlock his prison, if we cannot succeed in destroying Rexxanon, our efforts will be for naught. I can suggest a few individuals to take, if you wish.
We will also need firepower. We have relics at the college, but we will need much more, as an army has been amassed. Leads have been coming in from the guilds about some magic items we could potentially use, and I have compiled a list of some of my top picks.
- Cryonus’s List -
The Nishka Incinerator – She earned several commendations for her efforts in the fields of defeat in the Fallen Kingdom, so she will likely know much about killing in mass.
There is a weapon sealed away in the Armondian Prison Peninsula that could be helpful, but getting in will be hard, as Queen Cosima has been reserved and unresponsive as of late, and the prison is harshly guarded.
Something shot that meteor out of the sky. A great, narrow beam of energy emanating from The Vortex. We should investigate, and try to figure out if that power can be harnessed.