While waiting for word from Krunk, Merrick, Tamiras, and Lakeem were visited by a childlike representation of Arun, the Goddess of Death. She asked that they destroy a deathworld that is drifting towards Orsana. After agreeing, Arun then asked if any of them would take up her banner and become heralds of death but none felt drawn to her service. She simply smiled and said that “All who destroy evil, serve me.”
Some time later Krunk returned with intel. Now knowing their habits Lakeem proceeded to confront and buy off Kelryn, one of their watchers and gave him instructions to find information regarding any artifacts.
A week later Kelryn returns with information regarding the last known whereabouts of the Chain of Champions. An inexperienced thief had stumbled into the undercroft of a destroyed temple and after seeing some of the creatures residing within decided it best if he simply passed on this bit of info. Kelryn, being a merchant of information recognized the young rogue’s description of one chamber as the resting place of the Chain.
The party set sail to Varen’s Tooth, only a few hours trip, and located the cave hidden in the rocky shore. After fighting through water scorpions, devious traps, and a large angry chameleon they find several wooden pieces to a puzzle. They could not assemble it. With their other loot and savings the party bought a ship. Built by the shipwrights of House Dorae, it is a gnome warforge made caravel named the Sly Strider. Fast and sturdy, she can make better speed than most ships in any weather.
With their funds depleted for the moment, the group decided to give Kel a call and see if he had any jobs available. Fortunately there was an escort job ready. All they had to do was transport a druglord to his home then to another final port. Pay was good enough, so they took on the self styled Count Lorhn Olem, Underking of Sardos.