Finally the characters get all the items needed to forge a rune weapon , the huge creature known as Lord Xalanth in his temple , Makes there Weapons powerful enough to strike a runelord .
Finally the arrive back at the Library , with 2 bits of information gathered from the Lord Vraxis
Back at the Library they find , huge black ships , out in the distance , they must be huge .
They meet again with the head of the University Brodert Quink , after food and rest , the characters speak to Brodert who has been looking for any sign of Xin Shalast , he did find an expert who supplied him with a passage from an ancient book which he thinks may help.
After a few days of rest and plotting what to do next . You sit in the library alone , well not alone , that feeling something is there , CORIK shakes the feeling off . The book you are reading is an ancient tome , set before the days of the azlanti, . Then unbidden from nowhere a word appears in a paragraph , the Dwenda ,also known as the Aldrane !Dark assassins that were sealed in the gray places over 10,000 years ago . It is said the Dark court summoned the Kiriath ” The gray Wardens” to help defeat the Aldrane . The Aldrane ruled with the help of the runelords and all the gods began to die as they lost worshippers.
Corik lifts his head and stares into the golden eyes of saranrae , he starts to drop to his knees but she stops him with a gesture .
” Again I look at you with love , you are my strength and heart” she lightly kisses corik on the lips , barely a touch but it fills him with such joy and pleasure , tears fill his eyes .
” We are at a balance , even the dark court fear the days ahead !” she continues ” The Dwenda are back , the darkest of the azlanti assassins , but Xaliasa the dark soul was locked away , as the Dark court were unable to keep him in the gray places and so they him chained away , ~(Dakovash , Hoerin , Hjel , and the many others ), but it was Fendalim the goddess of Dice and death , that locked him away . Free now he once again seeks allies and it looks like he has been in contact with , Azuven , jordimundus, Delavhine .”
Another Voice cuts in ” Indeed , Saranrae ”
“Fendalim ” whispers Saranrae
Turning you see the bandaged lady , beside her is the hunter, smaller now and the size of a man , he nods .
” The Dark court have found what the Dwenda seek , Krenshinabon, 5 stones when fused together , hold the power of 50 long dead liches , last held by larin Karn , the greatest of Drow wizards and the last of the Gray Wardens .” We made a pact with the Keepers of the Gate , that if they could end the 1000 year war , we would not get involved again . We then signed the pact. and Kiriath prevailed !”
“With this stone , the runelord with be unstoppable by god or man !, for with this stone he summon his force , of undead and monsters , unseen on Golarion ” with a wave of her hand she shows you vision at Jorgen fist.
“We have seen this vision ” says Corik
“You must stop this ” Says saranrae ” But we can give you one thing each to help, but we cant get directly involved , think on it Corik , you need not answer now!”
With that the dawn flower leaves
” I will contact you again” says Fendalim , the last of the gray wardens at the Ruins of the mighty Kiriath Stronghold , on MAR MHASIF, it was called TOL AMON AMONATH. Later taken by Karzoug and renamed Xin shalast” .
Corik Looks over towards the corner to see the purple eyes in the darkness , ” What do you think Bris ?”
” This Xaliasa I have fought before , in the tomb of larin Karn , he wasn’t at full strength , and barely survived ”
“Can you remember anymore ?” asks corik
“Alas I cannot ”
Kolbi enters ” I have had Word from Rizzen , he needs to find the last part of the stone, it is in Xin shalast , ?”
” Well” says corik , “Xin shalast it is, lets find us some dwarven prospectors!”
“Oh and Get my dice back ” comes a female voice .