Having safely arrived back in Heaven’s Reach the Blades’ decided on a few weeks of relaxation. Brushing up on training and buying needed supplies. Raghnall sought atonement at the temple of Galrath for he had fallen far in the violence of Xul-Jarak. This is the period when Apsmar became a resident of Heaven’s Reach, it became the City of the One Eyed Bard, an epithet that was not used until years later, but one of many such epithets the great city carries with pride.
At a secret meeting with Gentlemoon Sparkleglow, the sage revealed that he was a member of an ancient order, known as the Seekers of Tears, He reveled that this ancient order was dedicated to the gathering of the ancient magical treasures that would aid would be liberators of the Trapped God. Gentlemoon having doubts about the Blades’ purity of purpose took a chance and took them under his wing, the presence of Rahgnall again securing a an ally for the Blades’ that may have otherwise chosen not to deal with a band gaining notoriety for bloody deeds.
Together Gentlemoon and the blades decided that their next course of action would be to reclaim the fifth and missing piece of the vestments of divinity, the other four pieces having been found in the tomb of Kursk One-Tusk. Remembering the map so lovingly carved on the inside of Kursk’s sarcophagus, the Blade’s knew that the Paladin Orc King had apparnlt perished in the Yuan-ti city of Tayasol, and that the fifth piece remained where Kursk had drawn his last breath.
Gentlemoon secured passage for the Blades on the Spry Dragon, a swift spellship, the Blades began their journey into the Kolas Nest. Alas there journey was not to be a peaceful one as they were waylayed by a strange sorcerer in his own spellship who sent sent his summoned demonic minions to battle the Spry Dragon. Refusing to land the demons swooped again and again down upon the deck of the Spry Dragon, forcing most of the Blades below severely injured. Only Vertigo and Raghnall were able to hold off and injure the beasts, Achilles latter joining the battle with his bow. Spurred on by Apsmar’s music the Blade’s were able to carry the day though surely injured and a few sailors less.