Earthsday, 5th of the Month of the Spear:
Young Haifah of Narhim is asked, to her great dismay, to accompany Rickus on a mission to investigate a mysterious death and an arcane presence in a cave in the north Urz mountains. She agrees as curtly as possible, much to her instructor’s dismay.
One of Lord Erza’s agents, Melina is asked to go along as protection.
Moonday, 7th of the Month of the Spear:
After traveling through Ben’s Hope, and frightening a few townspeople with their fish-carving skills, the adventurers travel into the mountains, along Dry-run Pass. Eventually they reach the ‘Bone Tree’ as marked on their map. There, they are met by ‘The Lion of the Urz’, a scarred axe wielding tribesman (or not, he is armored as a soldier of Guild), who offers to help them with their mission. They break for the night, eat a brash of conies, and rest, though Melina spends most of the night starring at the Lion.
Firesday, 8th of the Month of the Spear:
The new party of four finds the body nearby the mysterious cave. Haifah examines the body, finding the man to have died of blunt trauma before being ripped apart. The adventurers burn the body and continue on to the cave.
Inside the cave they find a stubborn wolf, a magical trap (to the lion’s chagrin), an ancient and abandoned laboratory, and most surprisingly, a creature made entirely of crystal. Several worn and ancient notes are found referring to “20,000 years”, “conductive”, “construct?”, and “through the mountain”.
While tring to free the crystal being, the group is stuck by horrific visions of destruction and terror.
The group recovers quickly to the sound of growls and barks as the rest of the wolf pack returns. The heroes defeat their snarling foes only to find the crystal being standing awake. After several attempts, they learn to communicate with each other and decide to head back to Long Blade’s Peak.