The Dublineers resting after the victory over the Winter Wolf, Nyx, recover the little wolf pup who wakes with glowing blue eyes. The wolf immediately imprints on Anira. Digger decrees that the pup can not stay with the sunset pack due to his “unnatural nature” so Anira agrees to take the pup as her companion rather then put him down. Tears are shed, and Sable says good bye to the puppy she gave birth to. The Dublineers return to the Aldalonde Circle. Taliesin continues to research the Arboreal Observatory and through his research believes the facility is close. As the group begins to make preparation to go there, Archdruid Zara gives Anira the Sunset Amulet, a magical amulet she had constructed to help keep the spirt of Anira’s pack with her. The Amulet also lets her store her pet magically. Archdruid Zara also provides Ru with background about her mother’s clan…The Sagewood clan. She instructs Ru to seek out The Lady of the Wood known as Morgwais at the Grandfather Tree in Seorsalinda. She also tells tale of a traveling companion who used to run with her mother and father, known as Anderson Grant. He also may have information that could help Ru.
The party begins to make their way to the Arboreal Observatory. They engaged in a skill challenge to navigate to the top of the broken tower, using ropes to grapple and climb their way to the top. They walked across balance beams, and used their skills to investigate the strange Telescope known as the Star Scryer. The Dublineers also trigger a strange Gyrosphere that has runes and planets. Looking through the Star Scryer they see the planets of the universe. Utilizing this knowledge they are able to match the Runes and Planets on the Gyrosphere together to unlock a chamber at the center of the Star Scryer revealing the Frost Tear, an artifact of power that used to be in possession of Syberius the Winter King. After getting the orb…agents of the faction the Borean Reich surface..it turns out they were laying in wait, allowing the Dublineers to figure out the puzzle and open the chamber so they could take the Frost Tear from them. Their leader General Erich Gunther Von Graf produces a hostage, the legendary White Warden Tolsimir Wolfblood, The First Ranger who had been missing for some time. Vastly out numbered the Dublineers relent and agree to hand over the Frost Tear. Von Graf orders the death of Tolisimir as a lesson to the Dublineers, stop pursing lost artifacts. They leave with the Frost Tear. The Dublineers gather up Tolsimir’s body and pursue the Borean Reich but realize that its a fruitless venture. They return to the Aldalonde. Archdruid Zara tries to revive the White Warden but to no avail. She sends out Druids to all corners to summon the other druid circles for an event she calls "The Gathering.