Back at town, Baron Gerald Scalg gets wind of the characters heroic retrieval of the medical supplies. He throws a feast in the town square in their honor. The local brewery has even started developing a special lager called Dublin Lager, based on the road that led to Taliesins home when he was a child. The town is referring to them as the Dublineers. The Baron knows very little about any of the names the characters have uncovered at the mine but does mention that he knows about the Cliffs of Mardoon and has gotten reports of an encampment near there of kobolds and that they may have prisoners. He will commission the characters to pursue any further leads to help the refugees of Greenest and to protect the interests of Twin River Keep and reward them with 250 GP for any prisoners returned. The Dublineers also paid a visit to Avander’s Wondrous Supplies. There they returned the statue that they found in the Twin River Mine and gained their reward, a box of chocolate frogs, given to Anira. The Dublineers agreed to enter into a contract with Avander’s to be a walking billboard for them, agreeing to wear their Rainbow encrusted logo with a hand and a wand, emblazoned on their armor. The agreement extends their entire Adventuring career and extends to every piece of armor they wear. They will be given 100gp a month for this. The Dublineers on the advice of Avander, paid a visit to the Goblin Fish Tavern, and met a Wizard named Ebreneus the Articulate. The old wizard was a traveling companion of Taliesin’s grandfather Cnu Silveraxe. They sought sage advice from the wizard and he knew the following:
A. Lennithor is a blue dragon who is known as Lennithor the Thunder Tyrant. who has a great affection for the Tesla. He is greedy, intelligent, and aggressive, but not quick to strike a target of this magnitude unless greatly provoked or the reward to be truly great. He hails from the great deserts in the south of the world. For him to come this far away from his home is unusual to say the least. The dragon is known to be very greedy so it had to have been something of great value to rise him.
B. Lennithor has many servants in his employ, that worship him. There right now is a faction of dragon worshipers known as the cult of the dragon who have been seen causing mayhem all over Axis Praelium. Frulam Mondath is a high cleric of that order. The Cult of the Dragon also hated Cnu Silveraxe for what he did to the White Dragon known as Siberius the Winter King. If the cult should learn that Taliesin is a descendant of Cnu, that could be very bad for Tal
C. Langdedrosa Cyanwrath is a Dragonborn General who is pledged directly to Lennithor and is probably working with the cult for the benefit of his master. He would be there to organize, categorize, and ship his master’s horde to him. But it is strange that he would be this far north.
D. The mysterious blue orb could be a long lost artifact known as the Tesla. The description make sense. The orb has been known to exhibit great power for the blue dragons, which would explain why Lennithor would want it so badly. It is very dangerous to anyone who has it, as the cult of the dragon will come for it. It is known to be a scrying stone, that allows blue dragons to see great treasures of the world. With the proper level of attunement, it can also call lightning, and give the user resistance to Lightning damage.
F. Ebrenius doesn’t really know much about Morrigan the Darkheart. But he has heard rumors of secret society that is trying to revive the Revenant Order. Perhaps this Morrigan is part of it, the organization is rumored to be called, The Black Lotus.
The Dublineers accompanied Baron Gerald Scalg to the Carpenters to inform him of his daughters death. They also spent some time shopping the traveling wares where they all bought shoes off a peculiar shoe vendor and Anira got a black hood.
The town feast was a rousing success, Food and Beverages were had by all, including an amazing Wild Boar. There was dancing, and Pudge danced the night away. When the crowd called for Taliesin to go on stage and entertain the masses, he did not disappoint as he performed an original bard song known as the Ace of Spades, that will be remembered in Twin River Keep as long as the town stands.
They also paid another visit to the Nightmares of White Mane stable where they learned that the horses there are not entirely natural.
The Dublineers made way for the Cliffs of Mardoon. While stealthed they witnessed an exchange between faction members from the Cult of the Dragon and The Black Lotus.
Morrigan the Dark Heart gave the Frulaam Mondath the Tesla and the party followed Mondath back to their encampment. There they witnessed two executions. Making the decision to release the prisoners, Taliesin the Silver dresses as a cult member and tricks the Kobold Scout Captain into sending him with some of the kobold guards to release the prisoner. The breakout attempt hit a snag, as alarms were sounded before they could kill all of the kobold guards. This brought them face to face with the Zalsus the Kobold Scout Captain and his minions. The Dublineers made quick work of the Kobolds. The fight ended when Ru Ualtar struck Zalsus with her whip, used it to choke him to death, by reeling him by the neck into her body and the squeezing his neck with the whip so tightly it popped his head off.