After leaving the ruins of the Floating Tower, Wulfa the Melancholy, Treerat and Cypress headed East to the mountain city of Banor’s Pass, where they met Titanius and Serafine at a tavern where the latter was performing. Trouble struck when Wulfa’s friend Gery the Monk stumbled into the bar with a dagger in his back, clutching a mysterious and valuable half-mask amulet and muttering something about the Halls of Jelasco as he expired in Wulfa’s arms, accidentally incriminating the barbarian.
Serafine distracted the angry crowd with a song for the dead, allowing the others to flee. They met up at the local Loratorium of Loremaster Eleglil Half-Half-Elven/Half-Halfling, who refused to identify the amulet but admonished them to return the accursed thing to the desert. As they left the shop, Titanius noticed a group of shadowy loiterers who disappeared into the shadows.
As Serafine’s great-grandfather Schmedrick the Bard had once told tales of the mysterious and ancient desert city of Jelasco, the party set out to seek their fortunes. While heading south out of the mountains they encountered an attempted ambush by ruffians seeking the amulet and the bard. The bandits were dispatched after a short battle and shapeshifting catastrophe in which a hungover Cypress transformed into an enraged ostrich, terrifying the last few archers into surrender, after which they claimed to be mere henchmen and identified their now-dead clients as belonging to the Order of the Blind Eye.
The party continued their journey towards the desert…
It was also revealed that Wulfa’s people come from the southwest and ride goats.