Erastus 5th, 4715
After some months had passed, the Heroes of the Everflame gathered at the Seven Silvers Inn for another night of sharing old stories around the hearth fire when the front door blew in bringing a storm from outside and a mysterious stranger. The strange figure turned out to be none other than Ezren, the Wizard, returned with news from the Pathfinder Society.
Ezren rewarded each of the heroes with 1000 gold pieces from the coffers of the Society as well as letters of recommendation for a field commission – sealed by a member of the Decemvirate. Ezren shared word that he was on a Pathfinder mission to follow the trail of the Sihedron artifact deep into the heart of Varisia. He also warned the party that there was an ongoing conflict with a group of Runelord cultists throughout Varisia as well.
Ug showed Ezren his own Sihedron Medallion. Ezren warned him to keep it safe and deliver it to Absolam for further study. With that, Ezren left a scroll of teleport for the party to use and departed.
Rova 27th, 4715
After gathering their resources and bidding farewell to their friends and family, the Heroes of the Everflame left the safe confines of Kassen’s Hold once more and were teleported to the doorstep of the Grand Lodge of the Pathfinder Society in Absolam. They were welcomed inside the Grand Lodge and directed to wait with the other aspirants in the nearby dormitory.
The party was indoctrinated on the ways of the Pathfinder Society by the recruiters and were being inducted into the barracks when Venture-Captain Ambrus Valsin arrived and escorted the heroes out. Ambrus explained to the party that they had been given field commissions and would therefore be allowed to skip the initiation process that often lasts for years. He awarded each with their own wayfinder and welcomed them into the ranks of the Pathfinder Society.
Lamashan 4th, 4715
The Heroes of the Everflame were summoned into the office of Kreighton Shaine, the Master of Scrolls of the Pathfinder Society, for a special meeting. Shaine explained that they had received an invitation from Lady Ofarah Ohatepe, the Lioness of Lamasara, Pride Mistress of Queen Zamere’s personal bodyguard and custodian of the sun orchid elixir of Thuvia to a special birthday celebration at the local embassy. The Heroes of the Everflame had been chosen to represent the Pathfinder Society at the party because they were responsible for killing Iramine who was named as a guest on the original party list.
The next day, the Heroes dressed in their finest suits and with peace-bonded weapons, approached the Thuvian embassy in the heart of the Foreign District of Absolam. They were introduced to several Pathfinder luminaries who were in attendance at the party as guests including Amenopheus, the Sapphire Sage, Ceralan the White, Gaspar Desime, Lady Gloriana Morilla, Pracountess Zarta Dralneen, Trade Prince Aaqir al’Hakam, and Yala Withcbane.
The party intermingled with the other guests for an half hour before they were ushered in to the dining room with the Lady Ofarah waiting for them at the head of the table. The guests were served to a meal of six courses along with much drinking and carousing. During the meal, Lady Ofarah questioned each of her dinner guests in turn, asking them of various topics ranging from thoughts on the local aristocracy, military might, history, honor, duty, and compassion.
Ofarah regarded each of her guests’ answers with great interest but was not above showing her dissatisfaction at some of the answers given. Just as the night was winding down and most of the Pathfinder guests had already departed, Ofarah’s childhood friend, Ceralan the White, leaned in with an awkward query and lunged at Ofarah.
The Heroes of the Everflame reacted swiftly and struck down the assassin and his co-horts. They discovered a note on Ceralan’s body revealing him to be an assassin named Abroziel in disguise. He had been hired to kill Lady Ofarah while she was vulnerable at her own party.
As the rest of the guests were leaving, Ofarah excused herself from the proceedings but not before inviting the Heroes to meet with her upstairs.
“I have something to tell you,” she began.
And here endeth the chronicle for today’s session.