24 Long Night 3278,
Another day of travel and the party arrived at Tower of Agathis, where they decided to rest up for a few days to allow Sloan to recover. During the first night while Karth stood watch, he saw lights dancing at the base of the hill. and again the second night. While sloan and Farakhel slept, Landral and Karth decided to explore the cave during the third day. Inside the cave they found nothing. But that night, the lights returned, and Karth and landral decided to explore it right then. When they did they discovered that the cave was filled with lit candles. at the back of the cave was a door with Old Evar writing on it. required a DC 15 linguistics check to read it. Karth read it and it said “A master once asked his four students how they would open a locked door. The first said he would Knock it down, the second said he’d pick the lock, the third said he’d dismantle the hinges, the first three tried their way and failed. the fourth got the door open. how did he do it?” after a few minutes of attempting to pry or kick their way in, Karth realized the fourth student had knocked on the door. so that’s what he did, and the door opened. The next room had more candles arranged in a pattern karth and landral couldnt decipher. When they attempted to open the door at the back of THAT room karth was overcome with fear. but landral pressed on ahead.when he got to the end of a candle maze, he found a big treasure chest. he emptied the contents and looked at the rune of wilderness on the wall.
The next day the party left the tower behind and made their way to Toledis. In the town, they met Havis, and Sketh Sketh lied repeatedly to Sloan who didnt trust the ugly, lanky fellow. when Sketh snuck upstairs, Sloan had Karth follow the man, who released a pigeon from the attic. When Karth reported the action, Sloan decided they needed to talk to sketh privately. But sketh managed to get outside. and get a horse. Karth attempted to chase him down, but the harrowing nighttime chase ended with Karth getting knocked off his horse by a tree branch.The party decided to leave right then in the middle of the night.
They fled into the mountains of the South Haskan Pass, and were chased for 3 days before they saw the enemy catching up. but Landral buried the road with an avalanche. That afternoon they find a few men who had left a hunting camp nearby, the men told them to use the camp while they returned to their main camp. That night, four imperial soldiers attempted to sneak into the hunting camp. the ensuing fight greatly injured the party and they felt the best option was to find the main camp the hunters had spoken about. So they set off in the night to find it.
When they do find the camp, they’re brought in to speak to Alvhien era Sere. Leader of the Avalanche Bandits.