Our heroes, having vanquished the redBaron 2.0 in Sterngate, are given the task of successfully maintaining the purposeful disorder in the neighboring town of Dragonroost. Captain Zak entrusts Itachi, her loyal lieutenant, with the information that Dragonroost needs to remain disorganized in order for the Breland government to continue to fund Sterngate.
Reasons aside, our mighty heroes are certainly up to the task of disrupting peace talks and just generally causing mischief. Here are a few highlights of their time in Dragonroost:
>Miguera mass suggests the refugees into disagreeing with each other as the others plot to burn down the building they are meeting in (but not really).
>Kai El and Smalls join forces with the local gang of children by transforming into a beast and allowing the children to drink of their udders. These children play a critical role in the burning of the Refugee Forum.
>Gilean befriends the local enslaved Warforged and plays a large part in their salvation thanks to Bluehorn, the Source Classic that they carry with them, and a little bit of down home whittling. It seems that the dishes are no longer piling up.
>Mikaelo joins the city watch and begins an alt-right fascist movement…only to bring them down in the end, thereby justifying it as a good deed somehow in his mind.
>The gang works with the Citizens’ leader, Frieda the Farmer’s Wife, to actually achieve a modicum of peace in Dragonroost while still maintaining the appearance of ongoing conflict. It’s a win-win, as they say.
>Trent explores the world, curious about the wonders that surround him.
The party returns, triumphant, to Sterngate and Linette gives them what they want: information about this mess they’ve got themselves caught up in.
Linette explains that the real enemy’s name is Margaret, the Silver Dragon that the party has encountered a number of times over the course of their adventure. Margaret has been planting dragonmarks on mortals in order to fulfill what she believes to be the true interpretation of the infamous Draconic Prophecy: that the time of dragons will begin anew when dragonmarked bloodlines start to break and new mortals start to appear with these marks. Here is the passage she is interpreting to mean this:
“when corruption comes to dragon’s mark/fantastic are the fallen dark/when those without are those with all/the dragons come to sound the call”
although this is a loose Common interpretation of the passage. The true depth of the passage cannot be understood by any but dragons themselves.
Linette also explains that Enzo was once her pupil and that her name was once Larry. When Kai El relays Enzo’s message to her (“I found the Tree and they know”), Linette does not seem to believe or even know what the message means. She explains the legend of the Tree of Life in the middle of the Mournland but says that it is likely a myth used to lure adventurers to their death.
The party rests, weary after a long and tiring mission. Itachi receives further instruction: infiltrate the McMillan Corporate Retreat and murder the McMillan Royals.
What will happen to our heroes next? Will Mikaelo get a job raking sand on the Aruldusk beaches? Will Tony challenge a triangle-shaped fighter to a duel? Will Smalls turn into a bee in order to chase down Augustus McMillan? Find out next time when we meet again at the ORIGINAL RECIPE ANGELS.