Around town the adventurers learned that some Shardmind that apparently sabotaged Amber’s Grove were spied around Loudwater and were also spotted leaving town heading east. The four followed the trail of the Shardmind leading to the nearby barbarian tribe town of Llork. This town was indeed currently inhabited by the group of Shardmind. It looked as if the Shardmind were causing some form of incident as there were bodies of slain villagers laying about near the icy banks of a tributary of the Greyflow River. One of the Shardmind, a great brute with a greatsword challenged Kamina to a duel that Kamina managed to win – sending a message to the humans and Shardmind alike. The Shardmind were a fraction of a group already heading up the mountain presumably towards Galvin’s tomb. The adventurers made pursuit.
On the way up the mountain the adventurers encountered a group of Goliath’s that they defeated. Rounding a bend in the mountain pass further ahead the group saw a meeting between some Goliaths and the Shardmind that the PC’s were trailing. The Goliaths were joined by hill giant allies and prclaimed this as their territory. This meeting was held near the entrance to Galvin’s tomb. Negotiations went sour and the two groups attacked each other. The Shardmind proved to be the victors and the adventurers swooped in like birds of prey to pick of the battered group.
With the Shardmind defeated the group approached the sealed doors to Galvin’s Tomb. They solved a riddle to open them. Inside the group made their way through the dwarven labyrinth to Galvin’s old resting are. Here a group waited for them…the Keepers! The monks of Tiamat were joined by a few Dragonborn gladiators of Tiamat – presumably the be used as muscle. Orion, a Keeper of Tiamat declared that Galvin was to be kept here – for his own safety and for the good of the Realm. The other followers of Tiamat disagreed and a battle ensued. With the PC’s help the gladiator’s of Tiamat were defeated by the Keeper’s of Tiamat. During this battle two of the three keepers were slain – leaving only a battered Orion alive. After this quick battle a group of “Sealers” emerged from a nearby room – whereas the job of the Keepers is to essentially make sure that Galvin is kept in his tomb…the Sealers are the only group with the knowledge of opening and closing the tomb itself, from inside anyway.
The Sealers made their way to the entrance of the tomb before the PC’s gave chase. The adventurers did not make it in time however and as they reached the entrance all light exited the tomb as the doors were sealed – impossible to be opened from the inside. The Sealers outside the tomb left but as the doors were sealed all of the traps in Galvin’s tomb armed themselves and the four adventurers had to make their way back to Galvin’s “home” area navigating these traps.
The four encountered ghostly apparitions and oozes galore while sliding two small arcane altar pulsating with energy from one side of a dungeon to another. The task needed to be completed with haste as the altar’s lost their arcane energy over time. Heading back to Galvin’s tomb the four also navigated many other traps including a Kissing Maiden trap room that bounced the four around as well as various pit traps, arrow slots and riddles. Once the PC’s arrived back at “Galvinhome” they found Orion resting and debilitated. He maintained his position as a Keeper but thanked the PC’s for their help. Here the PC’s solved a chess like puzzle involving eight queens revealing a back room to Galvin’s tomb that he never knew existed. Here the PC’s faced another tough battle but managed to emerge the victors once again. In the back of the room a false wall caved away leading to an unknown route that seemed to wind it’s way deeper into the mountain. Right now, this seems to be the only apparent exit or lead that the PC’s are able to locate. Many days have been spent in Galvin home resting and searching for clues. The mural offered many clues to the four as it showcased a battle between the Gods and the Primodials. What role do the PC’s play in this ancient war and why is Galvin an apparent piece to this mysterious puzzle?