The party woke in a humble, but rustic cottage in the middle of the Harkenwood Forest. It was morning of the next day. There they met Fedir the High Father of the Council of Druids. Fedir questioned how they ended up, unconscious in the middle of the forest. The party hinted at the recent event in the tomb the night before, but Fedir seemed unaware.
After a light meal, Fedir suggested that they leave the forest. He explained that he was no longer in control of the Council of Druids. His son, Rulis, had usurped him. Rulis had created a dark pact with the evils of the forest and now he controlled. Rulis planed to gather the other heads of the Druid Sects and bully them into attacking those outside the Harkenwood forest.
The party decided that they would help Fedir end this conflict. Fedir lead them to the meeing place of the Council, deep in the Harkenwood swamp. The party confronted Rulis and his plant creatures. Things quickly spun out of control as the creatures turned on Rulis and attempted to kill everything, seemingly hungry for blood.
The party succeeded in subduing Rulis and destroying his creatures. The Council of Druids, upset with Fedir’s lack of leadership, decided to disband leaving each sect for itself.
The party discussed with Fedir what had happened to them in the tomb the previous night. Rehb drew the constellation for Avandra in the dirt. This shocked Fedir. He quickly led them deeper into the forest, to a forbidden area.
There the party was shown a giant stone dome, nearly completely buried in the ground. Completely smooth, without and mark, scratch or crack. Fedir explained that this was an ancient structure. The knowledge of its presence passed down for generations, one High Father to the next.
The party examined it closer and suddenly the 20 constellations of the gods appeared in the stone and opened a doorway. Following inside, a single alter stood in the center of the dark room. The dark stone work above them had carvings of the night sky. The party examined the alter and found four constellations engraved there. One for each of them.
They activated the alter and everything started to change. The carvings of the night sky started to glow with star light. Mist started to swirl around the room. Shockingly ‘shadows’ of a group of four people were seen activating the alter. The mist continued to spin around the room and the star light became brighter and brighter.
The stone walls and the mist became one and they could see the outdoors. Fedir standing there, waiting. The landscape around them began to change and this dome they were in was no longer at ground level, rather over a thousand feet in the air. They could see the entire landscape around them. Completely different than modern Roshik. At this height they could see for leagues. To the west were seven other points of light dotting the landscape. The Mist covered the land, but seemed to be building up in the center.
Suddenly the vision stopped and the room was completely filled with Starlight. Leaving the dome, the party could continue to see the Starlight through the solid rock. Fedir was unable to see this ‘beacon’ that had been lit.
Even more confused, the party decided to follow the Iron Circle to the south to Sarathel to put an end to their slaving ways…