The heroes of Greyhawk are tasked with helping their old friend Logan Blackwell with security for the Royal Furyondy wedding. Decoys of Prince Thrommel and his betrothed, Jolene of Samprastadar are set to take an overland route with King Belvor and Canon Hazen while the real Prince Thrommel and Lady Jolene will travel with Chiang, Logan, Garric, and Harlan down the Velvedyva River with a short stop at Tyneman’s Chateau. Before the heroes set out on this mission, Nerof mentions to them that another member of The Grey Hand will contact them during their journey.
The group boards their ship in Kisail, and are greeted by their old friend Logan. He introduces them to Thrommel, Jolene, and his retinue of knights tasked with protection of the soon to be married couple. They see their contact from the Grey Hand, and find out it is none other than the legendary bounty hunter, Dumah. He gives them a short break down of his current mission and hopes they can be of some aid. He is tracking some missing noble children and Dumah informs them he has just recently gained some new information while surveilling a couple of nobles aboard the vessel.
The boat ride comes to a pause in the evening as expected, and the nobles are shuttled off to Tyneman’s Chateau to stay for the night. The group, along with Logan and his knights, set up security in and around the Chateau. The evening into the night is uneventful, but during the early hours of morning the sounds of clashing swords and armor erupts from the southern courtyard. Chiang spies an old enemy, Loris, now a death knight, riding in on his nightmare from the east. Chiang is able to ambush and easily defeat Raknian, but inside the room of Prince Thrommel and Lady Jolene, Harlan and Garric are surprised attacked by a Maedar Monk. Dumah surveys the fighting of Duke Tyneman’s men, along with Logan’s knights fighting an unknown enemy in the courtyard. He decides to head upstairs to check on the royal couple and sees that some of the guards have already been murdered by men on the inside. He finds a few if the traitors attempting to break down the door to Thrommel and Jolene’s room, and quietly starts cutting throats. The Maedar turns Faith into stone, grabs Thrommel, and phases through the floor as Chiang comes through the ceiling in Ethereal form. Chiang follows Thrommel and his captor towards the west courtyard and he finds himself in the middle of a battle between many knights. In the middle of this chaos he sees Logan fighting Sir Valtteri Kinnunen, and he seems to be losing badly. The Maedar throws Thrommel down and turns to face Chiang just as a few more players enter the field. Towards the end of the courtyard enter Ophioverdaurare, her daughter, Andrathriinaalym, Manfred Blackwell, and a small host of Mandalorian Mercenaries. Manfred runs over to intervene before his son, Logan, is slaughtered by Kinnunen. Ophio and Andrathriina aid the Dukes men, and the Knights of the Hart. The Maedar tried to hold his own, but finds out he is no much for the skills of Chiang and his pummeled into dust. The heroes learn that their new allies need to speak with Prince Thrommel about gaining an audience with his father, King Belvor. The Prince agrees to have Ophio and Manfred meet with his father tomorrow. The next day the heroes get to their final destination of Verbobonc City.
Dumah decides to keep tabs on his prime suspect in the missing noble children case while the other party members meet with Logan and go over the security protocols before the wedding. Dumah trails the suspect to a ruined tower on the outskirts of the city, but the trail stops cold and he needs to get back to the city to join the rest of the group to get a discern location spell cast to get the exact location of Manzessine Prison somewhere deep in the Underdark. The group plane jumps to the location near the dug out cave in that once blocked the entrance to Manzessine. The old Illithid prison seems almost empty and very quiet except for an eerie screeching roar that echos through the prison as the group slowly makes there way deeper into the darkness. Dumah hears a man chanting in Draconic. He slips back through the darkness to inform the group what he has heard. Garric decides to get closer to see if he can decipher what the man is saying and figures out it’s some type of ritualistic spell to place a Rune of Destruction upon something. Dumah makes his way to the room and peeks in. He sees 6 mutant Illithid, Lord Goldsaex in blood red armor, and a dozen children bound with chains laying on the ground with glowing runes all over their bodies.
The team decides to sneak into the room using their expert skills and indivisibility spells. They failed to notice the symbol of death at the entrance and Garric screams out in pain while the others are able to resist the spells effects. Goldsaex points and the champions and orders the Illithid to “kill the interlopers!”. Chiang unleashes a dozen of his shuriken into Goldsaex, but any time he gets hit, his wounds close up and the force bubbles dissipate as soon as they activate. Dumah throws a few daggers into Goldsaex. Harlan floats up to the ceiling and fires off cold spells into 5 of the 6 Illithids, and then casts an Eldritch Doom Blast into all of the Illithids and Goldsaex. Garric casts Implosion on an Illithid nearest to him, but it has no effect. The Illithid attempt to attack the heroes but miss wildly throwing punches. Goldsaex yells something in Draconic and all the chromatic breath weapon attacks burst out of him and hit everyone except Harlan. Garric heals himself and concentrates to implode one of the Illithid. Goldsaex opens his mouth and negative energy shoots out towards the heroes damaging Garric again. Chiang throws another dozen shuriken at Goldsaex and his magic finally runs out, and he is killed. The group eventually slays the remaining Illithids. The group is left trying to figure out how to dispel the magic upon the children. They realize it would take more magic than they have and too much time to perform it without outside help. Chiang tells the group that he needs to plane jump away and for them to not do anything until he returns. Chiang returns along with Orcus, Ruler of the Thanatos, and currently the Demon Prince of the Abyss. Orcus removes the death magic from the children with his skull wand, gives a nod to Chiang and teleports away. The group unbinds the children from the chains and wakes them all up. The Group discovers that Goldsaex’s Tiamat medallion is a gate key that will transport them back to the ruined tower near the city of Verbobonc. They decide to use the Gate Key and open a portal to go back to the city.
The heroes mingle with some of the local nobles and wedding guests the evening before the wedding takes place. Harlan decides to chat up some of the guests talking about his mining business back in Diamond Lake, and inquiring about the Cult of Tiamat, and any other interesting rumors. The next day the heroes and all the guests gather for the wedding ceremony. Thrommel and Jolene are married and the wedding banquet begins with great cheer.
Suddenly the sky begins to darken and the air becomes colder. Alarms start to go off, and Belvor starts shouting commands to his knights. Off in the distance dark wispy figures can be seen, and the wail of banshees are heard. Through the gate of the courtyard, skeletons dressed in armor start to pour into the castle grounds and floating above the crowd is the death knight, Lord Soth. A knight named Janus appears in the middle of the crowd, and mirrors himself into 12 duplicates. A shout of Belvor’s name comes from another man pointing a crossbow at the king. It is Lord Odric Sevren, and he looses multiple quarrels into Belvor’s chest. At this moment. Chiang notices the king’s right hand man, General Gallantren leaving through a side passage, and he sees the visage of a Rakshasa Lord of Dust, Durastoran, cover the Generals face for a moment.
Chiang decides to attack Janus and his clones and throws 12 shuriken. 7 of the images disappear as the shuriken strike their targets. Harlan tosses a sphere of annihilation at Odric and barely wounds him. Faith grabs Jolene and ushers her away from the battle. Janus attempts to kill Chiang with a word but it has no effect. Odric swings his sword at Harlan, but misses as he crowds of frigthened guests get in his way. Lord Soth fires a netherblast into Chiang. Faith is intercepted by Sir Valtteri Kinnunen and is cut to pieces in seconds. He captures Jolene and plane jumps away. Harlan feels her lifeforce leave her body. Chiang continues his shuriken attacks against Janus and his clones and strikes him down. Odric and Soth move in to attack Thrommel, but then notices Ophioverdaurare, Andrathriinaalym, Manfred Blackwelland his Mandalorian Mercenaries and decide to teleport away. Thrommel, runs over and cradles the body of his father, and he yells out to Logan asking about Jolene’s whereabouts. Logan runs off to see if he can find her and finds Harlan standing over Faiths mutilated body, and next to it is Jolene’s tiara with a dagger run through it. The sky begins to slowly brighten and a it begins to snow….