July 5-15, 25NA
Black Mantle is dead, and the threat she represented to the town of Grayson is no more.
But for the Heralds of the New Age, their challenges in the Upside Down were not over. The proposed exit in the graveyard proved to be possible, as it represented a sort of thin point between the Upside Down and the world they knew.
Working together, Aideen and Gareth moved the others through the thin place, but in doing so, they attracted the attention of the undead that haunt the graveyard. From there, things got complicated as the passage back to Grayson became more difficult and the two would up sealing themselves on the other side with the horde of ravening undead and something else. Something that knew who Gareth was, taunting him in elvish about a sword that he would not let Gareth claim.
Meanwhile, the rest of their group,fearing for the safety of Aideen and Gareth, alerted Grumbar about the situation, and he left in a burst of magic.
Just as the deadly undead knight was nearly upon them, Grumbar appeared and sent them home. But he doesn't follow…
The party mourns what seems to be the loss of Grumbar Brighthammer and the next few days involve some time to reflect on what has happened to everyone.
But soon enough, it is time to send the party off on their next journey, to deal with the White Dragon, Wendigo. King Courdry asks that they escort reinforcements for the Parth Mynydd, the elvish settlement that guards the pass up to Caer Nimir.
Part of their departure includes some rewards for the services the party has given the community and the burgeoning community: land to build a keep on, and a seat at the council table when their other duties allow.
After several days of travel, the small army finds itself less than a day from their destination when strange giant bipedal reptiles appear, carrying deadly fey to the attack!