After meeting up with the rest of the Caravan after getting back to Everlund, we set out for Silvery Moon, where Clair lives. On the way, while we passed a forest, I noticed that something was watching us from it. Clair tells us about a little legend that had told around there about a scary “Actual Cannibal” lurking in the forest. We went to check it out and Trappist get his foot caught in a bear trap. Suddenly, we see the dreaded “Actual Cannibal” and he starts chasing us on all fours. We start running and find a cabin. We enter but the “Actual Cannibal” is already there, sharpening an ax. We attack him while he attacks and dances, surely to get us off our guard. We eventually defeat him and Graoully immediately beheads him. We leave the forest with Graoully keeping the severed head of the “Actual Cannibal” to give to the guards at Silvery Moon. When we arrive at Silvery Moon to give it to the guards, they say that they’ve never even heard about the “Actual Cannibal.” Graoully then wants to keep the head and have it preserved. I will have none of that. It must be gotten rid of. I tell Graoully this but he wants to keep it. I then try to take it but am unsuccessful. Javier then takes it and gives it to me. I try to burn it with sacred flame but nothing happens. Some guards come to see the commotion and arrest us for different things. We go to trial and plead our cases. Before any verdict is given out, Clair and some enthusiastic gentlemen come in and get us exonerated. Graoully is mad because he says he wants justice served. Clair introduces us to the gentlemen as her master, Flarnbeard. He tells us that he has a mission for us to help find his friend that went missing after going to an island. I don’t want to be distracted from my own mission but the other party members besides Clair want to go and I know that they’ll need my help. Also, I’m not one to pass up someone in need unless I have a really good reason. Before we depart, I check out the local library to see if there is anymore information on Tiamat and the Cult of Dragons. I don’t learn much more than I learned before in the library in Beregost. With that explored, I’m ready to set out for the island.
We set sail for the island and we encounter a storm at sea. Javier’s horse is washed overboard but other than that we all make it to island safely. We decide to rest in the customs office for the night and explore the island in the morning. In the customs office, there is a room with a corpse in it. We put the door up on the frame and a trap in front of it so that nothing comes to sneak up on us while we sleep. During the night, lo and behold, something did come and sneak up on us while we slept and the trap didn’t work. It was someone who tried to steal Clair. We stopped them and it was revealed to be a boy who looked mostly human with a few orc features. He couldn’t talk and would write things with charcoal in Orc that only Trappist could read. He clung to Clair writing “Sun” when asked about her. Flarnbeard, who has a book of one use only spells and rituals cast Tougues on the half orc boy. He still couldn’t speak as he didn’t know a language but he understood us when we asked him questions. The next morning we explore the island, noting that it was empty save for this little half orc boy. The lighthouse revealed somethings about the town and the houses we looked through revealed even more of the picture to us. We found many things in the houses from corpses to spyglasses to fanatic crossbow bolts to…wasps and a lot of scriptures from a fanatical religion. Through our search we discovered the house of the half orc boy and in searching it found documents that detailed everyone on the island, including the boy whose name was Ruby. We eventually found our way to a burnt down house next to all the other houses. When Graoully went and dug around in the ashes, an ash mephit emerged and we attacked him. We defeated it and it replayed an scene from the time the house burned down. It seems like the residents were attacked by an orc or half orc and killed. At the end of the scene, it exploded, spraying ash everywhere and blinding Graoully. He started wandering around blind and fell down a well near the center of town. Trappist jumps down after him and I lower a rope and climb down after them.
At the bottom of the well, there is an area with tunnels going out from it. There are also two corpses embracing with crossbow bolts in their chests. When the others joined us down the well, Ruby revealed that the two corpses were his parents Rogath and Sunny Rumrick, one being a Half orc man and the other a human woman. We explore the rest of the tunnels, with monsters and in-fighting along the way, and it leads to a half orc chained up to the wall surrounded by dead fish. Even though he was in chains, he was an intimidating presence. He scares Graoully by screaming and Graoully goes running off back down the tunnels. Between the wasps and this, Graoully is looking more and more non-godly by the day. The half orc tells us, in bewildered mutterings, that he was the brother of the Rpgath and was responsible for killing some of the people in town, because one of the humans, Kinkaid Rumrick, who was the one we were looking for and the father of Sunny Rumrick, went ballistic after finding out that his daughter was pregnant by a half orc. There was growing unrest between some of the humans and half orcs in the town and when Kinkaid found out about his daughter, Kinkaid attacked and killed her and Rogath. In response, Rogath’s brother killed Kinkaid and everyone in town. He was then chained here by someone who tortured him. After we got Graoully back from his scared sprint, we found a secret passage in the holding room and it lead to a mining factory where Kobolds were mining rubies. They noticed us and attacked saying they had to protect their master. We defeated many of them, leaving 6 alive. We restrained them under pickaxes and went on to see their master in the other room. In the other room there was a huge pile of rubies and when we approached, an adult red dragon emerged from the pile. We tried to talk our way out of it but he was belligerent and attacked Clair. She charged at the dragon and Flarnbeard tackled her to the ground the keep her from getting killed. His book of spells and rituals, however, fell from his person and into the pile of rubies the dragon was on. He had told us earlier that if the book left his possession, a meteor swarm would come down and burn the book. A few seconds later, that’s exactly what happened. Meteors burst through the ceiling and landed right on top of the dragon. The dragon became encased in ruby save his head, wings and tail. He was looking very ragged and the party decided that now was the perfect time to defeat the dragon. It was still a difficult battle but we managed to defeat him. We harvested the dragon parts that we could to use to help on our quest and took the Kobolds left under our wing. I didn’t want one at first but after they had pledged allegiance to us and Trappist killed one for no reason, I had compassion on them and kept one that was not yet claimed by the other members. I named him Aerun and decided to teach him the ways of Eldath in hopes that he may find and spread peace upon the world.