CCA: Arrive back in Fallcrest. Andraste, an Elfin Swordmage, has arrived as well and tells Aelar and the party that he has information that orks from the Severed Eye Clan are searching for a ‘Slaying Stone’ in the old ruined city of Kiris Dahn. They are to get it and then send it to the Harkenwood for dark purposes. The group decides that before they go investigate the Harkenwood, they should find this ‘slaying stone’ and keep it from the Severed Eye orks. They gather provisions and rest the night before traveling to Kiris Dahn..
CCB: Arrives at Winterhaven, only to find the town’s gates shut. The guards from atop the Winterhaven walls inform the party that the dead have begun to rise in the cemetery outside of the town. the town gates will remain shut to protect the people. The party decides to stop whatever foulness is coming from the cemetery and make their way to it. There they find and fight undead zombies and skeletons . They find the Gelfkin, who had escaped them before in the ‘dragon graveyard’, tied to a sacrificial altar and none other than Ninarin performing a dark ritual over him. Karath sneaks around the cemetery side and attacks Ninarin as the rest of the party handles the undead. She manages to kill the Gelfkin and spill his blood over the artifact, empowering it with necrotic energy. As she is being defeated, a necklace she is wearing explodes in a flash a light and she seemingly teleports away.
After the fight, they return with Douven Staul to Winterhaven, where they are hailed as heroes for defeating the undead. They ask around to try to figure out where Ninarin is hiding and knowing it has to be around the area, ask Eilian the Old and Valthrun. Eilian has no idea, but Valthrun tells them that there was once an old keep, back when Nerath had controlled the ear. It is said that the keep fell to necrotic magics that came from the Shadowfell. Upon hearing this, the elf maiden Delphina Moongem tells them that she picks flowers to sell to the townsfolk and that some of them are located nearby some old ruins North of Winterhaven. Recently she has had to be careful since goblins have been going in and out of the ruins, She tells the party where it can be located, and they rest for the night, so they can leave for the ruins in the morning.