The process of moving the soul from the fort to the skull has been a taxing one. However it has been an enlightening one all the same. It is a good thing I did not let him do it alone. The plane of dreams tried to crash down upon the area and I held it back. It was a spur of the moment occurrence, but I think it can be replicated on a larger scale. I will need to speak with Alacor about this and other things.
A moon appeared at one point, the moon of Sypheros I believe. Someone or something wants this to be done and doesn’t want others knowing what is happening. Finally after 2 months this is coming to a close:
A crude archway stands before you adorned with vines and simple flowers running up the sides. Fastened to the rungs on the sides you see what appear to be 8 bird nests, four on each side. The nests contain reagents that Jaden has been collecting over the last several days. In the top two nests, sit large nightshards that glisten in the twilight. Next, on the left sits black lotus with death lily mirroring it on the right. After that, onyx gems sitting in vampire dust. Finally, hanging from the middle by a silver wire is the skull that will contain the spirit of the fortress with a small bell wedged between the teeth in its mouth.
Jaden moves to the other side of the archway opposite the group and gestures for Dazen to stand mirroring him. He then has Lukar stand on one of the sides of the archway to Jaden’s left and asks to expose his dragon mark. Lastly, Braun stands on the other side of the archway to Jaden’s right. Jaden begins chanting the incantation as the ley lines beneath the archway light up beneath him and channel inward. He begins raising his hands, palm outward to chest level to make a 90 degree angle (so that his palms face Lukar and Braun). In doing so, Dazen and Braun’s hands instinctively raise the same way. Natural energy from Braun channels out to Jaden and Dazen, which traverse their bodies mixing with the energy of the ley lines and complete the circuit at Lukar’s dragon mark. A faint light begins to emanate from the eyes of the skull…
Once it was completed we spoke with the skull and found out it is alligned with the golden flame. As much as I do not care for religion and divine casting it appears there is no getting away from it. The golden flame seems to be empowering more and more around me.
I need to do more research on my people in this time to figure out what happened all those years ago. The best place to do that here will be Arcanix. I believe others have research they need to do as well.
Arius’s notes on the happenings in Xendrick:
Before elves warred upon the giants
Quori were warring from dalkor
Wanted to prevent a magical battle with giants
Quori brought war to them
War lasted 1000 years
Giants are the reason Dalkor never comes into alignment with eberron however it still touches it
The war severely damaged xendrick
Some magic went rampant
Part of xendrick went into the ocean
Most of the ruins that have been explored are just south of Storm Reach
The giant ruins are in the central part
West and southwest have not been explored
3 powerful groups in the giants
The ones that were combative with quori were the Sulat
There are ruins that show reference of them
Military of nature based on buidings
Had large focus of major desert area of xendrick
Pretty sure there are mention of the Quori army, by the way people wrote in text it seems the quori had a “controlled” army. I’m pretty sure that meant they had living constructs
Seems like warforged which is strange because they were created during the last war and this was a long time ago
Giants learn arcane magic from dragons
Dragons saw continuing evolution of giants so they taught them magic
Giants started taking it to a dark place and using blood magic
I need to speak with Alacor…