Long into the future in a land far, far away…
Arien, Craven, Flint and Samir, along with Truneseeg, continued through the rough seas of Arkull on their way to The Haze. During an evening storm, Arien fell from her hammock and saw a golden glow from her pack. She discovered the Orb of Arcano was illuminated and woke Craven for further investigation, but the orb dimmed.
The next day, Flint held the globe, which caused a gold flash only he saw. The orb again went dim. So, Flint drew his magic sword and struck the orb, shattering it with a brilliant golden flash. With the problem seemingly resolved, they cleaned up the mess and continued the journey.
The next night Flint woke to piercing pain as an invisible assailant stabbed him. He yelled out to his companions for help as he used his own magic to turn invisible and prepare for battle against the unknown foe. Arien quickly woke and discovered the door was jammed shut. She used her acid magic to remove the door and rushed to help Flint. Craven woke from a long fitful dream and cast a spell to protect Arien from harm before entering the battle.
Samir woke to find himself bound, blindfolded and gagged. The rougish monk was able to free his feet and realized he was being held in the brig. Through muffled yells, he alerted his companions to his whereabouts and was soon freed from his cell thanks to Tygoll.
Meanwhile, Craven illuminated his Ghost Lantern which exposed the female Arkull Elf assassin attacking Flint. She commanded that Craven and Truneseeg help her apprehend Arien and Flint by order of the Triquetra. When she realized there would be no help, the assassin fled, teleporting away in a puff of smoke. Arien and Flint sped past the Frostflight crew that had arrived during the fight and reached the assassin. Flint carried Craven’s lantern which again brought the invisible assassin to light. A final crossbow bolt to the side from Truneseeg subdued the woman and ended the combat.
Captain Cither discovered a folded parchment on the assassin and ordered the heroes to their quarters while he assessed the situation. The companions went reluctantly back to their cabins with a feeling that it was only a matter of time before Captain Cither realized the Triquetra was behind the assassination attempt and would come for them…