After deep discussion with the Hearthmistress Sonavut the party conclude that Nagun, a local warrior who hasn’t been seen in some days, has most likely been possessed by a Fey spirit. He is most likely the unstoppable warrior that the party previously encountered.
Koya explains that Fey spirits are vulnerable to cold iron, a rare metal that is cold to touch even on the hottest summer day. Fortunately, it seems that this cold metal is relatively abundant in the icey crown of the world.
The town blacksmith has an impressive selection of magical Erutaki-style arms and armor that he has crafted and displayed for sale. This includes 5 cold iron arrows and a cold iron longspear, which Sandru barters for in exchange for in exchange for all the winter wolf pelts and 5 units of Ore.
Youxia managed to locate Nagun’s home, and searching it found his longspear. Another cold iron weapon, which the Fey possessed abhor.
The investigation of Tunuak’s abode revealed more than just information. Ignatuis took it upon himself to strip down into the buff and reveal his half-elf-pride to the village in a raucous comedy act, which drew many snickers of shrinkage from the local Erutaki women. Using the distraction the Senja and Shalelu sneak into Tunuak’s home. They group discover that Tunuak has not been maintaining the wind-spirit-shrine.
After repeated foot traffic in and out of Tunuak’s home Shalelu is eventually noticed by the local villagers. Things came to a head with another visit to the chief’s tower. Hearthmistress Sonavut inspected Tunuak’s home and agreed that there had been some necromantic magic performed in the area.
After a nights rest to clear the head, the group headed into the ice cave’s to the find Naagun and arrest Tunuak.
The battle with Nagun quickly went in the partys favor. Shalelu was able to fell Nagun with a cold iron tipped arrow to the eye, which revealed the fey-spirit that had been inhabiting Nagun’s body. Senja then made quick work of destroying the spirit with a deadly flurry of kicks. Nagun’s life was saved by a quick thinking Senja who healed him with his bardic magic.
Pressing deeper into the ice caves they found to the door to Tunuak’s lair. Dispite the warning from the grateful Nagun, Shalelu forgot to check for traps and fell into a deep pit lined with Icey spikes. Tunuak was waiting for them in the pit with two hoar-spirit warriors hidden in the ice. Tunuak magic allowed him to soar and vanish into the frozen wind. There he summoned a mist to further obscure the hero’s vision.
Sandru resorted to casting silence on himself to prevent Tunuaks magic. However, without sight or hearing the hero’s had no idea where the evil shaman was located.
Never one to worry about friendly-fire, Ignatius began launching fireballs into the pit. This turned out to be highly effective as he managed to destroy hidden enemies without them ever springing an attack on the hero’s. However, Ignatius was beset by an animated sword of magic that chased him away from the fight.
Tunuak, resorted to beating Sandru (ineffectually) with his staff as the brave bard struggled to climb back out of the pit. Ignatius launched his last fireball, blasting Sandru back down into the cliff, but also killing Tunuak.
After the mist cleared, the hero’s discovered a bone-altar to the demon-lord Sithud at the bottom of the pit. On the altar, they found a white dragon egg, which was cold to the touch.
The party are welcomed as hero’s for rescuing Nagun and defeating Tanuak’s plot to overthrow the village chief. They are presented with Claws of the Ice Bear and a great feast is held to honor them as warriors.