Phandalin was in ruins. An unknown force had assaulted the town and laid waste to everything in its path. Former friends and allies lay broken among the collapsed buildings. Sildar Hallwinter was found injured at the door to the town hall being attended to by Yeemik the goblin.
Sildar told the party that Venomfang, the young green dragon in the abandoned town of Thundertree, had lead and army of cultists against Phandalin in a surprise raid. The cultists attacked quickly and without mercy. Venomfang himself took to destroying the town and anyone who attempted to offer resistance or flee. His power was unexpected and terrible to behold.
None of this made sense. How could a young green dragon amass so much power so quickly?
Adrie contacted Hamon, the old necromancer, and discovered that Venomfang was possessed by the spirit of an old foe of Hamon and Ro Ron Del. Trafalgar, a dark necromancer and former wizard in the inner circle of the Pact of Phandelver, had returned and possessed Venomfang to get revenge on the two remaining wizards who opposed him long ago.
Hamon instructed the remaining party members to gather on the summit of Ro Ron Del’s tribe and go over their options. Ro Ron Del brought forth a daring plan to send the party members back in time one month to try and stop Trafalgar from possessing Venomfang.
As the ritual began Trafalgar and his cultist ascended the summit. Barbarians met them to try and delay as best they could. When the barbarian forces began to falter, Hamon stepped in directly with his zombie ogre ‘Tiny’ and met the cultists. As Hamon and ‘Tiny’ descended out of sigh down the path a tremendous explosion was heard and small pieces of “Tiny” began to rain around the summit top.
With time running out, Ro Ron Del called upon Carp to assist in delaying Trafalgar. Carp met the dragon in single combat and wrestled with him, holding the dragon at bay. The contest was slowly leaning in the dragon’s favor however and Carp’s golem body began to crack and shatter. Just as Carp’s leg gave way and Trafalgar began to press forward a voice was heard from the cavern behind Ro Ron Del and the ritual. “I’ll help you master!”, cried Lunko as he attempted to assist Ro Ron Del in the time travel ritual.
That was the last thing the party heard or saw before blacking out.
Searos and the party’s new barbarian found themselves in an enchanted grove at midnight witnessing a dark elf ritual to the goddess Eilistraee. A goddess deceased now for almost 500 years.
Giluvian and Djerik found themselves outside of the city of Phandalin. A city which bore little resemblance to the Phandalin they remembered. The decided to visit the town and seek out Mercyshade, the dryad of the grove, which resided inside the city walls. Djerik was carrying the sword of Lord Trescendar and upon being noticed was arrested by Lord Trescendar’s wife. She suspected foul play and stated that Lord Trescendar had not been seen or heard from in a few days since leaving the city on patrol. Giluvian and Djerik are being held in prison until this can be resolved.
Adrie found herself outside a modest town with a wizard tower. She heard a voice coming from the communication stone in her pocket and listened to the voice of an excited young man. Adrie responded to the man through the speaking stone and caused some confusion between him and his sister. The young man was Hamon Koss, a transmutation mage. He looked so young and alive compared to the version of Hamon that Adrie had been accustomed to seeing in her travels. Hamon had created the speaking stones to keep in contact with his pregnant sister Lana. Adrie tried to explain herself but Hamon and Lana were suspicious. They asked her to stay behind and visit Agatha the divination mage the following day.
Captain China found himself asleep in the comfortable bed. Upon waking he noticed his bed was inside of a locked room. He screamed and raised a racket before a young human woman addressed him through the door. She identified herself as “Dixie” and began to ask him how he came to appear in the middle of the Pact of Phandelver. Captain China informed her that he “knew her boss” and she left. She returned with her boss, Ro Ron Del. A younger and more innocent version of the old Half-orc wizard that Captain China had encountered in his travels. Ro Ron Del stared patiently and asked Captain China to tell him what he knew about Trafalgar.