Cyric 20 501 4th age
The group dressed in their finest clothes and was taken to the castle for the party. It was a festive event and the group mingled. Asgar was surrounded by various girls, Tet met with one of the ward leaders, a lady named Veronica, while Nora tried to converse with the girls hanging on Asgar and Nicodamus was also entertaining the girls.
It was near midnight when a fireball and smoke went off in the dance area. The crowd panicked and tried to flee. Frederick shouted out to protect the king whom had been introduced to the crowd awhile before. The group assisted with the crowd control. When things settled down, the group noticed that both Fletcher and the Magnus were missing. A search ensued and the body of the Magnus was found near the stage. The king wanted somebody to take the body upstairs. Asgar swept up the lifeless body and took it upstairs. The king pointed to a simple looking bed and the Magnus was laid in it. The king took out a diamond and set it upon the chest of the Magnus. The diamond began to glow as did the body. The diamond disappeared but the body was not revived.
The Magnus body had a simple glass statuette lying atop her. It was in the shape of a bird. It was the sign of the legendary assassin, the Ice Falcon. This symbol was always left at the site of important assassinations according to legend. The Ice Falcon, according to which story you might believe is either an immortal assassin or a order, he or it has existed since the near beginning of recorded history and always is a sign of some harbinger of change to come. Some actually suspect that the Falcon is a avatar of the God Mask, who is nicknamed the hidden one by many.
The group then looked for Fletcher and it was also unsuccessful. Angry and discouraged the group went back to the temples where they found one of Fletchers Bodyguards dead and impaled on the temple door. There was a note. The group heard a noise from within the temple and cautiously moved into it. There they found Colby, a young man that they had met with in the past. He was frightened as he seen the bodyguard killed but the beast was unable to enter the temple. They calmed him down.
The group then read the note. It stated that Fletcher was a prisoner and that Lothar required the groups assistance to clear something out and he would then release Fletcher. This started a discussion among the group. The signal for approval would be the burning of the note. It was finally decided to light the note.