|Summary: Strange storms and black ooze afflict Xalious, and Josleen and Linn suspect three necromancers in the Mage's Guild may be behind it. With the help of others (Larewen, Callamyre, Hildegarde, Ansel, Kang, etc.) they investigate the case.|
|Summary: Linn, Kang, Josleen, and (earlier) Hudson discover that three necromancers (named Quave, Erlan and Molostroi) are trying to summon a monster from another plane. Assassins attempt to kill Josleen.|
|Summary: The Dark Imp reveals herself at the Xalious political forum and declares her intentions to enslave the residents of both Frostmaw and Xalious. She is the big boss of the three necromancers (and it is later discovered, a lich who also goes by the moniker The Savage Queen). At the forum, Reginae takes Quave prisoner.|
|Summary: During an interrogation in Frostmaw, Quave reveals that The Savage Queen's phylactery is the garland of sculls worn by none other than Orikahn, presumed ally of Frostmaw (and Xalious by association). The garland is destroyed, and so too is the lich presumed dead, but Orikahn escaped. Then, at the yule ball, Orikahn returns with The Savage Queen and it is revealed that there is one more phylactery: Hildegarde's heart. Leone stabs Hildegarde through the heart to kill the lich once and for all.|
|Summary: After the death of The Savage Queen and Quave, Erlan and Molostroi decide to lay low for a while and let things settle. However, they have not abandoned their ambitions to resurrect The Order of the Shade and summon the Shade Nightmare from another plane. They succeed at the Xalious Elections, and the Shade Nightmare escapes into the darkness to plot the recruitment of his army to bring the end days and ascend to godhood. On the opposite side of the war, Kovl works to flex the Mage's Guild muscle to oppose the Shade Nightmare.|
|Summary: The shade nightmare recruits Patron Deriin of House Fuer'yonii d'Aphyon to be his army's general. General Deriin recruits Lieutenant Trajek, who soon forged a blade made from an undead basilisk.
Gevurah and Lanlan discover the creature calls itself Alithyk Caluss and he is amassing an army of undead in the chaos realm. They plot to kidnap one of Caluss's cultists to gather more information, then empower the cultist in a series of championship battles to scare the drow into banding together against Caluss.
Kelovath finds the last of the five pieces if the Order of the Shade set.
|Summary: After extensive research in the various dark planes, Gevurah develops a theory that the gloomglut in the Shadow Plane share common traits with Alithyk Caluss. Determined to capture a gloomglut to experiment on, she makes a deal with Khitti, the only person she's heard of who can open portals to the shadow realm.
Meanwhile in Vailkrin, Trajek seeks to convert Larewen to Caluss's side...by stabbing her repeatedly by the Undead Basilisk Blade. It seems to be working?
- Order of the Shade set of five magical, ancient, drow items.
- Xalious Tree Amulet - A pendant necklace gifted to Josleen by Hildegarde to protect the bard from magic attacks and represent both the union of their towns and their personal friendship.
Mutated monsters are attacking the village! The Xalious Militia and other allies fend them off, and along the way find some interesting items.