Our Heroes made their way to Seven Pillars. Meeting up with the leader of the Black District, Jorg, the party joined in the pit fights(Fineli watched and placed some smart bets). During the fighting John Tanners was gravely injured losing an arm. The Drow attacked slaughtering all the audience.
As the party went to inform Black Luca, the current Holder of the invasion an Earth Dragon attacked. The dragon knocked out the lava river that runs through Seven Pillars setting a figurative countdown to when the Drow would attack.
The party followed the dragon and saved it! The dragon granted each Hero a wish. When the party returned they found Seven Pillars under attack by the Drow. The heroes stopped the invasion. As Luca was going to address the people of The Seven, Fineli whipped the mob into a frenzy and set them onto Luca. Black Luca killed civilains by the handful as they charged into him and his wife. Eventually, Throck landed a mortal blow on Luca. During this time, Jorg made his way into the Throne Room securing it for himself. Narg The Foe Cleaver and Gem Jiggler had an existential crisis about Foe Cleaing and Gem Jiggling and decided to retire.
A month later…
Jorg has won over the people. Seven Pillars has split into two factions: The Loyalists and The Sympathizers. Zhasul Cervoro has made his way into The Seven on behalf of his Ancestors. He meets up with the Throck and Fineli and talks them into helping him put some spirits to rest.
As they travel in the Broken District they come across Black Luca‘s vengeful spirit. After defeating it they visit the Black District to ask for aid from Ragek to help get a hold of Annika. They are required to the Apocrypha Blade from the crypts under Seven Pillars. They get the dagger but not before releasing a horde of undead into The Seven, and defeating Luca’s Angry Spirit for the final time.
The party decide to help put an end to the Fire Invasion that is raging outside The Seven. With the help of Jorg and Annika they march East. They come across a wizard and a spirit trying to bring the spirit back to life. A fight ensues and Annika reveals herself to be The Chained. She kidnaps a wizard and disappears.
When they return to seven pillars they find that Horatio was taken by The Chained. So the party decides to head east again to Fort Marta to find the child’s uncle Quintus The Blade. Fineli attacks a magic hat with his sword causing an explosion that almost wipes the party out. Throck gets captured in Fort Marta by the Grey Blade. Zhasul Cervoro, Quintus The Blade, and Fineli save him. They leave Fort Marta with Quintus The Blade in tow, along with a book given to them by Emal, and the entire Mercenary army lead by Balduf Kathlain.
When the party returns to The Seven they find that the Wizard has returned along with Horatio. But something is different about the baby, something dark. The party gets a clue that The Chained has headed to Dwarven land and so the party travels south. During their journey they encounter Virulent Hounds. Zhasul Cervoro dies in the fight, but escapes the Black Gates and returns to the Material Plane. All party members are left with permanent black marks left by the hounds.