The party solved the puzzle in Tanzion, with Jack accidentally being killed by friendly fire, and discovered the location of Saventh-Yhi. As they did this, Serayla noticed Zakiyya, the succubus from earlier, spying on the party and getting the location as well. Rodrick left a Magic Mouth for their allies with the information, the party left the ruins, escaping just before the Aspis Consortium arrived, with the succubus meeting them.
Ishirou, the monk who slew Steven the monk way back on the Smuggler’s Shiv was also spotted with the Consortium. Trekking through the jungle, the party crossed a bridge over a river of crocodiles, beating off pterodactyls and a ghostly explorer, cutting it from the other side, finally reaching Saventh-Yhi.
Arriving well before the other factions, the party set up a well-positioned camp. Soon, the other factions arrived. The party chose to continue working with the Sargavan government and visited the other camps, with the exception of the Aspis Consortium, meeting the other shipwreck survivors, who were working in the other camps.Around this time, Rodrick awakened the rooster he had gained from the cockfighting camp, and Curmudgeon the Chicken barbarian was born, fighting alongside the party with the ferocity of a young eagle.
Moving into the city,the party visited the nearby spire in the merchant district, where they were taunted by a apparition of a undead mage who urged them to drink nearby water, battled keches and chimeras, and discovered the corpse of the aforementioned mage. At the spire, they ventured into a cave underneath. Pao-Pao, scouting ahead, discovered a monstrously large bat, which noticed him and chased him through the cavern. Hal and Curmudgeon battled the beast in the air, and Darve struck it down when it descended to attack.
Discovering the spires could be activated, the party worked to find a way to awaken the structure, succeeding by throwing money at it. The spire activated, the party returned to camp. On the road, The party met Zakiyya, accompanied by a few guards and Ishirou. Barely a word was spoken before the two teams exploded into violence. In a flurry of blades, claws, summoning magic, and alien tentacles, Zakiyya was killed. Ishirou was released from the magical control he was under and he and the surviving guards left for their camp.
Deciding where to go next, Nyles consulted Shelyn, who told the party to go to the artisan district. Acquiring a boat, the party with the exception of Rodrick, who was unable to come that day, went to the island it was located on. As they landed and moved in, they discovered incredibly detailed statues and carvings. Soon, they met bow and spear wielding natives, whos leader allowed them entrance after Nyles showed his holy symbol.
They were discovered to be some sort of Shelyn worshipers, following a leader known as the Radiant Muse. They revealed that Saventh-Yhi translated to “Serpent-killer” and was named for a heroes opposition to serpent-men, and that they were tormented by a blood-drinking monster. Some of those suffering were aided by Nyles.The party was told they could meet the Muse the next day, with the group resting overnight in the village. Pao-Pao used the opportunity to sneak around disguised as a native, discovering a attitude of nervous apprehension toward the Radiant Muse by her followers. Also, during the night Nyles had a disturbing dream showing Shelyn living peacefully in the city before Earthfall and becoming harsh and cold afterward.
When Pao-Pao returned, a disturbing vision of the undead mage from before taunted them, and caused their guard to walk away and study some carvings and drink some water. This mage would appear repeatedly to them.The following morning the group went to meet the Radiant Muse.
On the way to the spire, Pao-Pao turned invisible, and Nyles angered the guide by attempting to cast beneficial spells on him, and was barred from the entrance. On arrival, the Muse was revealed to be a large half-woman half-snake creature, who asked to see the party’s artist. When she was told that Nyles had been held back, she flew into a rage, screaming in fury at the guide for his action and demanded he be allowed in.
As Nyles approached, Darve dramatically heralded his entrance and his theatrics impressed the Muse. The rest of the party was not so lucky, with their attempts at art failing to make a good impression. The Muse, who secret detection spells revealed to be mentally unstable, declared that the party could win her favor by succeeding at a test, slaying the beast that plagued the village. Just then, Pao-Pao sprang from ambush, landing a mighty blow with his warhammer against the Muse. It barely fazed her.
Pao-Pao, realizing he had underestimated her, ran and threw Nyles onto Darves horse, and Darve bolted for the boat as the Muse began casting spells and Pao-Pao and the Witch prepared to make a fighting retreat as the locals looked on.
Seralya escaped, and Nyles, as he rode to the boat, decided instead to fly back and attempt to activate the spire. Nyles soon discovered activating the spire would take an hour, but was unable to escape, being shot down and nearly killed by the Muse, who used him as a hostage to force Pao-Pao to surrender. The Muse spared Nyles, at the price of Pao-Pao being forced to promise to help kill the blood drinker.
When the party returned to camp, they found it badly damaged by what the survivors described as a giant frog monster. The party, now with Rodrick, Hal and Curmudgeon again, went hunting for the blood drinker and the new monster, encountering a demonic snake trapped in a jar, who soon escaped from confinement and battled the party, teleporting away before he could be slain. Beyond it’s prison the party discovered a village of frog-like boggards in the agricultural district, who worshiped the Froghemoth.
After some initial violence, the boggards surrendered. Ignoring their warnings about the beasts power, the party went to “meet” it. The boggards took them to a lake, where the party slew the creature after a difficult battle. The boggards, now awed by their power, allowed them to visit their spire, which the party activated with a feast. The boggards requested that the party find their missing oracle.
Now the party went to find the blood-drinker, finding it was a animalistic, vampire-like creature. The party fought and killed it, however, as the monster was slain, it possessed Curmudgeon, who flew away before the party could stop him. Returning to the Muse, the party was able to activate the spire with art.In the Temple district, the party battled trogolodytes, and activated the Spire.
Traveling to the military spire, the party found it to be guarded by a force of chaura-ka, who attacked the party after they entered their tower for negotiations after some fighting outside. The party fought through them to their leaders, who released a savage,petrified demon to battle them, however, the party was triumphant, and killing the demon activated that spire as well.
In the Government district, the party met a village of Serpentfolk, using diplomacy to gain entrance and speak to their leader. On the way, they met the boggards oracle, mind controlled by unknown forces, studying carvings. He was freed by the party. Upon reaching the leaders residence Pao-Pao invisibly scouted inside, seeing a woman in a Red Mantis uniform inside.
When they went a woman she claimed to be servant to the master and convinced them to accept food. Seralya went with her to help and the woman attacked, revealing herself to be a snakelike rakasha, the local ruler, and was then killed by the party. The spire was then activated by Hal reading the laws inscribed there. As they left, they saw some shady looking serpentfolk moving towards the spire. The party did not stop them.
As the party worked their way around the city, the various camps fell to the dangers of the jungle, leaving only the Sargavan Government and the Aspis Consortium standing.
Entering the residential district, the party found a courtyard full of colorful webbing and what looked like humans wrapped up in web, and were attacked by a dream spider the size of a small house, known as the Nightmare Dancer.As they began to battle it, the creature that had possessed Curmudgeon and the snake demon returned, The demon was kept from escaping by a Dimensional Anchor and killed, the spider was slain, and the thing that had murdered Curmudgeon was seemingly killed, then it possessed a baby dream spider and attempted to escape, only to smashed by Pao-Pao.
Just then, their whole camp showed up. The city had suddenly become a battleground, with undead monsters exploding up from underground. The Muse had called the camp to rally at her district and they came, fighting against a undead snakeman and his wight and ghast minions, who were chasing down a panicked elf woman.
Hal and Pao-Pao fought head-on against the creatures, Nyles slaughtered them by channeling positive energy, and the necromancer himself was frozen into a block of ice by Seralya, being killed upon thawing out. The half-elf, known as Juliver, was discovered to be Feebleminded and was cured by Seralya.
Juliver explained that she was an ally of the famed Pathfinder Eando Kline, who been captured while attempting to stop a hidden serpentfolk army from resurrecting their god, Ydersius and conquering the world.
The party agreed to ally with Juliver and save the world, right after activating the final spire.
The party suffered a loss, when they woke up the next morning to find Pao Pao gone and a note left behind explaining that he had been called away to serve in the wars back in his home country.
In fact, he had left because he knew that Dream Spider venom could be used to produce a powerful narcotic known as Shiver, and he had gone to make himself rich in the poison and drug trade.