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The party couldn’t find much about Lachesis in the library, apparently most references to him didn’t exist. Some of the other cabal members did have biographies, but they stopped after meeting Lachesis. After a while of searching, the party was called to meet with the Director of the Library. The seraphim informed them that Nephrale was looking into a way to track Lachesis, but to be successful, they would need the Rod of Zidane. The goddess didn’t know where the Rod was, though, and so the Director told them to look for the Elsa, the Zohar, and to look for a companion on the material plane. With no further questions, they gated back to Chitin. There, Carina performed a ritual to open a special gate through which Heimdall returned. He explained, privately, that he was sent back to ensure the defeat of Lachesis.
From there, the company traveled to Bluesky City, seeing as the Elsa is known to be in Manscell, and gathered information. Armed with the knowledge that it was a tower of a long-dead mage, they teleported over to check it out. It took a moment, but they reached it and found it to have been long abandoned and looted. Not much was revealed inside, but the roof had an interesting magi-tech device which, when bothered, showed illusions of three items: the Zohar, a golden disk with a Zohar-shaped inset, and a mysterious magical gyroscope. Somehow the items activated the roof-top device. Further poking around revealed the name “Rennes le Chateau.”
The party returned to Bluesky and sat around on their butts for a month enchanting their new ship to fly and be more fire resistant. Manny and Heimdall also added really cool armor (the scale goes crap, good, cool, bitchin, epic, and then bitch-ass). Once finished, they attempted to fly it on their own without crew. It didn’t go well, but they eventually reached their destination: an old monastery in the south of Manscell, near the border with Calisaele. The place was, as expected, old and abandoned but very pretty. A casual inspection revealed nothing of much importance, but strangely the only symbol to be found in the chapel was the Zohar. The Zohar coin from before didn’t do much, but Amoss found a secret passage in the cemetery behind the church. The cave passageway led into a chamber with a monolith.
The story on the monolith was that of the Elohim creation myth: Adam and Eve in a garden of paradise, having eaten of the Tree of Knowledge, faced the wrath of Elohim. The more religious-minded noticed some strange differences between the story as told and the story on the monolith. Continuing on, they came to an underground burial chamber, lit with everburning torches (seriously everburning). On either side lay six graves and at the end a stone coffin and misshapen cross. It bore the inscription of the Zohar and with the insertion of the coin, it opened to reveal a statue of a woman holding a golden disk. An inscription at the head read “Mary,” but no one knew who that was. They attempted to take the golden disk from her but it would not budge. But when they showed her the coin, she began to wake up, color returning to her features. She wouldn’t say who she was, but transported them to a trial.
A blue light engulfed the party and when it faded, they stood upon a large Zohar facing mysterious opponents who shimmered and faded as if they were not quite real. The fight was long and surprisingly hard as they faced expert spellcasters and swordsmen. In the end the party triumphed, but in their triumph they lost Amoss and Arcius. Their brave sacrifices were not in vain, and when they returned to the cavern, the woman, who identified herself as the Maiden of Mary, gave them both a blessing. She gave them the golden disk, calling it the Eikonos and returned to her sleep.