As Vash knew of the site of a Fey crossing in the northern part of Darkthorn forest, it was determined that that would be the best place to take Elisandra. She agreed. “As an Eladrin, I am versed in the ritual that will allow me passage into the Feywild if we can get to the right spot in the forest,” Elisandra offered.
The party asked Mendis where they could procure provisions, preferably potions of healing in case they ran in more resistance on the way to the Fey crossing. Mendis stroked his chin and uttered, “I know a man that would likely trade potions for that opal you found on the kobold wyrmpriest. We need to see Vondal Malgrim right away.”
Tharina interrupted the group as it gathered to leave. “Before you depart I would offer you with this gift for the journey. It is a religious artifact from temple. It will help carry the will of our gods with you.” Tharina then took from a pouch at her belt a holy symbol and presented it to Raggar (Holy Symbol of Divine Force +1).
With the offering received, the party turned to leave, and in a few minutes time Mendis was banging on the front door of one of the nearby cottages with the party in tow. “Vondal! Get up! We need to get into your shop!”
“Go away, Mendis! It’s not safe in the streets tonight!” a gruff voice floated down from upstairs.
“Vondal! We have an opal down here the size of an egg!” The sound of footsteps descending the stairs came next. The door came open and a dwarf’s head with wild hair poked through.
“Alright! I’ll get my boots.” A minute later the party was following Vondal as he quickly trekked the few quick blocks to his Phantasmagoria. Once inside Vondal lit a lantern, which cast long shadows from all of the trinkets and babels arranged around his shop. He then produced three glass vials of healing brew. “These are all I have right now. I’ll give you these and 50 pieces of gold for that opal. That would be fair.” The deal was quickly struck and the party prepared to leave.
“You five are the men of the hour then, eh?” Vondal asked as he eyed the opal.
“They’ve been instrumental in repelling each of the attacks. They’ve already saved the lives of many of our citizens, and they’re leaving to escort Elisandra back to the Feywild for her safety,” Mendis proclaimed.
“So you say, eh?!?” mused the dwarf. “Well, I might have another trinket or two to help on you this journey. I’m an admirer of Elisandra and he magic. We can’t let an artist like her fall prey to this fowl kobold lot. They’ve no business attacking the town, ruining what would otherwise be a great feasting holiday!”
Vondal moved quickly through the stacks, cabinets and shelves behind the long oak counter in his store muttering to himself. “Ah here we are. These might help you deal with any more of those beasts should you encounter them.”
Vondal placed a dagger with a talon on the hilt on the counter (+1 Aftershock Weapon)
and a shining amulet featuring a blue stone set in the pendant (+1 Amulet of Health)
“These pieces I would gladly donate to the cause. I’d just ask that next time you are in Silvermont you remember how good ole Vondal was to you and maybe give me first crack at any loot you be lookin’ to offload.” Vondal winked at the party as the light from the twin full moons shown through the windows of his shop and played off his crafty eyes.