Last time, lots of things fell from the sky, several of you discovered new abilities, and some goblins died. Ciraena was hit in the head with a rock, which triggered a kind of vision. In it, she saw a cluttered worktable near shelves that contained tome after tome of arcane knowledge. Against the opposite wall of the room, she saw a distinctive banner depicting a golden dragon. Perhaps this vision is in some way related to the magical abilities she displayed later in the session?
Perhaps already wary of falling objects thanks to Ciraena, Jamster deftly dodged the heavy, dust-laden book that feel from the sky shortly thereafter. While its exact contents are uncertain, it appeared to be a book describing various deities. Given that only Ioun and Erathis are known to exist on Ious, this knowledge is very obviously otherworldly. There also appears to be some validity to the claims it makes, as it seems to have triggered divine powers in Jamster.
The others (who were either not hit with objects, or who avoided them) got to observe the cause in some detail. It appears that portals were opening in the sky with loud pops and depositing their contents – mostly dirt and dust – onto the material plane. Could it be that time of year already?
Perhaps the strangest thing to fall from the sky was…some sort of bird person. The newcomer had some time to speak with the party – as well as could be done given the chaos raining down from the sky. It seems he was thrown from the Elemental Plane of Earth to the material plane unexpectedly. His plane of origin was revealed to be the Elemental Plane of Wind. Planeshifting is no easy task, and those who do often accomplish it by accident rather than by choice. What forces could have caused Dio to arrive in the world? He is a creature that has never been witnessed on Ious before.
He got a chance to demonstrate his aerial combat abilities, as the entire group became acquainted with one another over combat. Jamster demonstrated his divine power, and Ciraena’s sword began issuing forth magic – the likes of which seem to rival some of Aiko’s spells. The end of the bout with the goblins that attacked the party proved definitively that most everyone has gotten more adept in fighting over the course of their travels together.
Now, you find yourselves staring down the gate to the City of Corvale, having found your way back after your recent quests. Just as you begin to walk into the city proper, you hear a voice. “Aiko…Ciraena, Jamster.. erm… the rest of you… Can you hear me?”