The party spend the night in Verthicha and Namhias undergoes a transformation
11/09/300 (early afternoon)
The group arrive a little way from the peak. Passing Drabor's watch point, they head into the village. They stop at Shamash's house before Braith takes Runs like Silk and Namhias to the stable. Heskan heads to the temple to warn of their coming before leading everyone to be bathed prior to meeting Nymbryxion.
The elder, silver dragon listens to the tale of the shards of Abzu's claw, of Asmodea's brief appearance on the plane and of the corrupted silver dragonborn. The great dragon is taken aback by the appearance of his forebear's shattered claw and also speaks of the Tarnished Clutch, members of his people who had left their home in search of something else. He also states that he will leave the mountain to help with the forging of the great weapons from the shards and that he has a form of communion over great distances that could bring allies together in a way.
Nymbryxion asks everyone except Heskan to leave and speaks to the paladin of Namhias and of the trouble with the Regni. The dragon advises that they are not alone and maybe the Regni can be dealt with by their allies.
The group head back whilst Elnorin accompanies Namhias and Heskan to the hot pools. The others remain behind and Ruric begins to think about some new powers. Elnorin speaks with Namhias using a spell. The drake states that he wants to become whole with the spirit inside and that he is grateful for Heskan's companionship. We also learn that his phrase for horse is Braith-friend. Heskan ritually cleansing them both and after some time Namhias sends 'thank you' over the bond. Namhis dives beneath the surface and following a blinding light, emerges both lighter in scale and possessed of two great wings. The drake splashes Heskan playfully. The ritual is then finished before everyone returns (Namhias to the stable) for some rest. Namhias tries his first flight and somewhat fails to no lasting injury.
The group speaks of who to bring to the forging in Carnspor. They list many of their allies from friends at the Moot to their allies further north in the giants and those from Baile. They speak of the copper dragons and their travelling friends. They speak at length of Damanta Lior and there is disagreement with only Braith and Temujin agreeing that she could play a role. Arinet is also brought up briefly but her involvement seems doubtful. Findabair is also mentioned and rumours are mentioned with a long stare at Dana as she helps Shamash in the kitchen.
The group sleeps/
Ruric and Elnorin speak of the dwarf's nature since his resurrection whilst the others sleep. Once the others wake up, the group make a plan. They will all travel to Carnspor except for Elnorin who will fly to the Moot and use his newfound power to gather their allies there. The next day he will be able to get to Baile.
The group gather with Nymbryxion in a dragonborn form and head back down the mountain. Elnorin sends everyone else to Carnspor before turning into a bird and speeding down the mountain side.
In Carnspor the group startle some locals as they emerge from a tree in the middle of town. Rabbie is close by and greets them, as it is adjacent to his outdoor shrine. The temple of the new gods is being deconstructed across the way. The conversation is brief but Rabbie agrees to help.
As they head to the keep, Ruric peels off to speak with Ursa. They speak of Soulguard and she expresses a minor irritation at the hammer being renamed but is impressed. They speak of the journeys, Ursa saying it would be nice if Ruric showed her Eboracum at some point. Ruric asks her about the forging of the swords, which she agrees to but will need some time to prepare.
Ruric joins the others in the castle following a minor panic at the arrival of Namhias (again) and the stabling of both the drake and the winged horse.