The party left Tren and headed north, riding into the kingdom of Roedran, until reaching the coastline at Northrend. The monk found a journal at a temple of Pelor, belonging to a monk from his monastery. They then proceeded across the seas. During the ride there was a storm, and the party headed to the lowest level of the ship to save what cargo they could.
The following was narrated to the party at the beginning of session four.
“After being impeded by a storm and waves of sahuagin on the seas, the trade ships routed out to the Miret. You spent a day in the coastal town of Aesh before heading northward into Bolerias, the intended goal of your journey. The townspeople of Aesh have been telling you about how they have had no word from Bolerias, and any trade caravans either go missing or return unexpectedly. Regardless, you, along with your companions and a deva knight named Iannes, headed across the border.
When you arrived in Bolerias you found the realm covered in a thick fog. Along the way to Intielk, a major city in the southeast corner of Bolerias, you were waylaid by a group of human guards who seem to be acting out of their own will. You met similar opposition at the castle of Intielk, and the city itself empty. After fighting your way through a guard tower, you made it to the throne room with Intielk and fought a hound creature made of shadow. Behind the throne you also came across a cavernous hallway leading to a glowing ball of air, an Essence. On your return to the throne room, you handed it over to the demanding Iannes who seemed possessed with madness. He was overcome by a dark force that resulted in you having to kill him, and with his last breath he muttered: “The sky is burning.”
Just then a figure appeared in front of you, a wizard who introduced himself as Moldross. He told you off this taint that has spread from the capital city of Cordran, and that you and your group would have to collect other Essences across Bolerias in order to drive back this spreading fog before it goes beyond the borders of the country. He directed you north to the mountain city of Olrem, where the next Essence lies. Once you have gathered the other Essences you would travel to Fool’s Tower, his residency, which lies across the channel from the northern coast town of Fargos.”