Order of The Golden Dawn
The party decided to use the bear to not only make warm blankets for those that were unprepared for the winter, but also to resupply their dwindling food supplies. They spent three days salting and smoking the meat from the bear as Vanessa helped Raedwolf train with his off-hand after losing his primary. In the following days, they made their way toward the mountain, but the night before they ventured up, they encountered a shadow. The entire party, save To’Gar and Bryte lost a significant amount of strength, slowing their travel and forcing the others to divide their equipment so as not to leave anything behind.
The following morning, after agreeing they could not waste more time, they began their journey up the mountain via a path To’Gar had discovered. Their journey up the mountain was rather peaceful until they came to a bowl shaped area containing four bodies of dark elves and a large pile of bone. After vanquishing the large skeleton that animated, they investigated the bodies of the dark elves. Vanessa found a parchment that no one could read until she found a lens in the eye of one of the elves. She put it in her own eye and found it referencing taking the children to Selance.