After the success of the operation at the Goldir mines the Goldir clan throws a grand dinner. It’s a chance for everybody to hobnob with important people and get the recognition that they deserve. Everyone is lauded as great heroes, especially Morglum, and the festivities are quite involved. There are even a number of bonified entertainers present. Everybody, including Snit, is invited but he decides he needs to keep a low profile in Red Tower for the time being. That is until he receives word from some of his contacts that somebody is going to be ambushed at the estates where the party is being held. Just as the evening is winding down and everyone is leaving Snit arrives and the the adventurers (except Sagis) see a horribly disfigured man in dark clothes get attacked by several brutish orcs. A short skirmish ensues and the orcs are defeated with several fleeing into the night and one being captured. The adventurers and a dwarf named Fafnir (who was entertaining at the event and helped out with the fight) are thanked by the stranger who introduces himself as Balthazar.
Balthazar then proceeds to explain that he was looking for Sam, Gordan and the rest of them because he needs their help getting a a large jeweled egg known as the “Eye of Bahanath” back to it’s rightful place, the treasure trove of the dragon-goddess Bahanath. He has a means to get to Bahanath and asks that they accompany him to the high temple of the Dragonwright immediatly.
They question the captive orc but other then a possible lead to the Razors (a local gang) he isn’t much help.
After some quick discussion the party, joined by Fafnir (who reveals that he’s actually a magically disguised mouse/humanoid) set out for the high temple of the Dragonwright.