15th of Lendys 1474 DY
Darien and Lyria spoke to Lytial while Melas began searching the lower decks of the ship. The dragon didn't say much, only revealing that her and Irindal live somewhere off the shore of Kheth in hiding. Melas found some gold, some jewelry, a pair of magic arrows, a bag of strange dust, a pair of scrolls, and a wooden box. Inside said box was a severed albino goblin head with a pentagram carved in its forehead, when the box was opened the head animated and let out a cryptic warning, a warning that threatened the arrival of Wyrmlord Haxar Zasha, and his dragon Gulzern, if the inhabits of Tyrak'n do not abandon Kheth.
After Lytial departed from the ship, our heroes were faced with a dilemma. Whether they should try to sail the ship back to Tyrak'n (with only 6 people) or if they should head back to town without it. Deciding to try and make the trek with the ship, the heroes managed to make it back to town with the help of Lyria's excellent sailing skills.
The party collected the bounty from the Magistrate, and Melas showed him the goblin head. The Magistrate seems deeply troubled by this and promises to investigate it further. Zalios and Darien speak with Dockmaster Zalan, and discover how much and how long it would take to repair the ship (4000 gold and 90 days), deciding to go forward with this investment, the party puts forward a 4th of the money (1000 of their hard earned gold) to do so, with repairs paid up until the 8th of Zarenshar.
As Melas slept, he received another disturbing vision, imbuing him with more power and the knowledge that a tome he sought was present on the island. Early the next morning another Earthquake rocked the island, this one more powerful the previous ones. In the distance Melas noted a reddish glow in the sky.
Later that the day the party ventured out to the Morrow's Folly, spoke shortly with Serusa and eyed the work they had been doing, dredging out the corpses from the wreckage. Continuing past the heroes decided to search for the Aivin Niri in the Serpent Hill Ruins, fighting a small Grung Hunting party along the way.
Arriving outside the Serpent Hill Ruins, the party attempted to sneak past Kheth's patrols, and would have succeeded if not for Zalios and Darien becoming ensnared in hidden bear traps. Melas not wanting to end his invisibility, helped out by secretly freeing Darien and Zalios, aiding (get it?) Lyria and generally avoiding attacking. Taking a few good hits from the cowardly creatures Zalios was nearly felled by a pair of the elite dragonshields, but as he hit the ground a evil black energy enveloped him, the culmination of his recent powers becoming evident as his arms bulged up and nearly tripled in size, crushing one of the nearby Kobolds.
The battle won, the party quickly retreated into the ruins before the other Kobolds could get to them.