Having battled the halfling Death Dealers amidst the stalls of the market, the party pursues one into the black interior of an abandoned grain silo. Motes of grain-dust fill the air, along with a pungent, moldering smell. The creaking of beams in the darkness above reveal a number of Death Dealers assembling an ambush. Higher up the party hears the terrified, muffled squeakings of one of the captive halfling boys.
In the battle that follows, Cyrus, Randoon and Shadow leap about in the darkness pursuing the stealthy Death Dealers. The situation edges towards dire. The battle in the market wearied them all. Randoon calls up a ball of fire …
The silo survives the detonation that follows Randoon’s blast. The charged atmosphere of the silo magnifies the fireball in spectacular fashion. While the party suffers, the Death Dealers are destroyed. Miraculously, the captive halfling boys survive and all return, blackened and bloodied to the Jaundiced Jellyfish.
At the tavern, they meet a band of Dragonborn (drekansbörn) raiders (sjóræningjar) and their shaman (heilagur maður) who have come to Dominium city to sell some of their loot. Skálinn the shaman sees the dead (dauður) as Cyrus does. He reveals that a dead girl (dauður stúlka) is watching Cyrus, but does not know the reason. He also says that Doresain, of the White Kingdom (hvít ríki) is “lurking” in the city. Doresain is seeking to unleash Timesus, “That Which Waits Beyond the Stars” (það sem bíður handan við stjörnurnar). Skálinn also sees Shadow as having “Shadow, the Gate Knife” (myrkur, hlið hníf).
The party ponder the old drekansbörn’s revelations and warily eye the five massive sjóræningjar that crowd the small common room of the Jellyfish. Their captain (skipstjórinn) is Egil. Leynir is the laughing one. They are followers of the Raven Queen (drottning Hrafn) like Cyrus. Each wears the yin-yang sigil of Eilífr.
During the Dawn War Eilífr was killed by the primordial known as Erek-Hus, the Demon Prince of the Undead (konungur drauga). With a rough-hewn axe of adamantine, the Prince of the Undead split Eilífr from head to tail, cleaving the dragon god into two equal halves. No sooner did Eilífr’s sundered corpse fall to the ground than each half rose up as a new god — Bælðær from the left and Thátturóreiðu from the right. Drops of Eilífr’s blood, spread far and wide across the world, rose up as drekansbörn.