The players, Darus, and Lerona head north along the Black Waters. The sun beats down on them, the defiling energies sap their strength, and the undead haunt their dreams. It takes an entire day to reach the alabaster walls of Yaramuke.
Once there they see the entire city is overrun with defiled undead souls. Quickly working their way through the city they make their way toward the local Psionic academy to search it for Obsidian Orbs. They enter the eerily silent structure which has held up remarkably well over the years of ruin.
Exploring the ancient acadamy turns up little, until they see something out of the corner of their eye and a pillar falls on them. Mazkan gets pushed down a large hole from the column, but Darus is able to teleport him to safety.
Moving on they find the room which appeared to once hold an Orb, but it is missing. Searching briefly they find a secret passage below the ruins, where they find the Orb, along with its new owner, a buring Servant of the Flame Lord. They learn that the orb is amplyfying the servant’s natural arcane powers, and he is able to control the undead because of link they have with defiling energy.
A fight quickly ensues and Mazkan was brought down by the concentrated fire of the Dread Archers and their master, the burning Servant. The Archers were taken down and Mazkan was brought back up, but there is still a lot of fight left in the dark smoky cave in order to get Orb.