The party awoke at an opulent table full of exotic food and wines in a large banquet hall. The Lord of the Hall (William Courteney, Duke of Erona) was dead and guards led by Robert Arnys, First Chancellor of Erona arrived to take the party into custody for execution. The party escaped and hid in the surrounding forests.
When talking to a villager outside the town of Emberall, the party learns the truth of what had actually happened over the last year…
According to the villager, the party actually freed the fire demon Azan-Zog who was trapped in the Forge, destroyed the respected dwarven clan of Karan-zur and led bands of goblins and orcs while rampaging the countryside in the name of Azan-Zog.
The party is stunned. They don’t remember the described events or much about the last few months, but the story has the ring of truth and stirs some hazy memories.
While near Emberall, the party meets a “farmer” named Auldwyl who claims to have freed the party from their “walking dream” under order from his master “The Raven”
The party decides to right the wrongs they apparently committed. They sneak into Azan-Zog’s encampment, defeat the fire demon, and destroy his lair. While doing this, they are saddened when they have to slay their former companion Jared the Paladin because he has turned his back on Pelor and sided with Azan-Zog. They also learn that Azan-Zog works for Abernathy.
After escaping Azan-Zog’s crumbling lair, they meet The Raven that night. The Raven offers to transport the party across the continent to escape the wrath of Abernathy. The party accepts and they are transported to the town of Wellspring.