After resting in Renford, the party heads straight to the king, after converting a guard to the side of good, they walk into the throne room. The king first sends the guard back out to his post and asks what the party learned on their travels. They are highly suspicious of the king and they try to trick the king into giving himself away. In the end, Tiberious shakes the hand of the king and he is injured and dealt with damage to his mobility. The king revealed his true form to be a lich, half destroyed already. He revealed his Greatsword of human’s bane and started striking the party. Through the combined efforts of the party, working together to keep each other alive (for the most part…I’m looking at your breath weapon Tyler), the party comes out majorly successful at defeating this creature. He fades away leaving his armor and sword. The henchmen, a hexblade and a cleric were slain easily as well. They loot the bodies and then they see the broken phylactery of the lich glowing with light. The sealed soul of the real king appears and gives them a little guidance and wishes them well on their quest with a gift.
They follow a hidden door many flights down into the underground. Once there, they see the ship of legend, the Athear Austrat. After pulling a lever which split the entire castle open for the airship to fly out, they were ready to set sails into the open skies having no idea where to go.