Ike had been granted title to a portion of land that was strategically located to the west of the city, it was near the only bridge that spanned the river and was a heavily traveled route. There has been plans to eventually create a guard post near the crossing but having a very strong group of allies creating their own keep would serve the city nicely, and if something tragic were to happen to them well the Redwatch would go in and clean out the ruins. Miria through magical means lead a procession of freshly quarried stone to the construction site. As the rest of the party watched awestruck the castle was finished over the course of a single day. Gerran and Alcher both agreed that the party should have sold tickets to the people of Redwater to watch the construction. The group moved into their new home that night.
Morning came and the party noticed a large very heavily armed group of Redwatch approaching the castle, and that the Prince was among them. The party opened the gate and greeted the leader of Redwater and welcomed him inside, and while the accommodations were still spartan Ike promised to have it fully accommodated with all of the amenities soon. Quinn was still amazed at how such a thing could be built so quickly and so soundly, when he first heard word of the castle appearing as if it sprang from the ground he had to see it for his very eyes. After a short tour of the conversation turned to the recent threats to Redwater, and while the Syndicate had been dealt a serious blow there was still the threat of the lich. Quinn had been busy asking scholars to investigate and had determined that the lich was actually Davor a wizard who had tried to rule the area and after being defeated had fled for Tylonia….some 700 years ago. The party volunteered to travel north and deal with the threat. Tylonia was far to the north past the Orecrusher Dwarf holds and was a region full of orcs, goblins, and not so nice peiple, and they hurried to put their affairs in order before leaving.
Gerran sought out Nessa and found her at the Eagle’s Nest, he quickly explained the threat of Davos and then asked if she and the Falcons would be willing to garrison their castle while they were gone.Nessa agreed before the words were barely out of his mouth and she eagerly set out to. With the safety of their castle provided for Gerran left to rejoin the group as they set out for Tylonia. The party had already procured horses and set out upon his return. Lane had procured a magnificent charger through her action during the recent troubles and was eager to test its mettle in combat. The party decided that they travel through the Orecrusher holds rather then take the longer way around the mountains, they would have to stable their horses outside the hall and procure new mounts on the other side but the journey would be much easier then the alternate route. They encountered no threats as they traveled during the day and agreed to rest for the night, Ike joyfully began the arduous task of setting up his pavilion for the party to shelter in for the night. They agreed upon a watch and settled in not expecting any serious threats this close to Orecrusher territory. It was several hours later when the party was roused by a large group of orcs being lead by a Frost Giant.
The battle was quickly joined as two dozen orcs rushed the camp, fortunately Gerran and Alcher were able to stem the tide with arcane and chemical explosions, the pair would fell the majority of the orcs by themselves. Lane, Oolog and Ike were locked in vicous combat while Mira frantically scrambled to and fro keeping people alive. The giant deal vicious blows to Olog and Ike before finally succumbing to the various electrical, fire, and explosive damage from Team Clothy. The party had survived and aside from a new exit made by Ike in the pavillion their shelter was still standing.