The stalwart crew sallied forth into the cave of the death cult and wiped them out. They were able to retrieve a chest of gold with some magic armor. They were also able to retrieve Slargag’s egg.
The cave began to collapse on them as they grabbed the egg, but they managed to escape with their lives (obviously they forgot about the first 10 minutes of Raiders of the Lost Ark that I ripped it off from).
Slargag was waiting outside (in human form) and opened her arms to receive the egg. The adventurers handed it over toot-sweet and Slargag granted them the boon of keeping their worthless lives. All the while the sage looked upon the scene, hidden in the bushes.
Slargag casually mentioned that she had changed her mind and destroyed Winterhaven, as she felt that if she didn’t, her enemies (Morgoliant, Sildurian, Vermithrax Rex, Slagithor, and Nargauzius) would think she was “going soft”. The sage later said that he knows that Sildurian is the King of the Silver Dragons.
She reluctantly agreed that, if the adventurers ever passed through her territory again, that she would “try very hard not to see them”, but that they should get out and never return.
The sage did some research at the University at Idoras, a subsidiary of the mages guild. He speculates that Slargag is an Abomination that thinks it is a Red Dragon, or is deliberately disguising itself as a Red Dragon. Abominations are living weapons that were created during the ancient cosmic war between the gods and the primordials.
You turned your quest to the acolyte who gave it to you. She took credit for the elimination of the death cult and was promoted to priestess of Bahamut.
Her name is Doria Argent. She is the youngest daughter of a prominent family in Idoras (the Argent Family). Currently that’s all you know about her.
ALL PLAYER CHARACTERS GAINED ENOUGH EXPERIENCE TO ADVANCE TO LEVEL 2. That is, you should have 1001 total xp.