The party build an igloo at the foot of an enormous mist and blizzard shrouded mountain. The group finally enjoy a long rest and The Spectre works on his Epic Immortal Discipline: Sprectral Juggernaut. The party hear a magical fight happening up the mountain and a wayward meteor strikes the party. The well constructed igloo survives, giving credit to its creator Alucard. The group move up the mountain, and find a panicking horse that was leaving the hoofprints they’ve been following. The horse is Jack, Azzainen‘s warhorse. The group proceed up the path, reaching a snow-covered plateau. Amidst the ice are frozen figures and they find Azzainen, broken and dying. A small, undead mage casts Storm of Vengeance on the party from atop a ruined temple. Azzainen says that they’re Jillian High-Hill reborn, and Jillian High-Hill says that Father Llymic has given her new life and purpose. With her are two Broodspawn Ogres and two Broodspawn Giants who throw rubble and breathe ice on the group. Ghesh and Sahri fly over to Jillian and attack her, while she spits and curses at them. They soon defeat her and she thanks the party for freeing her from Father Llymic’s influence. Once Jillian is defeated Azzainen joins the fight, his will restored, and he begins to smite the Brood Spawn. One of the ogres leaps upon Alucard and knocks him unconscious but is then soon defeated by the rest of the group. Azzainen says that if Jillian has risen than Mareshao certainly has too. He promises to assist the party until Mareshao is defeated. The party continues up the mountainside, coming across several Broodspawn Giants, including one with several insectoid heads, chittering maddeningly. Two of the Broodspawn giants pull out large longbows and begin to fire at the party, while The Spectre transposes with the insectoid giant, pushing it off the bridge. However it soon sprouts wings and flies back up. It slams back down onto the bridge and almost knocks the party off of it. The group, with Azzainen’s help manage to defeat these large Broodspawn however, and continue up the path. They see a huge black ice pillar stretching high into the sky above, several winged dragonborn Broodspawn crawling across its surface. They hear a roar and huge wing beats from up above and the top of the pillar falls on top of the group, injuring several of them. Ghesh flies up to attack some flying Broodspawn and Azzainen teleports up to the pillar to attack some of the crawling Broodspawn. Mareshao the Elder White Broodspawn Dracolich swoops down and breathes necrotic, icy, breath down on the party. Azzainen jumps onto her back and begins to attack her, Ghesh and Sahri also strike at her. Eventually they defeat her, Ghesh exploding her rib cage and The Spectre throwing The Bronze Trident through the remains of its chest into its spine. The beast collapses, half its body falling off the cliffside. Azzainen pulls her phylactery out of her chest and steps on it, crushing the icy blue gem. He says his quest is complete and he wishes the group luck, and gives his Sword of Sharpness to Sahri, who thanks him. The group proceed up the path, finding a large icy cavern, which seems to have been Mareshao’s lair. Azzainen seems to have lived here for some time and the group realise this is the legendary site of Mareshao’s first death. They also find a small treasure hoard which includes The White Dragon Mask, an important historical artifact. They rest here for a short while before making their final ascent to the mountain peak.
Up ahead of them is a black ice glacier upon which there is several Broodspawn. Ghesh tests out the unnatural fog to see if it would be safer than the glacier and determines it’s not, giving him a chill in his soul. The group fight their way up to the next platform, a black ice field upon which approximately two hundred Broodspawn seem to be silently praying. The group move between these immobile figures and fly up another small cliff.
They see a field of black ice in front of them with seven pillars protruding from it. In between these is Father Llymic’s elderly elvish form. He greets the group, telling them his victory is at hand and that it’s not too late to join him. One by one the pillars crack and tumble over and the group see several Broodspawn Tribal leaders approach, one wielding an axe, one wielding a staff, and one wielding a crossbow. Ghesh tries to prevent the last of the pillars from breaking, but fails. Father Llymic laughs and the ice cracks open, unearthing a huge, rotund praying mantis-like giant. The Elvish form fades and Father Llymic’s true form continues the laughter, deep and terrible.