I just got off the phone with Vernard. We were talking about the last email I sent out. He told me to pass on the things we said.
Rasputin said that the reason he sacrificed himself and the other druids was that the Horned Society had been trying to Awaken Tharzidun.
Awen is going to gather information using his new diplomatic post, and the briefings he is going to get as a new diplomat, to try to shed some light on the “attempt to destablish Celene through monster seeding, and Kymbala (either under the influence of some power, or not really herself)” theory. He will also look for credible sources of plots to reignite the conflict between the Boneheart and Iuz Bane — but that is understandably not a real high priority for him.
The druidic archives don’t contain ?ANY! information about Rasputin. That is so weird. Right now I have my assistants looking for any references to Tharzidun.
Jet thanked the new high priestess of Boccob for her help, assured her of our support, and told her everything she/Jet knows about the World Serpent’s Inn, and gave her a coin for the Inn.
We also went to visit Jebediah. He told us that there is a council of secret societies, called by some the Illuminati. One item on their agenda is making sure that Tharzidun does not reawaken. The Druids are not represented any more in the Illumnati. Jet asked him to ask for information about that.
Jet had one idea. If there is an ultimate evil, maybe there is an ultimate good. What if we were to lock the two of them in a closet (aka pocket dimension)?