The brewing civil conflict to the North of the City State made it difficult to justify the finance of investigating rumored end-of-the-world cult activity. But Shyath Cyrus is a resourceful man.
It’s not often that the faiths of Morg and Mitra join-up, but in this case the interests of The Overlord were also aligned. The small town of Flint South of Overlord City is the only supplier of marble to the capital. Shipments come every three months, but it’s been a long time since the last shipment. Lord Disbad, the senate-appointed ward-steward, and nominate of Morg was sent to sort things out; that was nine months ago.
There were interesting encounter along the way, including a potentially deadly encounter with some hill giants that was resolved with diplomacy and deer-hunting.
The town was under the protection from a stronghold of Morg worshipers at Keystone Castle, so it fell upon Ralak, Arch-priest of Morg to make things right. Ralak funded the operation, and Shyath found adventurers willing to investigate Flint, and the possible location of a temple of elemental evil.
Once in Flint, the party found themselves in the midst of a gang war. Lord Disbad was found, crippled from torture, and two warlords had positioned themselves as heirs to the marble mines.
The party met-up with Arctennius in Flint. At the time he was acting captain of the guard in the Keystone (a keep to the West).
Worse fears were confirmed when ochre-robed priests were reported to have passed through, purchasing supplies. The influence of chaos was apparent in the high incident of disfigurement, deranged behavior, and the thing the party found in the basement of the Temple of Morg that used to be resident priests and servants.
The party deemed it most important to find the temple, if one indeed existed. So they set Nevron in the temple, and put a contingent of guards on him. They otherwise left Flint to it’s own devices and pressed-on towards the rumored temple.