Icewing bellows his offer: Each of the great dragons is preparing for the next cycle and choosing their own champions to be reincarnated after the Horrors ravage the world. The Great Dragons' power combined will preserve the champions' bodies for the next age.
Icewing takes each of us one by one and imbues us with the knowledge of the first circle of adepts:
- Kromak Darkthread: Liberator
- Blor Bluetoof: Nethermancer
- Chanos: Archer
- Kevan Writ: Troubador
- Ospius: Wizard
- Hakam: Horror Stalker
Icewing takes each of us individually and performs the ritual, forcing the first level of magic into our bodies by sheer magical force alone. He performs this ritual six times, and we spend the next two days recovering. Icewing himself is also recovering and requires additional sustenance to regain his health.
His underlings have provided us with basic armor and equipment, and send us on our way to gather meat from the local wildlife. We were instructed to insert a magical orb into the mouths of the defeated animals, and Icewing's underlings would be be able to detect them to gather it.
After failing to track down some ice flyers monkeys, we caught the scent of a few ice badgers. We approached the den carefully, setting up a trap outside to catch them as we flush them out. Kevan snuck inside to scare them out, while Blort cast ethereal darkness on the entrance of the cave to shroud his entrance. Just before we launched an attack, the mother and father attacked from behind. Kevan successfully sneaks into the cave only to see a pack of helpless cubs.
We fight off the mother and father, knocking them both unconscious (but not before taking some minor damage. After they are knocked out, Chandos eagerly kills them in cold blood. Blort grabs one of the cubs, calms it, and stuffs it into a satchel around his waist. He intends to tame him.