Rox and I met Rytlock outside Duke Barradin’s crypt in an effort to get Smodur to the summit. Smodur wasn’t going anywhere so long as Ascalonian ghosts were haunting the area. Rytlock had discovered a ritual that might sent the ghosts back to the Mists, but it required his sword, Sohothin, a mass of souls to fuel it with magic, and the pieces of Adelbern’s crown. I agreed to obtain the crown fragments, which were scattered across the countryside.
The first crown fragment revealed itself after Rhell Crankmane’s machines activated.
The second crown fragment revealed itself in Blazeridge Steppes’s Serenity Temple after Cerin finished his research.
After Bria was defeated, the final crown fragment revealed itself near her house.
We attempted the Foefire cleansing ritual, which didn’t go entirely as planned. Some spirits were drawn into the Mists portal, but so was Sohothin, Rytlock’s sword. Knowing that a full cleansing of the Foefire was impossible without his enchanted blade, he leapt in after it.
Smodur agreed to attend the summit since the ghost problem, while not solved, was lessened by our efforts. He seemed confident that Rytlock would hold his own while trapped in the Mists, though Rox expressed worry.