After crossing the continent of Phissia and spreading the word of the impending disaster, the heroes began their journey to Dragon Isle. Nearly halfway across the Phissian Channel, however, they were once more attacked by the pirates that had hounded them from beginning of their journey. The ship was once more crewed by a large group of zombies, but also carried one of the 12 remaining Skull Lords. The heroes and the crew were able to quickly take out the zombies, while Seylum attempted to cross over to the other ship and take out the Skull Lord and perhaps Captain Saund, the pirate captain.
Unfortunately, Seylum did not succeed and was nearly killed by the Skull Lord. So he fled below decks as the others fought off the pair of Bonespurs that had been guarding the deck. However, the heroes were able to throw both overboard before the Skull Lord crossed between the ships.
Meanwhile, Seylum discovered the final member of their group, an elf named Venora Oresae and her wolf companion Casar, imprisoned below decks and freed them before beginning to attempt to sink the ship. Venora took an immediate dislike to Seylum, due to his method of awakening her, but fled up to witness the battle between the heroes and the Skull Lord.
The battle was long and difficult, Thraya nearly died herself, but the Skull Lord was destroyed and Seylum rescued Captain Saund from the sinking ship.
Captain Saund revealed that he was working for the wizard, Kerdot, to capture the heroes so that they could not attempt to stop his plans, though Saund knew not what that plan was. He had also been following them by use of an enchanted compass that would lead him straight to the heroes, and the party was able to recover it from the sinking ship. Captain Saund was then executed by the crew of the heroes ship.
After a brief while longer, the party finally arrived on Dragon Isle. In the small port town they stopped in, the were told to go find the King and given directions to the bridge that the King was at. The rested for the night and in the morning Thraya bought a book of stories about the gods as well as a strap to carry it on and the heroes set out for the bridge in the Dragon Peaks.
Near the end of the first day, the party encountered a grove inhabited by a colony of Skiurids, but decided to avoid them.
The next day, the heroes arrived at the bridge that the King was having built and met with King Eranian and his advisor Renthir. While Eranian did like them, he decided they must first find the High Temple of Jotaen, hidden in the mountains and sent them off.
And so the heroes set out, following the light of the staff the gods had given them, and after a few encounters and a couple of days, reached the High Temple of Jotaen. There they were greeted by Renthir, who revealed himself to be a truly ancient golden dragon and High Priest of Jotaen. Venora was not pleased, due to some unrevealed background, and had to be briefly held back from attacking Renthir.
Still Renthir thanked them and offered them rooms for the night as well as food. During dinner, the heroes came up with a name for their group, the Order of Meceso, after the ancient word for unity and companionship and Ver’ry began to compose a ballad of their adventures thus far to spread the word of their quest.
The next day, they left for King Eranian at dawn, being offered a ride on the back of Renthir and arrived soon afterwards. They were welcomed with a feast and began to celebrate the true beginning of their alliance…