Venture-Captain Dennel Hamshanks met the party in the Grand Lodge in Absalom and tasked them with meeting a druid named Hemzel in the Verduran Forest to convince him to allow the Pathfinder Society to study a lorestone, which gives knowledge of druids. The Pathfinder Society adventurers consist of Lord Traice (halfing rogue), Hamik (human fighter), Jaxon (human fighter), and Arren (human witch).
Coming on Hamzel’s cottage, the group finds him murdered and the lorestone missing. They were suddenly attacked by a couple of faes named Cyflymder (a quickling) and Gire (an atomie), as well as a huge swarm of spiders, all at the same time.
Cyflymder slipped away, but Gire used her abilities to cast an Entangle spell to snare the adventurers, then created a magical dog and rat to attack them. Arren the witch cast a Burning Hands spell, but only slightly damaged the enormous spider swarm. They attacked him and his fox familiar, wounding them both. In the meantime, Jaxon got bitten by the dog and tripped up, falling onto his back, but he still was able to use his longsword to kill the dog. Hamik shouldered open the locked door and rushed inside the burning cottage. He picked up an empty box (presumably where the lorestone was) and a manuscript, and jumped out of the nearest window.
Arren and his fox familiar were getting repeatedly attacked by the spider swarm with the fox almost dying due to its wounds. Luckily though, Trace was able to utilise his skills with diplomacy to talk Gire down and get her assistance in dispersing the swarm of arachnids. Gire also provided some information on the whereabouts of Cyflymder.
The Pathfinder Society group traced Cyflymder to an island of sorts surrounded by a glassy lake. Trace decided to travel on the moss-covered bridge first, but set off a trap and got attacked by a snake whilst hanging upside down. Another snake dropped from a tree soon after, but the party defeated both of them. They were then attacked by an enlarged spriggan. However, Hamik struck a single mighty blow with his polearm weapon and the spriggan fell.
Hamik and Traice made it to the center of the druid circle, recovered the lorestone, and were immediately attacked by the quickling and his atomie henchwoman. Cyflymder attempted to use his extremely quick agility to harry the adventurers, but he was finally struck down by Hamick. The remaining atomie decided to flee.
After successfully obtaining the lorestone, the group returned to Hemzel’s hut and ran into some gnomes going through the wreckage. The gnomes challenged the newcomers, but Lord Traice and his silken tongue were able to calm the gnomes down and assure them that they were not the ones to kill Hemzel. Jaxon searched through the wreckage and located a tablet of rare blue stone with intricate cuneiform writing on it. He made sure nobody else was looking and slyly placed it inside of his pouch.
Back at the Pathfinder Grand Lodge in Absalom, Traice, Hamik, Arren, and Jaxon presented Venture-Captain Hamshanks with the lorestone. The precious stone was added to the Pathfinder collection to be studied and its mysteries unlocked. The defeat of Cyflymder’s gang removed a minor menace from the Verduran Forest, allowing local, peaceful druidic activity to resume. Jaxon met up with his Osirion contact and handed over the blue stone tablet. The tablet eventually made its way back to Osirion where it was publicly displayed so people could bask in ancient Osirion’s glory.