In our last adventure our heroes had recaptured a Scroll. Malachite Urn revealed to the heroes that hidden in the seal of the scroll was a magical compass. She told our heroes about the First Age when the Solars had ruled and how betrayal by her own kind the Sidereal Exalted had ended that rule. The compass, she explained, will lead to the shattered remains of the Pearl of Power, an item of great power that our heroes had possessed in life. Sadly, Malachite could no longer continue her adventures with our heroes since more Solars needed training but upon our heroes request for a way to contact her she left with them a malachite urn that they could leave in any of their manses.
Ripping another hole in the fabric of space, Malachite Urn transported our heroes one last time to a lonely road in the middle of a tropical jungle and turning over the compass to them she departed. Wandering down the road our heroes came upon a town on a hill but chose to bypass the town for what lay beyond.
Beyond the town was great valley and at the edge of that valley with great tall trees our heroes saw tracks. Deeper into the woods the tracks became more identifiable as those of Tyrant Lizards and one set of tracks seemed bigger and more monstrous. Tracking the most monstrous of tracks our heroes encounter several Tyrant Lizards including the monstrous one. Our heroes bested the beasts and cut open the monster to find the first shard of the Pearl of Power.
After camping a few days to heal our heroes returned to the town and poked around to learn what they could. They found out that the town of Clay Hill survives on capturing Tyrant Lizard eggs and selling to Nexus for various reasons. They also have a legend of a great beast called Razor Wind who stalked the forest. Furthermore they find out there was a young man whose mother was sick and a local lord had asked him to bring forth the body of the great Razor Wind. The young man was not a great warrior and had been looking for companions. When his mother died the boy struck out on his own and the mysterious lord who had not been seen by the villagers vanished in the night leaving behind payment for his lodging.
Our heroes decided that it was time to return to Nexus to touch base before continuing on their quest.