The Cinnamon Roll
Oh boy oh boy oh boy!
The realization hit me like a truckThe party began at the gate of Mockingbay which led to Ralidor's road, a good place to start from Niko's poster. The group headed out west, after witnessing the meteorite impact somewhere up ahead. They traveled along the road a short ways before coming across a farmer and his family stranded on the side of the road. As they helped him repair his cart, he told them of the earth shaking, and the fear they felt at having to leave their home. However, once the cart was fixed, the group did not tally and continued on to find where the meteorite had hit. Continuing their travel, they noticed that the local wildlife was fleeing in the direction that they were coming from. Something was spooking the animals, and a glowing white light up ahead was the most likely source.
The group soon comes up on it, and have to go over the road towards the mountains to the north. There they come across a large figure finishing consuming the meteorite, a massive crater having cleaved into th face of a mountain. It was the same elemental as before, and it divided its attention between those newly arrived, and something behind it. Moving toward the group, it tried to communicate and failed. Its lack of ability for verbal communication left the group feeling it was infantile, and it soon gave up trying. It left, leaving all those there to their fate.
As some filtered into the large crater that had been left, they were beset by a gryphon. One of increased size than the usual and white in coloration. It attacked, and killed Jackdaw. It tried to kill Francis and Tirius, but they were able to get away with their lives. In the process, the group was able to get back down the mountain to heal the wounded and regroup. Those who were still able of body went back up to investigate the crater where they were again beset by the gryphon. While it was fighting one group, another managed to get into a small cave at the back of the crater. Within was a nest, and a mother gryphon of similar size and coloration as her mate, defending a clutch of eggs. When it was called out that the gryphons were defending a clutch, the group pulled out and left. They were left to leave, and the gryphons remained where they were.