The adventurers were tasked by Redd Rockfist with finding out where Baron Obin was sending the Ark of Ys’larrah, and why. They tracked the courier Hamath to its destination, a Bureau of Artifice office located in Elric Tower. The party insinuated their way to the office of Atienne Sinclair, who was studying the Ark. Before they were able to ask her much information, the tower was taken hostage by terrorists affiliated with the Shades of Jundum, led by a gnome saboteur named Hans Blackroot. He claimed he would collapse the whole tower if provoked. Ka’rath and Driselle attempted to call his bluff, but he escaped their initial attack. The bombs went off, and the tower collapsed. Only the party members and a handful of civilians escaped with their lives.
During the aftermath, the party was questioned by Rex Kilgore about what they saw during the attack. They have been tasked with finding the lair of Hans Blackroot, and bringing him in for inquisition.