The Party had just escaped the city of Ninety-Nine, which had gone into upheaval after a coup overthrew the ruling dual-monarchy. In the chaos, the PCs were targeted and forced to flee. Their main contact, Kate, managed to get them passage on an airship to the city of Sharn, where they went into hiding.
After a few weeks of laying low, Kate sought out and obtained a contract for them from one of the many agents of King Boranel of Breland. Merchant caravans traveling from Breland into Drooam had come under attack from the nomadic orc tribes of that region. This was unusual since the Daughters of Sora Kel had pacified most of the region. The PCs were instructed to find out the source of the attacks and stop them if possible.
Trouble began when the PCs were attacked by a force of Gargoyles while still in route aboard the airship Tranquility. However, they successfully beat off the attack, and their artificer Rauthur was even able to repair one of the ships touchy arcane engines. For this they earned the gratitude of Malcolm the Fox and his crew.
Arriving in Greywall, the PCs became aware of the tense political situation in the town. Baron Kudrun of House Tharashk held a tenuous control of the town, while official political authority was held by Xorchylic, the Mind Flayer governor set up by the Daughters of Sora Kel. Kudrun informed the PCs that the orc attacks originated because the orcs claimed that men had come and stolen a powerful artifact from them known as the Spear of Command, a symbol of authority usually held by the orc Warchief. Kudrun asked the PCs to find the spear and return it to him so that he could get control of the orcs. When asked where to look, he could offer little information, but suggested they check with the settlement of humans in the Watching Wood, as he had heard nothing from them, and the orc attacks had lately been focusing more and more in that direction.
Wandering the town a bit, the Party entered a tavern and found several Eladrin. It was here that Aurora, an Eladrin Warlock and a member of the Party, discovered that her old flame Leofalcon as well as her bitter enemy Alihanna were both in the area. What they planned to do was not discovered.
On their way out of town, the Party was ambushed by the Redcaps, a gang of kobolds and halflings from Greywall. They arrived with orders to capture Aurora. After an argument, the Party decided to buy the gang off instead of fighting them.
The Party met a man claiming to be from the Watching Wood who led them away and into the forest. However, once in the forest he led them astray and into an ambush, revealing himself to be a Changeling. The PCs survived the ambush and made their way onward.
Coming to a glade, the Party found the sight of a recent battle. Orc warriors were still picking among the dead when the Party arrived and attacked them. The Party captured an orc and forced him to lead them on in the direction they had been going. However, at this point, a strange wolf wandered into the glade, and then trotted off down the path. This seemed to unnerve the orc greatly, but the Party decided to follow anyway.
The wolf led the party onward until they found themselves surrounded by armed men, led by a man called Gwalcavad Branmor. The Party was able to convince Gwalcavad of their good intentions, and he led them on to his camp, then sent them with his wolf Eredraug on to a secret entrance to the Fey Spire in which he and his men had lived until the orc attacks began. He also revealed to them that Eladrin had been attacking them as well. The Party was also able to divine that the Watching Wood was in fact a slice of the Feywild brought into Eberron on the Day of Mourning.
The Party battled their way into the Spire, where they linked up with a strike force led by Gwalcavad. Together they assaulted the Spire’s main hall and came face to face with Alihanna and Leofalcon. In the ensuing battle, Aurora personally slew Leofalcon, but Alihanna was able to complete the ritual she had been performing when the party burst in. Channeling her power through Aurora and the Spear of Command, Alinhanna transported the entire area back into the Feywild.
Racing against the clock, the party pursued Alihanna through the Feywild, only to discover that they had been led on a wild goose chase while the Eladrin had circled back to the Spire to get information from the Woodmen there. The PCs also found communication between Alihanna and someone named Calderus, who seemed to have some manner of authority over her.
Racing back to the Spire, the Party encounterd Alihanna and the remnant of her Eladrin forces. The Woodmen were held hostage, and in exchange for their lives, and the Spear, the party agreed to leave Alihanna and her forces alone. However, before this was done, the Party discovered that Alihanna had gotten information about the location of ‘the blade’ out of one of the woodmen who had been tortured. The party were then returned to Eberron.
Arriving back in Eberron, Gwalcavad and his men departed immediately without any explanation. The Party then returned to Greywall only to discover that three weeks had passed while they were in the Feywild, and in that time the orcs had assaulted Greywall and almost taken it. Baron Kudrun had led the defense personally. In the fighting, Xorchylic’s tower had been destroyed and the Mind Flayer slain, leaving Kudrun in total control of Greywall.
Returning to Sharn, the Party decided to turn the Spear of Command over to the King’s Citadel, in exchange for a favor that they might call in later.