Dueling the Defiant Circle
Shonauwenkilau briefly explains Fate, and says he believes something dire is coming before another year passes. He agrees to guard the chest, but doesn’t know how much longer he will be in the mortal plane. He flies party to the entrance of Drakkenhyde Basin so they can leave, as he cannot leave the valley himself.
Party travels back to Ironridge. When almost there, they hear sounds in the direction of town, see Hill Giant tracks. At Ironridge, they notice a Hill Giant body being burned outside, but town is otherwise fine. The Defiant Circle is also there. Guards explain that a contingent of Hill Giants raided the mine, and stole Celestium, and escaped north.