The Rocketsteeds were finally in sight of Barsaivian soil again after many months away, and their troubles were finally over… or were they?
The Cloudslicer was attacked by Iopan battle-skiffs, and despite a spirited defense, shot from the sky. The PCs, having bailed out via magic, ran into an Iopan foot patrol moments later, but were not much endangered.
Then, true to their name, they ventured forth the rest of the journey on magic horses. At one camp site a group of Theran air sailors attempted to abduct Aardelea back, causing her to manifest her strange draconic powers in anger to fight them off, and surely further traumatizing her.
However the PCs finally reached Icewing’s lair once more, turned over the girl, accepted a rare and powerful magic item as a reward, and promptly pawned it to buy something they wanted more.