The Turbohorses returned from their adventures in Prajjor’s field to report to Omasu. He seemed disappointed that they did not recover the blood for his own purposes, and did not offer the PCs further work.
Soon after, however, they were approached by Icewing’s mysterious retainer, Rathaan. He informed the party that Icewing had discovered Aardelea’s location, and had made preparations for them to mount a rescue operation. Icewing had hired an airship leaving from Syrtis to take the PCs to a secret Theran magical laboratory in far-off Indrisia.
Passing through Syrtis on the way to the ship, the PCs were ambushed by a beastmaster who seemed to be seeking the Standard of Glorious Battle. His animal companions were shrunk to small charms and grew at the start of battle, but were slain with great alacrity by the heroes. He lasted only slightly longer.
The Turbohorses then met up with their ship, the Cloud Slicer, and set off on their journey. During a storm they tried to assist the sailors, but despite their skills in hauling ropes and predicting the wind, they couldn’t keep their feet on the storm-tossed ship and were limited in the help they could provide.
Later in the journey, the PCs investigated a problem in the ship’s magazine, and discovered that one of the crew had been possessed by an Ultrodemon, and had in turn possessed several other crew members. They fought in very close quarters, and Molokhai and Petr were hindered by the need to avoid damaging the fire crystals stored here to load into the fire cannons. However, with great care, they managed to due considerable damage in the battle and not harm a single crystal.