The characters have learned of a plot by a group of cultists throughout the Realms to bring Orcus back to power. After returning the Mines back to the Dwarves, the group returned to Tamas and were then sent to Gillian’s Hill to discover the source of an epidemic sweeping through the town. They discovered the source being a priest of Orcus, spreading a plague in his name. After defeating the priest, who was secretly a Wight, the group returns once again to Tamas to ask about Orcus. Tamas, searching his vast library of tomes, finds that any book that should have mentioned the name Orcus, is blank, all record of the Demon Princes’ name stricken from books and memory. Tamas suggests seeking out the dragon Faelrae, a Bronze Dragon out of Waterdeep, for any knowledge of Orcus.
After finding Faelrae, they discover that Orcus is a demon god who was struck down by the Drow demi-god, Kiransalee, ages ago. Faelrae also mentions that Orcus’ power comes from 3 items: his horns, which were broken off and separated, and the Wand of Orcus. Dagalur was challenged by his rival for leadership of the Thunderbeasts, and Tel’nari, arrived at Tamas’, seeking Zevriel. He hoped to bring her back so she could help restore order to Seldarine, their hometown, which had to be placed under martial law. A rogue group of elves has been wreaking havoc on Tel’nari’s mother, Calembres, the current self-appointed leader of Seldarine.