Our heroes arrived at Deep City, a collosal three tiered metropolis carved out of the hollowed out inner-face of a mountain. Deep City had a stringent law forbidding the use of magic, which was enforced strictly (despite the outcries of some disgruntled citizens) by a race of mechanical beings new to the Deep Council known as the Inevitable Legion. Daven believed that Alucard was able to discern their location and attack them, because the archlords now possesed the Wizard’s Glass. He also recounted the tale of the lost crystal; which was supposed to have been created by the Seer Gantz, however there was no record of it ever having existed. Some feared that Gantz never created a crystal, leaving the powers of the Ursa lost forever after his death. He did write a short chronicle of his life, however the pages were scattered and eventually lost.
Oslo arrived at Deep City and reported that he witnessed Horace Bartleby being taken into the Inevitable Legion Embassy. This report was confirmed, by Alphonso who helped convince a Dwarven senator (coincidentally the same dwarf who was imprisoned in Oslo’s Grove) to allow the party access into the embassy. After sneaking into a forbidden area of the embassy they witnessed a conversation between a man in a flowing white cape and the leader of the Inevitable Legion, Sherriff Zed. They learned the man speaking to the sheriff was also an Arch-Lord, who was making some sort of deal with the Legion suggesting that the Legion was actually under imperial control.
They proceeded deeper into the embassy, finally stumbling upon the cell where Horace was being held. He informed them that the Legion had discovered a crystal inside of a tomb, which they had connected to the embassy through a portal. The adventurers quickly scurried into the portal and began to wade through the tomb in search of the crystal. Upon reaching the final chamber our heroes came to the horrifying realization that they were unwittingly trespassing on the tomb of Emperor Ziggurathura the 1st (think Jesus and George Washington rolled into one). They found the crystal clenched in the dead king’s hand, but upon removing it, a brilliant white flash overtook them and they were attacked by several Inevitable Legionnaires. With some quick thinking, they were able to escape the tomb alive.
Horace was a bit perplexed at the crystal’s location because King Ziggurathura died half a millennium ago, and the Seers did not arrive on the planet until two centuries ago. The adventurers shook off this paradox and proceeded to tell Daven of the events which had occurred. Upon inspecting the crystal Daven announced that the Arch-Lords had been deceived, and the crystal from the tomb was a counterfeit.