Shadow, Zavok, and Jorn found themselves separated from their companions within the Keep of Torch Lake. The three delved deeper into this mysterious keep in search of the General in the hopes of stopping the war of North of The Crossing.
The trio faced odd puzzles, and challenges. They met the Black Dragon, that was stalking them, if only briefly, to reval that it had allied itself with the Fey, Alissa. Surviving the encounter the trio, and found themselves learning of the man that would become the General, and the madness that drives him. He had come into possession of the Sword of the Hero, and in a desire to wield it by proving himself a mighty military mind. However this ambition would cost him greatly, the trio learned. Early in his career, in an uprising lead by this man, his wife, and daughter fell victim, to the elite of Torch Lake.
After this Lerissa, having been deeply concerned with the heavily pregnant, Mr. Nibbles, was able to rejoin the trio, with the aide of the spirit of the General's wife. They were presented with a hallway, but Shadow, and Zavok saw that it turned left, while Lerissa, and Jorn saw it turn right. Being forcibly separated, the pair followed the halls, which lead to two different rooms. Shadown, and Zavok came face to face with the General. Lerissa, and Jorn came face to face with The Hunter, the judge, jury, and executioner of those that betrayed, or broke the contracts of The Rejects.
The fighting was long, and a struggle for the pairs. Jorn tried to stay his ground against the man that had easily bested him in their last meeting, but some scars are more than physical, and when Jorn felt himself faultering, Lerissa was able to save him, and by extension herself, with the finishing blow. Shadow, and Zavok tried to out step the General, but he was able to anticipate their moves, and keep them off balance. The pair did manage to strike true, causing him to retreat out a door which lead down a hallway.
This hallway had another down, from which Lerissa, and Jorn emerged. The group followed the hallway into what seem to be a study filled with bookshelves filled with journals, of tactics, and military jargon. There final door revealed, that the General had died of his wounds, clutching the doll of his lost daughter. As the group were leaving the General to his rest, minus his head, thanks to Jorn, discovered a hidden room, that mostly had been ransacked, but contained several magical items among them, The Sword of the Hero.
The group exited the Keep, and were greeted by Lady Sarah, who had recovered from her injuries. Besides bringing horses to aide the group in their escape, but rewarded the Inquisition with a Keep of their own. After a brief conversation, Lady Sarah departed, and the Inquisition followed suit. On the journey home, Mr. Nibbles, Lerissa's pet, and companion since childhood, gave birth to a green furred, black skin, one purple, and one golden eyed mouse. However the birth was difficult for Mr. Nibbles, and she passed away less than a week after giving birth. The four held a brief service for the pet of their friend, but had to return to their long journey home, for they were still behind enemy lines.
2 months passed before the group returned to Toran. They met once more in The Dented Mug, to discuss with what to do with the Keep they've been rewarded, when a swirling shadowy sphere appeared at their table, and upon dissipating left a small box, which had a note on it. The author recognized their difficult mission, and thanked them. Inside the box was a silver band with a ruby gemstone, with a small note that said, "Have a wish."