(Kivan Story) King Coran is rumored to be dead, could this spell out the end for Mulhorand?
Part 1: The party arrived in Mulhorand after losing Zelante and attempting to rescue his mother. They found an ruined keep where Kivan knew the king had been hiding, but all they found were charred corpses and a confused Mul. The Mul shortly after recalled where the king had gone, to the city of Gwaren on the western shore of the island and they set out to find the king there. As they traveled they were attacked by a group of Tazok’s thugs and emerged victorious, but the victory was soon followed by distress as they heard somebody calling for help from within the nearby forest. Upon arriving at the scene, Orn leaped onto a raft in the middle of a swamp that held a woman who looked in very poor condition, she turned to Orn and told him it was a trap and suddenly the group was set upon by owlbears. The party barely managed to survive and attempted to rest afterwards, but were set upon by horribly weak robbers, which the party swiftly dealt with.
Part 1.5: The group sat to feast with King Coran after learning of Tazok’s plan to start conquering the rest of the world, heroes need to eat. However, the food at the feast was poisoned. Coran was not affected, however the queen fell prey to the toxins. As the poison set in, a band of mercenaries working for Tazok broke into the room, the party was able to fend them off, despite being weakened from the poison they also consumed. The king identified the venom and instructed the heroes to travel to the northern mountains to obtain the cure, the Panacea Fruit that only grew there.
Part 2: The group joined King Coran as they traveled to the northern mountains, Mons Lurius. They were attacked by some of the tribals, but managed to defeat them and climb the rest of the way to the top. At the top they were forced to battle the guardian of the peak. The battle was close, but the hero’s prevailed and were able to obtain the Panacea Fruit
Part 3: The group made their way back down the mountain and back to the Rebel Base. The queen was successfully restored to health. During a celebration the next day, Gestahl, whom they had met on the way down the mountain, revealed himself to truly be Kefka. The group fought his minions and were able to protect King Coran, however Kefka escaped. Afterwards the king instructed them to go to the Kingdom of Damcyan and protect the crystal. When they arrived, the castle was under siege and the party helped fight off a group of the enemies sneaking into the tower they landed on. They reported to Edgar Roni Figaro, king of the castle and he showed them the true power of the castle, its ability to move underground.