• 1281 DR [Year of the Cold Soul]
  • Members of a Malarite beast-cult conduct a "Wild Hunt" through the streets of Elturel by night, chasing the monsters they had collected, caged, and then released together.

    The Malarites slay the monsters, passers by, and Officers of the city Watch indiscriminately, and so are in turn hunted down in retribution on the following day. Magic is used on captured and slain cult members to learn the location of the hidden under-cellar Temple of the Beast - cleaning it out becomes a pitched battle that lasts several days. This struggle ends when authorities reach the alter, only to see the high priest whisk away using a blood teleport magic powered by the life-forces of his sacrificed victums. He had the Book of Fangs and Talons. »