Some time after returning to Arabel, Mal’ Ganis informs the party – absent Cyrinth – that he has learned the location of another Nether Scroll. The sunken city of Sakkors. Tradak Ironhouse, Wasp, and Jerinar Onyx hire the services of a trade ship to take them to sea, and descend with water breathing to the depths. Once down here, they discover they strangely do not need magic to breath underwater. They can’t really explain it – there is simply breathable air in the water. After exploring the city for some time they find a ruin with a strange mural on the wall, where a circle of wizards surrounds another. A second mural shows lightning striking the wizard in the center, his skin turning black. The lightning arcs out from him to the others in the circle. The final mural shows all participants lying dead save for one – a girl sitting in the outskirts of the circle kneels before her fallen allies. As the party presses further, the find a small library, where most books and scrolls have rotted away. One scroll, however, seems to be perfectly preserved. Jerinar collects the scroll, while the rest of the party scrounges through the other goods in the room, finding a number of magical items. As the party starts to leave, they are terrified to come across a lich – who they realize was depicted in the murals. The party flees back to the surface without a fight, where the ship they hired holds the party hostage for valuables. Wasp, through a brilliant stroke of cunning, convinces the pirates the only thing of worth they found was a wand (a level 1 wand of light…). The crew, ready to collect the goods and leave the party, is instead convinced to let the party back aboard when an old friend of his, Alanon Raine speaks up.
After returning to Suzail, The Black Hand purchases The Roaring Winds – the ship they just sailed on – and promotes Raine to captain. It becomes the first part of The Roaring Winds trade company, left in the care of Wasp. The company would go on to make The Black Hand more wealthy than it had ever been in the past, thanks in no small part to … Forging Trade.