The captain inspected the treasure and told the party that they should check if anyone on the ship can read the strange writing on the gold plate. Wurlech, the dragonborn, read that it says “freedom.”
The captain said they were to make for Ojira, they needed to replace the ship’s wizard and could look for leads about the rest of the legendary dragonborn’s treasure.
As the day got dark, the party thought they could see another ship following them on the horizon. The next day, there was no trace of it. Over the next few days they sailed to Ojira and reached it by late afternoon.
The crew arrived at the port of Xin-Tijh to find very little of the population present. The captain was surprised because he expected to encounter more resistance to their pirate ship being docked here.
The party looked at the banners held up in the street, and realised that it was the Festival of Scales in Ojira, where they celebrate the draconic heritage of the Emperor Xin-Daigo, as he is said to be descended from a gold dragon. During this festival, many different offerings to Bahamut are made. There were coloured lanterns lit everywhere and massive colourful banners strung in the streets. The houses had lots of statues on them, ranging from large to small dragon heads and pointed corners shaped like claws.
The captain suggested they split up to search for any rumours about the treasure. First mate Sadie made sure to let everyone know that deserters would be hunted down and keelhauled.
As Obsidian and Morg walked the streets, they noticed lots of dragonborn, people-shaped scaly creatures with dragon heads in long, dark robes.
The pair heard moaning sounds and Obsidian could smell rotting in the street and slowly shambling dragonborn creatures stumbled out of alleyways. They began to head towards the group, but they decided to hurry through the street. They noticed a shadowy figure standing on a roof nearby and decided to investigate. When they reached the rooftops, they noticed that the creature was a woman with incredibly pale skin. She ordered the zombies to attack them and attempted to knock the two of them back down into the street. After some time in combat, she magically forced the zombies to swell and shift and they merged together. Soon the resulting larger zombies also merged, making a huge creature that was as tall as the buildings. Realising they might be in over their heads, Morg and Obsidian fled down the street, knocking the pale woman off the rooftops before they ran. Behind them, they could hear the hulking undead creature following them.