Almost immediately upon departing Nightstone for Goldenfields, the party was approached by a strange wizard tower floating on a cloud hundreds of feet above the ground. Not strange enough? Okay, the wizard tower was wearing a wizard hat.
As the party ascended the cloud staircase that extended to the ground (horses and all) they realized the tower was giant-sized. It was the giant-sized cloud wizard tower of a cloud giant wizard named Zephyros.
Zephyros was a little eccentric, but after conversing with him, the reason was clear. He had been communing with other planes, but for good reason.
It turns out that the high giant god Annam has recently broke The Ordning, which is what the giants refer to the strict heirarchy that defines their place in giant society. Zephyros was trying to find out more information on the subject. But contacting other planes is dangerous, even for a powerful wizard, and he has paid the price.
What he did learn from beings on the other side was that a party of adventurers in Nightstone are very important to the story, and that they need help. Zephyros decided to do his part, step in and deliver them to where they were going. This turned out to be Goldenfields,
The three day journey was interrupted only by a visit from some followers of Yan-C-Bin who refered to themselves as the Howling Hatred. They were interested in recruiting Zephyros, but he wasn't having it.
When the party finally arrived in Goldenfields, they found Miros and told him the news of his parents. He allowed them to keep the tressym and pointed them in the direction of Sharwyn, a local young woman and wizard who recently disappeared with her brother Talgen, a paladin who recently came through named Sir Braford and a local ranger named Karakas. The party set out to the Sunless Citadel to find them.
Once there, they; found a tribe of kobolds had set up a lair there, and their dragon-keeper Meepo had lost the clan's wyrmling Calcryx. The party agreed to a quest put forward by Yusdrayl to recover the wyrmling from the goblins who shared the fortress with the kobolds.