The Duke’s chief alchemist tells Mygar Shadoweave that he may wish to to speak with a man named Nishka. He used to apprentice for a wizard who was convicted for practising illegal magic. The wizard was working with a few others to weaponize Wyrdstone. Their experiments nearly destroyed a city but they were apprehended by the law. The apprentice was the only one not executed.
Mygar and Djembe go to Nishka house and speak with him. He doesn’t have much useful information; his group was unsuccessful at their task. The primary problem with Wyrdstone is that with more powerful magic, it’s increasingly random and violent in it’s response. If the magic influencing it is very powerful it will almost certainly become unstable and explode.
As the apprentice speaks, Mygar feels his amulet becoming restless. It wants the magic user to be killed. The amulet wins and the apprentice dies. Djembe feeds on the body and locks him inside a chest They also steal his journal and the deed to the apartment.
They return to the Alchemist with the information they sought. A few hours later a distress signal is raised. One of the guards at the newly found Wyrdstone deposit was telepathically linked to the Dukes staff. The guard has stopped responding and someone needs to find out why.
The two of them venture forth again. They find all the guards killed at the site, so Mygar conjures up some flying eyes. The eyes descend into the mine and Mygar sees Baron Wildehurst with a group of Mages chanting. The group is surrounding a fire as they chant, the flames getting larger and larger. They reach a crescendo and an enormous explosion erupts, levelling the hill into a crater. Mygar and Djembe are knocked down but survive, the same can’t be said for the group in the mine.
The dust settles with a greenish tinge. Bits of green coalesce into a form in the centre of the crater. It solidifies and becomes a cloaked figure. The figure speaks briefly before attacking. Djembe is immobilised throughout the fight and Mygar immerses himself in a cloud of darkness. A skeletal mask flies off the unknown man and steals Mygars amulet. Mygars soul leaves his body as Djembe flees. He captures Mygars shell and brings it back to the Keep with him. The last thing Mygar does is telepathically tell Djembe not to trust his body.