Rumors in town reveal that a witch has given a prophecy to the king at the campment at Karack Angul, who has gone into depression and refuses to be seen for months. The witch is camping outside the campment, with his familiar, a one eyed goat. The missing eye is leaking black ichor. The witch says it is the price of looking into darkness to see the future in the skies. He also says the valley used to belong to the Court of Stars and they were driven out.
A church of the Raven Queen near the encampment bears an insignia of a feather crossed with a horn.
While camping at night, the party is hit with a meteor shower of glowing, burning rocks. Vera’s touch turns one piece into a ring of protection. Edwin touching another turns it into several little vials.
Upon reaching in the Valley of Stars, the party finds an astronomer named Osric, who has been receiving large shipments of stone and metal, and has built a door which opens to the stars. In front of it is a large rock with chains, to bind a viewer in place so that they are not sucked into space around the stars when the door is opened. Behind the door, a star is seen up close. A beautiful pale blue woman is trying to free a star from black ichor. Upon realizing someone is watching her, she starts, and falls from the sky. A star falls as well.
Osric tells the party he can give a message to Tiberian to ask if he has found the stone yet.. He also reveals that cultists have been casting themselves into the void, and he has some sort of glowing pets within his home that protect him from thieves and possibly stop cultists from entering the Void.
The Prince of the Northwest Wind appears to Vera, angry that she has not procured the blood of a half-mortal, half-fae of the Court of Stars.
The party moves on towars the lake. They fight and kill some cultists on the way, who try and fail to take them as sacrifices.
At the lake, the party struggles to find a way to find the twin sleeping dragons and heart within, but cannot swim deep enough. Something from below the lake glows at night. Two guards have been sent by the king in attempt to uphold his decree that no one go near the dangerous lake. The king has also had his men carving runes to keep something out.