In many ways, Idran Casmosis is a lucky man. He has a family that cares for him, he wants for little, and he's done much good in his life. He's performed many wonderous accomplishments, helped a good number of people, created a good reputation for himself in the field of cartography, and made a few friends across Doma. In these respects, he's quite lucky.
In others, though, he's quite unlucky. Through nothing but an accident of birth, a quirk of his aura that quite literally is one in a trillion, his life is to be cut short. Through a special sensitivity to those magics of space and time, he will quite literally burn to death, if in an astral fashion, with little to no chance of averting it. A remaining lifespan that could have been counted in years not long ago, but whose pace has recently quickened, shortening what time he has left immensely. And for all the luck he's had in his life, this one bit of misfortune casts a pall over all else.
Yet neither he nor his family is ready to sell him short just yet. With nowhere else to turn, Annie Armstrong, Idran's fiance, headed to Doma City, to meet with some of those friends he'd made, gathering the troops to face Idran's malady head on and seek out a cure. She met with some success, gathering a trio of past allies and colleagues of his: Spob Nueva, Richard Storm, and Kelne. And further, though he found himself unable to depart personally to join in the quest, special aid was given by Griff Amanziani. Lieutenant Jeridan Arvina and Lady Deeum Dawnstrike, members of the guard of Doma, have been specially assigned indefinitely, rounding out the troupe.
Two days have passed since Annie first tracked them down, informing them of the nature of the trip, as well as revealing Idran's current state; the first time any of the three had heard word of it. As careful as he'd been of keeping it under wraps, it was a surprise to each of the three, regardless of how much or how often each had been in contact. And to find a potential cure, they are to depart to her home world, where a powerful mage, an acquaintance of hers well suited for finding ways of dealing with magical oddities such as Idran's, still lives today. Given the last two days to prepare for the trip, the length of which she couldn't assure them, she asked that they meet her at the Jade Dragon this day when ready. And it's there that she waits now, eager to return to Kohlingen and, from there, the world of Krynus, hoping that when they return, their family can be at ease once more.