Infinite Staircase - Planewalkers' Guild Headquarters
The party reconvenes at the staircase, soon encountering Asp, who tells them of his own events; he departed to Arcadia, where he discovered Kilctrik, a formian hive-city under the effects of the end-stage of the plague. Having grown so apathetic that the locks of their underwater dam failed due to lack of the regular maintenance and care they required, a good portion of the city was flooded, with a large number of fatalities. He discovered further that the plague had spread from that city through a portal to Limbo due to an evacuee, the missing queen of the city; it seems that those that carry the plague have the potential of spreading it elsewhere. On Limbo, it even took ahold of the slaadi, rendering even as innately chaotic a race as them slow, lethargic, barely able to even act. The survivors were most all evacuated thanks to Asp's efforts to a nearby village, as few as there were. One, however - an itinerant gnomish ambassador from the pantheon's realm in Bytopia by the name of Hannock - joined Asp back on the Stair. There, they noticed something also noticed by the other Planewalkers: the instant one suffering the plauge steps foot within the Infinite Staircase, all signs of the plague seem to vanish, the mind clears itself in an instant.
And alongside all this, Asp's hair has become a bright blue as a result of his trip.
Asp learns of that which the Astral investigators also learned, and for the next few days, they have the opportunity to research and determine their next destination. While gone, Hav'run had free Planewalkers determine the destinations of the other realms mentioned to them - while the lillendi might not be eager to have any random person investigate, this at least seemed reasonable to them. Not all were identifiable from the brief glance allowed by the lillendi, but they determined what they could from the portal endpoints on this end.
- The Queen's Domain - The evacuated formian hive-city of Klictrik, as determined by Asp.
- The Ridged Land - A dark tunnel with a gusting wind, rock unidentifiable by the Planewalkers; not in a dark section, so likely not Pandemonium or a similar lower plane, but the specific location is unknown.
- The Swirling Realm - an unknown, abandoned building apparently, from the view through its windows, within the plane of Limbo.
- The Place of Wind - Blurophil on the Plane of Air, already known through Theller's past experience.
- The Silver War - the destroyed city of TorNav'Roc, as determined by the investigative party.
- The Unclimable Mountain - A lone archway in the middle of a dusty field free of plant life, the skies identifiable as some region of the Outlands.
- The Jingling City - Jangling Hiter in Baator, already known to the Guild.
They have some more leads as well, the two terms mentioned by Aeryv'nir: "Navimas" and "Everchanging Order". The former, no research turns up anything useful. The latter, however, they find aslight few references too. IT's a book. Specifically, a little-known book from decades ago written by a Guvner of almost no note on the theoretical commonalities between Law and Chaos, expressing a belief that they were in fact not inb opposition, but rather cooperation. Unfortunately, it was such a minor and such a derided book that they can find no copies of it within either the Planewalkers' libraries or any nearby sources; it had only whatever hand copies its author produced and never went into widespread publication due to the scandalous nature of its contents to most Guvners, who would sooner rob a bank than claim kinship with Chaos. Asp determines that the author, a bariaur named Ghuntomas of Thorn, was expelled from his faction. It's Rosalyn's digging, though, that learns of what happened to him after he left Sigil. He still lives, having retired...to the city of Blurophil.
With this, it seems two of their destinations have, for now, become more prominent than the rest. Blurophil is one obvious one, of course, and yet Asp's trip through Klictrik to Limbo showed that things there are growing perhaps worrisome.
As said, I forgot to mention: anyone that enters the Staircase loses all sign of the plague. However, Asp's experience shows that it is able to spread through