As they perished beneath the flames of the star fall, time slowed to a crawl and as the darkness took them, time slowed and stopped. They were revived. It was dawn. They found themselves at the outskirts of an old Azlanti city.
Venturing into the city they discovered that this city was caught in the preparations of a great festival. They were going to celebrate the Star fall and the demonstration of power by the great sorcerer king Octavius and their beloved Oracle. They had given the city the gift of salvation and immortality. When the world was wiped out, Kourion was spared by wheeling time back three days before the star fall. And thus the lost city was caught in a cycle of destruction and renewal for almost a thousand years.
Our heroes announced themselves at the Sorcerer King’s castle. Their presence caused quite a stir as it has literally been a thousand years since anyone new has appeared in the city. They were celebrated as honoured guests and given rooms in the castle. It was soon apparent that the castle and the city was a gilded cage and that they were being watched by the Sorcerer King’s agents.
During their first day they gathered information and discovered that the Sorcerer King’s miracle was because of three god-like beings that he had enslaved. Ardala the Sylph whose voice could enchant any creature, man or god. Sura the Ifrit, mightiest of the Jinn who’s strength could stop the world itself from spinning. Stavros the Brilliant, an artificer of peerless craft and genius. It was his mind that conceived of the great mechanism which would halt the turn of time itself, the silent tower that entraps Ardala the Sylph and the Bottle that was the prison of Sura the Ifrit.