The Unknown Lands
Into the West
The fourth Core Shard, according to The Falcon, lies in the Writhing Wood, in a dell in the northwest corner of The Spires. After arriving at the wood, the Party decided to rest just outside, but were attacked by visions and illusions of betrayal, taking the guise of their allies back at Falconwatch and corrupted Blue Falcons.
They realized these visions were induced by something within the Writhing Wood, as after defeating them they awoke within the Wood covered by tendrils and vines from the twisted trees. Traveling deeper within they discovered [[The Drake], protecting a huge knotted mass of corruption. After a brief exchange, they Party fought and defeated the Drake, even after he merged with the corruption into a horrible draconic form.
Within the twisted remnants of the dragon’s body they found the fourth shard. As they departed, an mysterious figure confronted them. For more information, see Divine Vision.