Sundering of the Dessarin Valley
Cult of Black Earth
The PCs first encountered the Cult of the Black Earth in Red Larch. A group of influential townsfolk ,self-proclaimed “The Believers,” paid fealty to an Earth Priest, who resided in a series of caverns underneath the town. He convinced these townsfolk that there was a magic to the caverns, and they would tell the future of events to unfold. After defeating the priest, they found Mirabaran trade bars on his possession, and discovered many other evil actions of The Believers. It was thought their influence on the town was done. It was.
Later, the group was travelling from Red Larch to Womford, and was ambushed by a group of fighters, with armor of stone, who controlled the very earth itself.
After rescuing Cyril and Alduin, the party was informed that these people were more than likely members of the Cult of the Black Earth. They were also told that it is believed they have dealings with the Sacred Stone Monastery in the Dessarin Valley.