The Price of Generosity
Boltstrike Pillar was a weather control tower and magical seal used by the Archmage initially. He agreed to allow the High Druid to garrison a company of her followers, (which included a number of elves and wild animals) there as an outpost acting in both of their interests. Torrent and Sun were charged with its administration.
The party was initially formed when each of the members was asked by an icon to investigate increased goblin activity in the area. Evidence of the Diabolist’s influence was found among the goblins here. While purifying an important tree defaced by the goblins, Kronassa the blue dragon attacked the pillar, partially destroying it. All of the guardians assigned to Boltstrike were killed except Torrent in the battle. Its remains still retain some of their weather controlling properties, as was discovered by Ulbrecht von Osten when he traded a chunk to Dunstan Woodman.