building a mystery:
I cut and paste from any good idea without regard, so, my apologies if you are affronted but the content from several disparate sources.
This is a campaign based mostly upon the Egg of the Phoenix with an abundance of DCC material.
Khalil is now charged by his guild, the School of the Seven bells based in Charwood, to find the Eye of the Night. Their sources indicate the EotN is in the possession of one Vauldra Copperhurst, last known to be in the area of Blackhelm (do not worry, dear reader, on these particulars). The guild insisted that Khalil bring a mage of theirs, Strombolini, who would be able to verify the gem as being the EotN.
Off they went.
Blackhelm in the the hills bordering onto a mountain range. Blackhelm is also quite near Crowes's Cross where Khalil found other parts of the Oculum Infernea. At the base of Dunerain Mines at Crowe's Cross in the chamber of the Vapor Demons, Khalil and company found a long tunnel that went on for some 2km, and came out at at hall of fire giants (which is actually G3, Hall of the Fire Giants) wherein the temple was clearly dedicated towards the worship of Imix, the Archomental.
With me so far?
In checking out Blackhelm (an outpost trading city of perhaps 1000), Khalil found and spoke with another agent of the School of Seven Bells, Egen, who eventually uncovered that Vauldra had shacked up with Father Darius Balthazar. Darius is part of a group of adventures (so, not a cleric who sets up a church) six in all. Currently in Blackhelm is his colleague Niskeff (ftr) while four others are out adventuring. According to Egen, ever since Vauldra has been around sightings of Darius have been way less frequent, and, Niskeff has been very distracted of late.
Khalil was most interested in following the Vauldra lead and so, while Strombolini and company bought their way into the inner keep, Khalil dusted himself to disappear and check out the more important apartments of the keep. It was easy to find Darius', to enter, to make it into his private chamber that clearly had signs of a lady living there too. Looking through the letters that were on the bureau, Khalil found notes written by Vauldra and letters she had received; clearly she was announcing to her friends that she had Darius under her thumb and that now was the time for her friends to come and stage a coup in Blackhelm (for reasons that were not clear).
Khalil informed the party who agreed that this was good reason to reveal themselves as men of character (I believe that higher level characters can carry themselves in such a manor as to purchase an audience that lower levels can not). to Niskeff. Plus, said Strombolini, Niskeff was said to be looking for help in order to recover a precious gem that he just bartered off. When we met with Niskeff he was stunned by the news involving Darius as he, Niskeff, had been too preoccupied in dealing with the Duergar. The Duergar are said to be working in partnership with a black dragon (this is from Forge of Fury) and have been threatening to sack Blackhelm completely. Niskeff has been doing his best but with four buddies away and Darius just plain unavailable, Niskeff felt obliged to buy piece by giving the Duergar the Eye of the Night. Right, says Niskeff, we must stop the Duergar so 'I need you to find Darius, who is most certainly still here. Get him, remove the charm he is under and I will then tell you exactly what I know about the Duergar and where the EotN is."
The party were given free reign to search through the inner keep, starting with Darius' flat. In the pantry of his flat a back wall was found to be fake, through which was a ramp leading down. The construction certainly seemed recent. Down they went (into what is level 2 of the Volcano Caves of DCC 19. We have established that Immolous is a known right hand man of Imix, which helps tie in all of the interest we have for elementals). This is where we ended.
Really, I take from any good idea.