Angelo saves the day
As it turned out, the party did not die at the end of the previous adventure log. Acting quickly, Angelo cast a spell granted by the orb which prevented death for a few rounds, then hid with Azura. The blue dragon announced his annoyance and returned to the banquet hall, having better things to do with his time (like quell an incipient uprising). As screams (and probably wisps of smoke) arose from the banquet hall, Angelo and Azura returned to the battlefield, and administered healing magic to the fallen, except Hang, who was not part of the death prevention spell.
The party quickly left the palace, returned to their room, gathered their belongings and lizard cats, and left the city by the nearest exit. As they traveled they saw the blue and red dragons, presumably carrying Alastair, heading toward the capital. Angelo announced that he was aware that the other two orbs (the blue dragon’s having been identified as the Orb of Io) were near each other.
The Verdant Lord in Winter
Looking for a refuge, the party traveled to the nearest Seelie enclave, and after an exchange of news it was decided that the next step was to eliminate the persistent threat of the Verdant Lord. In coordination with the Seelie Fey an attack was launched on his camp; he and his Wendigo bodyguards were eliminated, and there was much rejoicing.