A member of the Aurum has hired the party to heist an item recovered from the Mournland, which is destined for a Cannith excoriate’s enclave outside Fairhaven.
Rumors connect the item to the cause of the Mourning and it must not fall into the wrong hands. The right hands clearly not belonging to the rogue Cannith agents guarding it during the last leg of its journey; the Thaliost–Fairhaven lightning rail service.
In truth, the item isn’t connected to the cause of the Mourning, but is actually a warforged colossus’s master docent. The docent is dormant and fused to its last operator, Ember, a warforged who’s still alive, but badly injured. Ember doesn’t want to become a weapon of war again and poses a moral quandary for the characters; do they complete the job as asked or help Ember be free of their past? The party aren’t the only ones vying for the artifact. The Lord of Blades’ agents also descend upon the train in the midst of the heist, throwing a definite blade in the works.