The Heart of the Sun were in their day one of the greatest adventuring companies in the allied kingdoms; in the words of Elminster they were one of the small bands upon which the fate of the world always seemed to rest. But their travels ended more than twenty years ago, and each of the Heart in their own way went on to great power and fame.
But end of the Heart of the Sun’s story was not to finish in glorious obscurity.
When Eneas Tellvard is delivered a warning by a mysterious angel named Dusk, his suspcions are confirmed: his son Kelt’s destiny was interfered with. Unknown dark forces within the higher planes intercepted Kelt’s soul and prevented not only his resurrection, but also his passing into the afterlife he had earned.
Traveling to Waterdeep with Dusk, the Servant of the Raven Queen whose task it was to see Kelt to his proper reward, Eneas appraoches his old companion Sindri the Gnome Engineer. Sindri in turn calls in Shael, a powerful wizard who unbeknownst to Tellvard had in the intervening years become a powerful Archlich. Together they agree to travel to the Astral Plane to rescue Kelt’s soul from Wrec’iq’veh, the Sorrowsworn Death Lord that murdered the Great Elminster himself at the behest of the Dark Princes of Shade in Netheril.
The Heart of the Sun fight their way through the fabled Undermountain, to a ruined temple that held a powerful nexus from a bygone age known only as the Dawnscar. The Dawnscar was said to be the weapon blow of a great Primordial that drove a hole into the world; a hole that leads to the realm of Amaunator the Sun God. The path is blocked by a powerful Beholder Tyrant and his undead minions, but even the Beholder’s savage might cannot stand against the Heart of the Sun.
Once in the Astral Realm at the fabled Twilight Wall, Eneas is approached by an Astral Frigate bearing an Exarch of Amaunator. The Exarch Kinsiet passes to Eneas the dangerous truth that the High Priest of Amaunator Tetrarch Montcrief in Coramyr, the one responsible for Eneas’ supposed excommunication, is himself no longer a servant of the Sun God, having now sent his prayers to some other patron. Kinsiet informs Tellvard of the likely path of his son’s abductor. Apparently the most likely place for Wrec’iq’veh to contact whomever his celestial patron might be is upon the corpse of Bre’gur, whom Amaunator slew during the Dawn War and whose corpse now lies in darkness at the border of the Sun King’s realm.
The Heart of the Sun travel to Bre’gur’s corspe avoiding a trap set for them by one of Tiamat’s Angels of Vengence and Shys’syal’fissbur, the former tyrant of Nagaraja the H|eart of the Sun dethroned twenty years ago.
The Heart of the Sun arrives at Bre’gur’s corpse, and there they confront Wrec’iq’veh, who seems intent of tearing divine essence from Kelt’s soul to provide to his mysterious patron. A great battle ensues upon the torso of the dead Primordial that leads to Tellvard running Wrec’iq’veh through with his greatspear and scattering Elminster’s killer into the Astral void.
With Kelt having been rescued, The Heart of the Sun must deal with another bitter reality. Kelt’s abduction branded him an outsider by the laws of the Astral. Kelt’s soul can no longer find eternal rest at the base of Amaunator’s throne. Eneas travels to the realmv of the Raven Queen, Kelemvor’s Lady of Transitions and judge of the afterlife. There revelations are made and he is informed of the means by which his son’s soul can be provided for and his immortality restored, but only if a price is paid.