The Firseid Sandbox
The party has found that the “Swarm” creatures have gathered at the stone circle in Stoneswatch. They seem to have incarnations similar to the elements — one is definitely made of water, and another seems to be made of air, perhaps the third is made of earth? The party — and the mystics assembled in the Ketan Hall of Peace — have reasoned that there must be a fourth related to fire, though even the fire mages of the Great Eastern Desert know anything about it.
The party has agreed to investigate the source of the “Swarm” creatures — and perhaps learn of a way to achieve their destruction. To do so, the party needs information — which Clarise may have obtained in the form of a book of foul rituals brought to town by a pair of adventurers coming from the north (who liberated it from the library of the Sapphire Guard in Kxal) — and magic capable of harming the creatures — which they may have in the form of the magical essence of a staff of the magi and the blood of Titania, Queen of the Faerie Realm. Even these may not be enough, though, so the party has set off in search of more tools …
It has been suggested by the Scarlet Order that the Great Phoenix of the Desert may know some lore to help defeat the swarm creatures.