The Slumbering Tsar
Defeat the devourer
The party have learnt that defeating the devourer that consumed Killed and consumed the original owner of the hammer – Mordecai, will release his soul and remove a part of the Curse on the Hammer of Mordecais Doom.
After defeating the devourer, the essence of Mordecai was freed. Itt transformed into a brightly glowing dove of pure white light. A sense of peace came over the accursed stair and the glowing soul flutters about the characters’ heads. A whisper comes to their minds telepathically saying “Use the hammer to awaken the shield and put the sleeper to rest.” It then flutters away and disappears into the sky. A faint crackling sound is heard on the steps. The party noticed that the ones that had merely framed a blank space now have the image of a kite shield etched into their surface.
Upon investigating, the Curse on the Hammer of Mordecais Doom still remained, but seemed lessened