The party escaped the prison ship, survived a pirate attack, joined the pirates in being stranded on a deserted isle, discovered a bunch of draconic ruins and finally found their first macguffin: a dragon tear. It was of, course, guarded by ancient draconic undead, but the party beat them up. The dragon tear rose from its place on a plinth into the hands of the worthy chosen one… or was it just filtched by a rogue doing rogue things?
Dragon Tears are crystals that contain the souls of dragons, which are basically extinct in this era of the world. They vary greatly in size and just how much soulstuff is packed into them. The most potent tears are insanely powerful magic items and a mage could use their power to change the balance of nations.