After spending the night guarding Fira and her tree, Palomier returns with promised reinforcements, Serin a surly Wood Giant, Talltail the blink dog and two of his pack mates. Once a tense introduction is completed and questions raised about a momentarily invisible flutter, these new arrivals and friends of Fira take over the guardianship of her tree and the party moves further west to find the elusive Devarre.
A half day into their travels, Jana finds a fairly obvious pit trap that is bated with a honey-covered shoe on an old, overgrown cobble path. The trap is quickly rendered inert and the party continues on, curious as to who would place such a trap in the middle of nowhere.
Towards the end of the day, the group is almost run over; quite literally, but an unexpected falling tree, which turns out to be an extremely inebriated treant called Vinroot. The forest warden staggered and stumbled, alternating between apologetic and hostile, attacking the heroes and holding his anger before falling unconcious from his alcholoic consumption. Jeriel is able to deduce the cause of his drunkeness is a treant alchoholic creation called nodrim. After sobering the treant, the characters learn a little more of the mysterious Fellnight fey, ascertaining that their leader is a sorceress named Rhoswen, and she was bound to her prison by the faengard, a ward placed by other fey creatures of the world. The only way for the Fellnight creatures to plague the world is if the faengard was somehow breached.
After leaving the company of Vinroot, the party continues west until its time to rest for the night. During the first few hours of rest, three shadow mastiff’s charged out of the mist, their frightful howls splitting the party, almost causing Gina’s demise as the pack closed in on her. Like experienced adventurers, the group rallied and slayed the shadow mastiffs to a hound, tossing their bodies over a nearby cliff, bewildered by the attack. Were they the intended targets of the beasts, or where they just simply in the way of something else?
They didn’t have an answer.