- All the characters received a broken message from Ash followed by an ominous message from his ring the next day.
- The characters all met at Foundry to discuss their options
- Mainspring and Voltaire relentlessly discussed plans for an airship.
- The group met Balik Boondoggle, a Kender from another world, and Landon, Phaetari’s new replacement.
- Balik found a map with Ash’s ring pointing to a location inside the Demon Wastes
- The group decided to follow the map in order to find Ash.
Festering Holt is a festering holt.
- After finding little in Merylswarrd the group traveled through the mountains to Festering Holt, a small town inside the Demon Wastes
- There, the group found The Emerald Claw clan Ash was apparently investigating.
- The Emerald Claw is a sect of Druids determined to cover the world with shadow
- By questioning a local Sea Hag and a vagrant half-orc the group learned that the Emerald Claw was going to The Maze of Shattered Souls.
- The Maze of Shattered Souls is located somewhere inside of the labyrinth, a series of ever changing twisting canyons meant to keep foolish adventurers out and evil things in.