In the opulent city of Cassino, The Nameless Company uncovers a chirurgeon skilled enough to remove the aberrant tumor growing in Thistle’s brain. This done (and the thing stashed inside a jar with a decomposing orc brain), the adventurers teleport back to The Nightowl, with Drek, Vaca’s mentor, in tow. Once aboard, they discover the ship passing Greenapple, a town they once saved from destruction. After a brief rest, they teleport onward, to the frontier town of Overlook.
After a brief and bizarre encounter with the Prismatic Fellowship, the adventurers headed to The Rusty Winch, a popular tavern that dangles off the edge of Overlook’s northern side and is hotspot for trailblazers heading into Dread Salarza. Once there, they made the acquaintance of the bouncer and even rescued the owner’s daughter, Wyna, from a plummet to her death. Once inside, the bar’s owner, Fergus, offered them free room and board at his inn, plus all the advice he, as a former ranger and trailblazer himself, could offer.
On the trail of the Standard of Eternal Battle, The Nameless Company seeks out experts in the town of Overlook. Primarily, they consult a dwarven scholar of House Ivory. According to Dagoda, the Mad Legion may have taken the standard so deep into the continent that they would have crossed over the Ukuta, a massive and mysterious walls the orcs have constructed to keep something trapped in central Dread Salarza. Consulting with a crazy old vagrant who claims to have once been a member of the Legion, they learn a nonsensical riddle that they believe may help them cross the impassable Ukuta.
All that remains now is to hire a guide.