Aboard The Nightowl, The Nameless Company lazes about, receives word from High Abbess Gamalarna about Vencel’s inevitable location – Palune – and eventually receives word from Ogul, Centrum of House Amethyst, with Vaca’s apparent whereabouts and linked portal coordinates to teleport there.
Meanwhile, in the Kazalhan, Vaca, Levi and their companions fight for their lives against the overwhelming odds of a phalanx of House Onyx dwarves. Only a few moments into the skirmish, however, re-enforcements arrive – in the form of The Nameless Company.
Battle is swiftly joined and, before long, the heroes have forced Ûvoda, Prospector of House Onyx, to surrender. Once terms are discussed, Ûvoda and her dwarves move out, promising to allow the heroes the cave – thinking the exchange not worth the lives of her soldiers.
In the intervening time, while they wait for House Amethyst to arrive, the companions catch up and make introductions. The tales of all the Company’s many adventures are recounted, to an overwhelmed Vaca and an inattentive Levi, and a brief primer on the Kazalhan is give the unfamiliar heroes – its dangers and its pitfalls. In short order, Ogul and the rest of House Amethyst arrive and transform the site into a fortified camp. After a brief negotiation, the heroes manage to earn 1500 gd each for the portal and the potential to involve House Amethyst in the war effort, providing much needed healers to their side.
With this accomplished, the full company now departs – Zencaré, Chogaruk, Levi, Vaca, Zanna, Thuk and Ûma. Lanakhiz decides, instead, to stay behind, having gone approximately as far as he’s willing to go. He thanks Vaca and Levi for the laughs, the tears and the memories before they depart.
Wandering through many developed passages, once an ancient library, warehouse and eventually cistern, the rest of The Nameless Company gets their first taste of the true Kazalhan, as well as Ûma’s occasionally faulty navigational skills. As they cross a number of freshwater cisterns, once used for the preservation of clean drinking water, a party of derro drop down from the ceiling and assault the heroes, babbling in their insensate way.