Now in the company of this unnamed wild woman, The Nameless Company plunged ever onward, though terrain more treacherous and lands uncharted by even the bravest explorers. Through thick and benighted jungle they journeyed, eventually coming into violent contact with a trio of shambling mounds, horrific parasitic vines that fed on the flesh and animated the corpses of their prey. Making quick work of these plant monsters, the adventurers laired for the evening in the destroyed remnants of a too-ambitious hunting cabin and there, they sought to learn something of their strange and mysterious guide.
In conversation with the woman, they learned that she was possibly an orphan of the Order of the Undiminished Star, the secretive brotherhood of Hromite monks that hunt down and exterminate those who have risen from the dead. In conversation with the woman, they learned that she was raised by dire lions, sabre-toothed hunting cats of enormous size, on the slopes of Mlimajimo, or “Fang-Mountain”, in Common. In conversation with the woman, they learned that she would take them there, but they must cross through the Valley of Bones, a behemoth graveyard that no orc tribe would willingly enter, for superstitious fear of the unhallowed place.
While crossing the barren and bizarre Valley of Bones, The Nameless Company was assailed by a predatory flight of skinwing behemoths, winged reptiles that prey on whatever they can lift n their sharp talons and drop back down to the earth. During the encounter, the party was briefly separated, both Thistle and Chogaruk made somewhat successful attempts to tame and ride the beasts and, in the end, the behemoths were driven off and defeated. The woman congratulated their fighting prowess and on they ventured.
On the other side of the valley, they saw the green slopes of Fang-Mountain, in fact a massive plateau, rise up before them. With great difficulty, the entire company managed to climb its hundred foot cliffs and reach the verdant paradise on the plateau’s surface – only to be confronted with the woman’s snarling family, a pride of hungry sabre-toothed cats.