The white dragon flew Oizo, Rolan, Fern and Zola across the sea and towards the sandy deserts of Vor Rukoth. Overhead glowed a green light from the sky, becoming brighter and brighter, and as the light came closer, it was revealed to be a huge rock emanating a green glow. It zoomed down and struck the white dragon in the back, causing it to drop the party to the sands below. They saw a green mist pass over the land as they fell into unconsciousness.
Upon awakening, the party found that they were in the care of three strangers, a halfing named Coyote, a dwarf named Terris and a tiefling named Inferna. Coyote told them that he was gathering a group of like-minded warriors so that they could take back the city of Vor Rukoth from Najala, who presided over it.
The group went to Coyote’s Refuge, a small town made mostly of tents and only a few buildings. They slept overnight at the Dancing Lizard, an inn and tavern run by Terris.
In the dead of night, Oizo, having only needed a few hours sleep, heard a strange noise coming from down the hall, and decided to investigate. He found the entrance to a cavern that seemed not to be a part of the inn. Upon exploring the cavern, he discovered some strange creatures that crawled upon the ground with many legs. Another of the creatures had a terrible great maw. He called for the others, and they investigated as well. The largest of the creatures spat a black goo upon the floor of the cavern, slick and moist. The creatures charged at the party, and after a long battle, the group was victorious.
The goo, however, did not disappear. From the centre of the substance, a small rift appeared, and began to expand rapidly. It stretched to the edge of the goo, then ceased expansion. The others decided to get some sleep, while Oizo kept watch, in case another of the creatures appeared or something happened.
In the midst of the goo, Oizo observed strange outlines of spiderlike creatures with heads that ended in spiked tails, and others horrific visions.
Upon awakening in the morning, the group questioned Ulben, the man who tended to beds, about if he knew anything of the strange vortex. He seemed interested in it, and then answered that he knew nothing of it. Oizo deduced that he wasn’t lying, even though he seemed suspicious.
The group told Terris about the happenings of the evening, and he told them it was probably linked to the mists that visited them when the green tinted rock fell to the ground.