Captain Rogers, leader of the Rogers Rascals came to meet the players, along with Corwin Moonstar the Elven Wizard (cutie heart throb). Moonstar is a Hazard-class wizard hired by Rogers to protect his interests. Rogers handed a map and a keystone over to Eru, along with a privvy ring for Old Man Hoskins. Conversation ensued with Hoskins – the two companies have decided to band together. Rogers men have been captured and most of them eaten. Evelyn teleported to Blacpool to perform a task. The mage Moonstar surveyed the area with a Staff of Eyes, and Eru requested a ranger be sent. Norman, a Yarian Ranger, showed up and assessed the situation, finding out the following Gnoll tribes are active in the area – they are adolescent males with no women or children along with them.
Bloodmoon Tribe – violent, aggressive, dangerous, volatile.
FireThorn Tribe: controlling, jealous, possessive of territory, love steel and magic, quarrelsome
Stoneberry Tribe: lazy, sneaky, indecisive, driven to eat Daboberries, mistrustful, keeper of secrets. He then left because he saw that the situation was highly dangerous.
Blackfang Tribe: Dark, destructive, occult death-worshippers
Norman left, to be replaced by a ranger named Faeland, who seems to be competent, at least he sounds competent.
During the day they travelled towards the tower, Erulasse noticed that they were being scryed – but by whom, she could not tell.
When they stopped, Corwin Moonstar teleported in and brought with him the stepping stone. They took to a hill and spent the night on the hill, surrounded by brush and trees. They woke up the next morning and went to travel to the Tower.
Faeland had a cloak of invisibility and went scouting ahead of the party.
Once they were at the tower, they noticed two things:
1.) The tower was no longer standing, and only a shell remained of it.
Along the way to the tower, a group of observant Gnolls started sniffing around the party as they crept along, covered in a spell of Invisible Sphere, 10' radius.
As they neared the edge of the hole left by the fallen tower, they heard the soundof a huge explosion going off somewhere else in the Black Fang camp.