The bulk of the Shadowguard was now in the Seven-Pillared Hall, searching for the Iron Ring’s whereabouts. After purchasing what supplies they could, getting to know some of the locals (like Brugg the Enforcer, Dreskin the Provisioner, Gendar, etc.) and spending a day gathering information, they followed up on the one clue they had – a curious halfling named Rendil Halfmoon.
Following rumors of his whereabouts, the Shadowguard located Rendil Halfmoon at an Iron Ring outpost – an unwilling captive of the slavers. Killing the brigands and hobgoblins at the outpost, the Shadowguard freed Rendil Halfmoon and earned his gratitude, as well as that of Halfmoon Expeditions.
With the promise of free room and board for the month at the Halfmoon Inn, the Shadowguard returned to the Seven-Pillared Hall with plans for traveling to the Iron Ring headquarters in the Chamber of Eyes under Rendil’s guidance the following day.
Meanwhile, in the wilds of the Foamfire Valley, Thalin and Garret McLain were making their way through the woods having avoided a direct path towards Saruun Khel in order to shake their pursuers.
When finally turning towards Saruun Khel they entered a valley as they approached the Minotaur Gate and came simultaneously upon two other individuals – the eladrin warrior Caseris and the half-drow enchanter Silvershadow. Following a tense stand-off, everyone discovered that they pursued similar goals and, deciding to band together, made their way to the Seven-Pillared Hall.
It was at the Seven-Pillared Hall that the Shadowguard was reunited. Led to the Chamber of Eyes by Rendil Halfmoon, the party assaulted the Iron Ring’s headquarters and were victorious. They took Mendel the Merchant captive and, after making their way to the surface and interrogating him, killed him following his failed attempt to charm Ryn.
The Shadowguard hadn’t found the captives or Suko at the Chamber of Eyes, although sales receipts and contracts uncovered there implicated the duergar.
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