All rested up, the adventurers stood up again to move along. However, in the dark clouds a sudden purple beam rose into the distant sky and just as this happens, another beam comes down close to the Druid’s Grove. As they come out of the grove they notice a rather tall purple barrier standing in the fields. Together they decide to go towards the burned down village that both the prophecy and the elder have been speaking of. As they pass through the land they eventually notice a burned down village. small plumes of black smoke are still rising into the air as Kaeghan notices a lashing tail swinging around deeper inside the village. As they lure the monster out, they notice a small dragon that is charging at them. In the open fields they manage to defeat it together with a bunch of rat’s yet not without Flynn who is contracting filth fever from the bites he takes from the rats. The dragon burns away afterwards revealing a black orb lying on the ground.
As they enter the village after the fight, the adventurers find a girl inside the village. Dressed in a tough jacket wearing pants she explains that this was the village she left when she was younger, she and her mother had moved away to a place named Albridge two years ago. She explains about the ninja village and the tengoku tribe, and how there was a vow to flee towards the winterbole forest if something happened. Regarding the dragon she seems to recognize it as someone’s familiar. She quickly lays down the link with a ninja that used to live in the village and had a dragon familiar.
His name was Mikhail.
With this information, they decide to go towards the barrier. Reaching this big purple sphere they notice a village inside of it. Yet when looking closer they did not see any kind of living beings inside. Unable to enter it, they decide together to move towards a place called Dahngrest, the place where Flynn hails from. As they try to travel around the mountains to eventually go northwards, they find out that southwards something has set off the border. All kinds of soldiers are patrolling around the border. Flynn has defined them as the Iron Circle, a dark cult that is set upon bringing despair to everything that lives. Darion decides to take a closer look as he feels obliged to join them. However, after being spit out while he is being asked to turn back or be killed he decides to go back with his tail between the legs.
With speed they rush towards the Druid Grove, informing the archbishop of Flynn as he requests that the nearby villages are involved of this development. With his new mission, Flynn and the party decide to fulfill their duty as they inform both Tor’s Hold and Toadwallow.
Wanting to find out if there is more in the world, they decide move further westwards as they pass through the forest to an open field. Eventually reaching the Moon Hills. Deep within the depths they uncover a dungeon which they enter. After fighting some goblins, rats and a drake they eventually encounter a kobold clan with a giant kobold as their head. The kobold refusing deeper passage inside sees them as minor beings. As Darion asks if there is something they could do for him Haleon explains that they saved a group of kobolds inside a cave. Explaining the location the kobold seems to realize that they speak truth. As Haleon throws down a banner he took along, the kobold requests from them that they return to the cave to rid it from the darkness within.
Concluding that they are yet again being confronted with the cave, they turn back outside again. Setting down for the night they make a fire and sing some songs as they rest up. As the morning rises, something starts to cackle in the sky. Over the border of the hills, a strange flying monster with tentacles shows up.