After choosing to be lost in the Underdark over returning to the Crimcooper Mines, Ariethlan, Jinx and Argus delve further underground. Following the trail of the Duergar party they come across a decimated Kobold village infested with Carrion Crawlers (where they find a map… unfortunately with directions in Dwarvish) , flee a rampaging Purple Worm, meet with an opportunistic Duergar trader named Castagar and visit glittering crystal caverns before running into a Duergar hunting party.
During the fight, the party is aided Auerelia, an elf ranger who has been captured by the Duergar but has manages to break free in the confusion. Her and her panther companion join the party in their quest to reach the surface.
After days more of navigating tunnels the party reach the surface, but not before ’Arry breaks his leg in a fall and the party are forced to fight an enraged Cave Bear.
Exiting a cave overlooking the Ramswood below, the party decide to make their way to the city of Silvershoal where they hope that criminals and exiles such as themselves can go unnoticed.
At this point Argus leaves the party, saying he has a score to settle with the noble who cheated him out of an inheritance and got him thrown in gaol.
NPCs met Castagar: Duergar Merchant