The treasure hunters escape near death once more as the pocket dimension collapses about them, but the strong will of the Druid Carrion gets most of them safely home using the amulet of the planes. They quickly conclude that Morik Scar must have sent them into that death trap deliberately and that all bets are off.
Before they can face Morik Scar they decide to complete the Paladin’s quest to rededicate the Temple of the sword of the heavens to Sarenrae. This has to be done every 100 years or the sleeping evil – The World Eater – contained under the temple will awaken. Ignoring my carefully crafted adventure the rascals tree port from one side of the lad to the other. They overshoot the mountains and end up in the Grass lands to the east.
These lands though suffer less from the Demonic influence are wild and fierce, the group is immediately attacked by a group of plains Elves of the Powhatan Tribe and a battle between champions of the two groups ends with death of the female elf Kanza. The Druid Carrion resurrects her and a feast is held in their honour, but it ends badly when the Elf is reborn as a half fiend.
The adventurers and the Kanza head west into the mountains to avoid a fight with the tribes and soon the land itself becomes tainted and patrolled by powerful Demons. As the group walked further west the taint poisoning the land became more noticeable and any with the taint running through their blood could sense it like a weight dragging at them. As they approached a great clap of thunder occurred and Balthazar appeared in the sky hurtling towards the ground and under attack from a vicious four armed Vrolikai demon wielding obsidian level draining knives.
After some quick thinking the heroes save Balthazar’s life and together they head further into the mountains. Where they run into a Glabrezu, Kalavakus and vrocks guarding the passage west. Strangely the Demons seemed to expect the heroes and offered to talk, but not giving an inch the heroes start a fight and despite some damage the they kill everything bar the Glabrezu which escapes to the army at the temple