The adventures wake up bruised and confused on the forest floor. Above them is the dirigible, suspended by the limbs great oaks. Immediately, they notice Sophuriel’s body being dragged up a hill by a massive bear. Rushing to the aid of his companion, Sel sprints at the bear in with righteous zeal. The other three stumble along with him. Right after the first blows were exchanged they noticed a grey and yellow-cloaked figure standing atop the hill, grasping a menacing spiked chain. He repelled down the cliff and aided in the fight against the bear. After braving a rockslide and slaying a shadow wolf who snuck up on Hakim, the adventurers questioned the new guest. The Shadar-kai, named Vahn, agreed to accompany them on their journey to Tardashyn, mostly to honor Sel’s allegiance to the Raven Queen. Having forgotten about Sophuriel’s mangled corpse, they rushed to check and see what they could do for her, but alas, it was too late for her. A fiery angel ascended to the skies and left them with words of wisdom for the future, taking Sophuriel’s corpse with her.