The soon to be heroes all encounter in some shape or form a man bearing a tatoo of two snakes coiled around a cross. Matthaes and Erdan make the decision to pursue the tatoo bearing warlock that razed Erdan’s hometown. They come across Bethryn in a camp of kobolds along the way in their search, and discover a battle map detailing the plotted destruction of a nearby village. The group decides to band together and warn that town and hopefully question the locals about the warlock. They soon discover that to reach the easternward village they have to pass through the Tribuo Range which would normally take weeks to treck across, so they decide to use a shortcut Matthaes recalls leading them through a goblin infested cave.