"Ah, Aoshi Chohishi. Your reputation precedes you. We shall all rest easier knowing that a warrior of the Yatsu Shogunate is with us. I am surprised that you are not wearing the shade of scarlet that your nation is famous for..."
"A most gracious welcome to you, brave heroes from different lands." Began the lady Solira. "I thank you for answering the summons. Falir Avabuul is a powerful warden, one that Brimbatel can not afford to lose."
"The orb shows us this man, or woman, whatever it be. They are the one responsible for capturing Falir. Sadly, I can not see where they are keeping our warden. Do not underestimate this foe. If they can break Falir's magic, then they must possess a very strong power."
"Thank you, Lady Solira." Said the Elf Captain. "You know what is at stake gentlemen. If they torture Falir enough, they may be able to find a way past the barriers that protect our land. While Eth'Driel may not deal directly with the threat of the Night Lord as Myrindol and Karak Benur do, there are still other forces for evil in this world that are kept at bay by our power.
"The Shadows Lands are vast and it is easy to become lost there. I am sending one of our scouts with you. This is Elos. He knows the Shadowlands well and his skill with the bow will defeat many enemies before they come within 100 yards."
After a day of further preparation, the group leaves Brimbatel and journeys to the place where Falir was abducted.
"Take care and may the blessings of Eth'Driel and all Elven kind go with you. Patrick, there are warmer clothes in your pack, if you should need them. Autumn has arrived and the nights are particularly cold now." Said the elf captain as he bid farewell.
Elos addresses the group.
"We are standing in the place where Warden Avabuul was taken by the unknown enemy. I know the land well and can lead you anywhere you choose to go. There are tracks that lead north and I assume they belong to the men that we want to find. Let us hope they do not lead to Kii'Enthdol."
Where do you choose to go?