We travel home to our Desert Stronghold. Just outside of the entrance we notice the rotting corpses of some of our staff. Luceat (eagle) flies over the building and sees a Yuan-Ti priestess sacrificing a staff member; his skin dries, cracks, and eventually becomes scale-like. The staff member, now snake-like, joins about 7 others who look just like him.
We kill ’em easily!
After the battle, we find a note describing a meeting that will take place in 2 months between the Yuan-Ti that we just encountered and a drow emissary. The meeting will take place between the desert and the Elven forest.
A day or two later, with Droden no longer going bare-neck, we decide to venture to the Elf city to create a better world (ecourage more open trading between the Cities and other civilizations.
On the way, we encounter some large insects and an Spirit-Speakin’ Ettin. They die too.