We pick up the adventure while still on our way to our stronghold. We encounter a screeching dragon with mottled, gray scales that immediately swoops down and begins attacking. Six or so of our whores/gamblers die within seconds.
The highlight of the encounter is the 3-foot-and-change halfling Buddyo taking a running leap onto a rock, jumping from the rock into the air toward a flying dragon, thrusting his spear upward (Tide of Iron), forcing the dragon to be pushed up 10 feet before descending to the ground; all this while Buddyo is immobilized.
After the dragon is defeated, a flying Luceat sees a humanoid figure with green scales and a snake-like head, who then disappears. After further exploration, she notices two separate cave entrances.
After an extended thinking session, we approach and enter one of the caves. In spider form (via Luceat), we entor an antechamber filled with four creatures whose likeness is something between a human and a snake (they are called Yuan-Ti). During the fight, a door to a larger room is opened, revealing a butt-load of snake-like creatures led by an Encanter who apparently worships Zehir. After Droden and Buddyo go splat, the Yuant-Ti die.
After these two encounters, we all feel a bit stronger and more experienced. (Level 12)
Surrounding the alter to Zehir we find 11000 gp worth of assorted gems and coins. All of the coins are stamped with a stylized face of a snake. On top of the alter we find a pouch containing a ritual candle. Closer examination of the pouch reveals it to be a pouch of shared acquisition. No amount of searching reveals the location of its pair.