The party has fled from the guard of Caer Cane into the Withered Woods. Their camp gets attacked by an assassin who is after the dagger they have. When they try to return to the city, a search party finds them first. Eutax tries to trick the captain, but a fight breaks out anyway.
The group's camp is disturbed by a little girl with a pumpkin who seems lost, but steals D'Nias name. Then they have to fight the girl and her fey friends. Venturing on, they find the hamlet of Phalcon deep in the Centaur Woods, where they meet Ralphie.
The party follows Relious and Nalious into the Underdark, but they want to split soon, suggesting the group takes a more dangerous route to avoid a drow city. They soon meet several myconids, and when Margane wanders into their holy grove, a fight breaks out.
The gang meets Relious and Nalious as promised, but they do not want to guide the party any further. Instead, the drow give them a map and advise them to meet Erika at "The Light in the Dark", which turns out to be a tavern. Erika decides to join them and helps them with gear to dive deep into the dark pool outside her tavern.
Erika and the party dive deep into a dark pool and must fight against the chuul that lurks within. Barely out of the water, an umber hulk attacks them. Later they run into a hostile mining operation from Avisac, so Erika suggests a longer route to avoid it.