Jerico met with the Heroes the fallowing night at the Inn, he learned of Gwendolyn’s quest for the Guantlet of Erathis and the fact that she needed Proteus’s blessing to find it. Jerico offered to do what he could for her, if she (And Elfwinn of course) could help him to finish his temple. Jerico also communed with Ulvein regarding their arrangement, Jerico had promised to smuggle the drow into Cresentshore without fear of retribution from his homeland. Jerico expressed to the group that he would be happy to help them, but could not do so until the temple was completed.
The group agreed, and after a breif conversation with Elfwin about her religious identity, they slept. The next morning Jerico led them to the edge of the wood, Elfwinn called her bear companion, Beary, to her side and fallowed Jerico’s lead. Jerico utilized a secret spell to cover the groups tracks, leading to the secret location of the Splitton Temple of Proteus. Here he told the group that they needed to venture east to a cave in order to find a certain purple crystal which he would need to finish the Temple.
Jerico sent them on their way, and the group walked on. On they path they found resistance from a swath of rats, which seemed to be nesting in the woods by the road. After dispatching the rats the group settled in a small meadow besides the path to rest their wounds. It was here that Ulvein realized that their feild of vision had been heavily reduced since entering the forest. After much deliberation he improvised a spell which might help. Gathering the bones of the dire rats, he cast a ritual whihc would give the Heroes the same sight as the rats. This opened their eyes to see the rest of the forest.
Elfwin saw a large rock in the distance, and made the random decision to climb it. Meanwhile the bear fell into a deep sleep in order to heal its wounds from the battle. Ulvein fallowed behind Elfwinn and spotted two figures ontop of the rock. After seeing the figures, Ulvein hid behind a tree, and atttempted to disuade Elfwinn from climbing. However Elfwinn continued, and climbed into an ambush from two Elfish Scouts.
One scout took an ignorate Elfwinn hostage and the other climbed into the trees of hte forest to hunt down Ulvien. Meanwhile, Gwen, who realized something was amiss, used her Fey step to teleport into the tree above Ulvien. The two spoke for a few moments before they were aproched by the Elvish scout.
The scout seemed defensive and cautious, and while Gwen was attempting to be diplomatic Ulvien was antagonistic and continued to instigate the Elf. Eventualy, The elf told the two to be silent and Ulvein continued to speak, the elf whistled for his company to come and ambush the heroes.
An elvish hunter jumped from the trees and knocked Ulvien down, but Ulvein was able to regain his composue and activated his shoud of darkness creating a black fog around him. Meanwhile Elfwinn sensing danger, grabed her would be captor and threw him off the rocky hill, freeing herself and dammaging her attacker. Elvish hunters surrounded the dark cloud, and waited for it to dispurse.
When the cloud faded, Ulvein was gone, having snuck out from the cloud and hiding behind a stone. Gwen was left prone and alone having fallen from the tree, and was captured by the surrounding elves. Elfwinn, having seen this from the rock, assumed the black cloud was the breeding ritual of the true elves, and that Gwen and Ulvein had given birth to 5 fully grown elves. Beliving that she had been completely unreasonable in throwing off her attacker, she surrendered herself to the elves and allowed herself to be taken captive.
As Gwen and Elfwinn were being trasported to the elf camp, Gwen attempted to explain to Elfwinn that she was not giving birth, but infact was being captured by elvish attackers, which Elfwinn didn;t quite understand. They were taken to the nameless leader of the elves. When he was able to devine their purpose he was enraged, telling them that Jerico had tried many times to get the blue stones which were known as Star Flower of Corellion but had been faught off every time. The Elf told them that they were not welcome here, and they would be kept in their camp overnight, but if their third friend did not surrender himself by the fallowing sunset, that the two would be exicuted.
Meanwhile Ulvien quickly, but accidently, killed two elvish hunters who were seeking him out. After taking a map from their body, and finding some strange pellets, he left the bodies on a rock to be ceramonaily burried. After his Murder, he snuck around tward the enterence with the cave with the intent to enter it before checing on the status of his comrades…