The players, with the newly joined Adonan, decide that the most pressing issue at the time is to aid Louisa and seek Maynard Sailwind. They were able to discover his location near a Dwarven Mining town called Fane – where his letters to his brother were sent from.
Arriving in Fane, the group discovers that Maynard takes residence in an old mining cavern further up the mountain. He is able to exist there with a group of refugee Dwarfs looking for employment.
All is not well on this sector of the mountain, the group discovers as it is under current attack by gnolls, the group begins to maneuver their way through the disoriented and violent force of hostile gnolls.