Wherein the heroes follow up on several loose ends in Gracklstugh (obtain advice on paths to Blingdenstone and Underdark creatures from Ilsa the merchant, receive armory items and escape from the city from Captain Blackskull, nominal gold reward for returning dragon egg to Keeprs of the Flame, and a potion of superior healing from Themberchaud the red dragon for revealing the secret of the Keepers).
The heroes then made their way over the course of a couple ten-day journey to Neverlight Grove, where they met the two sovereigns Phylo and Basidia. Basidia was relieved that Stool and Rumpadump did not exhibit the strange behavior that Phylo and many other myconids displayed. The affected creatures were filled with a joyous euphoria and spoke excitedly of the upcoming Day of Joy. Basidia feared they were infected with diseased spores and asked the heroes to investigate the Garden of Welcome, where the Day of Joy was to be held. The heroes took a tour of the grove with Basidia and were introduced to the leaders of each of the seven circles, some of which were on Team Basidia, others Team Phylo. The heroes were asked to take care of two rogue monsters terrorizing the grove: an alpha grick and a shambling mound. They also discovered a secret entrance into the Garden of Welcome, site of the upcoming and mysterious Day of Joy celebration, and planned to investigate it covertly.
PCs: Hubert, Jade, Faolin, Willow, Viseren