When the Wayfarers woke the next morning, the lizard was still there and stayed close to Dumond’s side.
When discussion about leaving the lizard began, Stigandr supprted the idea and soon found his boot laces tied together. Roland followed a snickering sound to a place behind a rock and found the lizard seeming to laugh at Stigandr’s “misfortune”.
Without really giving it much thought, Roland asked the lizard if it had done that.
It looked up at Roland with wide eyes and pointed at Lady Grace.
The group was agast. The lizard not only understood them, but seemed capable of minor communication.
The group moved on and soon came to a deadend. They studied the towering cliff face before them and decided to scale it rather than spending the better part of a day backtracking.
Lady Grace and Stigandr helped the other companions up the cliff, while Jennean and the lizard helped carry gear up to the top.
When everyone made the top, the were exhausted and rested.
A day later, the found the broken open entrance of Kaer Noldo. From all appearances, it seemed that the Great Quake had done even more damage here than at Kaer Ara.
The group entered and explored.
They heard some fighting up ahead and went to investigate, finding Bronze Group (led by Sendra) in combat with Cadaver Men. While they fought one group, another group was closing in on their right flank.
Thw Wayfarers stepped in and met the flanking group.
They destroyed the Cadaver Men and parleyed with Bronze Group, who believed that at least Silver Group ([[:ky-bloodfist | Ky Bloodfist]’s group]) had already been there as well. Then Bronze Group continued on their way.
Jennean spotted a pair of emmense orichalcum doors.
Lady Grace studied the door and found it was locked with a mystical vocal lock. With her abilities, she was able to determine that the door required a three-word password.
They tried many word combinations, until Jennean remembered a set of words Aleon had uttered in one of there meetings
“Oonala Looman Gali!” she shouted and the doors swung open.