Upon returning to their camp, they find that their leader has betrayed them and run off in the night. Worse, he has taken the key to one of the Heirlooms with him. Have the dragon cults been that successful in infiltrating Philandria?
With some work they make their way to the Sighing Valley, where they decide to explore a nearby cave. Inside they find a magical mouth protecting a lock, a family of Griffins, and a dead body. After finding a message on the body, and solving the protective riddle, the group is forced to flee an angry family of Griffins. They return to the nearby forest to plan their next move.