July 17-24, 25NA
The Heralds travel up the road to Caer Nimir and meet with Gwythr ap Llewellyn to plan their trip into the Burning Eye territory. They are introduced to Eidyr, a Lord Scout-Commander and the most familiar ranger with the area the party is going into. Eidyr will travel with them into the orc's territory.
Supplied and prepared as best they could be, the Heralds move into mountains. Eidyr leads them parallel to the stretch of the Black Road that runs throughout the Burning Eye Orc lands. On the second day of travel they catch sight of Wendigo battling a massive, primal bear along one of the mountain paths. The dragon is even more impressive looking, more dangerous looking. More deadly.
Two days before reaching the tribe's lands, they encounter a party of orc's leading the remnants of the Leaping Peaks Herd of Goliaths— enslaved and carrying the corpses of their family to the orc's stewpots. The four Goliaths are cautious in trusting their rescuers but upon learning the party intends to attack the orcs, ask to come along and end their herd in a fashion worthy of remembering.