June 8-9, 25NA
The path into the hills and mountains is surrounded by the Hag-Oak trees, imports from the Feywild. During the climb, signs are noted of medium sized creatures that may have hunted out other predatory creatures here, but no sign is found of the larger, ogre-sized, creatures.
Gnolls, strange hyena-men who seemed to hail from somewhere south of the border into Old-Mexico, riding giant vultures attack the party from a frustrating range, but an ice spell from Aideen kills them.
Strange lights are visible at night from the path, seeming to surround a giant tree near the top of the path.
More Gnolls are encountered at the end of the path, guarding the outside of the tree, which has a huge door in it. After the fight with the Gnolls the party attempts to enter the tree, finding strange bruise colored giants that recovered quickly from injuries. Fire seemed to end the recovery process.
What other threats lie inside the giant tree…?