August 4-8, 25NA
Grendel's lair is full of massive alligators and dark waters. The dragon waits to strike for a short while, but when he does the party matches the beast's savagery with their own determination.
In the end, the Grendel's power is broken by the Heralds and the dragon's power flows into them, further strengthening the group for the challenges yet to come.
But upon returning to the Keep of Ravens in the Upside Down, and using the bottled heart of the dragon the gain the two swords promised to Gareth and Desmond it is revealed that Desmond is an imposter. A changeling sent by Dialb to gather up the black blade for some sinister purpose…