Returning victorious from having set the cursed mummy, Gerennus Failbhe to rest, the party are congratulated by Chieftain Woldred. Woldred indicates that their guide, Theomund must be tortured in order to reveal more information on the Karkothi army’s plans.
“Before the next full moon, you will witness the destruction of these weak-minded peasants. Every man and woman bearing arms here will be slain at the hands of our great armies forming to the East. Of those that surrender, the women and children will be spared to help produce the next generation of Karkothi warriors. An army 12,000 strong, consisting of Karkothi undead and our orc allies gathers to the North-East, near the Barony of Skalgard. We have a pact with Renwald, the Skalgard Baron, who is going to grant safe passage through to your lands, in return that we spare his people.
The Therund boy is held at Jatasura’s keep of Eternal Darkness, past the forbidden shore in the Karkothi Swamps of the Dread Marshes. Although our armies do not gather there, it is well guarded with many of my master’s elite forces. You are clearly powerful, as demonstrated. But there is a difference between besting a single Karkothi with barbarian mercenaries and a fortress of Karkothi. They will find you, they will capture you, and you will become part of our army.
Jatasura has some powerful friends, that much is true. Fortunately, he has the coin to fund such an expensive ally. Rolunir has terrorised many of the oceans across the Material Plane. Tell me, how you think the club wielding apes of these Harthyar barbarians will fair against such a magnificent killing machine."