At the far reaches of the Feywild, the party discovers an enormous fortification that once belonged to the ancient civilization of Hataimes. The peculiar square-spiral motif of the place, along with the abundance of strange, unidentifiable metal, corresponds readily with the helm the party has brought along as a portal key. In short order, the party befriends a dragon, explores an ancient fortress, does battle with witches and aberrations, and discovers an ancient civilization’s transdimensional equivalent of Grand Central Station. Meanwhile, the modrons continue to pursue the party, determined to recover the helm— the Helm of Boritte, worn by an ancient champion of a planes-spanning empire and former faction known as the Hataimic Manifold.
Over the course of three days in the Arborean Citadel, the party delivers a cross-trading Hag into the clutches of a tribe of ettercaps, spars with a powerful githyanki swordmage Tliy’at, and hunts for treasure with a young green dragon Moerphandidil. They are nearly devoured by an awful worm-being, Sarg is found trapped in a cursed book, and Quythoniall charges off into battle with a bizarre, faceless mage.