First port of call is Chendrek, where the company meet a Drakine bard named Pokrath, who gives them much valuable information. They discover some of the crew of the Alkax in a slave holding facility, waiting to be auctioned. The heroes attack the building, freeing the sailors. They discover that the Commander who dumped the crew members after their capture, Canalith, has taken the rest to a stockade in the Grey Bogs to perform construction work on a stone stronghold. They also hear rumors of a sailor seen on an uninhabited island along the Drakine Coast.
Grull elects to rescue the rest of the Alkax crew first. They make preparations and set forth overland toward the Drakine stockade.