The party mounted their riding lizards and slipped southeast, weaving between the Orc camps. There was one tense moment when they ventured too close to a guard, but Finn bluffed his way through it, warning the Orcs about Eladrin behind them.
Near dawn, they made it to the fortification outside their silver mine. They found the mine under siege buy Orcs and a Hill Giant. They surprised the besiegers and slaughtered almost all of them. Finn slipped up onto the wall and let the Dwarven miners know it was friendlies outside.
Once inside the keep they took an extended rest and then examined the three Keys of Voolshak. They found they needed to stab themselves in order to get the key prongs to fit the holes. Bahl, Lauren, and Sa’ul each have minor festering wounds, but Saul was able to fit the three pieces of the key together.
When he did, the keys began shifting under his hand. He felt both drawn in and repelled at the same time. He concentrated on holding on and disappeared, leaving a black portal with a silver, gold, and platinum edge. One by one the party members entered the portal.