The party met with King Bruenor Battlehammer and managed to undertake his request of allying the majority of the council to prepare to journey back into the Underdark to a place called Gravenhollow where it is rumored the true source of the demonic invasion can be learned.
The adventures are able to convince members of the Harpers, the Order of the Gauntlet, the Emerald Enclave, and the Lords’ Alliance to venture forth with them. The offer made from the Zhentarim went without agreement and therefore they will not take part.
The party then ventured back into the Underdark toward a rumored trade location called Mantol-Derith. Upon reaching the location they encounter sverfneblin, duergar, drow, and Zhentarim as they look for a man called Ghazrim DuLoc who can apparently provide them with a method of journeying to Gravenhollow.
After a few encounters and bouts of diplomacy, the party is bears witness to a meeting gone wrong as a drow assassin leaps toward an old beholder and a battle ensues. Much of this battle is over a stone that ends up being a prison of a demon lord, and the party destroys the stone thereby sending the demon back to the abyss. By the time the party reaches the scene, all but the drow assassin are either dead or unconscious. They are able to revive DuLoc who eventually takes them back to his tent and gives them a ring that acts as a compass that will lead them to Gravenhollow.