Visiting Bartertown, the PCs checked in on Charboyya, whom they have worked for in the past. Charboyya got them in touch with his half-brother Pikasheu, a Throalic military administrator. Pikasheu had discovered evidence that some of Throal’s former air galleons, thought lost in the Scourge, may have been preserved in the mountains, but needed proof before the government would send an expedition.
Agreeing to seek such proof, the PCs ventured into the mountains, facing many perils. They fought a great bear near an ancient shrine with a trapped evil spirit, and later a monstrous remorhaz in a snowy pass.