After healing the villagers, the group was led to understand the poison was not a natural, but an artificial or magical poison. they then return to the university town of Manikak and talk to a goat herder mage named Rastafan. He tells them of a powerful mage named Arshak. he was the only one powerful enough to magically poison the entire village. we then receive a message from Johnny Strongman of chaos in Gorlens. just then Rastafan feels Arshak traveling through a portal. the group heads north into orc territory to investigate. as they are travelling they learn Pakak was burned. they got to Ruran to make sure it was unharmed, and then to Pakak to speak with survivors. 3 hobgoblins survived and tell group that 2 orc parties came, 1 from the north and 1 from the west. the food supplies from the human village were taken. they order all troops to gather at the stronghold and okak. a report from gorlens is recieved. Johnny Strongman has disappeared, but everything has settled down in the town. the group continues to travel north and receives a message from an eagle that there was an orc and hobgoblin battle near the north road. at this point they learn there are more hobgoblins in the southern mountains. after messenger leaves a group of orcs approach the group and tell them their “master” wants to negotiate. we go to the orc capitol and find Arshak has united the orcs in an army of 50,000. he tells us the hobgoblins in the south have a new leader. we make a treaty with him and agree to stop or pacify the hobgoblins in the south mountains. he is given all territory north and east of the valley, and we receive all territory of the valley and west and south. we agree to evacuate the goat herders from east mountains. in treaty we agree to this and recognize each other as nations. after this Johnny Strongman enlists some orcs in the games of combat. we tell the goat herders and elves to move to the plateau.then we hear that Danan was sacked.