The party speak with the queen of the copper dragons and she tells them about karolax, the black leich dragon that is causing all the unrest. She also gives a few of her scales as part of the quest with the darians. Agran, one of her sentinels, then takes the party to the marshlands and leaves them there. it is there they find an bunch of old, wrecked, caravans and some spectres that tell us that someone wants the answers here, and that it would be bad if that someone got them. Hextor goes and investigates and finds a box with magic books in it. The magic users agree these are very powerful, some of them hinky, and the party agree they need to take them for safe keeping.
The party then spend some time using 5.6 to make a raft and they set out into the swamp. but they haven’t gone far when they come across a zombie anaconda. A fight ensues and half the party end up in the muck of the swamp, but Fyi manages to lift everyone out and back onto the raft with the staff of the magi. they are all dirty and smelly and Alexis is upset because she traded her soap for food.