With little difficulty, the Lenai set out to adventure beneath the canopy atop which they had lived their entire lives. In the depths, they discovered strange new creatures – including gigantic reptiles – and entire cultures, lost to time.
Perhaps the most notable discovery was that of a large metal tube spliced amidst the outgrowth of a tree. The depths made no sense – but they weren't meant to.
They came upon a temple and learned of two Gods of whom they had never before heard: Zon Kuthon and Oberon – two halves of a whole, greater together than the Gods of the surface world. Claire had abandoned what pretense of faith persisted in her heart ages ago, but Liam and Vincent finally felt vindicated – clear evidence within the temple that the Gods above were not as benevolent as the sisters believed. At first, Felicity angrily protested with pigheaded aggression and denial, while Ariadna did her very best to maintain her cool. More than once, it almost became a fight between the Lenai.
En route to the second temple on Elwynn's map, the Lenai encountered a tremendous red dragon guarding a hoard of treasure. They joined together to slay the beast and found several unique and valuable treasures – including more of the mysterious material required to enhance their artifacts – in the dragon's hoard.
The second temple was guarded by a puzzle requiring a demonstration of different varieties of magic. Vincent just didn't seem to have the right spells, Liam just wasn't a caster at all, Ariadna prayed, and Claire just did not believe the shield would come down. Felicity was furious, speaking to the plants, screaming into the air, trying to pull elements from the environment – eventually she discovered a small medallion that gave her the ability to bring down the majority of the layers. Together, she and Vincent tore the barrier down. Within, sentient four-legged begins with giant wings demanded they cease. Felicity attempted to reason with the… angel? but ultimately Liam's use of the name "Zon Kuthon" granted them access.
From the tomb of Oberon emerged Trinket, the Necromancer(?), confused to have returned to the world of the living so abruptly – to be suddenly and inexplicably possessed by Oberon's avatar. In Trinket's body, Oberon began to explain the way things were to be. While Liam and Vincent agreed more and more and Claire shrugged and joined what seemed to be the majority, Ariadna and Felicity steamed.
At the third temple, they encountered a wildlander people who claimed to have made peace with the White Lady, the individual behind the Purple Plague. It sounded fucking promising. An ill-timed Mass Suggestion and a useless wall of thorns later, and the Lenai were hurriedly chasing the wildlanders through their own territory. When they came upon a camp, the Lenai were all in agreement – nonlethal strikes, save as many lives as possible. Felicity wasn't having any of that, as she was poked and prodded with speartips and axeheads – when only two remained, and Liam was clearly going to incapacitate the penultimate adversary, Felicity tore her foe apart with her teeth. She rampaged, leaping over a small hill to trash the wildlanders' camp. Ariadna did her best to talk her down, and eventually Felicity relented… but the fire between the two of them and the rest of the Lenai burned still.
They eventually came upon a shaman, who was said to have "many pets". As Felicity charged towards one such pet – a giant worm – she found herself banished to an alternate dimension, a void, spinning aimlessly through the air for several moments. Liam grappled the worm, far bigger than himself, all the while slashing at its soft underbelly. The rest of the Lenai hardly needed to see to the worm at all, as Liam ran up the length of the worm's body, up into the air above the behemoth, and then drove his blade into its brain, riding it to the ground.
After a short exchange of ki blasts and spells, Liam charged forward again – breaking the shaman's concentration and allowing Felicity to return to the battlefield, wondering where in the world her worm went, and finally seeing the shaman. The others were talking that nonlethal shit again, but she narrowed her eyes and decided she wasn't having any of that – and as she began to charge forward, Liam's vorpal sword carved a horizontal line through the shaman's upper torso, shoulder to shoulder. Almost wordlessly, the Lenai retreated forward into a cave for the evening.
Pressing onward come morning, they found themselves surrounded by wildlanders prepared for their assault, chanting the name of their chosen champion – an enormous beast of a man, a giant – but the evening's conversations had born fruit. Felicity had caught sight of a new beast during the prior fight, and there seemed to be no time like the present as she transformed into a triceratops and motioned for Liam to climb atop her. Serving as his mount, the giant stood no chance at all, as a barrage of spells slammed into the beast, Felicity's horns and Liam's blade ended its life. The wildlanders scattered.
When they came upon the chieftain of the wildlanders, he set his own giant reptiles upon them. The Lenai made quick work of them, and of him. Afterwards, apparently, Liam was the new chieftain. He did his best to establish a meaningful governmental order for the wildlanders, mostly revolving around the Steelfungus Rule: Don't be an asshole. Many wildlanders nodded in agreement. Oberon's avatar returned to lead the Lenai back to Stormseye via teleportation.
Vincent attempted once more to seek an answer from Thelania, but ended up spending the evening in bed, rattling off complex mathemagical complications and dark incantations – clearly the wizard just needed some bedrest.
In the morning, Oberon broke his silence to offer the Lenai power. Claire accepted the gift with no hesitation, while Liam and Vincent accepted happily. The faithful Esnyan sisters, however, refused to abandon Haggar and refused to accept the gift. While the three recipients gained powers they could hardly comprehend, Felicity and Ariadna only watched on, well aware that the time when they would have to choose between Haggar and the Lenai was perhaps quickly approaching.
Oberon's avatar stated plainly that it was time to find Zon Kuthon. He teleported the Lenai as close to Zon Kuthon's location as he was able.