The party spent the next night camped a few miles north of the remnants of Heddrick’s Hold. The next morning they argued for some time on the proper course of action, but eventually decided to try and track down the group of Elves whose tracks they had found earlier. Setting off to the north, they were able to keep a good pace without having to carefully follow a set of tracks.
After several hours with Arvin leading the way, he suddenly realized he was being watched. A group of pixies appeared out of the underbrush and challenged him. He told them that him and his companions were no threat, and the pixies flew back to find the rest of the party. Malak heard the approaching sounds of flight and immediately thought that they were giant hornets from the mountains. The party panicked and ran towards Arvin.
The pixies used small spears and arrows tipped with a paralyzing poison, and Malak was struck. He crashed to the ground while the rest of the party tried to figure out what was happening. Eventually Arvin was able to explain what was happening, and the party was brought to the Pixie’s home to meet with their King.
In a hollow dug out of a Tower Tree the King’s Court awaited their arrival. The hollow was barely 4 feet tall, and the members of the party had to crouch down and crawl in. Ulv refused to even attempt it, and contented himself with shouting into enclave when needed.
The king of the pixies, Lord Elrond, was fat and indolent, and perhaps senile. He didn’t see the danger of the Orcs coming until the party pressed the reality that Sharpfang was coming as well. The king explained that their village could not be moved without moving the Heart of the Tree, which would require a Manna Stone. These stones could be traded for, or found in the Great Spine mountains to the west.
The party said that if they found a stone they would return, but that they couldn’t promise it would be possible. They urged the king to send his warriors to look for a stone as well. As they left the king offered to give them the Boon of the Pixies. The court wizard led them out, and explained that the Boon would last 2 weeks, but could be made permanent. He stated that if they were to betray the Pixies they would regret it.
Ulv and Arvin refused to receive this boon, but Mel, Malak and Nevis decided to receive it. The pixie wizard led them deeper into the village, and they each began to feel light headed, and to see streaks of color as they turned their heads. Eventually the wizard brought them to a great tree, and in the center was a glowing point of light. The wizard and several other pixies brought each forward one at a time, and flew in ritualistic patterns that formed glowing runes in front of their eyes. After each sequence of patterns, the member of the party who had stepped forward lost consciousness.
Several hours later they woke up, and joined the other members of the party who had been waiting. They bid the Pixies farewell, and headed towards the north until nightfall. At this point they discussed what to do, and decided to press on through the night to reach Bedellac as soon as possible. They arrived near the village at 5 in the morning, just in time to catch a group of Orcs that were about to attack the town. The town’s watchtowers spotted the Orcs, and many townspeople came to fight the Orcs.
The party waited until the Orcs were engaged before charging forward. With the help of the town they killed most of the Orcs and the two Wargs that were with them. The townspeople fell back to their wall, where Kibarac jumped up and fired arrows down into the Orcs below. The remaining Orcs ran and were cut down by a wave of arrows. The town had been saved, and they cheered the party, though many were still in shock from the 12 additional deaths they had suffered.
The party spoke with Grint and Lapenn, and confirmed that they were still going to be leaving to the north. They gathered their reward and told the leaders of the village that they would be following soon after they took some time to sleep.