CCA: Along the small road, traveling with CCD, they encounter a slave caravan going North towards Thunderspire. That the invaders of the Harkenwood are indeed the Iron Circle is confirmed. CCA and D defeat the slavers. They learn the slaves are from the village of Marl, which was razed by the Iron Circle as an example to the whole Harkenwood for trying to set up a resistance. They learn this was the last of a series of slave caravans from Marl. CCD leaves with the surviving freed slaves to return to the safety of Fallcrest. CCA travels to the forest that surrounds the valley and camps for the night.
CCB: When Rhogar examines a mystical circle near a minotaur statue that the Magi of Saruun use to teleport to their sanctums, the runes flare up and react with the dragonblood in his body that gives him his sorcerous powers. Something seems to slither inside of him, just underneath his scales and then he vomits out a small dragon-like creature, Astrapos. He finds that Astrapos is part of him, but independent. After the rest of the party makes sure he is ok, they leave the hall to go to the Chamber of Eyes to attack the BloodReaver Slavers. They manage to enter it and enter the first rooms, but retreat as the fight did not fair well and they are exhausted and need rest.