CCA and D: continue to travel along the Trade Road, as CCB splits from them. They then turn south along the trail to Harkenwood Valley.
CCB: Split from CCA and D and go North to Thunderspire . They enter the mountain and come upon a group of hobgoblin Bloodreavers toying with a Gelfkin youth. They rescue him and learn his name is Rendil Halfmoon and that his aunt owns an inn inside of Thunderspire Mountain at a ‘town’ called the Seven-Pillared Hall. He leads them to the Seven-Pillared Hall. They explore the hall, manage to upset both the dwarves and the duergar there, before making amends with the dwarves. They also meet a dark elf, Gendar, who operates a Curios and Relic shop. Andraste and Karath don’t go in, as the elves and elfs normally have hostile relations with the dark elf.. Gendar offers them 300 gp if they retrieve a skull topped scepter from the Duergar fortress known as the Horned Hold. They decline the offer, as they are after the Bloodreavers. They rest in the Hall at the Halfmoon Inn.