The party emerges from the elven crypt to find a very different world from the one they left. The sky is more blue, the grass more pungent, and the trees of the forest reach unprecedented heights. Fireballs lace the blue vault of heaven, and detonations rock the forest. The white towers of the elven city of Anga are no longer ruins, but they are threatened with destruction it seems.
Anga is built in the middle of a great forest, seeming to spring up from the ground just like the trees throughout the city. In fact, many tall, broad trees are larger than several of the city’s eladrin-built towers, giving the impression that the towers are merely natural growths within the forest. The city of Anga has no walls, meaning that entering the city is a matter of walking wherever a gap can be found between the buildings and great trees. Hundreds of streets, loosely paved with an extremely smooth sandy yellow stone, wind their way through the city in a rather haphazard fashion, radiating outward from the city center.
Across the glade, two eladrin are arguing. An officer of the Anga militia, and a vizier to the Green Court, one of the ruling courts of the Faewild. The vizier is trying to secure the officer’s assistance in helping a group of refugees escape the siege. The officer insists he must defend the Rainbow Tower to prevent the All-Seeing Eye from falling into the hands of the rebels, who are led by Samdhya the Witchqueen. The party is quickly drawn into the debate. The officer, Marshal Sysvani, commands them to assist him. He notes that the party bears the mark of “Iolar”, a phoenix tattoo that he shares, and so they are duty-bound by the goddess to assist. But the vizier, Acharya, pleads with them to assist the noble refugees (including an infant) in their escape. Clearly the humans in the party passed through the Henge Gate, and can escort the refugees back there?
Gunga Din and Väinämöinen slink into the besieged city to scout the situation at the Rainbow Tower. The Rainbow Tower (Tuar Ceatha) stands atop a hill called the Mountain of the Stars (Menydh na Reultan). A spiral road of flagstones shaped like dragon scales, and a ring of white-barked trees adorn the hill which is topped by a thin white tower of polished marble blocks inlaid with gold and silver sigils denoting the various constellations and the nine worlds. A flickering rainbow radiance dances across its surface.
A battle is raging in front of the tower. A squad of eladrin guards still holds the hill, but a savage giant and a pack of massive wolf-like beasts are threatening. Back at the Tower of the Day, Marshal Sysvani suggests that if they can hold the door for a bit longer, the empire of Bael Turath may come to their aid. However, when he describes the imperials as once-humans, who have forged pacts with demonic powers, the party begins to question whether or not they are choosing the proper side in this conflict. Bob the Bold points out that, in their world at least, Samdhya the Wichqueen has won this conflict. Her name appears on the ruined marker-posts that line the roads leading into the lost city of Anga.
In the end, the party decides to escort the refugees to the Henge Gate, some 13 miles southwest of their current location, through the tangled forests of the Faewild. Marshal Sysvani is left to defend the tower on his own.