The party continues onward to leave the city and head for the swamp. During the walk they learn that Rodderick and Baelfire are traking them via a scrying ritual projected through a white raven. They are taking orders from “the Boss”. They must have missed the bandits but they can track them through the swampy area. The party has a run in with some swamp slimes and a gelatinous cube.
Rest before heading to the swamp
During their sleep each of the adventurers had a disturbing nightmare involving which seem to try to dissuade them from interacting with a stone pillar or exploring the swamps further.
As they keep exploring the swamp they come to a large magical pillar. As they begin to interact with the pillar, thousands of undead rise from the earth and lumber toward the group and the pillar. The group detected a magical aura around the pillar and when they touched it they were transported to a sweeping desert landscape.