The skulls of the terrorists provide an exhaustive amount of details on some elements of the organization, but a surprising lack of information on the Eye of Serenity’s leadership. Still, the group does get the last known location of the four leaders. Shortly after Marcus Vermithrax is notified that fighting has broken out in the Arien Taur, a situation that, once investigated, seems to be the Eye of Serenity turning on the rest of the Verdant Mandate. Leaving a number of mercenaries on the border in case they are needed, the group pushes into the Arien Taur alone, traveling to where the Gray Forest meets the ancient woods to look for the Eye’s leaders. What they find is a laboratory of sorts, one that Nicolu is able to confirm, once called to the scene, was used to distill the essence of the Gray Forest. Now the Eye has disappeared with this essence, but their head start can’t be more than an hour.