Again, Lady Elaydren sent for the Scouts. The Order of the Emerald Claw had stolen the Schemas and notes that had been collected. Fortunately, Elaydren had examined the Schemas and notes prior and had determined the whereabouts of the final schema. Lady Elaydren knew where the Emerald Claw was headed and she needed the Scouts to stop them.
The perilous journey takes the Scouts across the Shargon’s Teeth to the port settlement of Stormreach on the mysterious continent of Xen’drik. Arkenheld is almost swallowed whole by a dire shark and the Scouts find an Emerald Claw assassin waiting for them in Stormreach. But the Scouts prevail and purchase a rafting guide to take them up river in search of the gigantic ruins.
A few days of rafting up river gives the Scouts a glimpse into the strange sight and sounds, flora and fauna of Xen’drik. They eventually find the Emerald claw rafts and take down the EC guards. The Scouts finally reached the ruins in the final schema, the Order of the Emerald Claw, and other dangers await.
The Scouts stealthily explore the huge ruins and find different traps setup over the years and also find that many creatures have made the ruins their home. Most notably the Scouts encounter OotEC patrols, the native elves of Xen’drik-the drow, Girillion who have made their home among the ledges of the ruin, a drowned undead elven slave, and an undead giant skeleton.
Sachmoo seemingly fell in the battle against the undead giant. But to his companions’ surprise his lifeless body partially repaired itself and Sachmoo was with them again. Though as look of unease, confusion, and perhaps mystery was apparent in his eyes.
Knyana and the Scouts also discovered a trove of ancient elven artifacts hidden in a secret elven-slave room. Some of the artifacts seemed to be from the the earlier days of The Blood of Vol (though only called The Blood back then).
In the heart of the ruins the Scouts found the Order of the Emerald Claw using a gnomish scholar to research the ruins using the stolen Schemas and notes. Thaobane was a knight of Karrnath who was in charge of the soldiers and Arkaban was a mummy who saw to the interests of the Blood of Vol. Scimitar, an agent of the Lord of Blades, seemed to hold a temporary alliance with the Blood of Vol as well. An epic battle began in the giant ruins and the Scouts suceeded in laying waste to the Emerald Claw agents, Thaobane, and Arkaban. They also freed the gnomish scholar and helped him figure out where the final Schema was to be found.
Once they located the final Schema the gnomish Scholar turned out to be the changeling, Garrow. The Scouts had been a thorn in his side for his whole mission of trying to collect the Schemas. The Scouts seemingly dispatched Garrow but it turned out that they had other pressing issues. The Schemata, now complete, was sentient. and was attaching itself to what appearing to be a giant-sized, proto-construct/warforged. The Schemata identified itself as Xulo and had no wish to go with the Scouts and attacked.
Another epic battle ensued between the Scouts and Xulo (controlling a giant construct). Eventually, the Scouts destroyed the construct that Xulo was inhabiting. And began to travel back to Sharn. Although the whole trip back Xulo fought for control of whoever held its pieces. He seemed to especially target Arkenheld.
Once back in Sharn the Scouts where able to get the Schemas to Lady Elaydren and Merrix D’Cannith. The members of House Cannith were immensely pleased and intrigued by Xulo’s identity and they rewarded the Scouts handsomely.