Right now the party is waiting in a rope trick. They recently encountered a pair of the mysterious dark elves, who appear to have very similar appearance and abilities to Tala, save for skin color. They managed to charm one of them, and are speaking to him with Comprehend Languages, but another jumped down a hole (levitating) and escaped; current whereabouts unknown. The one to whom the party is talking has briefly said that his name is Golar, and that he and his partner were pairing up to find the party who had been raiding into the fire giant fortress and slaying giants. Sabriel, the party's cleric, has been out obtaining equipment for the characters: specifically, a treatment designed to render them scentless.