Arriving together by cart, the party finds themselves at the Camp Crystal detention facility where they are to stay until a relocation area is found for them. Upon arriving at the camp they are processed and some of the party decides to take a shower to remove the filth from weeks of travel. Here, the rather beautiful Clare is ogled by some of the guards on duty.
After a brief tour of the camp they are taken to their bunkhouse where they meet a new roommate, Hoa, a sharakim. Hoa is friendly and well spoken and introduces himself to the party after welcoming them to their new, temporary home. After this brief exchange, Hoa offers to take the party to dinner. Not needing to eat Orion initially decides not to go, but quickly changes his mind. The trip to the mess hall takes the party through the grove, a collection of fruiting trees, beehives, and other assorted agricultural products and it is here the party sees a gathering of people excited over some event happening at its center. Most of the party pays it no mind and passes it over, but Orion and Xyn stop to see what the commotion is about.
The two meet Kipi and the Strong, a gnome and half-orc, respectively. Kipi is boisterous and friendly, a solid foil to the mainly silent the Strong. Playing a simple game of dice, Xyn wins a small bushel of berries from Kipi
At the meal Arachna, Dey, and Clare met Shane, a new guard at the camp who shuns eating with his fellow guards because the inhabitants of the camp are far more interesting to him. Unlike the other guards they have met so far, Shane genuinely seems to like all the people in the camp and wants them to be happy. Among all the people eating, one stands out. A loner in a cloak sits by their self against the wall. Dey and Clare approach them:
"Hey, I am Dey," he said guardedly.
"And I'm the fucking night." Ohi said
That night, after he is fairly certain some portion of the bunkmates have fallen asleep, Hoa explains his plan to Orion and Xyn. Orion explains that he wants to raid the hospital.
Orion and Xyn walk around the camp late at night. Xyn finds Ohi hiding in a tree.
"Who are you?" the man in the tree asked.
"Man, I'm not a great person either, but i wouldn't call myself sin."
"No Xyn, with a X."
At breakfast next day, Kipi and the Strong eats with Dey, Xyn, and Orion. Xyn tells of encounter with Ohi. Kipi tells group that there are rumors going around about Ohi. Xyn subtly mentions that he scoped out the hospital.
Arachna hits on Shane.
Kippi meets with Xyn to tell him about her plan to take over the camp.
Hoa hands Clare a note telling them to meet after two nights in a row of nightmares.
Dey heads to grove to change his aspect, Xyn purposefully falls out of a tree to get admitted to the hospital. Orion and Clare follow Greg to hospital. Dey looks for Hoa.
Xyn while in the hospital tries to steal needles from the nurses station. A nurse turns and sees Xyn sneaking low to the floor when he accidentally makes a noise. She asks him what he's doing and he responds "I have to use the bathroom." Then she asks why he's on the floor and he says "I just feel very scared. This whole place is terrifying- I'm scared." She believes him (somehow) and walks him back to the bed. The next day Xyn tries to acquire half a dozen needles and some vials of some liquid. When Xyn tries to leave the guards question him and become suspicious and almost discover the items he stole. He feigns being scared like a little babby again and successfully keeps the contraband hidden. Xyn is once again a free prisoner.
In the next weeks to come Clare and Deyclathar spend their free time making a map of the grounds, and trying to learn the guards' patterns, digging the tunnel, and trying to blend in with the other prisoners.
The party decides to go with a modified version of the tunnel plan where Xyn will sneak outside the camp once through the tunnel, to obtain more information before the rest of the party leaves.
"Fuck dirt, I'll use my hands."
The party decides that the best way to escape the camp is to use Hoa's plan and escape via tunnel. On the night they are set to escape (about 7 weeks after their admittance), Clare, Dey, and Xyn are spotted by the guards. In their haste to hide/escape Dey and Xyn follow Orion towards the tunnel, while Clare heads elsewhere to avoid leading the guards to the tunnel. Clare changes her mind eventually, but too late and is assaulted by guards at the door to the house above the tunnel. Dey and Xyn double back to find Clare once they hear pounding on the door. They too are assaulted by the guards, with Xyn being stabbed by one of the. A dual effort by Orion and Hoa allow the team to escape, with Clare regaining consciousness.
By light of the moon, Hoa guides the party through the plains searching for the promised rebel city. After walking all night, the party is struck by a strange phenomenon as the sky seems to fast-forward itself to dawn, the sky visibly moving. Looking back in front of them, they find themselves astride a river, across which lies a city, a city that was not there a moment ago.
"Welcome to Monroe."