Having dispatched the evil Blue Dragon and false Pharaoh, Team Trust heads back to the roof, where a cache of dragon eggs begin cracking open. Suddenly swarmed by hundreds of tiny dragon / half-orc hybrids, the group realizes the horrifying truth: that the Pharaoh/Blue Dragon had been taking the form of hundreds of women and seducing the men of the city, in order to create an army of dragon-spawn to rule over the land.
But in true Team Trust fashion, the gang quickly murders all the tiny little babies and recovers the Brass Dragon Egg, which hatches to reveal the mystical Brass Dragon, who bestows the power of Draconic Hubris upon the team before disappearing. Soon thereafter, Davek and the until-now-missing Goddark join the heroes on the roof and explain what had been happening: after ousting Goddark, the former Pharaoh, from power, the Blue Dragon seized control of the city. Davek, in rebellion, took his band of loyalists and formed the Black Scorpion Gang to cut off economic ties to the evil usurper and save the city.
Before further discussion can occur, the Staff of Time rises up and begins glowing red, as the storm-cloud overhead begins twirling into a devastating tornado, ripping apart the city’s only orphanage and continuing on through the city. Unsure of what to do, it is Wolf who takes action, grabbing the floating Staff in his teeth and snapping it in half. The tornado dies down and tranquility is finally returned.
Davek and Goddark then defer to Itto to determine which of them he would like to install as the new leader of the Half-Orcs. After some debate with his teammate, Itto announces that the older, wiser, and less militaristic Goddark would resume power as he had before. Davek vows to serve as his first lieutenant.
The group then bids farewell to the city, determined to make it to Draken’s Point in time for the human-elf wedding, but first, they decide to make their way to the hidden Cave of Wonders, home of the genie’s lamp.
On their way, they discover a hag with two vicious ogre bodyguards, tending to a magical well. After slaying the creatures, Team Trust fills their water-skins with the magical well water, which seems to have varying healing properties, before heading to the entrance to the Cave of Wonders (based on the map given to them by the merchant in Gruum).
At first they see nothing…until a giant dog-head made of sand rises from the desert sands.