After Chi’s grandparents finish with their pleas for Chi to remain with them, the party sets off. The party is soon faced with stray orcs. The first one isn’t an issue. The second, however, manages to disable both Noori and Drake while Eleanore avoids conflict.
After a bit of healing (Chi with a healing potion and Eleanore channeling positive energy), the party arrives at Heartland. They are surprised by the sight within. Many orcs are going around rounding up the towns citizens and executing them. Before they can formulate a plan, the orc leader Gorm (who is half orc) spots them.