We left off with the party arriving among marble ruins of what seemed to had been a palace of sorts to find a large number of wolves slowly getting closer. As the others found higher ground for safety, Sei noticed a wolf she had previously dreamed about turning into Malagar and decided to call that one out. To the party's surprise, the pack seemed frightened by this act and backed away while the assumed-Malagar got closer. He also signaled the party towards the remains of a wall that would be able to hide them.
Scouting the area using Sei's pet bat, the party soon discovered that a group of bloodhawk avians, led by a half-elf female and a huge bloodhawk male is approaching. As they arrived, Relcor identified the staff in the half-elf's hands as the Staff of Eclipse, a unique artifact of great power and threat. They witnessed as the avians began to chain the wolves down who all seemed to be affected by the leaders' magical powers.
They immediately interfered and after a little rough-and-tumble they managed to identify the half-elf as Callisto, the First Witch and Queen of Taurica – and banish her into the Nine Hells for some amount of time. This seemed to break her spell not only on the wolves, but also on the avians who had left before the queen could have returned from her banishment. Meanwhile, Fletch made away with the Staff of Eclipse that the half-elf had left behind.
With the tables thus turned, the First Witch was more than willing to cooperate with the party and agreed to turn Malagar back into a human form and do what she could to stop the executions. She also explained that the executions and the whole ritual she was about to perform is to please the kata Tsere, with whom her father, a drow, struck a pact with to protect the island. Callisto also told the party that this was the price for surviving against the True Mist, which they had never experienced. She then returned to her palace virtually unharmed and invited the characters to join her there the next day.
As Malagar turned back, he told the characters that soon some monks will arrive and probably help them find a safe resting place, which happened in a few hours. Friar Loanar and his company led the party back to their monastery, fed and rested them. On their way there, the monks explained that Callisto's pact prevented their communication with the Church in other parts of the world and they also couldn't have left the island, and so they did what little they were allowed to do here.
Malagar and the monks also explained their theory of what was going on: the kata that Callisto had to serve was not Tsere, but instead Aquarius, the Water-bearer, one of Zodiacs – the most powerful katas that each rule over a month. It seems that the Moaning Caves where the executions were conducted every month were actually sacrificial grounds for Aquarius, who was responsible for turning the so-called-executed into the disfigured gwyllt. They also said they thought that Callisto was either unknowing of all this or under the spell of Aquarius to serve his will.
The party decided that, even though Malagar predicted that at least one of them will never return, still go and try to stop whoever was responsible for all the weird and evil on the island. They arrived just in time to find Fletch opening the very ground above the Moaning Caves using the Staff of Eclipse, thus forming a seawater-filled entrance inside what turned out to be the very home of Aquarius.
In a fight of epic proportions, they managed to defeat the kata; first with Quill's lightning, then, as it was about to regenerate and unleash additional wrath and horror on the group, with Relcors's well-timed spells.
Unbeknownst to them, at the same time the kata had been killed and banished back to the Feywild, every gwyllt in the world somehow instantly regained a huge portion of their lost intellect and mind, memories and skills, and every slaver and master to them became aware of the wrong of their ways.
In a sense, in just a minute, the party liberated every single gwyllt of the known world.