After much agonizing, Berrian came through to examine the portal. Almost immediately he discovered that the portals could only be viewed on one side. He postulated that there may be more portals on the island, and that they were simply invisible from this angle.
Before anyone could do anything about it, the rest of the party had come through and the entire group found themselves face to face with two Lesser Fire Demons, walking across the lava and skittering here and there like flickering flames, burning everything they touched.
After the battle, Kriv set out to test Berrian’s theory and soon found another portal, similar to the first. Some party members stepped through and found themselves in the swampy wilds of the Witchlight Fens. They encountered a man on a raft who urged them to get to Treewater and the Witchlight Hermitage to help the people there against the Brackmarsh Lizardfolk. Xaelin went back through the Harkenwold portal and brought Gander through to serve as guide in the Fens.
Eventually, everyone was through. A short time later, they encountered a Lizardfolk scouting party that was dispatched with quickly. Even the two trying to run for help were blasted by magic lightning.
Some ways on they came upon a large group of people who were now refugees from Treewater as it had been sacked by the Lizardfolk only the day before. The entire group continued on to the Witchlight Hermitage where they were welcomed, under the circumstances, quite well. They settled down for the night, expecting an attack at any time.
All: 116 ea.