Having overcome the dangerous creatures beneath Fangwood Keep, Dirge and his companions returned to the surface to find that the leader of the hobgoblin mercenaries, Fethi Ken-Shakas, had grown tired of Lieutenant Vos's failures. When she learned that the PCs had found only an elemental gem as treasure in the tunnels, she was furious. She chose to keep Vos's bargain with the heroes, something he was not likely to have done, and set them all free before taking a small group of soldiers to deal with their incompetent leader.
Dirge and the others returned to Fort Ramgate, where they contacted the Acadamae at Korvosa and told them of the strange book of necromantic magic they had found in the arcane apparatus beneath the keep. Everyone concerned suspects the book is somehow related to the Whispering Tyrant, and the Acadamae scholars suggest that the book should be taken to the Knights of Ozem in Lastwall for safekeeping.