The party decided to briefly sleep in Moguul’s small apartment in the Cogs, and during the night, they had a collective dream in which they were attacked by Arik Redtree and several Dreaming Dark nightmare spirits. Eventually, the party destroyed all of their assailants and woke up, but Tivira knew that the dream meant that she was being hunted by the Dreaming Dark. In addition, the party now believed that Arik survived his fall and was in league with the Dreaming Dark.
Each member of the party also had individual dreams that seemed prophetic, although some were reluctant to share these dreams with the other members of the party.
The following day, the party returned to the ruins, only to find that the entrance seemed to be watched by goblins bearing neck tattoos that marked them as members of Daask. The party distracted the goblins long enough to sneak into the ruins, and they began a thorough investigation.
They found that the ruins seemed to form a museum of sorts, with each room describing a different part of a great war between the goblins of the ancient Dhakaani empire and monstrous, aberrant, tentacled creatures from another realm. The information in the ruins, coupled with the party’s own knowledge, led them to believe that aberrant creatures from another plane of existence somehow made their way to this realm and attacked the Dhakaani empire. A great black dragon named Millisandrox gave the goblins of the Dhakaani empire seven small boxes that could be used to defeat this invasion. Eventually, the portals to the distant plane were severed and the tentacled creatures that were trapped on this plane were either killed or trapped in magical prisons deep beneath the earth.