The party descended on the lair of The Dawn, a creature who commands The Emerald Dawn. After tracking the villains to their lair, a long-lost temple once devoted to Tiamat, the party encounters devotees of the Dawn – Yuan-Ti Abominations, Yuan-Ti Malison Archers, and Dragonborn Raiders. The inhabitants of the Fane fight to the death, and fanatically defend to the last.
They discover that the elven prisoners taken by the The Emerald Dawn, have been slain, their remains incorporated into vile defenses of the temple in service to their master. Many of the corpses have been integrated into a horrid gate of perverse necrotic flesh.