Grove of the Ancients | The Hellish Pocket Plane | Saradush | The North Forest | The Forest of Mir | The Marching Mountains | Yaga-Shura's Stronghold, Level 1 | Yaga-Shura's Stronghold, Level 2 | The Siege Camp | The Oasis
OVERVIEW OF CHAPTER 8
This chapter marks the beginning of the end of the Bhaalspawn saga and starts right after the conclusion to Shadows of Amn. Five mighty Bhaalspawn are amassing armies and killing other Bhaalspawn across the Sword Coast, and Queen Ellesime of Suldanessellar has sent you to the Grove of the Ancients to seek advice from the oracles there.
Once there, you will receive some cryptic advice from one of the stone heads, after which you are forced into battle with one of the five aforementioned Bhaalspawn – a rather weak Fighter/Mage named Illasera.
Shortly after she dies, you will faint and find yourself in a Hellish Pocket Plane where you are confronted first by a Solar who offers even more cryptic advice, and then by your former arch-enemy Sarevok, who offers not only advice but also companionship!
After taking a challenge in the pocket plane, you must travel to the city of Saradush, currently under siege by Fire Giants, where you first meet a woman called Melissan. She charges you with speaking with Gromnir Il-Khan, the reclusive leader of the city. This is the first major quest of the chapter.
Once you have found Gromnir – and have been forced to kill him – Melissan charges you with killing the invulnerable giant Yaga-Shura. This is the second major quest of the chapter.
When you have killed Yaga-Shura, Melissan appears again to tell you of your next job: Kill two other Bhaalspawn. She suggests that you travel to the desert village of Amkethran. On your way there you have to travel through an Oasis swarming with Tethyrian soldiers who blame you for the sacking of Saradush.