After defeating the misty spiders, they sent Boomah over to explore the strand they attacked from. He found no lair, but he did find a bulge of woven web stuck under the far strand. Protecting himself as best he could, he tore open the seam to discover a man inside, ready to attack.
Boomah diffused the situation, and questioned why them an was there. He said that he had been lured here by a strange spider woman ands left to die by their cruel ‘tests’/ He explained that he had come from the outpost at Farpoint off the mainland coast, and indicated that he may have been here for a very long time.
Although he had obvious draconic aspects, he seemed to know nothing about the rising dragons and the current state of the world. So, Boomah gave him his leave. The man said he might follow behind, in order to loot their bodies when they failed, but would not hinder their progress.
Moving onward, they came to another enclosed node. Inside they found a collection of strange objects stacked around a table. The center of the table was engraved with a dragon shape that seemed reminiscent of the primal dragon rune. Looking in the mirrors, they could see windows reflected that did not seem to be in the room. And, they noticed that the sun seems to be moving swiftly across the sky, and a complete day would occur in just a few minutes time.
Peering closer, they discovered that four of the mirrors reflected objects on the table that were not currently there. The objects were in the room, and seemed to be tied to four elements. To test this, they placed an earth-crusted spade below the rune in the place seen in the reflection.
Suddenly there was a deep rumble, and the ground below them erupted into the massive humanoid shapes of an earth elemental. While the creature struck with heavy blows, our heroes prevailed and returned it to rubble in short order.
The group returned to their tests.