We continue talking with Frang Ulthian for a while. We learn that he believes Selka Guari should never have left, nor should any of his people. Mention of Tragar Mendar greatly concerns him, and he sends Sentha (his dragaon) off with a message.
Frang spends the night at the basin with (near) us. In the morning Sentha returns, accompanied by Druden Oruk, a darcohen male, who is riding a huge copper dragon.
“The tablet has been broken”, the elemental portal is one predicted possible result thereof.
Druden invites us to accompany him further upstream. Large gem-colored dragon mounts are brought for us. This is the first time we meet our darcohen companions.
We fly east/northeast, following the river, and eventually land atop a relatively small mountain. The mountain is settled by dragonborn, to whom we are an intriguing sight.
Druden leads us into a (wooden) hall where we talk for a time, though only when no servants are around. Selka Guari joins the table after some time. Between the two of them we learn more history, mostly about Orehana.
Selka offers to take us in to their civilization. Druden disagrees with her offer, but is outranked by her. Selka leaves us with Druden, telling him to bring us to dinner the following night. After she departs Druden tells us he believes we’ve helped just by coming here.