After initial show of force the party was able to converse with the villagers and were brought into the village to speak with Fano the “talking chief”, a elderly warrior with a badly sacred left arm and Lumat the eldest villager. After some discussion Fano took the party to the council hut on the lake.
The hut was bordered by benches and on a raised platform against the far wall was the Chief Statue. Fano asked questions to the statue and responded with answers from it. After asking Fano and Lumat many questions the group returned to the village to a feast of fish, fruits, soup, roasted bird and yam beer.
During the feast the party was able to determine that the villagers considered the island in the lake evil and would not talk about it other than to ask for help with a group of humans who were attacking them from the lake and might be cannibals.
Later in the evening Gannic was able to cast detect magic on the Chief statue and it did not appear magical but he blessed it all the same. Before leaving for the island the party asked for food and yam beer and Rolf gave up his battle ax when the villagers became offended when they asked for it after provided the food and drinks when asked.
The next morning the group took one of the village outriggers and rowed to the island. The island was rocky and various ruins could be seen scattered on the steep shores. As they approached Gannic noticed a huge oak tree growing out of the island on the west side. Docks could be seen extending from what looked like an ancient temple on the western shore. As they approached a human quickly rowed a small canoe to the dock and disappeared into the structure.
The group landed and up a series of stairs to a passageway leading into the island. The passageway was partially blocked with rubble and several native humans could be seen on the other side with weapons. As Gilven tried to communicate with them Gannic began muttering and rushed into the passageway. As Gannic raced through the opening and disappeared into the room battle erupted in the passageway. As the party pushed though the opening and fought their way to the end of the passageway a large open chamber was revealed with a huge human face carved into the far wall. A netted opening let smoke out of the ceiling several children scrambled up a rope towards the open sky. Rolf and Theoren in pursuit of Gannic met the chief and shaman at the entrance to the room. Gilven set fire to the shaman with three scorching rays and he fell. The Chief fell shortly after on the stairs to the right as Rolf and Theoren were driving back by dozens of spears and arrows. Gilven responding with a fireball ripping through the center of the room sending flames and bodies in all directions. Talwyn covered the entrance to the room with a cloud of fog and only cries, screams and yells could be heard through the fog.