The party had discussions in The Bog and decided that while they thought the attack in Neuholm had probably been successful they wanted to be sure by arriving in Hauteveldt showing signs of their injuries and saying they had been attacked by the dwarfs.
It was agreed that it was necessary to get to Hauteveldt before the dwarfs to be convincing. Overland travel was clearly impossible. Hieronymous Polecat was considered as a possibility but the final decision was for Billy to take up the Amulet of the Planes and transport the party to the campsite in which a number of innocent merchants had been murdered, one day's travel from Neuholm. In order to be as convincing as possible the party decided to do minimal healing on themselves to be able to display legitimate wounds. In hindsight this may have been an error.
Billy made the attempt and the party found itself in a tropical sea two hundred yards from a tiny desert island, with a reef one hundred yards away. And there were sharks.
Drax sank into the depths as he was wearing armor. Landrew utilized her monkish movement skills and made it through the reef and to the safety of the island. Billy was heading for the reef but Rajelai was slower and was attacked by sharks. Billy heroically tried repeated attempts to save Rajelai, and Drax produced a cone of ice upon which Raj could get out of the water.
Billy and Raj were eaten by sharks.
While this was happening Landrew collected coconuts, and Drax attempted to help but mostly sank. The remains of the bodies were retrieved by the remaining pair, and then thoroughly looted. Billy's effects included some fake (or are they?) papers in the name of Guillaume de Jeune. From Rajelai's Painbow rose an insubstantial figure, with a terrifying visage torn apart by wild beasts. In a chilling whisper it said, "All die! They must all die. Die in agony, in pain!"
How will they escape from the island? Will they continue with the plan? Is Billy gone forever? Who is this Guillaume de Jeune? What's going on with the Painbow?