Have completed their mission dealing with the Sun Temple and the Diamond Dwarves (at long last), our heroes had some time to relax. So, they asked to be allowed to visit a city for shopping and other tasks. They find themselves on the road to Borusa, city of Scholars, where they get news, send letters,Dr. Martin got to give a presentation to one of the colleges and Zendrick used his tattooing skills to make some money. Items acquired earlier were sold and information and things, including a soothing wand of simple healings (which Bradley refuses to contribute towards earning him no points with the others), were bought.
Then back to the Complex with their new acquisitions. Later that night, they are awoken to a strange noise and find one of the giant mantis has been brutally killed, it looks like his thorax imploded. After making sure there was nothing immediately threatening nearby, they made their way to the Shaper’s room. After a brief wait, they are allowed in. The Shaper listens and says that the expansion of the complex must have crossed into a dangerous area and allowed hostile things to enter. She provides a map of the complex and points out which areas she knows are secure, leaving our heroes to investigate the rest.