After dealing with the second black dragon Malcolm came to the realization that they probably have a mother nearby. The group delved into the caverns beneath and met the elder dragon which turned out to be the father not the mother. The fight was heated as the dragon avoided attacks by staying in the air and picked the party off one by one. Eventually a standstill was reached and the two parties discovered that there goals actually aligned and the dragon (Umbris) revealed that to escape the Shadowfell the party would have to kill Strevandor. Umbris sent the party to converse with Mysoga the former mate of Skullmad the Troll King.