The expedition followed the newly dubbed River Katar downstream in hopes it would lead them to the lake they had seen the long-sought city by. This proved to take only a few hours in which they were attacked by two large, reptilian river beasts before they reached the shores of the murky lake. It turned out the city was nearly on the other side though and the terrain between was some of the swampiest and hardest they’d yet faced.
Eventually the group stumbled upon what proved to be outlying ruins of the abandoned city. Having found its outer moat they stopped to consider how to get across.