Last time the Ked and Zeth escaped, the now Dangerous, Eves Glen. After interrogating a Shadar Kai they ran into a meeting with Erickson. He Then informed Ked and Zeth that it would be a really super duper alright Idea to go and Find those Crystal Prisons, and get a part of them for the Pendant he gave them.
Then Ragnarok, Fendrin, and Telos Returned to Mahn Via the Loleuse River. They informed Prince Melkovich that Eves Glen Has been sieged, and he returned in kind with, essentially, “Well crap. So has Umbrant. Guess its war.”