Escorted from Eldrannon to the Druid Island in Helmon, the young Eladrin bard Por D’ Nomel was on a mission. His elven guide left him at the shore of the river across from the island, which was always shrouded in a dense fog, where he was informed that the druids would come for him when they were ready.
After an extended time of sitting and waiting, he began to hear the sound of rushing water, as stones rose up out of the river, forming a makeshift bridge out into the fog. Crossing to the other side, Por met the High Druid, who had already been informed of his task – to find out what happened to the Unicorn who had been missing for over a thousand years – not seen since the time of the Joining. The High Druid told the young Eladrin that he had no personal knowledge, but had arranged for a group of protectors to lead him into the Witchwood, where there was a Font of Wisdom, that might give him the answer he seeks.