The first party made it out to the bandit kingdoms and met Lord Angus. After talking to him he made a deal to be a part of the new union if they cleared out a little problem for him. THe problem turned out to be a hydra and which they did with a lot of issues. Afterwards they found the lair of hydra and saw that it was underwater and was huge. THey noted it to come back later.
The second party went off to the desert. Where they found an old temple/mausoluem near the Storm Pillars in the skorne desert. After going through the found the final resting spot of what looks to be the last of blue dragon tribe.