Planning for the next session:
The group wakes up after 8 hours of sleep (enough for the other group to walk through the city, sneak into the palace kitchen and poison the food
Nothing too terrible but it hurts.
With the news of the heroes in pakes palace, Sana decides to attack, together with her allys. They use an evil magical cage to blast through the army and general Pake sends our group out to destroy it, while his army defends the palace. So the Pcs are in a hurry as they have a time limit.
Knowing my players I would guess that they go either for the direct attack tactic, fighting a 400 goblin army + slave ogres or they use a fly spell to move above. They used that quite often already so this time they will eat a dispell while in sight of the enemy casters. ;P
The best would be if they just walk around the army, there it would be a good opportunity to encounter the opposing group, which is already prepared for them.
The "tank" of the group might show up alone and maybe have a short talk with them. Join us and stuff like that- he basically just wants time for his friends to get into position - they are all very sneaky and prefer an ambush.
If he thinks enough time has passed he quits the talk and throws a glove at the group. They will think its just a gesture for a challenge, but it is more than that. The enemy wiz. has cast suspended silence on the glove which he activates now and the battle begins.
The tank tries to hold of the barbarian while the enemy illusionist casts nasty stuff like mind fog, sensory deprivation, persist image and confusion. dom. person of phantasmal killer are in the pool too. Another memeber is a duskblade, that will attack from a side street. Using No-save spells to bug the cleric (who is otherwise imune to any spell with Will19 --į)
The leader of the team is a rogue type, sneaking around the group to get a good hit on the weaker PCs.
The time between each blast of the cage might be 5 minutes. So they are quite in a hurry to destroy that thing, otherwise the palace is destroyed and Pakes missing.
Now Sana is the most powerful general and the Players suddenly are in a giant goblin city without an ally to protect and hide them. Open for any ideas as usual.