The party came to a rocky area, and were swiftly set upon by a Spinebeast. They defeated it, but the sounds of others discouraged them from lingering.
Before long, they came upon the castle of the Mad “King”. Whether or not he is in fact royalty was never established, but he certainly seemed comfortable giving orders to adventurers. He also seemed deluded, telling party members to remove helmets they weren’t wearing and sending them to slay a dragon that was, in fact, a rock.
Whatever he was, though, the king didn’t seem malicious; when the party returned from the rock he rewarded them for trying their best, even though they didn’t succeed.