The lead tree spoke once more.
"You have done well, you may pro-" It words were suddenly cut off, as the the zone changed to its powerful, thick darkness again, the key providing the only light. Ziedi once again formed a sphere of light around them.
Ziedi:"What the hell is going on now? It was just happy!"
The tree surrounding the lead one started to swarm and form around, as the lead one spoke, a raspy, but deep, full voice.
"You troublesome few have finally woke up eh? Then again, it takes time to wake up from the fields of eternal rest." There was a pause.
The shadow creatures from before starting to swarm to, combining with the sentry of trees. Ziedi took a step back, unsure and sure at the same time what was about to happen.
"I'll say one thing, it was smart of you to solve the riddle so fast, but remember, you are in my world now. I create the rules. I'll leave you with a gift...but alas, it is hungry."
The lead tree stopped speaking, at itself was absorbed by the mass behind it. It formed, even seemed to moan, as the shapless mass formed on massive tree, about 120ft tall. The shadow creatures foromed several mouths and eyes all over it, all glaring, some moaning. It's thick arms had branchs for hands, the hands having mouths in them too. A few shadow creatures swirled around, nipping at the party.
"Oh, my lord." Ziedi just stood for a moment, mouth agape.