The elven queen and an elven maid even older than her are talking. As you enter, your escorts bow to both ladies.
"It appears you have come to help end this horrible war. I agree it may be time to help out our wood elf cousins. The dwarves that started this mess are in their large fortress. Rather than force a horrible fight against fortified dwarves, we need to come up with an alternative. The gnomish guide that came with the old warship has visited the dwarven fortress many years ago."
She unrolls a detailed map of throne room and a hidden room behind.
"He has described it enough that I should be able to magically transport a group inside."
Velma raises her hand and bows before speaking:
"We could use our destructive magic to get rid of the fortress for you."