Tales of the Rampant Coyote continues its quest through Wizardry 8 with Part X: Missing Men and Mutant Frogs.
WOOPS! There was some writing on the bottom of the statue that indicated Crock might be responsible.
Shortly thereafter, we spotted a sword sitting in an alcove at the end of a hallway, ready for taking. I fell sucker to one of the oldest tricks in the book. We approached the sword, almost close enough to take it, and the floor fell out from under us, dropping us into an underground canal. We fought through a bunch of alligator-esque monsters to emerge out in the exterior moat around Marten's Bluff. Since we had to go out to meet with Crock anyway, we just continued on our way.
When we confronted Crock, he immediately accused us of being in league with the T'Rang (and we are, as far as anybody but the Umpani and He'li are concerned). He disavowed any responsibility for the kidnapping of our party members. But he did claim that he might be able to help us FIND our missing member, but first we had to take care of a problem for him.
He said that Brekek had returned to the swamp, and he'd seen that thing kill tens of men beneath his webbed feet before. If we could kill Brekek and return with proof of his death, he'd do what he could to get us our friend back.