Okay, this is one of those sections that I enjoy, but that you will find others griping about. I like to know about how A gets to B. I consider it important, and often waste pages assuring that such details are present. If you read others however, you will find a quick sentence, maybe a paragraph, and BAM! -- they are where they need to be for the next section of intense drama.
You do need something however. Think about it - a section of history and explanation, a moody section about a strange dream, and now simply some nice conversation. There is no hook, and most readers would have dropped you. My suggestion on a fix would be to punch the dream, put it first, then give that history part.
Fantasy puts more requirements on the writer than any other fiction, because the world must be made as real before anything else can be real.
Adult Christian fiction quite different than all the usual lame stuff in that market. "Dilemma of Dreams" now in hard back.