The heroes who cured the Blackscour Taint were joined by Jenter’s large half-orc associate and a ranger he met on the road. After a short stop at Laurel’s herb shop, the gang starts to hear rumor’s; missing children, dead livestock, a creepy halfway house. With the encouragement of some reward money the team set out to investigate the halfway house.
Under it’s charred ruins was a even more grisly scene. Elara, long dead, lay still with her throat ripped out, surrounded by torture equipment, and serving as a nursery for spider babies. After surveying the kids abandoned campsite, foul play was discoverd, accompanied by a lost little girl. Jeva was an orphan from the halfway house, but more then that. After nightfall she showed her true lycan form and attacked the sleeping adventurers, then limped off into the night to lick her wounds.
They followed the kobold tracks and found themselves back in Droskar’s Crucible. A slave was rescued but sacrificed to a statue trap. A ghost was confronted but was really some armor in Gelatinous Cube. Ghouls, Kobold and Shock Lizards later, the team found young Kimi being protected by a halfling bard name Edgrin Galesong, of the Gold Eagles. Cabor escorted Kimi back to Falcon’s Hollow and the team, now joined by Edgrin Galesong, ventured deeper in to the warren.
Young wizard Savram Vade was found in a state of mental anguish, frightened silent and afraid of touch. A deformed kobold shouting at some Darkscale Warriors was convinced to help the team, but he was left behind when the team went down a tunnel to face the Forgespurned, an undead dwarf tormented in the afterlife and given the unholy task to bind souls to his grotesque chain. The curtain closed with our heroes standing over the empty lifeless chains of the Forgespurned.