Emerging from the ruins of Graeffmote the party set out to find the nearest town and recover from their jaunt into the shadowfell.
Traveling a trade road they encountered a loan merchant delegate sent to check on the fish shipments from a small town several miles up the road. Fearing trouble he hired the party to accompany him and provide security.
His fears were well deserved for as the party entered the town they found most of the villagers slaughtered and piled in the center of town. Investigating the bodies the party found several monsters ransacking the nearby buildings, including a wild eyed female minotaur and a crazed Duegar invoker who both immediately attacked the party. The party defeated them and noticed beastly hooting coming from the temple slightly up the hill and were off to investigate.