Having searched the small hamlet of Millhaven for a group of slave traders, Zilv’lyn slowly walked into the basement of an empty tavern. He found two strange creatures that looked like they may have been human once. They attacked him trying to bite and claw him, but his blade was too fast. He killed one of them with a downward swipe, but the other one ran up to the ground floor to escape.
A group of travelers were walking along the Grey road at night unaware of the dangers along the trail. A guardian that had protected the road saw the travelers from afar and met them as they came upon his camp. After introducing themselves (and helping themselves to some cookware) the travelers made their way to Millhaven to deliver some wares to a merchant.
Millhaven wasn’t how Riley remembered. It was empty and quiet. Leading his new companions to the tavern, he felt uneasy. Entering the main room, he caught a glimpse of a man sitting alone at the bar. As the figure was poked, it fell apart to ash. As a strange creature came running up from the basement, Zilv’lyn and a new found companion cut it down before it could claw one of them to death.
Searching the rest of Millhaven together wasn’t difficult. Coming upon an old house a woman was found searching through old books and papers. She spoke of a curse and some noises coming from deep within the swamp. The group told the woman they would investigate the noises and she said she would show them the way. After a trek through the marsh they came upon a mysterious ball of light within the woods.
The illuminated orb would hover in the area and seemed to be focused on the area. As a few of the group investigated, the others looked on. The woman said that the lights were said to be lined to spirits that couldn’t rest traveling the marsh. The encounter proved dangerous as the light began a shocking battle.
A few more strange creatures that resembled humans with canine features were found in the swamp, but weren’t a match when the group worked together. Zilv’lyn was captured, but only for a moment. The group was able to free him and take care of the monsters. Searching the area a silvered dagger was found buried in the mud.
The team moved ever closer to the heart of the bog being led by the woman from Millhaven.