The party heads to the temple of the Raven Queen to find the dead guard that seems to be walking
around. After entering the temple they are unable to come up with any leads. The next day they head to the town of Darton to meet up with Lia before crossing into Morngram. Upon arriving in Darton a crowd has gathered in the town square to talk about the latest kidnapping. Troops from Morngram have managed to sneak in and kidnap a local family. Although tragic, it is business as usual for the small town. Knowing how local ruffians like a certain Tiefling think, she offers a reward for the delivery of the family back to Darton, unharmed, and then rushes off toward the northernmost point in the river. She points to the crossing point behind a large waterfall. The party crosses over after being prodded to hurry by Lia.
In the morning they arrive at Thornshire and head to the local tavern. Inside are several Morngram guards, drinking making demands of the staff. An officer comes in and spurs them back to work. The party learns that a group of soldiers came in with new slaves the previous night. The slaves were transferred to a second group of soldiers and the first group left for a temple in the woods to the northwest. Searching around town for more clues, Nicolas spots the officer entering one of the buildings in town. Shortly after, a group of soldiers rush into the building. They do not spend much time inside before rushing out of the building and head off in the direction that the soldiers who kidnapped the family from Darton went.
The party follows the soldiers into the woods. The trail leads to a crumbling temple to Bane. They eventually find an undead cleric inside and zombies wearing the armor of Morngram soldiers. The party defeats the undead and takes a mysterious black gem from the cleric. Sounds begin to come from outside of the temple. Hundreds of undead are found outside, completely surrounding the temple. Inside the temple, a not-quite-dead-yet Morngram soldier is found in a sarcophagus. Coughing up blood he tells the party that the slaves were sent west, before he passes on. The party fortifies their position and fights off a wave of humanoid zombies.