The party learns from Tartus that Lady Gwillivin was searching for an ancient druidic site in the Ben Duragh marked with the symbol of a series of dots shaped into the outline of a crescent moon. Apparently this site is an ancient “moongate”, which druids used to travel across far distances and sometimes to other planes of existence. During the night a wight with only one eye, which appears to be a blue amethyst gem, enters camp, attacks Swashy, and takes the blue amethyst the swashbuckler plucked from a skull in the underground city of Kerzen. Cham turns the creature, but before it flees into the night, it tells Swashy she is cursed and it will come for her again to take all of her possessions. The next day, the party heads into Crow’s Point, which they find eerily devoid of Heironeous guards. A steady rain has moved in, and the weather worsens throughout the day, turning into a powerful storm.
The party enters the temple in town in early evening. Upon seeing Father Orso, Brother Holden, the new head of the temple, summons a pack of four hell hounds to attack the party as he flees. After dispatching the creatures, the party finds Craggers pilfering the temple’s store room, and the thief informs the party that Lord Markum gave a speech from the walls of the keep earlier, though his demeanor seemed oddly “mechanical”. Markum stated that all able-bodied citizens are needed to save the town from a dire threat in the Ben Duragh by helping to search for an ancient druidic site marked with a certain symbol, which the party recognizes as the same crescent-moon shape that Lady Gwillivin was searching for. Markum also informed the town that his advisor, Quorith, would be leading the expedition to find this symbol. Using the temple’s consecrated altar, Father Orso successfully performs the ritual to transform Sir Gaib back into his human form.