The party finally arrived in Riverbrook and learned of the origin of the plague. They eventually met with Laurel, the local midwife and herbalist, and she mentioned a possible cure. One of the ingredients could be found at the dwarven monastery.
After acquiring a map, the group decided on a direct path to the monastery through the Darkmoon Vale. There were several strange encounters, such as mysterious tracks that suddenly vanished, and fey seemingly impaled upon trees.
The party finally arrived at the monastery after 3 days of travel. After a quick recon, it was decided to enter the building through a large opening into the dilapidated library.
With Battalacus at the lead, you made quick work of the remaining denizens within the monastery. Battle proved difficult against a very large and intelligent Worg guarding one of the ingredients, but the party prevailed.
Finally, the party found a hidden chamber within which they could rest up and then descend to the next level…
…or, should they continue searching for the remaining ingredients knowing that there are lives at stake.