The troupe, after defeating Gnarlspine and fighting off the influence of goblin-magic in the local wood, are charged with investigating a nearby castle. As they delve through the various buildings in the castle, they discover that it has been without servants and life for some years. The elf who once controlled it had become influenced by the infernal offerings of the Demon Lord of Portals. The band fought off the daemonic guardian of the catacombs (accessible only by an oubliette in the tower), and restored a chapel to saints of virtue and honorable combat. Before the troupe returned to tell of their victory, a banner bearing Lady Alera of Silver Vale’s arms was displayed on the outer wall.