Game date: February 25th, 2012
Erastus-Arodus (mid-summer) 4711
The heroes expand the borders of Candlemere by incorporating land to the north, including the town that used to be Oleg’s Trading Post. Svetlana has given birth to a healthy baby daughter, whom they name Natalya.
They learn of the disappearance of two twin sisters from their home on the shores of the Tuskwater. They investigate an old woman suspected to be responsible, called “The Swamp Witch” by the locals. They find her hut and call out, but with no reply, they burn it down and defeat the guardian of the hut, an animated scarecrow. The party then follows a trail, which leads them to the old woman. She attempts to flee and a fight ensues, resulting in her death. It becomes clear from the evidence afterward that she probably had nothing to do with the girls’ disappearance. The fallout leads to an argument among party members about how to handle the situation.
Returning to the girls’ home, they discover several-day-old tracks leaving the house, and begin again to locate the missing twins.