As the pale winds continued to blow across the face of emberfast, a new chapter in your journey has begun. at the request of lord tinderborn, octavius managed to barter your employment in discovering the source of the corruption beneath the highhouse of tandus quint. strapping tackle to your cart and sorting provisions, you set out the north gate destined for the port city of summerset and a halfling by the name of thane copperstacks. unfortunately, the plains of estin prove to be more treacherous than you expected. on the dawn of the third day, you are roused from slumber by a pair of ankhegs and their brood attempting to make an easy meal of your horses. the ensuing battle ends in the death of dear thomas, one of your faithful steeds. however, not all is lost. with some makeshift field dressing, you are able to extract two, intact, ankheg carapaces and strap them to your wagon, further fortifying your defenses. still, summerset lies somewhere beyond the expansive horizon and being short a horse isn’t going to make the journey any faster.