Cale, Zira, Ozzy, Grimlock, and Aloric decide to split up. Aloric and Ozzy track the ghouls that attacked during the night. Cale, Zira, and Grimlock continue to ZZZ before heading into the Vale of Tears to the south, as that might be where the crazy wizard they’re looking for is also creating zombies. Two jobs at once (see Chapter 3).
Cale, Zira, and Grimlock arrive in ZZZ and turns out the ghouls that attacked them last night had attacked ZZZ as well. The players resupply and head into the Vale of Tears.
In the Vale, they encounter a group of wights and are almost defeated. The Raven Queen spares Zira with a blessing (as she makes her first death save, she gets a natural 20, spends a healing surge, and finishes off the final wight… saving the group).
Cale, Zira, and Grimlock rest up, and continue on, locating an old fort. They defeat some flaming undead skeletons in the rear towers. They defeat some zombie dogs and flying zombie gargoyles in the courtyard. They make their way onto the upper story of the old fort which was partially destroyed, and find a secret way inside through a covered/boarded up stairwell. They decide to rest before continuing inside.