On their quest towards the north, the party encountered a number of highwaymen who had looted an entire town. After defeating them in combat, the heroes vowed to return the goods. Upon entering the town, they discovered the entire village had been turned to children. Suspicious of the outsiders and afraid of others who would take advantage of them, the vikings were imprisoned. There, a kind girl named Lorit told them their sad tale.
A great caravan had gone through town over a year ago. A wizard who traveled with them had decided to stay behind. He hardly left his room at the inn unless he needed spell components. One day, townsfolk woke to a blinding flash and were children. Seeking the wizard, the only likely suspect, they discovered he was gone.
The party agreed to help Lorit and the others if they were set free. They were shown where the wizard had stayed, hoping to discover a journal with the secret to undoing the spell. To their dismay, the wizard had laid an ambush! Once read, his spellbook exploded and suddenly his books and candelabras were on the attack! After defeating the wizard’s diminutive ambushers, Bardle discovered a way to reverse the effects… but they would need Troll’s Blood. Venturing deep into the woods, they discovered a cave that could be home to one of the foul beasts. After defeating a bizarre gelatinous cube and several invisible fungal beasts, as well as the troll itself, the group returned with the blood. Days of study later, Bardle was able to save the town.