After the party explores the lodge they discover a small Fey trapped in a cage. They question the fey who tells them that the White Witches have come; they will cover everything in ice. When pressed for further information the Fairy panics and cries that they will hurt him. Sympathetic to the feys fears they release him and he escapes into the night calling out I’m free, I’m free!
The next day the party ventures deeper into the woods. While crossing the bridge the paladin falls into the icy river below. The party attempts to rescue the paladin who turns into a Merman and swims to safety. As the party ventures deeper into the woods they are attacked by Ice Skeletons and large treant like creatures, until they come across the corpse of a young man. They recover is journal and discover e was a man from Eldren the nearby town and was hunting a giant weasel. As they look through his journal they find an entry about a strange hut and a mysterious doll within.
As the party enters the Somir valley they come across the hut. As they progress closer through the maze of ice a young girl appears in the mist running from the party. She calls out childish phrases like, im sorry, I didn’t mean to call you names, don’t hurt me, I don’t want your stupid doll…until all of a sudden the mist coalesces into a swirling chaos of images, crying children, a strong jawed woman, an elderly woman, and lastly a laughing maniacal witch. For a moment one of the party turns on other until they are able to subdue her. As the party explores further through the maze they discover the hut mentioned in the journal. A doll sits inside and once again they can hear a strange child’s laughter. Pre-emptively the druid sets the hut on fire before anything can emerge to attack the party. As they examine the ashes another dark cloud of angry faces emerge from the hut and engulf the ranger, the rougé, and the druid, causing them to flee recklessly into the nearby woods.