AN52, 3 Yluj
The fight with the spider creatures goes poorly. One by one, each member of the Heralds falls before the creatures until only Desmond stands over the bodies of the last two foes.
Finding his friend's bodies, Desmond brings the body of Declan to the basement of the Homely Sheep. When he returns to collect the others, he finds the bodies are missing. In desperation, Desmond begs his mysterious patron for help. A distant voice tells him only to sleep.
The Heralds all awaken in the basement of the Homely Sheep, still in the strange world of the "upside down" or Shadowfell.
Deciding to explore the tunnels under the town of Grayson, the party finds a series of tunnels with trapped doorways. One room reveals a map that seems to indicate dangerous areas of the town.
Further exploration also introduces the party to a pair of native elves, Shadar-Kai, named Iluvere and Simbar who offer to ally with the party to destroy Black Mantle.