In Lakeside, Tam’elanath, Morgue, Zil’dejin and Typhus are approached by a woman claiming to be an agent of King Kaius III of Karrnath. She offers them a job of sorts in service to the nation, which will take them to the village of Winterhaven to the north. They accept, and after being attacked by a local gang of thugs, go to meet their contact there.
On the road, they are ambushed by kobolds, seemingly different from the ones in Kobold Hall. They rescue an elven woman they have tied to a tree and escort her to her home in Winterhaven, where they meet with their contact, Eilian the Old. He sends the party after another agent, who has gone missing looking for something called the third sinister rib in the nearby dragon burial site.