Players find a back road and follow it south away from the village. While on the road they come upon a trader caravan being attacked by a pair of insect-like oni. The discover a lair and larval oni as well. They are able to save most of the peasants and the caravan. The peasants offer to smuggle the players to the city.
Safely hidden in the smuggling compartments, along with several caches of arms and armor, the players travel towards the City of Lies.
The caravan happens upon an old ruined shrine being defaced by Legion soldiers. The soldiers begin to search the caravan when an imprisoned spirit is released. The spirit decimates the soldiers but is placated and dismissed by Namiku.
Within a day’s travel from the city the players are attacked by a pack of large fire bats. These creatures were arcane creations sent after the party. Who sent them, and why?