The PCs were brought together in High Haven by the Arch Regent Albero of Valice and told of a mysterious madness that had taken hold of the crew of the Templar warship, The Vengeance of which Syr Clyde of Hammerfell was the only survivor. The PCs booked passage on the the Gold’s Promise after meeting with it’s captain, Honest Tom, and his crew in the Lazy Boar Inn. They set sail for the Stony Shore on the coast off the Sea of Nor’vandia. When they arrived, they discovered another survivor near the wreckage of the The Vengeance who attacked them immediately in a crazed state. After subduing the Sea Wolf they returned to the Gold’s Promise with their captive and continued sailing for the razed village that Syr Clyde believed was the source of the affliction.