The party finds a smuggling operation using teleporters under The Happy Beggar. They encounter a dark creeper that steals one of the brass keys and escapes through a portal. Later the party is pulled through the portal as well.
The party arrives in the Shadowfell. Before they can explore far a Dark Creeper patrol finds them. Mistaking the party for mercenaries, the patrol orders the party to return to the mercenary camp. There they rent some overpriced tent space from a troll and rest for the night. The party is level 5 when they wake up the next morning.
The party then begins exploring the camp and searching for information. They learn that the camp is called Umbraforge, and is the domain of Sarshan, a Shadar-kai. Sarshan is apparently supplying weapons and mercenaries to groups all over the world. They also learn that Modra used to work for Sarshan, but now they are enemies.
Note: A Dark Creeper, possibly Modra, was encountered but not killed.
5 Wraiths (Level 5 Lurker)
1 Seething Wraith (Level 7 Controller)
2 Fire Bats (Level 5 Skirmisher)
1 Hell Hound (Level 7 Brute)
1 Magma Hurler (Level 4 Artillery)
Sarshan’s Secrets (Level 6, Complexity 4) – Started but not completed