After saving Frapness, an Eldarin wearing leather armor and sword going by the name Kelleran, came to investigate the commotion. Frapness showed everyone a threatening letter from "The Shield of Daznoroth", an organization of ill repute, and asked the group to investigate. His first suggestion was to talk to a half-orc by the name of Gaboul Coindigger down at the docks.
Using a magical portal in the basement of The Alchemist, the group were transported near the docks and found Gaboul easily. The party managed to subtlely ask about the Shield without drawing too much attention to themselves, and convinced Gaboul to provide information. He agreed to meet them for supper at the Broken Trail Tavern.
While meeting Gaboul, in hushed tones, he divulged two pieces of information. The first being that the Shield of Daznoroth are rumored to have a base of operations in The Living Forest, a wooded area about two days ride from Hlonde. The second piece of information is that it is rumored that one of the counsel members of Hlonde is a member of The Shield.
That night, Fergus was able to arrange the use of enough horses to take the party to the Living Wood in the morning in exchange for entertaining the Broken Trail patrons until the wee hours of the morning.
Two days later, upon entering the wood, the party was attacked by a band of stealthy goblinoids. Their fate has not been determined. May Avandra protect and guide them.