On a cool, misty night in the Dregs district of Denerim, a group of heroes, consisting of Ser Dorn Blathe, a knight, Carson Oliver Jerrick, a war veteran and Mabari war dog trainer, Phoenix, an apostate mage, and Tom Joe, a rogue with a pet butternut squash, encounter a group of cultists with a kidnapped boy in tow. Some House Baranti guardsmen arrive, and a skirmish ensues. The cultists are all killed, and it is discovered that the boy’s tongue has been cut out. The captain of the guardsmen, Captain Braedon, enlists the aid of the heroes to stop another kidnapping already in progress. With a noble goal ahead, the heroes head off to Tern Street to save another child.
As the heroes arrive at Tern Street, they find a group of cultists, accompanied by an apostate, attempting to break into the bedroom of a townhouse, where a family is hiding in fear. The heroes assault the cultists, and successfully rescue the family. Searching the bodies, the heroes find the location of the cultists’ base, The Chantry of the Stilled Tongue at the end of Cooper Lane.