Proceeded from Wyvern Tor to Old Owl Well. There was a tent and some ruins, but no sign of activity. The air stunk of decaying flesh. As we approached, a dozen zombies came shambling out of the ruins of the watchtower! We began making quick work of them, but then a Red Wizard of Thay stepped out of the tent and confronted us. Not wanting to tangle with him just yet, we opted to leave, possibly to return later.
Proceeded to Conyberry, the ruins of a town long since sacked by barbarians. Got directions to the banshee’s lair in the forest. Milo presented the comb and asked about the spellbook Sister Garaele sought. The banshee informed us that a century ago, she traded that book to a necromancer named Tsernoth, who was originally from someplace near Baldur’s Gate.
We headed back to Phandalin to give this information to Sister Garaele. On the way down the Tribor Trail, some ghouls approached us during Royal’s watch, but we dispatched them quickly. (There do seem to be a lot of undead around here!)
Sister Garaele will look into our information regarding the whereabouts of the spellbook, and may contact us if she has further needs; in the meantime, she gave us three potions of healing for her thanks.
Wester seemed to “remember” only offering us 50gp to clear Wyvern Tor, but Milo was able to “persuade” him that 150gp was more appropriate for adventurers of our status and needs.