Once Basatari had fully recovered from her injuries, she rejoined Lorath and Orion's investigation of the next murder. During this time, Nost'rusva inexplicably returned, bearing an adamantine scimitar. Following the clues, they came to suspect a man they met not long ago, local aristocrat Aldern Foxglove, who had recently been attempting to renovate his old family holdings to the north. Arriving at Foxglove Manor, the heroes found the mansion anything but renovated.
It was, in fact, haunted by Aldern’s ancestors, churned into activity after his recent murder of his wife. Aldern himself had become a particularly insane ghast, and now resided in caverns deep below the manor. After the heroes confronted him, they discovered he was committing his crimes at the request of a larger conspiracy based in the city of Lorenia.