Ashe awakens to find that her dwarven companion has disappeared, with footprints running off into a distant swamp. He appears to have been chasing something. Along the way, Ashe bumps into a lone monk wandering the swamps. Together they pursue the dwarf until they reach a stone sign in the ground.
“Ravenwood Asylum —→”
Before they could make a decision, the arrival of a swarming mist and party of dire wolves causes them to flee into nearby trees. The leader of the wolves, a massive alpha wolf, commands them as a squadron to fan out in search of prey. Before they can find them, a siren bellows in the distance, causing the wolves to panic.
“Let’s go,” commanded the Alpha Wolf, “Leave them to the Grinning Man.”
The party, not eager to find out what could scare a party of dire wolves, fled towards a structure in the distance. An open pit caught Ashe by surprise sending her down into a room below the earth, where Aldrik, their companion, lay unconscious.
Joined by the Silent Monk whom Ashe calls “Bambi”, the two hide Aldrik to rest safely, while they explore what appears to be the aforementioned asylum. But they are not alone, the asylum itself continually seems to change around them, having cut off their escape route. Now, trapped in the Asylum, the party explores the ruins of the madhouse; one that seems to want them to kill each other, eager to uncover its sinister secrets, and more importantly, a path to freedom.