The party is attacked by Harbingers of Eternal Winter posing as loyal guards of Duke Kailen
The party meets Duke Kailen in the woods with his entourage and gains his trust. He informs them that he has been working on the problem of the long summer and there is a way they could help by serving as messengers to the Twilight Fey to arrange a meeting. He sends the party back to his estate with two of his guards to fetch payment and the message. The guards turn on the party and try to kill them, but the party prevails. They party is able to extract some information from their assailant including that they are part of a group called the Harbingers of Eternal Winter and that their goal is to prolong the already long summer and to then create a rebound effect that will keep the seasons stuck in perpetual winter.
The party earned 900 XP a piece giving them 14365 XP total.