The party explored the Horned Hold more to find that someone named Paldomar was behind Murkelmor. It turns out that Paldomar was a Mage of Sauron who had recently disappeared.
During their rest back at the Halfmoon Inn, the party met Salazaar, a Dragonborn assassin who asked to join their ranks. They were hesitant at first but ultimately was given an anonymous letter. Defectors within Paldomar’s organization wanted to reach out to aid them.
When they finally showed up at the secret location, it turns out it was a trap!! Two tieflings and a golem attacked the party! They survived… and were determined to hunt down Paldomar once they got wind of his whereabouts.