Sent to find a spell book the Crit Crew is stranded in a Mountain Lodge during a Blizzard.
Crit Crew (Isleen, Ilbrech, Talon) is tasked to go on a the second quest for Mr. Astrid, to find the Open Spell for his magically sealed box. Two guides, Garlis and Piggulp are provided to assist. The Crit Crew "recruit" another adventurer, Ryu of the Gray Hand. It appears Aaban and Psilo have left the crew for other adventures, all hope they will someday return, if for nothing else to tell their tales.
They must journey to Mount Sar, mountain peak in the Sword Mountains, the second most southern in the entire range with the aid of two guides. Telos must catch up with his compatriots on his own. On the way they will face trials that test their resolve, including bandits, a frost druid Nutarniq with her winter wolves, multiple yeti, and an Ice Elemental. At Lupine Lodge they meet a rogues gallery, so to speak, and are embroiled in a mystery whilst at the same time searching for a spell book containing a needed spell. They find an ally in Amnesty, tiefling bard. All of this as they must survive a blizzard that traps them in a remote manor house.