After encountering a scene of an old murdered corpse, the patrol later made contact with a caravan beset by a small cadre of zombies and managed to save the sole survivor Eva Grainger of Grainger Farm. After Returning the girl to her family farm, it was later set upon by a hedge necromancer and a contingent of zombies and a hobgoblin acting as his bodyguard. After defeating them with minimal damage to the farm and finding some kind of mummified hand of a small child that appeared to be an effigy used by the necromancer. The patrol then encountered a group of goblenish refugees from the South explaining they were fleeing something called the Witch Marked. Thanks to some of them joining the Frost Guard, the group now numbers 30 strong.