A woman approaches the party and frantically pleads for help. She says that she managed to escape from the captivity of a necromancer who is practicing his magic on live victims, but there are more people to be saved.
One of the royal guards falls dead in front of the party and they see a tiny mechanical bug crawl out of his mouth afterwards. They watch the bug quickly scurry to the hand of a hooded figure who gives them a nod before taking off.
A strange old man approaches the party and hands them a treasure map that shows the location of a nearby treasure. Immediately after handing over the treasure map he fades into the wind without muttering a word.
Shortly after a new well was dug near a town, many of the townspeople began hearing whispers coming from it. Those who can hear the whispers say that they invite them to jump into the well.
Someone has released a hoard of rust monsters into a large city and the monsters are destroying all of the tools and weapons crafted by the blacksmiths.
The party discovers an ancient book that lists the names of thousands of people and how they died. The next time they open it they see an entry written for each of them.