The party returned to Oleg's to see if he had any silvered weapons following their encounter with the werewolf. Vlad received a letter from home when he got there and additionally, Jhod informed the party that Joseph was feeling better, at least sort of. Joseph had finally been reincarnated but the process had turned him into a ratfolk. The party reprovisioned and Vlad informed party that several of them had warrants out for their arrest but that Vlad's had been quashed thanks to his family's connections and resources.
The party then set out in search of the Lost Temple. Following the directions that Feldspar's friends had given them, the party was able to find the clearing in which the Temple of Erastil had once stood. They found a pool in the center that was filled with algae infested water and the crumbled remains of a stone temple in front of a cliff face that had been carved into a huge symbol of Erathis. As they were investigating the area, a large grizzly bear emerged and attacked the party. The party was able to beat the bear down with ease but Feldspar and Micka both insisted that the bear not be killed. With the bear unconscious the party made camp for the night and the following morning Micka was able to use a spell to speak with the bear. Micka learned that the bear was once a druid who had long ago gone insane after the "monsters won". The bear also made some reference to a town called New Sehir and then told Micka that he was tired and that he wished to finally be put to rest. Following their conversation, Micka gave the bear his wish and the party looked on as the bear shifted into an elderly human man, then a skeleton, and finally crumbled to dust. With the bear put to rest, the pool in the center of the clearing immediately became crystal clear and the party discovered that the pool had healing properties.
The party then traveled northwest from there and a day and a half later came to a clearing in the thick forest that their mounts refused to enter. Even Micka's and Vlad's animal companions refuse to enter the clearing. The party decided to investigate the clearing and discovered what looked to be the remains of a long abandoned town. In front of what appeared to be some sort of town hall was a brazier that was burning bright and a single bush with red flowers and deep green leaves. Feldspar didn't trust the plant and so he shot the plant with an arrow. The plant responded by shooting Feldspar with some thorns, causing him to start running. Micka was hit soon after by the plant and also started to flee. The rest of the party though was able to kill the plant, though both Feldspar and Micka complained that they did not feel as hearty as they had before.
The party once again rested for the night and then decided to explore the town further. They soon found a stairway heading beneath the old town hall and decided to follow it down. When they reached the bottom of the stairs they found an even older set of ruins that the town above had been built upon. As they explored the tunnels beneath the town, they soon found an area guarded by four skeletons. Feldspar became excited and immediately ran to attack, killing a skeleton in an instant as another retreated. Joseph then turned the remaining skeletons and the party made short work of them.
Following the skeleton that ran lead the party to a room with five more skeletons and beyond that a small chamber where it appeared a human had set up a lab of some sort. The party fought through all the skeletons but soon found that the cleric in the far chamber was formidable. He enabled his scythe to fly out and slice through Torm's eidolon and then return to his hand, knocking the eidolon out. As the party closed on him though he began to channel negative energy into the party and soon Joseph, Vlad and Cice were all unconscious, with the party learning that Joseph had once again died. Torm and Feldspar were able to kill the cleric and revive Cice and Vlad and the party soon surmised that the cleric was attempting to reincarnate somebody when he poured a salve on a severed hand. Feldspar then took the hand and smeared as much of the salve onto Joseph as he could, hoping that the substance would work on his friend too.