After the undead army leaves, father Dumas suggests to the party to travel through the nearby swamp, and seek an ancient temple. He believes this is where Alexia is bound to, in order to resurrect her mother.
The party hires Capt. Squint and his “Fortune” (a river barge). After a few days of travel, they are ambushed by a tribe of Gatormen. The bestial creatures are too strong for them, and they are forced to give up their barge, and are robbed of all their money.
The gatormen take Capt. Squint and his crew hostage, while the party is sent away to bring more gold to ransom them.
The party continues on its primary target, and eventually reaches the ancient temple.