World of Cydia
Perren Auldwyl is a widower and elder of the town of Erstlin. Guessing that the PCs are seeking a place to stay the night, he offers the use of his well-kept farmhouse. While the PCs rest, he prepares a meal, steadfastly keeping any conversation steered toward mundane topics.
After they are attacked in the farmhouse by a group of cultists they discover the Hand is running weapons north. Erstlin’s a stop-off point, last town short of the wilds. They give their smugglers free run of the town, The Hand leaves them alone
The PC’s are unable to find anyone that knows the way to The Black March.