Some of the heroes managed to escape through Temparus’s time portal: on the other side they found that six months has passed. Temparus had somehow maintained the portal that entire time – as they passed through, the heroes witnessed his exhausted and emaciated body finally collapse into death.
Running afoul of law enforcement from Bryn Shander, the heroes discovered a grisly murder scene aboard the Rocinante. Lord Kendrick von Vesthazen had escaped, leaving the bodies of Garanthus and Quinn below decks. With no means to operate the ship, the heroes set off on foot into the howling snow, back to the shelter of Bryn Shander.