After liberating Hirot from the curse of the Hound, the Defenders of Redkeep return to their home town laden down with treasure and four fine new stallions. Commander Hawk immediately assigns them a new task, investigate the reports of a cult of faceless men tormenting the small southern hamlet of Hilltop. Our heroes travel the Wilderness Road down to the Great Canyon and meet Annie, proprietor of The Rusty Sword Inn. She tells them the story of the Black God and its foul followers, leading Destruction and Company to the edge of the black hole in the ground and to battle with the People of the Pit and the hideous creatures that live beneath their skin.
And Dandalf the Astrologer threw his sword into the pit.