After the stint at Hightower Corneleus, Ahasuerus and Rich of Garlicbeard find themselves in Blackroot where they were found all but welcome. Further investigation led the companions into a cave where they found sinister dealings with a mysterious cult. Reaching a room with strange glowing text that upon deep inspection caused psychic damage to the minds of those who gazed into it.
It was in this room that Shinji met up with his companions and joined them on the journey.
The party later found themselves in the thick of the sinister rituals of the cult to which Rich and Shinji attempted to sneak in and get the jump to try and rescue the villagers, only to be spotted by the menacing cult members and under attack.