Sister Garaele hired Ava & the Others to find a legendary spellbook, famously used by a mage whose name is better off left to history. Unfortunately, the only lead Ava & the Others had— a banshee— no longer had it.
What was in the graveyard, however, was Amelia, a 5-almost-6-year-old who had followed the players hoping for a song and a signature. What she didn’t know was that by following them, Amelia had narrowly avoided the razing of Phandalin by the Redbrands.
After foiling a kidnapping, Margie karate chopped Amelia to knock her out, and left Amelia with the divine Sister Garaele. After a quick blessing from Tymora (leaving Lorvyl thoroughly confused, religiously speaking), the players rushed to the Redbrands’ redoubt.
After some close calls with a spike trap and with the Redbrands Rory and Rash’ta (and with plenty of other things), Ava & the Others saved several villagers from sacrifice, including Halia, Amelia’s mother. Unfortunately, they couldn’t save Sildar Hallwinter, Gundren’s erstwhile bodyguard, from dying the way he lived: totally drunk.
And when they ran into Glasstaff, Lorvyl made sure that Glasstaff couldn’t stop running into Lorvyl’s tough, tooth-filled knuckles. Turned out Glasstaff was an agent of a mysterious drow known as the Black Spider, intent on sacrificing as many people as possible for unknown gain.
Unfortunately, Glasstaff also revealed that Sister Garaele was, in fact, an agent of the Black Spider the whole time. And now, she has Amelia.