Upon their return to Sandpoint the party asked Broderick Quint about Karzoug’s boasts of Xin-Shalast. Their former companion Brecca stopped by and passed on some knowledge she’d pick up from exploring the library beneath Jorgenfist. Broderick found references to dwarven brothers who claimed to have discovered Xin-Shalast before their disappearance.
The party headed into the mountains and after a couple days of travel were attacked by ravenous cannibalistic tundra giants. After dispatching the giants, they found the dwarves’ outpost. Going from room to room, they fitted together a story of the exploration party being driven to cannibalism. A storm blew in and they settled into the cabin for the night.