Upon finding the prechosen area for a new settlement an older, burnt down settlement was found along with two scuttled ships close by. Landfall was made an the settlers, after a burial of the former inhabitants, started securing the area and preparing it for a new settlement. A group of people were sent out to explore the surrounding area.
During the first night a strange malady swept through the ones sleeping on dry land and though efforts were made to identify it, it remained unknown. The party of people formerly exploring were sent to investigate the immediate area for answers. Signs were found indicating that the malady originated from the river and the brave exploration party were off.
Trekking up the river a small tributary of it was found. Upon investigation a cliff with a waterfall and a cave was found, along with two humanoids who immediately started firing arrows. Attempts were made for a peaceful solution, but it was quite literally shot down.
With the incapacitation of only one adventurer, the cliff and the first part of the cave were cleared of hostiles, leaving one alive for questioning. The hostile humanoids and wolfs clearly looked sick.