The party and the rescued townsfolk turned back south toward Phandalin. They made camp on the first evening of their journey not far from the edge of the Neverwinter Wood. As the camp preparations were being made, a scream rang out from the east in the direction of the wood.
The lights led the group deeper into the forest as did the occasional screams of the young girl. They fought their way through giant spiders and will-o-wisps before finally tracking her down to a troll cave. After dispatching the troll they discovered a small treasure horde from its previous victims. They gathered up the girl and the treasure and headed back to the camp.