Every century Baba Yaga returns from her endless wanderings amongst the planes to place a new daughter in charge of Irrisen. For 100 years Queen Elvanna has reigned over Irrisen, but she is not content to go meekly with the Mother of Witches. Something has happened, the Witch Queen has been opening winter portals all over Golarion and has even somehow managed to trap Baba Yaga's dancing hut which she now keeps on display in Whitethrone, the capital of Irrisen. Baba Yaga is nowhere to be seen, perhaps she is simply late. You have found yourself close to one of these portals when it opened. In the country of Taldor, near the village of Heldren, in the middle of the summer the portal has brought snow and winter. Worse yet, strange wintery creatures have been seen in the Borderwood, and have even abducted a Taldan noblewoman. For the love of adventure and gold (and because Chew An is a good person) you braved the now wintery Borderwood to save the Lady Argetenea Malassene. You encountered a few undead, and a few creatures not native to the Borderwood before eventually reaching the High Sentinel Lodge. Unfortunately the High Sentinels are dead and their lodge is now occupied by a group of bandits known as Rhokars Raiders, who are under the command of Rhokar Cindren, a ranger who doesn't cast ranger spells, has a wizards spell book, and wears an unholy symbol. As expected from a party with two barbarians you just killed everyone that looked evil, and looted the place for anything that could be sold. You did manage to find Lady Malassene locked in the basement and returned her to Heldren safely. Lady Malassene informed the party that, what you now know is the winter portal, is under the command of a Moss Troll named Teb Knotten and and Ice Mephit named Izoze. You journeyed deeper into the Borderwood to find and close the portal. Along the way you encountered a very odd hut shaped vaguely like Baba Yaga's dancing hut. Outside of the hut was the spirit of a young girl probably 6-8 years old. Who shouted odd statements such as "I'm sorry! Don't hurt me! I never meant to call you names!" and "I don't want your stupid doll! I want to go home! Take me back!". Inside the hut was a doll that looked similar to the spirit of the little girl. The doll went full chucky and tried to murder the party so you burned the doll with fire, then burned her hut down, and Moon Moon probably even pissed on the remains. Deeper and deeper into the wood you went. Until deafeated Izoze who tried to stop you from reaching the portal. Then Teb Knotten and the rest of his crew were sliced, chomped, and burned. Though your celebration from the victory was short lived as Black Midnight, harbinger and herald to Baba Yaga strode through the portal. But he was seriously wounded, and rather than kill you, he asked for your help. He told you of Queen Elvanna's plans to conquer all of Golarion using these winter portals, and that only Baba Yaga was strong enough to stop her. He said that the portal went to the Hoarwood in Irrisen close to the pale tower, a regional seat of power. The Pale Tower is home to the governor of the area, the White Witch Nahvena Vasilliovna, and her second in command Radosek Pavril. You agree'd to help find Baba Yaga and put an end to Queen Elvanna. The black rider told you, that you need Baba Yaga's Dancing Hut to find her, and that he had two keys that could control the hut. He then cut his own throat, drenching the keys in his blood and reactivating their power. But something else happened, the blood reached out to each of you.