The path leads up to a pair of tall badly rusted iron gates set in a 10'-high stone wall. The gates are slightly ajar. On the ground in front of them lies yet another stone statue, this one of a man wearing armor, with a sword in his right hand and a shield strapped to his left arm. The emblem on it is unmistakably the insignia of the royal police of Thirsk. (also used by the secret police)
Remembering that Hanin said Althon left with two guardsman, this must be the second one. Looking past the gates, the mist seems thicker, but you can make out more leafless trees along with a fountain inside a walled courtyard.
Through the thick fog you can barely make out the skeletal features of dead trees and shrubs that fill the withered garden. The air is chilly and damp, and there is a dark feeling of lurking evil.
Suddenly you hear music from somewhere far ahead. It is a haunting tune that has you shivering while it plays.
As the song ends, the silence once again falls over the eerie garden. The mists continue to swirl slowly around you, and a feeling of dread fills you.