The party were found by the Darkwatch, a militia group Artyom previously worked for. Working for them is supposed to be for life kinda thing, so Artyom returning with a bunch of outsiders was really tense and we were pseudo-prisoners. But anywho, Ryybyn has some coping to do.
The Darkwatch are groups of Rimelanders who live underground preventing the Abyss from reaching the surface. They are extremely secretive, and most people only know of them and the Abyss as a hushed rumour. The Abyss is something of a sentient, eldritch darkness that permeates the darkest depths of the entire globe.