The People have information which has lead them to believe that there is a cult who call themselves the Children of Ash. Their purpose is to awaken the fire spirit Turn-to-Ash who destroyed in the woods of what is now the Southeast Neighborhood in 1846.
The characters have identified a possible leader: Collette. Not much is known about her other than that she has a son and his grandfather watches him during the day.
The characters have identified the place the cult was using to make the copper barrels the sacrifices were made in: Jynx's Tavern. This operation (not the bar itself) has been shut down!
The ritual used to summon Turn-to-Ash has been identified and is currently 2/5 of the way finished. There is a map of ritual sites.