Paultin and Evelyn examined the hand in Citadel Adbar and made friends with it. Handrew, under Paultin's orders, took the ring of winter from Artus Cimber's corpse and gave it to Paultin.  Paultin gave Handrew the ring to keep it out of Klauth's grasp, but frost giants intervened and took possession of Handrew and the ring.  While near the yuan ti temple of Omu, Handrew tried to swim, but was unable to. 
When the group was searching for Paultin in Omu, they found the body of Ch'gakare, who Handrew was originally attached to. The grave of Ch'gakare turned out to be a portal to the Shadowfell, which the Wafflecrew used to follow him.