With the creature dead and the dwarf killed, the party found themselves wondering what to do. Searching the room for more clues, they were able to find little that told them more about there current situation. A grotesque book made from unknown material held pages full of illegible script.
Underneath a table there was a large black cauldron with wicker figures showing some resemblance to a humanoid form. Kallista noticed the runes on the cauldron and identified it as a rare magical artifact. With the use of shadowfell fire, they could boil down monsters and obtain their essence. They used a magical torch within the room to boil down part of the buelette they faced earlier and infused it within their magical shield.
Without a clear idea on how to proceed, they decided to try and return to the noble’s area in the center of the town. Trying to navigate through the allies appeard to be pointless however. The streets on which they went through seemed to intertwine and not provide a clear route out of the section of town. Not sure what to do, they decided to enter into one of the buildings nearby. The door appeared locked at first but magical force was applied, they broke down the door.
Inside the building was bare, no furniture or objects within it’s confines. The team broke through another building and found only the same interior, eerily, it seemed to be a replica of the building they were previously in. Tired and frustrated, the group decided to rest within the the empty building.
When morning came, a fog rolled in and with it a lone servant holding a latern. He intruduced himself as Darthan, a servant to the lords of Yythmaratch. He was sent to retrieve the party and escort them to the nobles manor. The party warily agreed and followed.
The party traveled to the center of the town to a guarded keep. They were brought inside and then greated by the lord ruler Saradin, his wife Josephine, and another noble Bardaitle. The nobles themselves completely covered in elegant garb with a porcelain mask covering their face. Kalista and Bardolf sat down to engage in breakfast with the nobles while Joto decided to leave the manor.
Food was brought in for the Tiefling and Furblog, they found it’s taste grotesque in spite of it’s intricate form and design. They were also shocked to find that the nobles already knew the Kallista’s and Bardolfs names and class, however did not know of Joto. Questions were given back and forth between the two groups. Bardolf noticed that Josephine and Bardaitle were overly familiar with each other and noted the behavior. Th
Disturbed by the creature they had fought earlier, the group asked the rulers about what they encountered. Saradin was troubled to hear of the creature and was glad that they were able to dispose of it. He let them know that there was another within the city walls and wished for it to be killed, he would reward the adventurers for their deeds if they chose to help.
Saradin left the room for a short time. Josephine and Bardaitle conversed for a moment while he was out of the room. It became clear to the party that they were displeased with Saradin in some way. Inquiring further, they sensed something deeper was going on. However Saradin returned
Bardolf and Kallista agreed to track down the creature and kill it on recieved an amulet reward. They got up to leave but not before Bardolf slipped Bardaitle a note to meet him out in the hall. Away from Saradin, Bardaitle began to speak more about his displeasure. He told the adventurers that Saradin controlled the city and the creature they were attempting to find would most likely turn them into creatures similar to the rest of the town. He implored the party to kill Saradin as it would end his reign and give power to Josephine where she could dispell the evil Saradin had cast upon the city. The party made no agreements but told them they would decide tomorrow morning at the inn.
The party headed off to meet Joto. He had attempted to sneak around the manor but unfortunately was caught mid way. The party went with Darathan to where the initially found Torso. There they searched again. They also decided to investigate the book with strange symbols they had found earlier. They noticed the odd symbols were from mutiple different languages. They where able to translate a partial amount but nothing that made sense.
They deliberated heavily back and forth on where to proceed next. They also discussed about what they believe to be the oddity that was Yythmaratch……