After reconvening at the Lusty Queen, the adventurers decided that they needed to find out exactly what the supposed “Hand” was up to. A brief conversation with Devi only strengthened their resolve to find out more about what was happening with the man who had been meeting with them so far. They were then informed that the previous undead assault was released by a member of the cult that has pursued the adventurers, and that the Ram’s Sons were cleaning up the mess. Siobhan, Sacha, and Hien left the still-recovering Carwyn to trek back across the city to the Pale Shadow in order to contact the “Hand” in some way or another.
Arriving at the Pale Shadow without incident, the trio was warmly welcomed by Hashmir, who gave them two messages that had been left since their last visit. The first was a message from Torq, who seemed forgiving about the earlier fight between them. The second was from the “Hand,” who requested a meeting at the manor that he used as a base of operations. The three decided to wait for Torq, who would eventually show up.
Back at the Lusty Queen, Carwyn found himself under the power of suggestion when a figure cloaked in shadow with pale blue eyes arrived and broke in. Making off with the Mirror and the Jewel, the bell-ringing figure led Carwyn on something of a wild goose chase around the city with his aura, despite having left the jewel on a rooftop for Carwyn to find.
When the search proved fruitless and the other party had convinced Torq to set up a meeting at the Black Boar, the party once again returned to the Lusty Queen and caught each other up on the goings-on of the evening. After demanding a different, more secure room, Carwyn and the others began to sleep in shifts, and while Hien was on watch, the others fell into a deep slumber and dreamed.
Greeted by the strange Jester, the group found themselves in a period long before the current era, replacing three individuals who were to arrest the sorceror-king Navarre in preparation for Orlandon’s assault on the keep. They now find themselves in the midst of a deadly battle with the guards left to protect the sorceror-king’s chamber.