Irinia quickly gathers her affects, Casper & Longshot loot some of the cultists garnering a handful of silver and a warpstone chunk roughly coin size. Casper tries to pass it off, accidentally drops it, but Irinia picks it up.
On our way to The Temple of Shallya Ath hears sounds of a battle inexplicably. Shortly after, Casper & Longshot spot a suspicious fellow that seems to be observing and following them.They try to give chase, but lose him in the crowds of the city.
We are treated by the Shallyans largely without incident, but Longshot hears the sounds of dwarven singing.
We return to the coaching inn, all but Edgar secure themselves in the room and rest for what promises to be an eventful night.
Edgar goes to the temple of sigmar and speaks with one of the priests there. He knows of Edgar and listens to what he says, but takes offence when he talks of seeing Adele in a den of cultists. He advises him to find Gregor and speak with him instead. He advises Edgar he’ll probably find him at The Graf’s Repose
Meanwhile, the party dreams disturbing dreams.
Casper was visited by a shadowy figure informing him to give his 10% of everything he “Finds”. He woke up with a start and found a coin between his head and his pillow.
Irinia dreams again of the pyre and sees a young woman, crying, that watched the ordeal from a nearby tree. The woman bears a striking resemblance to the mysterious woman she keeps seeing and Ketzenblum was definitely there, appropriately aged, with both her hands and golden hair. Irinia spent her time in the dream trying to comfort the crying girl.
Ath dreamed of the battle of black fire pass, remembering another mercenary dwarf in particular that fell there. A good friend of Ath’s, Bloch Severin, was killed by a goblin arrow and Ath relived the rage it roused in him.
Longshot dreamed of his childhood remembering a brief conversation he had with his great great grandfather the night before they went to battle and his grandfather met an untimely end. Longshot remembered how happy his father was, which doesn’t match with how he remembered the night before dreaming it.
Edgar arrives at the Graf’s Repose, fills Gregor in on all the details and discusses the precarious nature of, if it truly was her, how important it would be to have irrefutable proof that she is indeed corrupt. Seeing as she has curried much power here.
The rest of the party awakes. Ath and Irinia decide to go to the college while Casper and Longshot decide to get dinner at the halfway house. Along their way the discover they’re being watched. Longshot shoots him, pinning him to the wall, and they go over to interrogate him. He doesn’t give up any info, but he definitely has the same crown tattoo as the mysterious stranger the party met this morning. They knock him out and rob him, then continue on their way. One item of particular note is a two inch wide black pearl that longshot holds onto.
Edgar then goes to the college and finds Professor Oppenheimer there reading his books. He doesn’t recognize Edgar at first, but after some reminding talks things over with Edgar on the progress of getting the ritual sorted. Edgar lets him know that, with a letter of recommendation, High Priest Frost is becoming more amenable to letting us attempt the ritual. Edgar convinces him to come to the inn with the party so that we can protect him. As he is collecting his books, Ath and Irinia arrive. Edgar, being proper exhausted, tries to nap.
He dreams a disturbing dream where he finds himself with his brother in the family’s estate outside the city. They eat some roast mutton together. Uneasy, Edgar tries to bring up some small talk when Theodosius prompts him to look behind him. Edgar finds that the house is on fire and awakes with a start!
During these short minutes, Irinia interrogated the professor to a degree and insisted on inspecting him for tattoos or other marks. Oppenheim becomes very offended by this and insists that everyone leave immediately. Everyone except Edgar exit, and Edgar tries to convince him to see reason and follow Edgar to safety. Oppenheim refuses and Edgar finally leaves.
Irinia drops the warpstone pellet just inside Oppenheim’s door.
During this time, Longshot and Casper get dinner and some fine pipe weed from The Halfway house. A little while before sundown, the owner asks them to leave.
As they’re leaving, the rest of the party joins them. We deliberate on the best course of action and decide to try and get Oppenheim to let them protect him once more. They get to the college but find that the professor is not in his room. They exit the college just before they shut it up for the night. The guard, upon questioning, reveals that the professor did leave for the night but he doesn’t know where he lives. They rush back to the inn and barely make it in before they close up for the night.
Each of the party, except Casper, again dream a strange dream where they are visited by the dead.
Edgar finds himself inside his family’s estate as it is ablaze, with his brother Theodocius, and yet they aren’t consumed by the flames. They talk about how the home isn’t really burning, the last embers died out weeks ago. Edgar makes a leap of understanding and asks his brother how he died, to which he tells him that, while it wasn’t in the fire, it was painful and no other details. His brother invites him to eat more mutton, which turns to ash in his mouth.
Irinia is at the pyre again, she draws close to look for clues, when suddenly the burning victim grabs her and tells her that Irinia must kill “Her” in order to save herself and Luminary Mauer. She then learns that “Her” is Katrina, the elder Mauer’s daughter.
Ath again finds himself at the battle of the pass, slaughtering greenskins with particular ferocity. He turned to see Elector Count Leitdorf working in concert with a group of swordsmen led by Baerfaust. Leitdorf is thrown from his horse by a huge orc, Ath sees that Baerfaust fully saw this, but instead of going to his aid, joined with his men to engage the greenskins the rest of the unit was fighting. Moments later a hail of arrows came down catching Bloch Severin in the neck. As he dies, he speaks to Ath telling him to find the dwarven king’s son. The Elector came over and asked him about Daisy, his horse, concerned about her well-being.
Longshot is again speaking with his great great grandfather the night before the battle of blackfire pass. “I knew you didn’t understand why we marched with the humans. It is because through that alliance our race gains longevity. Like me, you too must help save the empire of man. Becoming an outcast was part of your destiny so that you could be where you are and play the role you need to play. Your foe both sent and led you here.” Then, returning to how it happened originally, his grandfather marched to war.
While the two of the party that stand watch hear disturbing sounds, the night goes without incident.
END OF GAME