Cauldron, The Shackled City

Session Forty-two: January 19, 2012

Wherein our heroes find it hard to see a friend...

The Eldritch Blades explored the rest of the last Laugh complex and found it empty. They returned to what remained of their residence for a good night’s rest.

In the morning, Linden and Savain staked out the manor of Lady Thifirane. She did not make an appearance herself, but there were several deliveries made. In mid-afternoon, several cloaked figures arrived and were permitted into the manor.

Unsure of Lady Thifirane’s involvement in recent events, the group decided to contact Lord Mayor Vhalantru to see if their suspicions were valid and to verify the letter they had from her to the Last Laugh guild master.

They arrived at Vhalantru’s manor on Obsidian Ave and knocked on the front door. They were greeted by a gruff half-orc and told that Vhalantru was busy and not meeting guests. They knocked again and were again rebuffed. They decided to force their way in and were confronted by half-dozen half-orc guards. The guards attacked the intruders but were quickly overwhelmed. After several of their fellows were killed, the remaining guards surrendered.

The party questioned the guards but they could not provide Lord Vhalantru’s location in the manor. Linden and Savain moved to the second floor, hoping to find Vhalantru elsewhere in the residence. As he moved around the second floor, looking for access to the third, Linden was surrounded by wraith. They flowed from out of the walls and ceiling to surround him. They attacked, incapacitating Linden before the others could arrive to help.

A perilous battle ensued. The party’s attacks seemed to have only marginal effect on the wraiths, while simply being near the wraiths sapped the lifeforce from them. It was a desperate battle. Linden was able to recover and return to the fight but not before Morwin succumbed to the undead assault. No one was spared the malevolent nature of the wraiths. Near their wits end, the Eldritch Blades were able to destroy the wraith. Battered and exhausted, the party regrouped and discussed what their next plan of action would be.



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