After defeating the Serpent People, our heroes proceeded to search the dungeons of the Keep. There they discovered many prisoners and vowed to help them escape.
Myev entered the Mess Hall and began a vicious barfight. The rest of the party began to herd refugees out of the dungeons. They were soon spotted by guards. In a moment of desperate inspiration, Lokken told the monsters that they were the new leaders of the Bandit Gang, appointed by Ssethai before she died. He then told them that Ssethai’s killers had left the dungeons and to search for them. Meanwhile they would take the refugees out of the tunnels. Ssethai had wanted these filthy humans out of her nice clean dungeons, dammit!
The monsters fanned out into the woods, while our heroes managed to smuggle the refugees out. It was here they had a choice to make: get them to Cresta, a free city that was farther away, or take them to law-clad Two Hawks, a city that was closer—but less hospitable. It was decided that Cresta was the way to go.
ATTENTION PLAYERS: FROM HERE ON OUT IS THE NEW, OFFICIAL RET-CONNED VERSION OF THE STORY. I APOLOGIZE FOR ANY OUT OF CHARACTER ACTIONS THAT MAY TAKE PLACE, AND I WILL FURTHER RETCON THESE IF NEEDED. THIS IS TO CLEAR THE ‘OLD’ HISTORY AND RESET IT FOR A NEW BEGINNING.
After seeing the refugees to a Hospice of Sanat, our heroes retired to an inn to celebrate. It was decided that Emola Shal needed to be found. Lokken was not pleased with the way he duped them, and Markham was of the mind that such a man should not have access to powerful artifacts. Amalin considered it her sacred duty to see the quest through to the end. Myev then declared that she would not be joining them: the appearance of such a powerful celestial donkey indicated that Yevla was laughing favorably in her general direction, and a pilgrimage to the Sacred Circus was needed. With laughter and farewells, Myev departed the group to seek her future.
Our heroes are now ensconced at the Pinchwhistle Inn, and that is where we shall pick up.