11/10/4708: The day after the battle with Gigriz, Zellara the dead Fortune Teller appears to Vermi Diaquani in a dream as he lies sick and feverish. He performs a dream Harrow reading with Zellara's bloodstained deck, and awakes cured of incipient lycanthropy. Kaz Anders, Naglatha, and a Cleric of Gorum in the Korvosan Guard have a strangely similar dream...
12/10/4708: Ishani Dhatri asks Vermi, Kaz and their new ally Dunhelm, a half-Shoanti Cleric of Gorum, to investigate reports of a cure for the Blood Veil plague being sold by the perfumier Lavender, owned by Vendra Loaggi. The group capture Vendra and expose her as a fraud. Vendra's strongmen seem more interested in celebrity-worship of Vermi Diaquani than in defending their mistress, who will be charged with capital fraud.
13/10/4708: A distraught Varisian dancing girl called Deyanira Mirukova asks the PCs to find her missing musician brother Ruan, who was hired to perform at Carowyn Manor. Investigating the Manor they find hordes of zombies, the remains of the Carowyn's guests reanimated as undead, and after a running battle capture the insane elf Jolastina Susperio, who claims an association with the notorious Necromancer, Rolth. She says Rolth sent her to wipe out the Carowyn party, but he was then taken away by Lady Andaisin, high priestess of the plague goddess Urgathoa, in the company of two women in Gray Maiden armour.
The group also rescue Ausio Carowyn, apparently the only survivor of the massacre/renanimation. Jolastina claims Rolth was taken to Andaisin's lair beneath the Hospice of the Blessed Maiden, where the Royal Physician Dr Davaulus and the Queen's Physicians are leading the battle against the Blood Veil!
The Harrowing: 100 XP each
'The Colour of Death' - exposing Vendra Loaggri: 3200/3=1067 XP each
'The Case of the Vanishing Virtuoso' - defeating Jolastina Susperio: 7600/3=2533 XP each
Total: 3700+12362 XP=16062
15,000 XP for Level 5
LEVEL 5 REACHED
23,000 XP for Level 6.
after several days spent placing traps around the Wererat lair, Girigz calls her over:
"Y'know Naglatha, you and me ain't so different. Reckon you're alright... And no humans've come down after us in three days - word is they ain't blaming us for the plague anymore. Guess Eries Yelloweyes gets to keep her throat awhile longer. Here, 'ave yer weapons."
Girigz returns Naglatha's weapons. Any request for more stuff back is met with a nasty grin.