Our heroes journeyed to Hergstag to investigate the murdered children and initially spoke to (& intimidated) the three old ladies at the edge of town. One eventually mentioned that one of the children Karin died after the Beast was driven off.
Investigation of the abandoned village revealed it to be haunted by child wraithspawn with one particularly nasty encounter with the wraithspawn of Karin in her home where our Heroes were attacked by a swarm of angry bees [shudder]
Finally they discovered the “head” wraith and the skeletons of the missing bodies of the children in the attic of his former home. He was the local beekeeper who was abusing some of the towns children. The townsfolk murdered him by covering him with honey and letting all his bees sting him to death. He had returned to the village and had started killing the children in vengeance for his gruesome death.
Vorkstag & Grines Chymical Works
Back to the Chymical Works and our Heroes decide to sneak in through a window and manage to enter into Vorkstag’s bedroom whilst he took a dump and found an alchemists bedroom and workshop with one particularly hideous bell jar with a head and shoulders of some man preserved in liquid. Upon searching the premises they found a “cabinet of skins and faces” – containing nearly a score of flayed skins including one 8 foot tall skin of a mongrelman that could pass as The Beast.
A ledger was also found containing mysterious entries regarding “Miscellaneous Reagents” to be sent to Auren Vrood, Dr Brada of Sanctuary and Count Alpon Caromarc the previous ruler of Vieland (the state you are in now where Lepidstadt is the capital) before he was overthrown by the people and the Palatinate installed.
Once inside they waiting till Vorkstag (or a hideous flayed version of him) returned and successfully grabbed and subdued him without him having a chance to act. Upon his shoulder was discovered great scars as if from the teeth of a beast.
In the ensuing melee the spider-climbing Grine and his homunculus’s attacked and then escaped into the night and the mongrelmen workers also attacked and then surrendered when there were only 3 left.
At this point the golom-dog began barking and Cage jumped down in the courtyard to dispatch it…… sometime later he and Lucianna, both near death, were pulled to safety.
Our heroes then descended into the basement, found a strange room filled with water with floating corpses… two of which radiated evil… and escaped through the tunnel into the sewers
2,400 (Mongrelmen x6)
1,200 (Discovering Cabinet of Skins and Faces)
1,200 (Discovering scars on Vorkstags shoulder)
4,000 / 4 = 1,600 xp each
+500 xp for Skylar for excellent trial observations via email
+200 xp for Skylar for excellent work breaking into the Chymic Works avoiding a bloodbath