The party arises to find Lady Eveyln curled up next to Karshoom and Elena Wisewillow waiting to speak with Bronn in the Inn’s dining hall. After learning that Elena’s parents and brother have been kidnapped by the Zhentarim Bronn promises to help her after they take Lady Evelyn to see Bandar at the Irulan Coven house.
The group arrives just in time for Lady Evelyn and Bandar to reunite for a brief moment before his death. Before bandar passes he calls Bronn and Koth and asks them to join the cause and hands them each a pearl. After Bandar passes, The coven members, including those in the party with the red right hand, perform the traditional coven “cremation ritual” in which all present members of he coven form a circle around the body of the deceased who has been wrapped in a red cloth. The members of then extend their right hands and draw out the “color” from the body, each member gaining a vivid memory of Bandar as a consequence. After the color has drained from the sheet, the now seemingly empty gray sheet is placed in a fire to turn to ash. Plunder tells the party that the Zhentarim have been sneaking wagons out of the city every new moon only to return a few hours later with the same wagons. Tonight is a new moon.
The party travels to Elena Wisewillows home to investigate and they find a scrap of leather that seems to match the leather on the Cloak with the twelve pointed star that was found earlier.
The Party finds the Zhentarim at the south gate preparing to leave with two wagons. Bronn sneaks under the first wagon and when the wagons begin to move he cripples his wagon to slow the progress. Then the party engages them and causes a chase. The second wagon is toppled during the high speed chase and Zhentarim are quickly dispatched.
The embodiment of Death greets the group and before they say a word to him they open the wagons to find the first wagon is full of strange mechanical gears and parts you’ve never seen before. They seem to be made of a strange black metal that feels slick to the touch. Handling the parts makes you want to wash your hands in revulsion. The entire wagon is full of these, there’s strange writing on the crate in a language you do not understand.
The second wagon is full of people who were kidnapped from Neverwinter. 10 people both men and women, all “adults” with the youngest being a handsome young man of about 18.
The first thing you hear is the screaming.The pile of bodies in the wagon are a mangled bloody mess. Arms and necks bend at odd angles and blood has pooled from the blunt force trauma. Bodies have been crushed by heavy crates full of metal mechanical gears. Your mind reels at seeing this and after a moment to gain your composure you realize that screaming means someone inside is still alive. You find that only half of the people in here are dead, the others are in various states of shock and injury. Two of them are in critical condition, One has a metal pipe sticking through him pinning him to the wagon floor, the other has a head wound that is bleeding profusely. The woman with the head wound is quite beautiful and young (She’s Balar’s girlfriend).
Death thanks the party for bringing him yet another batch of souls much sooner than he’d expected. He rewards Bronn with a “Deck of Many things” and warns that “you draw what you declare.”
Bronn declares 6 cards, and draws 5 gaining riches, a boon to be answered by the gods, and a 4th level knight who is fiercely loyal before losing consciousness and going completely catatonic.
The Party returns to Neverwinter with Bronn, Warrior James, and Lady Elena’s family. They take the black metal parts found in the wagons back to the city and leave them with the dwarves. After speaking with the head of the city watch the party discovers that a 14’ tall dragonborn has been spotted in the city and can likely be found drinking at bar near the hightower district.
Group recruits Fuego
Groups heads to “portal pit” and koth walks right into a net trap. Group fights off 3 black guard drakes and then steps through the portal in without changing positions.