|Mark Harasses Tony During a Date From Behind Bushes|
The Party:Tony the level 1 Wizard
Wields a magic sword and has begun dating another magic-user
Mark Doe the level 1 Thief
Follows Tony on his dates and poorly suggests things to discuss
Melvin the level 1 Fighter
Drunkard who buys pies and horses in tandem
Tony, the most capable member of the party, remembers that the cpatian of their ship would sail to the port if they lit a bonfire. Bonfire blazing they realize that they would have to board the ship before it departs soon. Mark and Melvin decide to see if they can find Marvin before they are ready to leave. Candles in hand they rush towards the depths of the complex. They find the room where they found Marvin and realizing that they cannot see further than a few feet in front of them they depart, momentarily freezing in fear in the room where they had once placed a large stone on a shrieking coffin.
They return to Melvin and accompany their hirelings and Aldo towards the ship. The captain and his crew arm themselves with the arrival of a ten foot tall bipedal alligator. The party work out a deal with the captain confiding Aldo to the hold of the ship for the duration of their travel and sail back to Hringepi.
The party returns to Hringepi and seek ways to sell their loot. They investigate a few of their items and decide that they can afford to live in Hringepi for a week. Mark and Melvin spend a middling amount of silver on housing and spend a great deal of wealth carousing. Melvin drinks himself into a stupor and is cursed with a fear of the dark. Mark hears a rumor of a settlement of horse nomads along the plains. Tony decides to purchase a horse and while doing so encounters a woman named Hera Pesithanatos. They hit it off and begin seeing each other. Mark also purchases a horse and Melvin, not wanting to be the only one without a hore of his own also purchases a horse and manages to haggle a pie alongside the purchase. While Tony goes on further dates with Her, Melvin and Mark try to find Aldo employment. As he is a 12 foot tall bipedal alligator it doesn't go well. Mark follows Tony on a date and hides in some bushes, whisper-shouting things for tony to ask of Hera. Chief of which is if she knows of any jobs that Aldo could take.
The week ends and low on funds they decide to leave. Tony and Mark decide to arrange ways to stay in contact with Hera and Aldo. Purchasing rations, torches, and a few other supplies they had off into the wilderness. Having no maps they simply wander by a singular road into the swamps. The New Moon shrouds the countryside in darkness and the party encounters difficulties. First they come across an awful miasma and all three horses, and John the hireling, fall ill. They are left with a blind horse and a singular hireling. Ill and tired they find a roadside inn and decide to stay the night. Upset over the owner making them pay to keep their horses in the stables, they discuss burning the place down but decide not to and move on.
They leave the swamps on the ultimate night of the New Moon and are struck by tragedy. A lurker (a massive slug monster) feasts on sugarcube in the night and in theit attempts to resuce the remaining horses Melvin's leaves. In fury and rage, Melvin slays the beast and the trio chooses to wander across a new road in hopes of traveling to a nearby town.
Walking alongside the road they find bear tracks leading off to the side of the trail and find a bear in a cave. They decide that as they are low on money that if they kill a bear they can sell it's parts for money. Tony heads first and uses her spell "BLACK SABBATH" to make the bear's shadow vulnerable to attack. He flanks the bear with a torch causing his shadow to stretch towards his party members. However, before they can pincer formation the bear, he stabs the bear with his sword. The bear then turns into a rat and the party freaks out. It takes them a moment to realize that they have a magic sword and they rejoice.
They continue on the trail and arrive at a large lake. They begin fishing for some food and pull two massive crabs out of the lake. The crabs are violent and Mark goes down. While Melvin fends off the other crab, Tony and the hirelings attempt to perform field surgery and only make things worse. While Mark is on death's door Tony places him into a bottle with the spell "CAPTURE" and rides upon one of the remaining horses towards the trail head.
While she rushes onward a familiar and intoxicating voice reaches out to him psychically. The same devil within the lake underneath the complex spoke to Tony offering to save Mark. Tony slashes Mark's throat and with his blood draws the sigil of Kall Varld. Mark is miraculous healed of his injuries and reanimates. The trio decides to press on towards the City of New Rind, but instead gets lost and arrives at the Oubliette.