The curtain opened again upon the troupe running out of food in the Wellington House as Lavinia Whateley is steadily being driven mad by whatever lurks within or behind the wall. Krohnan Droege survived the zombie attack by the skin of his teeth and Kito is still afflicted by his mystery ailment. All members of the West House, Mother and the priestesses of Shelyn have been doing their best given the surrounding undead, which no one can explain or fully destroy, but it has become apparent that the party will starve without access to more food.
The majority of the supplies had been secreted and barricaded by the asylum’s guards, telling the remaining inmates that the freaks in the west house were responsible for their misfortune. However, they agreed to share some of their food if Sibuna and one of the priestesses of Shelyn were handed over to them.
[[:deidre-ohlan Dannis Ohlan grumbled that we should just storm the guards and kill them all. There was a certain amount of agreement and speculation on how that might increase the supply of meat to feed Ulaursul’s eldritch horror.
Madge Helengolom volunteered to go to the guards, but the priestesses of Shelyn volunteered that their temple in the city had a store of food that might sustain us temporarily if we could find the secret passage from the asylum.
Having considered both options, the general consensus was “Both. Both is good.” However, since most of the party were interested in eventual escape, they chose to attempt to visit the temple first.
Dannis grumbled and chose not to accompany the party. Lavinia was too obsessed with the wall to notice their departure. Probably the noise was driving her mad.
The Priestesses of Shelyn begged the party to check on the health of their high priestess, Jana Krache. And so armed with this knowledge, the dwarf and rogue located the secret passage and opened it. After a trek through a dark passageway it opened into a cavern with crystals/ gems that made Morgran drool for .5 seconds at least.
However, the spider they were attached to had to be subdued before greed could be sated.
The battle was glorious, but the euphoria was short lived as the party was nearly defeated by a rope ladder.