“Skye” and Falawfol return to Byr, picking up a post-drowned Warforged along the way. They meet with Murica, reevalute the deal with Varilin, the cartographer, and proceed to his family tomb to clear it of undead.
Meanwhile, at the old capitol of Areli, the bounty hunter “Mask” is hired along with the pixie Ren and a former soldier known as “the Bear” to kill a Lucian crime lord as he travels to the former capitol to reestablish himself in Areli. They follow the lead to a bend in the road, establish an ambush point. The crime lord’s guards were to be weakened by a goblin attack, all of whom were convinced that the small caravan was to be tiny and filled with “shiny”. With the guards weakened, it should make the assassination quick and easy.
The small caravan approached; several guards had been killed in the goblin attack, the survivors tired and sore, and a lone goblin survivor had been tied to the back wagon to later stand trial at the former Arelin capitol. They never stood a chance. Mask’s sorcerous magic cut through most of them as Ren attacked the target directly, finishing him with a Magic Missle to the head. “The Bear” tried to assist, but was holding his own against the lead guard.
In a moment of cowardice, a surviving guard activated a magic ring,