When we last left the party…
Kavar, Aren, Morthis, and Sellion had managed to make their way inside Waylock Manor through tricking the enchanted alarm on the gate. Their host, Lord Waylock, greeted Kavar and Aren warmly as they distracted him from Sellion and Morthis’ break in. After a hearty dinner for the two of them they were led to their rooms and left to their own devices for the night. Kavar’s drunkenness means he passes out fairly quickly, but Aren goes exploring on the second floor.
Meanwhile Morthis and Sellion continue to explore the rest of the home. They come across a library, a study, and a storage room with a portrait with eyes that seem to follow them around the room. Meeting up with Aren and sharing the portrait with him he reveals that it’s actually a portrait of the butler. The three of them plunder the storage room and re-cover the portrait so it can gather more dust.
Off in his own dreamland, Kavar becomes slightly aware of a nice, soothing melody being played just out of his hearing. As he rises to wakefulness the sound becomes clearer, and soon he realizes it’s Kobe, singing on his nightstand. However Kobe’s song seems to have some sort of magic in it, because not long after the music wakes Kavar that Silky Johnson appears in his bedroom from where he’d been waiting for the others back at the Pointy Ears Inn.
In a moment of confusion and not wanting to be discovered, Kavar throws himself atop Silky Johnson to hide him from the butler as he enters to check what the noise was. Assured, the butler leaves and Kavar gets off Silky Johnson before the poor bard suffocates under the massive dragonborn.
During the commotion Sellion, Morthis, and Aren make their way into the master bedroom and from there into the attic when they hear footsteps approaching. They just manage to hide before someone enters the bedroom, and once in the attic they discover yet more trinkets and treasures, which Morthis quickly shoves into the bag of holding with gusto. They also discover a covered crate, which the three of them quickly open in anticipation only to find an infant hydra, whom they quickly dub “Ricky”.
Silky Johnson and Kavar, now sober thanks to Silky Johnson’s magic, sneak out of Kavar’s room to try and find their friends, only to be busted by the butler wandering the halls. While they’re trying to talk their way out of it both of them receive a mighty crack to the back of the head, and are knocked unconscious.
Why does Lord Waylock have a baby hydra in his attic? Who knocked out Kavar and Silky Johnson? Will our heroes ever discover the documents they need to secure passage on Thalen’s ship? Find out next time on Here Be Dragons!