After unsuccessful negotiations with Thar'qta, the mind-flayer disappeared but not before angering the hive we were standing near. The group barely escaped with their lives and eventually arrived at the edge of the river under the well. Sa-Cha's statuesque body was barely dropped during combat and only lost a couple of fingers. We've also dragged the green drake with us through the cave.
Rasmus decided to take a bath instead of climbing back up. Villeneuve heads out to find Tress.
After Sa-Cha got turned to stone, the group fought with the basilisk and the drake that appeared to check out the noise. After disassembling the basilisk and lassoing the knocked-out drake, the remaining party decided to get the F out of dodge.
On the way out, we bump into Thar'qta. Avis and Villeneuve attempt to negotiate ways out of there, while Rasmus and Reni babble incoherently. Sa-Cha remains unmoved.
The group decides to head down the well to look for Villeneuve. Rasmus decides to conjure Céline, the Ice Boat (with ice knives at the front) at the bottom to help the group cross the pond without getting into the water.
We head into the tunnels to see Riefan. He enjoys the wine and books. He is also quite surprised to hear Aster is still alive. Villeneuve was looking for the tower of Tharquta.
We made our way through a large hive, where we found a dead queen and many dead locust-ey bugs, then…
Rennie is invited to the Vulcanus mansion where we learn she is Agnespira Zadoras Iova Vulcanus, the legitimate heir of House Vulcanus, currently under the authority of Tarquin Julius Vulcanus (regent). He wants her to come back and resume her duties as head of House Vulcanus. As she leaves, he hands her Strings Attached, a really bitchin' flail that used to belong to Rennie's great-great-grand-mother.
The group has been discussing ways to get Kirk out of prison at Sacha's. Rennie and Rasmus…