So our group decided to take the Black Swan quest and we started heading that way. We get there and find we need to go to the father’s home to get more information about the missing girl. When we get to the house Toman told us the situation. She practically left the house and didn’t make it to her dad’s work down at the docks. Her name is Allanah and she loves knitting and animals. We didn’t get much more from her parents besides her mom knowing she has a boyfriend. So with that Thorzin went to go find the boyfriend. I still don’t think that was the wisest idea but we go with it.
We see the Sister’s of the Cross and Chesh went up to them looking for clues. They didn’t have new information other than that she’s not the only one missing. Also that whole time Mos hid since he doesn’t honestly like them or any church. So the next thing we decided to do was go down the path she traveled. I notice an old lady that seemed to be watching the street a lot. I tell the group about it and Chesh went over to talk to her. We started talking to her about Allanah and how she went missing. She told us that she saw her down that alley (as she points). Allanah was following a puppy in the alley.
We all ask if she ever saw Allanah come out of the alley but she didn’t. She did see a person in a black robe with red edging come out with a wheelbarrow with a bag and the puppy in it. Once we were done Chesh ask for her name, which was Shona. Chesh told her that they would have a great dinner once the girl is found. With that we left to think of any ideas. We then go to the Chesh’s church to ask about the case. Mos and I stand outside since Mos can’t go in there and as a criminal I didn’t want to risk it.
Once Chesh and Nethwen come out they tell us about this new church and with that being our best lead, so we went there next. When we got there we thought of a plan to get inside. Our plan was Mos and I are going to disguise ourselves and head in to get more information about the place. Chesh and Nethwen couldn’t go in and pretend to be interested, because of their churches. So with that Mos and me go inside.
When we get insides we see that a ceremony is going on, so we go to sit down in open seats. We both studied the room and the people in it. Once they were done everyone pretty much left. We got up and asked someone about joining. He told us to go talk to the head priest. We go talk to him and Mos starts talking to him since I was shy. He didn’t care for Mos. Then I said “Ah beautiful gag.” He ask if I just puked, that’s when I knew he was interested.
I replied with “Yeah just a little.” I went on about how I didn’t like the beautiful. I also said how I wanted to join and had a few questions. So he sat next to me so we could talk, thankfully Mos was close enough to hear our conversation. I’ll be honest I felt A LOT OF pressure. So I started asking the basic questions, then I finally ran out of questions. He offered me to be blessed by Chaos, and that if that is going to happen I to “unpretty” myself more.
I ask for a day to think about it and he was completely fine with it.I was also told I don’t need to bring Mos back. I told them that I’ll try not to. I get back with the group again and explain that this place hates beauty and that they offered me to be blessed by Chaos. They all hated that idea. We decided to keep an eye on the church, then sneak in at night. Night comes and no one came in or out the doors. So I started looking around and found no one in the main room. I see two doors, one on the right and one on the left. We all sneak in and take a look around while wondering what door to open.
I look at the hand statue that symbolizes their “god” and notice it’s the right hand. I suggested we should go into the right door, because of the hand. We agreed and were by the door when we hear someone on the other side. We all got ready for battle and Mos quickly opened the door. I attempted to take out the wizard but before anyone could do much the wizard screamed “INTRUDERS!”
His scream brought a knight and two guards running. At that moment Chesh cast a bless spell on Aendir, Nethwen, and me. We first killed the knight, when the two other knights came up in front of Chesh and Aendir. Nethwen finally got the wizard to drop and came to help with the sudden guests we had. Once we finally killed them we dragged their bodies into the supply closet (left door). Mos found a wooden hand and kept it with him. We did look at the bodies and see if they have anything valuable on them.
The wizard was probably the weirdest with three eyes, but he had a stone hand amulet. We left the main church room and went down the trap door in the right door. We went in and made it to the bottom of the stairs. There was a black rug and a tapestry in the room. I went to go look at the rug and it came to life and attacked. While dealing with the rug the tapestry came to life and tried to eat Nethwen. We tried to get her out when Mos used the wooden hand amulet on the tapestry and then it spit her out.
She was unconscious but Aendir used hero points to revive her. I then stupidly went up to it with my short sword and tried killing it. It then got me and I stay conscious by one hit point. Aendir was able to pull me out thankfully. Once that was one Mos used the wooden hand to keep it from eating anyone else. He also wants to keep to keep it once we finish. We then had a rest. Nethwen and I both gained a little health back and that’s where we stopped for the night.