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  • Xring and Violetta get a momentary image of a female drow standing where “Nick,” is. They immediately start trying to hustle the rest away towards the ship. Casimir is, of course, oblivious and troublesome.
  • After bidding goodbye to “Nick” the group retreat down the icy passage the way they came and the bard fills the others in (in hushed tones of course).
  • Xring and Lemmy each hear noises down the hall, some behind them and some down the right hand fork ahead. The way to the Voidskimmer is along the right hand fork.
  • Proceeding forward they catch a glimpse of a scarlet haired drow female. Violetta suggests that the drow escort them to their ship. Stifling an expression of rage the dark elf complies. As they make their way through the corridors the drow plays games with the light, but Violetta makes sure that the group do not lose their guide or their way.
  • After awhile the dark elf seemingly disappears leaving them all in the dark. Suddenly there is a “thunk” followed by the sound of a body hitting the floor. After several moments of verbal chaos they realize that Violetta is not participating in the conversation. Searching in the dark Casimir finds her unconscious form.
  • Xring casts a light spell showing the unconscious Violetta, a bruise beginning on her forehead, prone on the ground. Above her, at forehead height is the green and yellow wing of the Voidskimmer.
  • Sounds of people approaching spur the group to action. The enter the ship, rapidly. As they are getting ready to close the gangplank a party of drow enter the chamber. Casimir and Violetta shoot down the first of them and then duck inside.
  • Ibid pushes the ship as far as he can and blasts up and away from the chalet. Taking a direct route rather than the strangely circuitous on that go them here, he heads for Dragon Rock.
  • While en route Violetta collects everyone’s “gifts” and stashes them away in a trunk.
  • Upon arrival at Dragon Rock they send Ibid to the Temple of Ptah with the trunk while the rest of them confer.
  • Several of the party hear the sound of rapid footsteps exiting the Voidskimmer and heading up the docks. Attempts at pursuit fail.
  • Off to Vanderboren Manor where they are met by new guards. Once a page returns with authorization to let them in their weapons are collected and they are granted admittance.
  • A brief audience with Lavinia ensues. She seems concerned at the story of the drow, and quite disconcerted at the thought one might have smuggled itself onto the Rock on the Voidskimmer.
  • Casimir speaks with Lavinia about lodging his group at the Manor for additional protection. Lavinia agrees.
  • They decide to follow up on the mysterious gifts. .
  • Examination of the items by the Clergy of Ptah reveals them all to be cursed, with the exception of the third eye (which they do not have psions to test). Lemmy seems extremely eager to get his hands on it.
  • Leaving the Temple the group return to Lavinia’s where the guards allow them to retain their weapons this time. The stop Lemmy and tell him he is expected in the study where Lavinia is waiting for him.
  • Entering the study Lemmy’s surprise is palpabe for there sitting with Lavinia having tea is Arwyl Swan’s Son, Factol and leader of the Sons of Mercy.