The group found their way out of the tunnels and resurfaced to find that the desecration within the village already clearing away. For the most part Nathan seemed okay after the resurrection, but he continuously zoned out after short periods of time. As the night went on, he grew drowsy, then almost lethargic. The group decided to take rest in an abandoned tavern for the night and head back to Marinton in the morning. As everyone went to bed, Althaea took some time and discovered that she could weave magic through rhythm and song much like her father could.
After a night of vivid dreams for some of the group, they awoke, ready to continue their journey. Even Nathan was alert, wide eyed, and recharged. It only took a short while to get back to Marinton, and immediately they filled Lady Demarin in on the events of the previous day. Upon learning of the circumstances around her brother’s death and revivification, she ordered that he remain within Alfredi Manor until her court wizard, Vel, came back from his travels abroad. Concluding their conversation, misgivings about the crystal used to resurrect Nathan were shared.
Back near the Rusty Hook, Althaea and Ygritte happened upon Captain Two-Shots and were able to gather more information about the strange individual connected to the stitch-monsters. He had paid extensively to secretly board on the ship with his cargo, no questions asked. He was also sporting robes with a symbol familiar to Althaea. It is of note, that more misgivings about the crystal were had at this point.
After shopping and searching for more information about the situation at hand, the group met back up and decided to see about taking Nathan on their next trip regardless of Christine’s order. Once inside the manor, they found that Nathan was once again weak and lethargic, almost worse than the night before. Roscoe, determined not to fail a mission, continued with the plan to kidnap Nathan. Roscoe even added in educating Nathan about the laws of gravity! A short while passed and the Acolyte tending to Nathan discovered the abduction and reported it to Christine. She in turn sent Sister Joy and Kairos to go look for Roscoe and Nathan.
Althaea visited Lady Demarin once more to express more misgivings about the crystal, and also to gather a bit more information. Christine couldn’t offer more information at first, but did recognize the symbol that was on the stranger’s robes. She had a brief encounter with the group before, but she was not able to recall any specifics. She also noted that there would be several mages in either Eaglereach or Oakenheim that would definitely know more about the symbol and the crystal.
After returning Nathan to his room for the night, the group concluded that it would possibly be best to leave Nathan and continue with their next tasks without him. The next day perhaps…