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The next day the heroes brave the Lair of the Vile and the Vicious in order to defeat the mongrel tribes that had fallen in with the cult of the demon lord Baphomet and his fanatic Templars of the Ivory Labyrinth. They bravely descended into further darkness and fought waves of mongrelmen traitors including their female chieftain the profane ranger Wenduag, cultists from the fanatic Ivory Templars, wretched dretch demons, and other terrible monstrosities.
The heroes’ most important victory was against the female human cultist inquisitor Hosilla and her devoted tiefling bodyguard Uziel. Insider her quarters they find inside her personal lockbox which holds several important items: the legendary crusader weapon Radiance and personal orders to Hosilla from an individual initialed SV (see Handout #1).
Unfortunately, tragedy befell the group of heroes. Aravashnial and Millorn were kidnapped when the rest of the party continued through the lower depths of the dungeon. As the heroes slowly ascended up from the depths to track the two down they found themselves inside a miniature labyrinth only to find Millorn dead in the middle of it. The mad dwarf’s head and limbs were rolling on the ground separated from his body. The rest of his torso was slashed into many places creating a bloody symbol of the demon lord Baphomet.
They tried to continue tracking Aravashnial but were thwarted by two dretch demons hiding within the confines of the labyrinth.
The path upwards leads to the sewer tunnels of Kenabres which is riddled with blood and filth from all the death on the surface. As the heroes emerge from the surface they step into a city vastly different from the one they left before. The tremors and demonic attacks have devastated the city, leaving it a smoking, apocalyptic ruin. Deep chasms riddle the city, while the paths of enormous demons have left ruinous trails of rubble extending out from the city’s heart. Above, the once familiar skyline of Kenabres has forever changed – the tower of the Kite and the Cathedral of St. Clydwell has been completely destroyed. Elsewhere plums of dark smoke still rise from the smoldering ruins of burned-down buildings. Fat buzzards wheel above in skies scarred by red smoke and black clouds. The Worldwound has expanded its borders, and now the city of Kenabres is enveloped in it.
Anevia is devastated from the destruction of the home and the usually nosy and aggravating Horgus is for once speechless. The solemn Aziz, reflecting on the consequences of his actions, suggests to the group that returning back to Neathholm would probably be best before heading back to the surface and finding the Eagle Watch and informing them about the three cultist hideouts.
Before heading down again, Anevia makes a request to Aziz explaining that she and her wife Irabeth share a small home in eastern Kenabres and would like the group to escort her there so she can see whether she still has a home (and information on her wife’s whereabouts). Aziz says they will help her but they need to rest up and regain their strength before braving the surface any further. Horgus though is uncooperative and demands that they take him home before anything else. The heroes now have to deal with the obstinate Horgus before proceeding.