At this point, one of my players started writing in character journals that I thought were quite good. Now, they are from that character’s perspective and are sometimes missing important details (either willfully or just because the character wasn’t present). This has proven invaluble to me as I’ve needed more time to focus on a writing project I’m doing for Autarch. I’ll try to give commentary as we go.
In between this session and the last one, there was a large degree of roleplaying that I ran via email as the party interrogated the captives and tried to learn more about what was going on here. They also realized, after awhile, that Jayna was missing. This session began with a few of the party disappearing in a cloud of amber smoke. It looked and felt somewhat different from how it had previously, but the party was glad to see that at least that seemed to work all right. Long Tom took it as proof that this place was merely a ‘room’ in the house, that they’d never left the house at all and the wizards were still messing with them.
Long Tom and Lucian appeared in the fortune telling parlor and Long Tom decided to draw two cards. He drew the thief like figure and he drew Ruin, meaning he lost all his material wealth. Literally tens of thousands of gold (and half his house) disappeared in a puff of smoke, leaving the priest shocked and angry.