On the road to Nibenay, the party is given yet another set of prophesies by the crazy nameless Survivor of Deneba. When they arrive they learn that the city-state of Nibenay is ruled by a king of the same name, but is commonly referred to by his subjects as the Shadow King, because of his elusive nature. He is rarely ever seen by them. It is known that all of his Templar are women, and that they all are officially his “brides”.
Upon entering the highly artistic city of Nibenay, you soon discover that living waters, referred here as “Life’s Elixir”, is now being sold in this city, and that a festival will soon be occurring in several days time.
Feeling strongly against the spread of the slug juice, Cyrss attempts to ferret out the source of the “elixir”, winding up in the Bard’s Quarter. He and Perditus broker a deal with one of the registered apothecaries for several barrels of the stuff, hoping that purchasing in bulk will draw them closer to the source.
Mulligan, in returning to the BlackTree Tavern, notices a patron bearing the colors of his former house, likely a Rakesh house-slave. He places a careful eye upon the youth, and sees him disappear behind a door behind the bar.
He and Perditus discover two more Rakesh slaves nearing the tavern, and attempt to overtake them, in hopes of passing themselves off as Rakesh slaves to the barman. Perditus walks up to them and declares the mark of Rakesh that Mulligan bears, hoping that they will try to pursue him into an alleyway. Instead, one pulls out a communication crystal to contact his master. The ensuing fight is a bit more difficult than they were expecting, and ended with them calling for the help of Loaf, and a huge psychokinetic burst of flame that fills the Shadow Square.
Cyrss, having already secreted himself in the aforementioned room through sorcery, follows the slave to a secret passageway. He plunges into darkness, and hears footsteps comming up the stairs, and uses is magic to at first stealthfully defeat them, and finally immolates the most resilient of them, hitting the psion with as much power as he could manage.