Shurooq decides to stay and visit with her grandmother and Fiora stays with her. The rest of the group returns to Rayhan’s to rest and relax. In the middle of the night, while Sahlira was up and trying to figure out what to do the next day, a loud noise from outside awakens Kahn and Duran. Duran looks out the window and sees a strange winged creature attacking the stables. Sahlira moves out into the main room to find it filled with armed men waiting for her and her companions. She also sees Radi-Hamdi in the doorway, apparently leading the crew. During the fight Duran hears a noise upstairs and sends his sister to go check it out while Kahn and Duran take out the men on the ground floor.
Sahlira finds the library empty and Rayhan’s normal chair overturned. Rayhan is nowhere to be found. Kahn and Duran take out the last of the attackers and join Sahlira upstairs but Rayhan is gone, only two more attackers are upstairs. Duran finds a note left on the table stating that Rayhan was taken by Father Jackel and he wants the group to deliver the Scroll to him. Kahn stays at the house to help clean up and Duran and Sahlira fly out to pick up Shurooq and Fiora. While Kahn is cleaning up, Kazim and a detachment of the Zephyr Guard show up to let him know that the Scroll is starting to cause havoc with the merchants in the city, as this attack has shown. This has brought the attention of the Pactmasters and she gives Kahn an ultimatum that this has to figured out or proof brought to the Pactmasters of the people involved. The word of the captured hireling, is not enough for the Pactmasters to get involved at this point.
The rest of the group returns and they rest up a bit, for the casters to prep, and head out in the morning to find the One Source Warehouse where they believe Rayhan is being kept. Fiora casts Locate Creature to help figure out where Rayhan is at and determines that he is being kept below ground, somewhere near the warehouse. They sneak into the warehouse and find a way into the office area and start looking for a way down. They find Maysam Fajr, in her office with her two pet Cockatrice. They immobilize Maysam and quickly take care of her pets and then tie Maysam up and search her office. They find a trapdoor in her office leading to an underground complex. The group heads down and starts exploring the area. They find a guard post and quickly deal with the guards found and deposit Maysam in this room. They continue exploring the complex and find the mummy of Nubkaura Inyotef VII, sleeping in his coffin and quickly take care of it.
They find an underwater sea cave that houses a group of sahuagin that prove no match for the party. Apparently the One Source Merchants guild uses these creatures to move cargo from ships that they don’t want to go thru customs or other nefarious reasons. Continuing on, they find a locked room that houses the high priest of Rovagug, Khair al din. After a brief conversation, they end up taking him out and moving farther into the complex. They enter another sea cave, this one with a bridge going over the water to a more worked stone area. The eye of the deep, hiding out in the room is spotted and Fiora uses her Telekinesis ability to lift it out of the water onto the shore, where it is easily taken care of.
They find Rayhan chained up in one of the next rooms and release him and restore him to health. He says he will follow them but he isn’t really going to be able to help out to much with combat. In the next room the statues animate and announce the groups presence to the rest of the complex. So much for the stealthy approach. In the next room they find the Captain of the Sunset Ship relaxing. He rises as they come in and starts talking with them He offers them a deal. He gives them a vial of red liquid that he states is a Vial of Dreams and tells them if they give it to the hatchling of the Rough Seed, that it will take care of Father Jackal. The group takes the vial and heads over to the room that the Emkrah resides in. They enter the room and the horror that is the Emkrah rushes them but Sahlira runs up and throws the vial at it. It strikes the Emkrah and is dissolved into it. The Emkrah shudders, lets out a roar and turns and rushes in the other direction. The group runs back into the room with the statues and then into the main temple area to watch the Emkrah emerge and rush over to Father Jackal. Father Jackal is left a bit surprised to see the Emkrah and it is able to get over and grab him. It quickly lifts Father Jackal up and pushes him into its gelatinous exterior and starts to consume him. During this brief encounter the Captain of the Sunset Ship, a Denizen of Leng, moves into the room and slowly walks over to the Emkrah. He throws a pouch over to the group in thanks for their use of the Vial of Dreams and touches the Emkrah and vanishes with it.
What will the party do from here? Will the Scroll of Kakishon prove to be the real thing? What will they do with it?