After some thought, Duran decides to put Farah on a ship to a faraway port to let her try to start over. He sneaks her down to the ship and makes a deal with a captain to take her to Varisia and drop her off. With Farah out of the way, the group retires for the evening.
The group heads out the next morning to do a bit of shopping, to get new outfits for tonight’s party. They spend the morning getting fitted for outfits and then head to Haleen’s house to see how she is doing. They find her relaxing at home and they go out for lunch. They have a very relaxing afternoon and decide to head back to Rayhan’s to relax before the party. On the way back, they spot a gnoll following them. They decide to stop and see if they can’t deal with this tail. The group stops at a cafe to get something to drink and Sahlira sneaks out and gets behind the gnoll without being spotted. She sneaks up on the gnoll and puts a knife to his throat and threatens him to stay quiet.
The rest of the group comes over and they take the gnoll deeper into the alley to have a conversation with him. Duran starts interrogating the gnoll while his sister continues to threaten him with Mr. Staby. They learn that the gnoll is one of Spider’s crew and he gives up Spider’s hideout in Dog Town. They realize that they don’t have time to deal with Spider before the party so they head back to Rayhan’s and get ready for their guests to arrive.
The first of the guests to arrive is Badra, dressed in a decorative red silk dress and gold silk scarves. She starts making small talk with Shurooq, Duran and Sahlira. Shortly afterward, Marzuk arrives and starts talking with Sahlira. Tamir is the last of the merchants to arrive. Shurooq has been using her ability to Detect Evil and out of the merchants, Tamir is the only one that registers as Evil. Kazim, the representative from the church of Abadar, arrives last and the party moves into full swing. Kazim is very quiet during the party but when she speaks the party gets quiet and the merchants agree with any comments she makes.
The party moves upstairs, to the dinning room, to have a nice dinner. There are various topics of conversation discussed during dinner but the main topic is where Rayhan is at with figuring out if the Scroll is real and how to activate it. Rayhan is quick to deflect these questions as he is still in the middle of his research. With dinner done, the party moves back downstairs and talk quickly moves to prices for the Scroll. With Shurooq doing most of the negotiations, with help from Duran and Sahlira, they are able to raise the price for the Scroll up to 120,000gp. With the party winding down, the guests start to leave. As the last of the guests leave, the group gets ready for their ‘after party’. They gear up and head to Spider’s hideout.
They find the building that the gnoll told them about and there are two gnolls standing watch outside. The group sneaks over to the building inside of Fiora’s Invisibility Sphere. They take out the two guards fairly quickly but not entirely quiet. They hear voices and movement in the building and they get ready to go thru the doors. Kahn throws the door open and gets an arrow flying past him. He moves in and another gnoll takes a shot at him and misses. As the rest of the group starts to move into the building, Fiora sees a large spider come over the edge of the building, above Shurooq and Duran, and she fills it full of arrows. The spider drops off roof and almost lands on Duran but he dodges out of the way. The group quickly takes out the two gnolls in the building but no sign of Spider. Kahn moves up to the roof but finds it empty, but no sooner does he wonder where Spider is, when he appears on the far side of the roof and hits Kahn with a spell. The spell fatigues Kahn and takes him out of his rage. Duran and Sahlira move up to the roof to help Spider take care of Spider. Sahlira throws her star knife and hits Spider. Spider sees that he is outnumbered and casts invisibility on himself to try to sneak out. Sahlira wants to find Spider, to at least get her star knife back and Shurooq casts Invisibility Purge to expose Spider, right behind Sahlira. In desperation, Spider jumps off the roof to try to get away but Shurooq uses her Fire Wings to fly over Spider and keep him visible. The rest of the group jumps off the roof and gives chase and takes Spider out.
The group quickly leaves Dog Town as they hear people coming to investigate all the noise. They head back to Rayhan’s to finally get some rest. In the morning Shurooq asks the group if they will join him on trying to find his grandmother. With Spider no longer a worry, they take Cloud Cutter out and fly outside of town to see if they can find Shurooq’s grandmother. They head out to where Shurooq’s old tribe is living and find a large mining operation. The workers appear to be dirty and poor and under the watch of just a few overseers. The group decides to land just outside of town and then walk into the village. One of the overseers in town comes out to meet with the group. Fiora’s new additions to her bonded item pays off as her holy symbol starts to glow with the presence of a Fire based elemental creature. Shurooq tells the overseers her grandmothers name and that she is looking for her. The overseers seems surprised to hear the name but quickly recovers and offers to escort the group into the village.
The overseer takes them to the largest structure in the camp and calls out for Sefu. Shurooq reacts to the name but the group continues forward. They have a brief conversation with Sefu and Sefu tells Shurooq that he is her father. Shurooq keeps asking for her grandmother and Sefu leads them thru the structure to a back room with a elderly lady resting on a pile of pillows. Shurooq’s grandmother reacts to her name being called out and looks up, only to ask why Shurooq returned. Shurooq walks in to find that her grandmother is chained to the wall of the room. Things quickly go downhill from here and Sefu and his overseer show their true form as Efreets.
Duran and Sahlira take some serious hits from the Efreets but Sefu and his guard prove to be no match for the group. They bring Cloud Cutter back in and sneak out to the workers and ambush one of the other overseers that proves to be an Efreet as well. The last Efreet proves to be no match for the group and they liberate the village from the rule of Sefu. They go thru Sefu’s things and find the villages treasure and Sefu’s journal. The rest of the group heads back to Katapesh except for Shurooq who decides to stay, to catch up with her grandmother. What will they find in Sefu’s journal? What will the group do from here?