Askhad, Ratchet and Niv all arrive at the butcher’s shop. They don’t notice anything immediately suspicious and even after questioning the butcher, he says he doesn’t know much other than the elf was a frequent visitor. Ratchet notices an intricate silver dagger, but the Butcher doesn’t say much about it. They decide to leave and instead examine the elf’s house. When they reach the door they notice it is already unlocked, and once inside the door knob is missing on the other side. The entire house is a mess. Furniture is broken and scattered throughout the room and they notice that there was signs of a struggle. When they investigate the house more, they find a hilt without a blade, and determine that it could possibly be connected to the butcher’s dagger. And there is also a love letter addressed to her with the sender’s name being one word, “P.”
Rae and Thorn visit around the neighbor hood to question more suspects but most people seem to know nothing, but all of them seem to have some fear of something prowling in the night, and warn them to stay indoors. They decide to meet back up at the tavern and rest before continuing to investigate tomorrow. They are all gathered in the room when Niv says that he has some business and leaves. Moments later, a creature crashes though the window of their room and attacks the group. They are less surprised of the fact that it is a werewolf and more surprised of it attacking them so suddenly. They combat it, but it seems to regenerate all of their attacks and they begin to get worn down. Ratchet finally manages to get a critical strike in and Ashkhad quickly takes silver coins and pushes them into the wounds. The creature howls in pain and runs away, as it isn’t able to heal as effectively as it was able to before.
They chase down the werewolf to the butcher’s shop and Niv is there waiting. He takes his blade and quickly smashes the werewolf in the face knocking it out. The werewolf transforms back into the butcher comes to. Niv lifts up the slightly awake butcher of his feet ans smashes him into the wall and begins to question him on Krystival Valerek’s laboratory. The butcher finally reveals the location and Niv kills him. The group stands in awe and questions Niv on why he knows that name and what is his lab. Niv simply says that it’s none of our business and directs it specifically at Ashkhad, before running off. They follow him to a hidden ruins within the city and underground. Niv stops in a strange room with magic emanating everywhere. Niv pulls a lever and strings of mutiple colors dance around the room. Everyone feels like they are being pulled apart and the location changes to a jungle. Niv’s hand is still in the position of pulling a lever. He runs off and before they have a chance to chase him, a strange glowing creature with an unfamiliar psionic signature appears followed by a Warforged carrying two psionic like blades. The Quori says, “You will not win Fleshbearer.” Before their fight begins.