Waffles, Incorporated part 2
Visitors From Red Larch
Two hands cannot stretch a hat. That's what makes me so mad.
Vistani wedding ritual could free what remains of Evelyn's soul.
The group hears banging and slamming around.
They hear the sound of shattered glass. One of the windows downstairs. Somebody's saying "wee woo" over and over.
Strix turns into a swarm of rats and heads downstairs. In the tap room, they see that a sphere.. it's a monodrone! It looks around, using its monocle.
K'thriss questions it, then heads upstairs. There's a huge explosion from down below. Two rooms are badly damaged, but the building isn't going to collapse. The unseen servants immediately try to snuff out flames.
In Trollskull alley are four creatures. Three are encrusted in rusty red plate armor. One is doing the talking - a heavily muscled, scarred human. An old man is in armor, holding a banner with a red flag. The third armored figure is between them. He has some kind of disease - his face is some sort of pox.
The fourth figure looks like an old crone in robes. On her head is a tall hat that looks like a clock tower. She holds a staff that is making whirring noises.
Rosie gets a look at them and then tells K'thriss, "we should find somewhere else to stay."
K'thriss and Rosie approach the interlopers. They play dumb. The city watch is heading this way. The pox-ridden one says "oh! This is a city! It's probably defended!" The witch tells him to kill them. He pulls out a greataxe and runs toward them.
Diath has a soul, unlike the rest of his kind. They're accused of trying to destroy the multiverse. Their families signed an ancient compact, millenia old, saying they would never combine.
Rosie pretends to die due to shock. K'thriss tells them he'll eat her remains. Confused, the villains think they may have come to the wrong time.
The group wants to get out of here. K'thriss says he can help them fly.
They hear a barrage of spell effects go off - magic missiles. The "wee woo" noises stop. The group peeks - they see a dwarf wizard with a high collar who thunderwaved the mercykillers back. Diath goes to the turret in their home to find Simon.
Diath worries that the bad guys are going to Red Larch. K'thriss asks, "Do you always hide until they leave?"
Strix points out that the shackles are anti-magic shackles.
The whole house is pulled into Barovia. A woman in the mist presses up against the glass. She thought he was someone else. She backs off and fades into the mist.
All the color in the building leeches away. The group loses color, too.