In the crypt, the group sees dust that they think might be the remains of St. Markovia. The group thinks that if Diath snorts it, he'll be cured. He declines. Strix quietly puts some of the ashes into a potion bottle and keeps it.
He is in intense pain. Diath doubles over. Chris tells Diath that this is what it feels like when someone turns undead.
Diath barfs up a black substance. He churns out more of it. Evelyn thinks the evil is coming out of him. It worked! He's not a ghoul anymore.
Paultin decides to clear out the bat swarm. He drunkenly tells them to go away, and they do.
The heroes head up some stairs. Mist coalesces, and Strahd appears! Paultin says "Nice to see you again, sir."
He tells the heroes that their gods can't save them now. The group makes a very poor attempt to pretend they are prisoners of 'Rahadin.'
Diath throws a dagger. Strahd turns to mist. It was an illusion.
The group is really bothered about Paultin hiding the fact that he met with Strahd before. Evelyn casts zone of truth and the group interrogates Paultin. They become convinced he wasn't actually going to betray the party.
The group encountered a shadow demon and Strix got it to back off by pretending she was Rahadin. End of session.