This is Episode 7 of Dice, Camera, Action.
Episode 7: Unhappy Days
(Anna) Evelyn - Human Paladin of Lathander
(Erika) Dee - Human Fighter
(Holly) Strix - Tiefling Sorcerer
(ProJared) Diath - Human Rogue
Nate couldn't play this week. Chris explains it by saying that Paultin passed out in the bar.
Izek wants the group to meet the "Burgermaster" (Burgomaster - ruler of Vallaki). Izek isn't happy with Diath, who killed one of the guards.
Izek wants Diath to be put under arrest. The group tries to talk their way out of it, but it doesn't go well. Strix literally just turns and runs away.
The guards start pummeling Diath. Izek hits Evelyn for 15 points. The heroes are hurt badly. They surrender.
Strix is about 60 feet away from everyone else. A mysterious stranger in a cloak offers to help her. She agrees, and he brings her into an alley. This person, an elderly man with yellow teeth, wants to bring Strix to Lady Wachter, a citizen who hates the Burgomaster. It turns out that Lady Wachter is Strix's aunt.
Back by the inn, Ireena emerges from the Blue Water Inn. Ireena is ready to help the heroes, but doesn't.
The cloaked man brings Strix to Lady Wachter's mansion, the Wachterhaus. The mystery man is Ernst, an ally/agent of Lady Wachter. Strix and Wachter talk for a bit, and Wachter agrees to help Strix save her friends.
The rest of the group is manacled. Dee and Evelyn are brought to the Burgomaster's mansion. Dee and Evelyn are basically freed and allowed to return to the Inn.
Diath is put in the stocks. The guy next to him is wearing a donkey mask. A little kid picks up some rocks and prepares to throw them at Diath.
Back at the Wachterhaus, Lady Wachter explains that some kind of infernal deal was made to create Strix. Lady Wachter reveals that she is a devil worshiper. She says that Strix can rule this town.
Strix and Lady Wachter go into another room. While checking out Wachter's cats, Strix says, "I see you don't have a significant other."
Lady Wachter says, "Would you like to meet my husband?"
They go upstairs and walk down a hallway. Behind one door, a woman says in a scratchy voice , "Little kitty doesn't know you. Little kitty doesn't like the smell of you!"
They come to Wachter's bedroom. Lady Wachter shows Strix her husband. He's dead. She sleeps next to his corpse every night in bed.
Dee and Evelyn start arguing with Lady Wachter's unruly sons. There's a festival coming up where a big wicker sun will be lit on fire. Evelyn dares them to go light it now. They love this idea.
In the stocks, Diath is subtly using his thief skills to free himself. He gets one hand free. The kid chucks some rocks at Diath. One is a critical hit! Diath almost drops his thieves' tools.
Diath offers the kid a reward. He uses his free hand to grab a dream pastry. Diath knows that, if the kid eats it, he will be in a drug-induced euphoric haze for hours.
The kid sees that Diath's arm is free and calls the guards. Diath looks at the kid and whispers, "I'll kill you."
The guard shoos the annoying kid away and spots the dream pastry on the ground. He picks it up and starts eating it. The guard falls to the ground in a pastry-induced stupor.
Izek arrives and takes Diath out of the stocks. Izek told Evelyn that he would bring Diath to her, but he's not. He's bringing him to the gallows.
Rictavio meets Dee outside of the inn and uses his magic to heal her. Rictavio tells Dee that they need to leave Vallaki, to go find Ezmerelda (Rictavio realized that Paultin's tarokka card is describing Ezmerelda, his old protege). Dee is torn, but leaves town with Rictavio.
In the mansion, Lady Wachter gives a grand speech, urging Strix to accept Strahd as her lord.
At the gallows, Izek strings Diath up. Diath has a flashback to when he actually saw his dead body hanging from a gallows.
They pull the lever! Is Diath dead? That's where we stop.