As the party rests through the night, they receive a string of messages from Martella Lotheed every few hours. Through her messages to them she indicates that an organized force is fighting back and that High Strategos Maxillar Pythareus has been seen walking through the enemy with impunity.
Resuming their exploration of the dungeon they are in, they head back to the library with the guardian scroll and head south. As they make their way through this room, four gishvits hop off the shelves and engage the party as they try to stealz their mindz into their pages. In rapid succession, Leiko “Farshot” Hasegawa and Kyra Erantide each obliterate one of the gishvits.,
Reina opens her bag and she, Kyra Erantide, Platy Puss and Binjamet “Kail” duQuaille all sway the last creature to enter the bag while the wizard plucks books off shelves and begins pursuing them. Platy Puss is convinced that either they are going to capture the creature, or its razor sharp pages are going to clamp around Reina’s face. The gishvit slowly moves into Reina’s bag and she declares that she has named the book Gishagafet, or Gishy for short.
The party moves south into the vault. A tiny, flying creature known as an arbiter inevitable declares himself the curator and tells the party what he has in stock. They select and successfully check out a +1 breastplate and learn Daggio checked out a wand of shocking grasp before heading back north to the next unexplored area.
Growing impatient of waiting for Platy Puss, Binjamet “Kail” duQuaille opens the door to the next room and steps in just as dozens of beams collapse from the ceiling around and on top of him. Platy Puss rushes into the room and identifies the petrified teak wood that fell on him as quite valuable. From the rear Leiko “Farshot” Hasegawa chimes in that they should pick that up so they can get some bullets from it!
With the passageway north blocked, they turn west through the door into a room with a cheerful kobold merchant named Mimips. They engage with him buying and selling several different items including some magical bracers, potions and a cloak while getting rid of some china, trophies and other mundane gear from previous locations. Mimips the merchant explains the room to the west has a sinkhole that leads into the Darklands and that the party should probably stay away from there and mentions avoiding the bloody room to the north at all costs.
So the party immediately moves north into the bloody room where Platy Puss and look at the bloody walls and are terrified by the sight. A brief vision flashes by of a failed experiment involving a summoning circle and an a rat. Leiko “Farshot” Hasegawa squeezes her eyes shut and manages to to avoid opening them in the bloody circle room.
A double locked door blocks their path, but using the key they got from Viecar for one and lock picking skills from Platy Puss, they barely manages to bypass the locked door. As the party fans out into the huge circular room beyond the locked door, Platy Puss quickly notes a secret door in the southeast and a small sized hole in the ceiling. While studying these two locations a voice booms tauntingly above, declaring himself King of the Tangents. The party assumes this to be Daggio the rat, but cannot find from where he is speaking. This is revealed soon when he alls two swarms of rats out of the walls and onto the party.
Leiko “Farshot” Hasegawa manages to trap one swarm in the previously bleeding wall room, but is forced to finally open her eyes as the rats nip and bite at her ankles. After finishing the rat swarms, the party engages in a ranged battle with Dagio who is launching invisible attacks above. Binjamet “Kail” duQuaille fires an error with magical light on it and sinks it into the rat which proves to be the beginning of his downfall. The party leverages that information and launches continued attacks at him, including blinding him and making him sparkly for all to see.
The finding blow on the rat causes him to fall a full 40 feet and land on Leiko “Farshot” Hasegawa’s face, teeth first.