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After Zelem used an illusion to win the bull-riding event, the group continued to check out the remainder of the circus. The first stop was Madam Melez's Magical Mysteries where the group got a few magic items, followed by a stop at a stage where the a pair of tieflings performed a comedy show involving swords and a unicycle. Next the group checked out Vienders Valuables where a jolly man named Viender sold them a few trinkets. Ruven challenged Danta to a bean-bag toss game, and the group watched intently for a bit as a band took one of the local stages. Afterwards the main stage bell run out, and the group hurried up to the main seating area to watch the show. The group was surprised to see their companion be led up from the lower level, a bewildered Danta took to the stage while one of the circus folk smirked in the background. To his surprise, Danta began to sing. Magically the stadium filled with music, and the bard showed off his impressive lyrical prowess as he began to sing a love ballad. The group and crowd were stunned by his impromptu performance, and his circus-folk companion was stunned that he pulled it off on a whim. Afterwards Danta was released to the main area and caught up with the group. He explained there was an underground section, and his circus companion had led him up to the stage unwillingly in order to make a fool of him. Deciding this a likely place to find information, the group descended into the fresh-dug caverns beneath the circus. Here they were confronted by a Yuan-ti Pureblood with a large snake, who was . She and a few circus performers put up a fight but were dispatched by the party before any could escape. Daladrina was kept alive, and gave minimal useful information on Gileans whereabouts, only that he had not been at the circus like usual for some time. A sympathetic circus performer named Sneary handed Danta an encoded note. Zelem discerned that it was a shift cipher. The note said "Ilf. Keep Eyes on Wagons. -Siebkron". In the same room, the party discovered a mysterious old women who offered to read the parties fortune. She told Panic "If seek ye the smoke of souls, troll the waters of the Briney Marsh", before offering the group a single draw from a mysterious deck of cards. Panic panicked, warning them of the dangers of drawing from this mysterious deck that is only discussed in hushed whispers in the academic circles. But curiosity got the better of the group, and Danta drew a single card .. revealing The Fates. Though most knew not what portent this meant, Danta would be able to change the course of events some time in the future. The group then continued up to the upper level and using a mixture of Morrigans Vampire charm and magic investigated the outer wagons. Here they found a few tied-up captives and a map etched into the wood leading deep into the swamp, where some hidden fortress lie. With the next breadcrumb toward the villonous Gilean Vel found, the group prepared to depart into the depths of the Briney Marsh.
Hecate who has transformed her servant into a fearsome creature of darkness, a unique form of Vampire. Upon return to Saltmarsh she has now reclaimed her position and is one of only two noble families in charge of the port city. Morrigan has formed the Akadian Pact and an alliance of towns in the Plains of Mayfurrow.
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