The party decides to part ways for awhile before meeting up again at the Black Sheep Inn in Endhome.
Veran 10th (28 days later)
While waiting for the others to arrive, the first PCs waiting at the inn hear that the disappearances in the slums have slowly started back up. When Kat and Regnar arrive, the party discuss their options and decide to head into the sewers to investigate the wererat warren. As they near their destination, Kat hears a sound behind them. It appears as though someone is stealthily following them. Sienna aims a sleep spell at the figure. It falls to the ground asleep. Advancing toward the sleeping creature, they recognize the human form of the wererat leader Tousant. Kat binds his hands, then wakes him. The party question the lycanthrope. He admits to abducting people for the Pulantis, but he doesn’t seem to know (or care) much about the family or what happened to the people he delivered. He says he saw one of the Pulantis once and that something wasn’t quite right about the nobleman’s appearance. When Tousant realizes the party intends to take him to the authorities, he tries to suggest that they work together. He believes the Pulantis want him dead now that he’s failed to bring them more people. He tells the PCs that he wants the family brought down as much as they do. Thoven questions him further about what he has to offer. Tousant says he may be able to set up a meeting with them to set them up for an ambush. As the party discuss further what to do, the wererat changes form and breaks the ropes binding his wrists. Sienna tries to put him to sleep again, but he resists. He runs off attempting to escape, but is tackled by Vaelk. The rest of the party catch up, and after a lengthy struggle are able to pile up on him until he is subdued. Thoven questions him further. Again, the wererat suggest they cooperate. Thoven notices that although he seems sincere on the idea of cooperating, he seems nervous when asked about what he actually has to offer. After much discussion, the issue is finally decided by Vaelk who executes the lycanthrope.
The party emerges from the sewer. They spend the rest of the day gathering information on the Pulantis. They learn that the Pulantis have been in Endhome as far back as anyone can remember. No one knows how they make their money, but most people figure it’s shady business. No one ever seems to see them. There are many wild rumors going around about them. Some say they are afflicted with a hereditary madness, others say they’re vampires. Others say they have dealing with demons or some other fiends. Many others believe these stories are wild speculation. They don’t seem to have any real enemies in the city. Kat tries to recall all she knows about vampires. It occurs to her that when Regnar fell under the spell that made him attack his allies, it very much resembled the domination effect vampires are said to be able to inflict.