Ophelia gives a helm of telepathy to Alba (Aurora as a petitioner), and suggests for the party to use Encode Thoughts to show her what they know in order to make her remember her past that she's forgotten after becoming a petitioner.
- 1st thought strand: About what was seen in the pools in Vikesh's section of the Brotherhood of Shadows HQ.
Alba says she recognizes the man (Vikesh), that she's seen him before and that he was a bit odd. She also thinks the girl looks like her a bit.
- 2nd thought strand: Ophelia shows her strange dreams that she had as well as what she's heard about the other party member's dreams
Alba finds all of this is a bit cryptic.
- 3rd thought strand: Summary of conversations they've had about Aurora in relation to Vilkesh.
Alba says that even if she looks like the girl, she doesn't remember any of it.
- 4th thought strand: The memory of the battle when Ophelia was inhabiting Thorhilde in a vision of the past.
The party asks for Gareth to cast greater restoration on Alba, but it has no effect.
The party decides to go to the Shadowfell and find the Raven Queen for assistance, since they know she might be the best entity in the multiverse to help.
The party brings Daniloth and Gareth, Daniloth teleports them to the Lerwick Outpost, and they wait until sunset to go to the Old Lerwick Graveyard.
They leave at sunset and it is about half hour walk to get there.
They get to the graveyard, and its been changed following the attacks of the titan.
Keedin is reluctant to go through, but doesn't want to be left alone, so he follows the party.
The party hears ominous whispers beckoning for them and Xanthus suggests to follow it.
They follow it and are led to a void of pure darkness that Ophelia recognizes as a shadow crossing that seems a bit more ominous than the shadow crossings she's seen before.
They cross the portal together... and find themselves in the Shadowfell.
They find themselves in Darkendle.
Rickard goes to talk to a vampire and a skeleton and learns that the Fortress of Memories isn't anywhere near here.
Rickard asks a vial of blood to Alba, Ophelia uses the syringe from gauntlet of transfusion to take some blood from Alba.
Then, Rickard decides to spend some time getting to know Xanthus because he seems really depressed and talking about different timelines. Rickard manages to somehow make him laugh in the Shadowfell.
Afterwards, Ophelia draws Tarokka cards:
1- As always, the first card is the 'Subject' of the reading.
2- Refers to a relevant detail of the past that is important to this flow of events
3- Refers to the present state of the subject
4- Refers to a future action that can bring about some important result
5- Refers to the actual result that may occur if this flow is followed.
Ghost The looming past; the return of an old enemy or the discovery of a secret buried long ago
Great heroes; a sudden reversal of fate; the triumph of the underdog over a mighty enemy
Beast Great rage or passion; something bestial or malevolent hiding in plain sight or lurking just below the surface
Those guided by logic and reasoning; warns of an overlooked clue or piece of information
A single, powerful individual of an evil nature, one whose goals have enormous and far-reaching consequences
The reading seems to be talking about Vikesh, as an old enemy that has resurfaced. In the past, he was defeated by a group of heroes that had gathered to face him, and in his return in the present, his heart is filled with malice. The tools necessary to resolve the matter with Vikesh are available, but the answer is concealed and requires attention to detail to uncover, such as with Alba. If things proceed as they are without intervention, then Vikesh will be an extremely powerful individual whose heart is filled with darkness and whose existence and actions will have far reaching consequences.
Upon exiting the tavern, Loric noticed a black colored bird flying away.
The party decided to follow it.