The party found stairs to get up to the attic. Balthasar explored another room in the attic, and found the remains of the nursemaid. He inspected the remains and discovered she was stabbed to death. Spatula City used a key he had found earlier to open a door in the attic that led to a room. The room had a dollhouse, a toy chest, and the remains of two children, wearing very familiar clothing. Spatula City and Ysuran tried to open the toy chest, which angered the the ghosts of the children. The ghosts appeared before them and yelled at them for messing with their toys. Spatula was briefly possessed by Thorn until another member of the party intimidated the ghost out of his body.
The children lamented about their loneliness and said their spirits were lingering because they did not have a proper burial. Spatula and Ysuran offer to find their crypts to bury their remains and the ghosts agreed happily. The children revealed to them there was a stairway to the basement down the hall, which they could see on the Dollhouse.
On the way down to the basement, Balthasar took the nursemaids remains down to the first floor and left them there. In the basement, they found the family’s crypts. Spatula was able to pull the crypt door aside to bury Rose even when nobody else could. Then Spatula shot a thunder blast through the door of Thorn’s crypt. Ysuran acrobatically tossed Thorn’s remains through the hole into the coffin, where they landed perfectly (SWISH). He received a high five from the ghost before it disappeared.
The group continued to explore the basement. Dalinar entered a dining room area and saw some Gricks hanging out in an alcove, then backed away before they noticed him to wait for help. The party fought the two gricks. The beasts dealt some serious damage to Rakanishu but they made it. They rested uncomfortably on a picnic table before moving on…
When the party woke from their rest, they noticed that Balthasar and Rakanishu had disappeared without a trace. They continued to explore the basement. Down the hall on the other side of the crypts, they found some abandoned bedrooms. They eventually got the chests in each room open, and received various treasures. Spatula City bought Kozac’s eyepatch, so that he could sew his diamond into it and then wore it.
Vanna drank from the well in the middle of the quarters. Then she dropped a silver coin down the well and wished that her family and farm will be avenged. Spatula went down the well with Dalinar’s help. The chanting was amplified down the well and Spatula was stunned in fear. They carried Spatula while he was stunned, and went down the corridor but found one path blocked by a Wall of Force. They continued into a Shrine.
Walls of force suddenly blocked the exits. Vanna pulled Ysuran to one corner of the room and shouted “My wish will be fulfilled. I will avenge my carrots! And my family.”
Ysuran also shouted at the group: “You fools! You were all brought here by Strahd, don’t you see that? Didn’t you sense the sinister force all around us? It’s obvious that I am the only one worthy of his gifts!”
Vanna cast Spike Growth on the ground in the room, making the terrain difficult and painful to cross. Ysuran cast Gust of Wind to keep the party from attacking immediately, and it pushed them through the spikes. Spatula shouted over the wind “This is different from the Vanna I knew!” and could not sense anything strange about her. She yelled “The Vanna before this was a facade!”, her face contorted with rage. He replied grimly “This means war.”
Ysuran animated a skeleton to assist him in attacked Samurai Jack, who had been able to hold his ground against the gust. Kozac used vine whip to bring Vanna closer to him so he could attack her. This broke her concentration on the spike growth spell, and the terrain improved. Kozac beat Vanna ruthlessly with his club, and her life began to fade. She shouted “Prince, why have you forsaken me!” before falling unconscious and eventually bleeding to death.
Spatula turned his skin blue and cast Chromatic Orb to attack Ysuran, which broke his concentration on the gust spell. Ysuran managed to deal a killing blow to Samurai Jack with magic missiles before Dalinar snuck his way to Ysuran and stabbed him through the eye socket. The rogue stabbed the traitorous wizard one more time after that for good measure. Kozac made short work of the animated skeleton. An ominous, disembodied laughter filled the hall and the walls disappeared, leaving the exits clear.
Once the threat had passed Dalinar turned to the party, exhausted, and shouted “What the hell just happened?!”