The party set out from Gwen’s hometown and while traveling along the road they noticed their box of fun glowing. and upon opening it the helm of celebration placed itself on Drifting Cloud’s head in recognition of his birthday. inside the box he also found a traditional tabaxi finger trap which he placed prim’s fingers into and watched him struggle to release himself while Gwen told them she remembers solving one of those when she was 5. Drifting cloud also found a note from his family members Lne Bird and Busy bee stating they may have a lead where his family was taken to and enslaved. They were meeting with a pair of sisters names Mara and Nara in the town of Monbarba in 3 weeks time and they were sailing there now to scout the area. They included a map to the town there were to meet in.
Drifting cloud shared the news and the location and the party decided they had enough time to check out rosaville, the cave of betrayal and then the shrine of the breaking waves before they would set sail for the continent to the south. Prim stopped by endor and picked up the 25000gp worth of diamonds from taloon who came through for with with his connections in the merchant guild and then contacted norros who created 2 more simulacrum of prim who he instructed prim3 to take care of all the shops he was opening and prim4 to begin recruitment for CM. He then returned to the party and they set sail for rosaville.
The town of rosaville seemed like a very modest village with a small population. 1 man bernard was running the entire marketplace putting on different hats depending on what he was selling and he got the party a few potions of healing. The most prominent place in town was the tower in the center names Rosa’s tower. on asking some of the vilalgers they learned this was where she was layed to rest after the tragedy that took her life and that psaro did all he could to preserve her body and protect it so should he find a way someday he could bring her back to him. Alucard was previosly allowed to see rosa in order to do a portrait of her and he knew of a secret passcode on the side of the tower that went up to her true chambers. He spoke the phrase crimson tears in elvish and a panel on the floor outside the tower opened and he led the party up many sets of stairs to a locked door.
The party knocked and told the guard behind the door it was housekeeping who had come to cleanup the room. Knowing this was not part of the usual schedule the guard refused to open the door. Then Prim knocked and repeated that they were recently hired to come clean up as housekeeping and the guard finally opened the door to chase them away. As soon as the door opened drifting cloud punched the guard in the face. He turned out to be a death knight and a battle ensured in the small corridor with everyone being injured before finally taking out the death knight.
Drifting cloud proceeded to the room containing Rosa’s body who lay on a bed perfectly preserved still showing the piercing wounds that ended her life. in the room was a slime who was trying to put on a brave face telling the party who outnumbered him that he wouldn’t let them harm rosa. The party explained to the slime that they were here to help bring her back. After some convincing the slime allowed the party to try a true resurrection ritual on her. The entire party assisted in setting it up with pokeman setting the mood lighting. Prim singing her favorite song, yue warming the room to a comfortable temperature to thaw her cold body, Alucard presenting the painting he did of her capturing her vigor while she was still alive and rowan sprinkled the 25000gp worth of diamonds onto the bed and pleased to lurue that this romance should not have ended the way it did and that Psaro needs her and is lost while she is gone and to return her spirit to her body.
Through the open window the clouds parted and a rainbow shot through and crawled across the floor until it lit up rosa’s body and slowly her eyes opened and she saw up in bed having been restored to life. The party introduced themselves and told her of the resent events that transpired and how they needed her help in stopping psaro from committing horrible acts in his grief. She agreed to came with them and asked them to help save him from him grief. She told the party that the day the bandits known as the grey vipers came to attack she noticed they were being led by Psaro’s childhood friend Laureen.
Rosa believed that Laureen had an unrequited love for psaro and told Rosa to leave him be to herself as They were elves and her life as a human was but a blink of an eye in terms of how on they lived so her and Psaro could be together. Rosa told the party she refused and she believes in her jealousy she sought out and killed her while prompted Psaro’s descent into madness. She told the party she believes he can still be saved and to please try for her. The party agreed to take her along so she could meet with him. Rowan then used divine intervention to discover the location of Psaro where she saw him passing through Bahamut’s divine gates where the signal was lost. Upon asking Lurue she learned she needed the rest of the zenithian equipment in order to climb the tower to zenithia but she showed her exactly where the tower was located should they find all of the pieces.
The party took rosa back to the ship and then set out for the cave of Betrayal in search of Alucard’s father. As they entered the cave they saw it was blocked off by a boulder with writing on the wall which stated. “Keep out, nothing but sadness and betrayal waits you beyond this boulder.” Taking heed of the warnign the party removed the boulder from the entrance and proceeded int othe next room with a dragon relief on the floor. prim animated the dragon and had it step on a pressure plate in the room which activated its flame breath which blew at the party. He quickly turned the head to face the ceiling and the party passed through the room only slightly singed.
Around the corner the party saw another dragon trap and most of the party tried to spider walk on the walls to great success around the trap until rowan stepped on a pressure plate she didn’t see the dragon statue emitted a bright light engulfing the party separating them into different rooms. drifting could aethil and prim in 1 room and yue pokeman jones and rowan in another room. they each saw illusions of the other half of the party and upon approaching what they thought were their friends the copies told the party that they wouldn’t leave here alive and began attacking them. As the party in one room attacked the evil clones the clones on the other side mirrored their attack and the party fought one another for a long time to exhaustion until prim saw there was a lever behind a pillar on the upper floor and he pulled it opening a trap door sending the clone rowan down the floor where the real one was located.
Upon making eye contact with each other the clone rowan disappeared. The party on the upper floor all eventually made they way to join up with their actual party eventually dissipating the betrayal clones. they party questioned each other to make sure that they were actually who they said they were and then they proceeded on into the cave.
They discovered Alucard on the next floor looking distraught telling them he had to fight wes and gwen as they attacked him but upon defeating them they just disappeared. The party reminded him that those two left for burland and didn’t come with them on this journey and then prim confirmed Alucard was actually who he said he was with some puppet work from Nekozawa.
The party dove further into the cave and discovered Alucard’s father Vlad and made a plea to him to reunite with his son. Vlad told his son of course he forgave him to come and give him a hug but as they embraced Alucard’s eyes went wide as the party saw a wooden stake travel out the backside of his chest. He grabbed his chest proclaiming “Father why.” And Vlad told him he was no son of his betraying the family. Alucard looked back to prim and Thanked him for being his friend and had just enough time to say goodbye before turning to ash. The party all stared down Vlad with rage in their eyes and prepared for Battle.