After waking up from a strange shared dream in which Kastariel killed Ruza and Ella in a blaze of glory before getting thrown in a fire pit by Carrie, the Nightglades set off into Trollbark Forest.
They spotted markings along the trees which lead them to a large oak tree. After answering its questions, it opened up a staircase that took them below ground level. The group came face to face with a talking door with the word ‘honey’ etched into the wood above it. Despite many attempt, the door wouldn’t open. After about an hour or so (and some minor breakdowns), Ella tricked the door into saying the password – honey. They then walked into a corridor with a force field around the door. Ruza successfully answered the riddle that was posed, leading them into another room with a statue of a mermaid holding a sand timer. Upon their entry, the timer began to start, leading Kastariel to press the reset button in haste. After they decided to let the timer run, the statue shifted to reveal a guarded the corridor.
The Nightglades quickly ran in and dealt with the guards before finding an intricately carved door with ocean and pirate imagery on it. Ruza again answered the required riddle and the door swung open.
A large mess hall greeted the Nightglades. Many people were eating and drinking while casting them curious looks as the women approached the throne at the back of the hall with a mysterious figure in it. As they approached they saw tiefling who soon introduced herself to be the Beer Baron’s wife.