The group started where they left off immediately after purchasing items from Mirkmoot. He hitched up his supply cart and started off as he was exiled temporarily out of town. As the group started walking away they heard a sound coming from a nearby alleyway, as they got closer it sounded like a child crying. Rik Craggstagger and Elhand Cupshigh approached the child first and noticed blood all over his face, and deep black eyes without any whites to be seen. The group was quite cautious at the scene and the rest of the party arrived. After some banter back and forth, Oortus of Orkney was convinced to pick up the child in an attempt to bring it to the temple to be exorcised (or otherwise helped).
Just as the dwarf leaned down to pick it up, the child lunged up and attemped to bite him in an exposed part of his neck. The child must have been too excited for his upcoming meal as she reached up to grab the dwarf, she bit her own arm! The child was then attacked by the some of the party members. Using this opportunity, Rik decided to stab the dwarf square in the back. This caused quite the confusing battle scene, as arrows were flying past the two combatants, at this child who had some obvious issues. It didn’t seem to take very long before an arrow or a bolt smashed the kid to a bloody pulp. The blood splattered up and hit the Dwarf and the Rogue in the eyes sickening, but not blinding, them. As the battle settled to just the two Adventurers trading blows, Dryxl Darkstone decided he didn’t want to be stuck in an alleyway with a murdered child and bolted out of there at high speed, waving to Elhand that he should leave as hell. He only waited another few seconds before heading off to Tish’s place for some backup. As he raced by he noticed a guard rushing off somewhere, but it was hard to tell if he had heard all the ruckus going on, or going about his business.
Instead of following after the Mage, Elhand, in his diminutive frame, attempted to forcibly separate the fight. Being 2’6 against 250 lb Dwarf made that decision a poor one as he quickly found himself in between the two blades. He tried to reason with them a second time, but Rik just stepped around him and continued the assault. As the combat was reaching its apex, the guard that the Deep Gnome saw heading past turned into the mouth of the alleyway, ordering them to stop. Apparently the command came either too late, or was unheeded, as Oortus struck down Rik right before the guards eyes! The guard quickly approached and with two fell swoops of his long sword struck the dwarf down. Elhand took some time to attempt to stop the bleeding of his fellow Halfling, but to no avail. The guard tried once as well, but without any luck.
Just as Rik was at the end of the rope, something in his subconscious must have recalled his sister, and his vows and he stabilized without a moment to lose. Dryxl shows back up with a potion and rushes in past the guard and mumbles something about trying to heal people. Although, he never actually forces the potion down anyone’s throat. The guard quickly grows suspicious and tries to detain him, the Transmuter then decides its time to escape and tries to rush past the guard. The guard stabs him easily as he rushes by and forces his scrawny body into the wall. The whole party is arrested and brought to the Constable’s jail cell.