The next morning, TKO is called in to the Lords chambers. There, along with his wife and son, the Lord explains to the group that an evil Vryloka necromancer (and his half-brother) has been attacking the mansion. There are valuable treasures locked in a vault that the brother wanted. Normally, these attacks weren’t anything to be alarmed about, but recently they have become more frequent and stronger. He though maybe the Necro, had a new ally. The Lord asked the group to find and stop the necromancer. He was worried that with the code and key (of which he already had the key), the necromancer could break in to the value and steal all the treasure. At that point the son, Krayte, spoke up and said he also wanted to go. The father shot him down and said he wasn’t strong enough. The party agreed to help the Lord(after negotiating for some treasure).
The mansion was again attacked. Krayte ran ahead during the commotion, against his father’s wishes. The party stayed and fought the undead. This time they were indeed more numerous, and had among them undead rat swarms. The group was barely surviving when the wife of the lord came out and banished the remaining swarms. She told the group that they need to save her son and also asked for the safe return of the Necromancer, Dayan. It turned out that she was having an affair with him and didn’t want to see him harmed. But even more important she wanted her son returned. Extra treasure was promised.
After a rest the group set out to the crypt. They found some cultists raising the dead. It appeared they had already been attacked. The group finished them off and stole their clothes and masks. Down in the crypt the group heard talking. Disguised as cultists they entered the chambers of the Necromancer. The necromancer gave a key to a rat sitting on his shoulder and the rat ran to the back of the room. A cultist was casting some sort of spell on Krayte, who was tied to an altar. The group sprung in to action. As they revealed themselves to be there to stop the Necromancer, the rat shape-shifted in to a hybrid rat/human and ran out a secret passage. The Necro fought the group, along with a mind controlled Krayte, but was defeated.
Krayte had been turned in to a vampire. He was ashamed and horrified at the monster he had become. The group covered Krayte with a robe to protect him from the son and threw the Dayan’s unconscious body in to a treasure chest. They returned to the castle, bringing the 2 vampires with them. The castle looked as though it was attacked again. Many of the inhabitants were sick or dead. Even the Lord was injured, but not killed. He said rats, both undead and alive, attacked the castle. At this point the father saw Krayte and was disgusted at what he had become. He told the adventurer’s to go downstairs and check the vault.
There were dead rats and a dead human downstairs. The wife was hurt but alive. She cried for her son, and killed Dayan when she found out what he had done. All the treasures had been stolen by were-rats. On the dead human corpse, the group found a Mason’s amulet. They knew this meant that the masons from Townsvilleshire were the ones that were helping Dayan.
The Lord had a change of heart, and told the party if they could save his son, he would bestow all he had left to them and move in to the countryside to live with his family. The party agreed and set off with Krayte, the emo vampire in tow.