After laying to rest the corpse-beast their friend Aldern had become, the PCs gathered a few things from his sanctum, finding a letter from one Xanesha, who gave herself the title of Mistress of the Seven and telling Aldern to finish his business and return to Magnimar.
Deciding not to spend too much longer in the house, they backtracked as quickly as they could, not disturbing anything further, then made their way outside where they were set upon by flights of undead crows, which Rissi mostly took care of with bombs while the others did what they could to scatter the flock.
With that behind them, the company rushed back to Sandpoint, riding without incident to welcome meals and beds. A rise in spirits after their time in the haunted Foxglove Manner came early as the group socialized with the Guard in the barracks mess over breakfast the following day. Sheriff Hemlock agreed to meet over lunch with the group to go over the situation in the area with the scarecrows, and what was done to deal with it, as well as the letter they found in the Misgivings and how further investigation would aid the town in the long run.
During this meeting, various other leads and happenings were discussed, and the Sheriff put forth that he would like the party to be firmly in the mayor's corner, as the ramifications of Lonjiku Kaijitsu's death were starting to ripple through the town's political currents. Belor wrapped up the meeting, telling the group to leave for Magnimar at their earliest convenience to continue their investigation, and that he would confer with Mayor Deverin and they would send a missive ahead of the group to the Lord Mayor to facilitate their investigation without coming to loggerheads with local authorities.
Five uneventful days of travel led the band to the gates of Magnimar, where the session ended. (Okay, not really. The session went a little further, but I'm retconning the last bit of the session, to correct a mistake and to let Paul and Tami - who missed this session - come in at an important decision-making juncture.)
Cast of Characters
Rissi Scuttle, Ratfolk Alchemist 7 - Angela
Vic Alvaraz, Varisian Human Fighter (Mobile Fighter) 7 - David
Hyrum Vassal, Chelaxian Human Tyrant (LE Antipaladin variant) 4 of Urgathoa/Monk 1 - David (secondary)
Natasha Caine, Chelaxian Human Rogue 5 - Angela (secondary)