Jinn and Chari made their way through the Wraithwood to Iriswood University, hoping they might meet up with Bart and Micah. Unusual terrain led Chari to believe they were trekking across a man-made structure rather than natural ground. Further investigation revealed another ruin of House Sibilans. Sounds of revelry met them as they broke through the undergrowth and moved out of the forest. Following the music to a small village, they were surprised to meet Sir Bartleby and Micah in the midst of an impromptu fete.
The two gentlemen had spent the past few days investigating the strange disturbances in Pontill. The source, they determined, was a small boy named Edmond. After speaking with the boy and his father, Harper, they devised a plan to draw out and distract the creatures with revelry in order to thwart “the dark man” who came to visit Edmond each night.
The group waited in ambush and sprung the trap. With the entity seemingly dispatched the party rushed to the aid of the villagers who, beset by animate dreams, were in a state of panic. Fortunately, quick thinking and level heads prevailed. Trouble behind them, the rest of the group (and Pontill) recuperated while Chari kept watch. However, it rapidly became apparent the situation was not resolved.
Once again rushing to the aid of Harper and his son, Jinn dispatched the creature and began searching for the source of its return. Bart remained on guard while Chari worked to prevent it from re-manifesting. Underneath Edmond’s mattress Jinn found a small stone amulet engraved with the sigil of House Sibilans. Micah used Cordyceps to end the dream spectre once and for all.
In the morning, after a hard-earned good night’s sleep, Jinn and Bart finally had an opportunity for candid conversation for the first time since the party split. Chari, following all that had happened in the Wraithwood and subsequent events, tendered her resignation as Jinn’s bodyguard.