Mercaiden and Grae ride back to the Grey Stone Inn and meet with Lady Bleth. She is shocked by the death of her father and is disappointed that you do not have the Dragon’s Bane stone for her.
Grae tells Lady Bleth that the rest of the party died in the battle, but that Black Petal was killed, along with all of her host. She asks if you destroyed Black Petal’s phylactery and reveals that Black Petal is an ancient ancestor to the Bleth family named Anefsina.
Fra’Nika is shocked to learn of the death of the party, but Grae let’s her know it is only a ruse.
Lady Bleth asks that Grae and Mercaiden accompany her back to Tingerwick to guard her and to collect their reward for retrieving her father. She is unwilling to travel alone. Grae buys her a horse to carry her father and suggests that she find her own way back.
Grae and Mercaiden return to the Blood Tower with Fra’Nika and the party spend the night.
Mercaiden examines the medallion from Black Petal and determines that it is a powerful holy symbol with a curse upon it. The curse compromises the user, turning them evil. Sometimes causing them to attack their allies. The medallion also demands that the user extract a secret from an ally or an enemy.
Grae examines the Dragon’s Bane and discovers that it is an ancient artifact, a relic of the axe of Erek Hus, the primordial who cut Io in half and created Tiamat and Bahamut. The artifact gives the wielder power against dragons, and the greater the bond the wielder has with the artifact, the more power it grants.
The next morning the party spends the better part of the day searching the tower for Black Petal’s phylactery but are unsuccessful in locating it. More treasure is found, and Mercaiden find a small child’s necklace in the form of a black flower. She dons it.
After much deliberation, the party decides to head to Tingerwick, accompanying Lady Bleth. Lady Bleth pays the party the reward for retrieving her father, and her treasurer, Gunthar, takes the party to the town market, which is on the other side of a crossing into the Shadowfell. There, the party are able to sell the cursed amulet and buy anything that they can afford.