The party continued on down the Kingsroad, keeping their eyes peeled for any signs of the plague. After some travel, they encountered a pack of sick looking wolves, but were able to easily avoid them, thanks to their moving house. They stopped to rest for the night, but were awakened by the sound of howls, and something hitting the roof- the wolves had caught up, but it seemed that they were fleeing from something much more dangerous. Running outside, they saw that a hunting Roc had chased the wolves down the road, and they were now caught in the middle. Adama transformed into a giant owl, grabbing the attention of the roc, getting it to strafe by so her allies could hit it- unfortunately, she was soon grappled by the powerful bird, and knocked out of her owl form. Using her cunning planning skills, she transformed into a giant snake, breaking the grapple, and promptly falling 80 feet to the ground, where she was promptly attacked by some of the wolves.
Meanwhile, as Creed continued to send blasts of magic at their foes from the safety of the house, and Sharpe hopped down into melee range, Mystogan and Wombert teleported onto the back of the Roc. This annoyed the Roc, and it went into a spinning dive, attempting to knock them off. Wombert, thanks to his quick reflexes, was able to hang on, but Mystogan went plummeting to the ground below. Alone on the back of the Roc, Wombert walked calmly to its head, and tossed a magic bean into its gaping beak, summoning a treant which appeared in the Roc’s throat, punching it wildly. Unable to withstand the assault, the Roc succumbed to its injuries, and the party dealt with the remaining wolves below (with Creed crushing one under the house).
After that, the party continued on, until Wombert decided to plant another of his magic beans, summoning a 60 foot pyramid in the middle of the road, which they then travelled through. With the prank master, William, leading the way, they made it safely into the central chamber, where they proceeded to awaken and fight a mummy. Sharpe and Adama got cursed and continually frustrated Creed’s attempts at strategic moves, but in the end they won, everyone survived, and they all got some sweet loot from the mummy’s treasure horde. Since they wrecked the road, their new Treant friend stayed behind to try and create a new road, since the old one now had a pyramid on it… Adama wasn’t feeling so well, and Mystogan inspected her, finding out that she had contracted the plague, but deciding to see what happened next before doing anything about it.
After a bit more travelling, they finally met up with Seven. She told them more about the symptoms of the plague, and Creed convinced her to help with his plan to aid the royal family- it seemed that the Princess Emellia was also sick with the plague, and Creed believed he had a way to suppress it, until treatment could be found. Before Seven would take them anywhere, she insisted they do something about Adama’s sickness- either confirm that they could control it, or have Adama stay behind. Fortunately, Sharpe remembered the card he’d drawn in the game with Arthion, and promptly made it so that Adama had never contracted the plague in the first place, negating the entire discussion.
Seven took them in to meet with Urrik, who agreed to bring them to Mara, who knew the secret entrances into the castle. However, he let the group know he didn’t do anything for free, and insisted that they sign a contract stating they agreed to complete a yet unstated task for him, whenever he asked, whatever he asked. Thinking fast, Mystogan altered Urrik’s memories so he believed they had signed the contracts, ensuring the party didn’t have to bind themselves to anything they might regret. Happily thinking things had gone his way, Urrik left to fulfill his end of the deal, and the party waited to see what would happen next…