After an evening in the pleasure houses of the Khan, the group made it back to their room to discuss what they were going to do about their current predicament. While in discussion, they noticed that they were not alone in the room. A young girl from the pleasure house had snuck into their room and begged that they help her escape from the palace and return home to Westcrown.
The young girl calls herself Mara and claims to have known the Shadow Brands. She also had some familiarity with the Blood Prince. The group was able to collect some information regarding the fate of the shadow brands, all evidence lead to the Khan’s son being involved with the disappearance of these individuals.
Also, a terrible storm was gathering in the desert, one that gave off emotions of fear and dread. The group decided to head out in that direction to attempt to discover what was the cause. While in route, the teleportation device that was given to the group from Crow began to come alive. Once activated, several people appeared, as well as a few corpses. One of the individuals cried out for assistance and revealed to the group that he was sent by Crow. The other members of the teleportation device turned out to be agents of the Blood Prince, and battle ensued. Unfortunately, during the fight their guide Toga was killed by the negative energy that the vampires were channeling. The group was able to preserve the corpse to be taken back to the Khan.
The group was victorious and earned a new member into their party, Elum the Shinobi. Armed with this new compatriot the group continued their journey towards the awful storm. The traveling was difficult and the members of the group found little rest on their way to the center of the storm, which turned out to be a pyramid of pure black stone. Once they arrived at the pyramid they encountered an on going battle between agents of the Blood Prince, and a group of cultists. The group joined into the battle, and helped dispatch the vampires, only to provoke another encounter against the cultists.
Once the cultists were dealt with, the group made their way into the pyramid and encountered several acolytes who were not hostile, and the found members of the Shadow Brands imprisoned in some type of dark crystals and their power was being drained to create some type of artifact. The group destroyed the artifact which blew the top off the pyramid and killed many of the cultists.
In the aftermath, the group was able to collect the still imprisoned members of the Shadow Brands, and located a journal outlining the details of an agreement with the Khan’s son and his plans to betray the Khan in order to take over his fathers throne.
XP for adventure = 8400