Curse of the Crimson Throne

The Emperor's Palaces

As the group, plus a sadistic cleric of Zon-Kuthon, enters Old Dock, they see the terror and oppression that has occurred there under Pilts’ ‘rule’. Bodies of beaten and tortured people are laid out for all to see, and Laori comments on the lack of skill in their torture techniques. It isn’t long, however, until the group runs into a patrol of Pilts’ army. They are pretty full of themselves and do not comprehend the danger of a paladin, and therefore do not back down to his intimidation. A fight ensues and all but the leader is quickly dispatched. The leader is coerced into leading them to Pilts’ palace, which he does, and the heroes are granted an audience with the douche. Favoring diplomacy this time, the heroes try to seek audience with Salvator without violence. Pilts suggests they entertain him first in order to gain an audience. The entertainment is in the form of a violent game called blood pig. Much later they run out of pigs and the Emperor lets them see his painter.

When they meet Salvator he pleads the party to kill the Emperor and he will tell them everything. Fighting ensues and after a long time the Emperor falls and all his guards leave. But Rolth is he and he tries to kill The Nameless Sword in a pit. He soon realizes he is out matched so he leaves a Flesh Golem to kill them and a present for the swordsman. His son.

They finish the fight with the death of a Ranger they meet and they ask Salvator what he knows. In their best interest they know they must go to the Arkona Palace.

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