Aryth 14, 999 YK
The ogre the party captured in the ambush leads them to a warehouse, hidden in an alley by larger surrounding buildings. Feeling his usefulness ended, the Collective decapitates the ogre, and Zan-kyri enchants his head to explode with enough force. Zil’dejin throws the head into the warehouse, detonating it and, evidently, killing a number of innocent hostages within. The only Skinner to survive is the leader, a mad Oni named Zurin Souldrinker, who asks that the party cut off his arm. He cauterizes it, temporarily worships Conlon as an avatar of the Mockery, then turns face completely when his second-in-command appears with most of the remainder of the gang-cult.
A fight ensues, with the party supported by a sole surviving dwarf from among the hostages. While Zurin is elusive in combat, he is eventually cut down and the strange unholy symbol of the Mockery he carries is taken as a prize.
Experience Gained: 1075 XP