Dariel Crondalia met with some strange acquaintances on the road while traveling to rescue Jacob Tangrent, he met the gunslinger Malcolm, the druid Wilax, and the barbarian Drosan (the latter two happen to share a body). Together they entered the blasted ruins of Black Rose Castle, and making their way through the ruins came upon the Death Priestess Aid’s ritual. Helped by her ally the warforged known as Trap, Aid conducted a \ritual to revive “The Black Rose” through any means necessary. Upon completing the ritual, Aid “accidentally” released 4 Awgehshein into the world. A cloud of malevolent gas struck down Dariel’s retainers, a ghostly woman floated silently out into the Wilted Lands, a reptilian man disappeared in a cloud of smoke and a laugh and finally a horned demon emerged from the last Altar. Once all these beasts had departed the final one arose, the dreaded Black Rose, Sir Heinrich Eisenfaust. After a fight with Heinrich was barely avoided the group decided to retrieve Jacob and swiftly exit the Wilted Lands and Dariel put Aid into custody. But the ragtag group ran into one last roadblock, the demon from before had a hold of Jacob Tangrent and after a short amount of ineffectual fighting the demon fled with the boy leaving the group unsatisfied as they headed towards Barrowtown the home of Dariel.