The kingdom advances a month and a half- on Desnus Day, the wedding is set.
All goes well with vows and ceremony. It is not until later, when the party begins and food is served, that all chaos breaks loose.
It starts with envy (the men’s plates fuller), then poison, then a spiteful coven of delusional women, Lily and Svetlana included, being thrown into a rage and willing to use violence to settle imagined slights. Coaxing it on is Malgorzata Niska, a cleric of Gyronna, who channels negative energy into the men, bringing them within an inch of their lives, and then calling upon a ghostly dagger to kill the only woman who had love, Alarah. After Alarah counters the priestesses magic, leaving the women stunned and in despair, the priestess escapes, but the PCs pursue. Eric calms the women and drunk, threatened men, while Alarah goes after the hateful one. First Sleestak, then Emmond, then Khumbu are slapped awake by Eric, who tells them Alarah’s in danger. Emmond slips through dimensional cracks to arrive, gobble down a live spider, and web the priestess up with his magic. Sleestak moves swiftly to find the prey. Alarah’s summoned eagle almost defeats the woman-hag. However, in the web, she heals and strengthens herself. Then silence, and then confusion descends upon the group. Now, nothing makes sense, and irritations grow into action, with harsh words and physical assaults accompanying the bickering. Meanwhile the woman struggles from the web. After Eric notices it is too quiet outside, she summons her steed, and rides in, eventually subduing the evil priestess, but not before another round of negative energy hurts the heroes.
Later, the PCs discover the cult’s site, and the six cribs within. A nefarious plot to replace Ashhaven’s children with changelings is revealed. To repair what was done will take months of resolute and delicated investigation and a touch of diplomacy.
Then, the priestess is publicly tried and executed to end this nightmare.
People could only wish to have that much fun at their wedding.