After we (re)killed the big bad undead monster running amok in the graveyard and saved the Grave digger from a bloody, gruesome, and all around unwholesome fate, we beat a hasty retreat from the grave yard into the Mausoleum (not out of fear mind, The legionnaires simply realized that we needed to go after this vile evil at it’s root! in fact, it was less of a retreat and an advance to the rear!) once we got down into the sub levels of the crypt we encountered a reanimated Lieutenant of Zhengyi who was in fact the source of the undead plaguing the fair (I use that to mean modest, not beautiful, this place is sort of a hellhole if we’re being completely honest) town of Blood… whatever. after a great and terrible battle, The Legionnaires won out, with Myself, Frrvvl Barthus slayer, having put the final nail in the undead abominations coffin. we found some treasure, but we also soon found something more important, answeres. we immediatly found Esmerelda and asked her what she had meant about this all being our fault, and she soon explained that our Zhengyi curse marks had called out to Barthus, who had in turn woken the dead in the cities graveyard. she then explained that this was the first time this had happenened in a long time, and that she feared it meant that Zhengyi was stirring. she also said something about the marks killing us and eating our souls or something, but whatever, that’s just part of being an adventurer. right? we soon set out to plunder another Zhengyi ruin (and something about a mine or something? i have no idea.) When Artemis Entreri met us and gave us an offer we couldn’t refuse. Cale wanted to ignore him, but thankfully the rest of the party realized that dealing with a turncoat for the Citadel of assassins would be in our best interest, but me and him agreed that talking to him instead of first resorting to murder would be a good idea. so we soon found out that spysong, the kings secret police, had convinced him to turn in exchange for the life of his wife, whom they had kidnapped. we worked witht he man and soon ended up brutally murdering the wild elf agent from spysong and faking our new friend’s death, who immeditalty fled the land once we told him that his wife had died (a simple lie, to ease his conscience in the future.) once we reached the Ruins we immediatly encounteres some ghosts and oozes that we easily dispatched, but the marks on our bodies began to sap our strength, so after just barely survivng we decided to barricade ourselves with some spoiled ale and hope we felt better after a night’s sleep.
and also, did you hear that the Lord’s of Waterhaven are Necromancers? i heard that when they fought the legionnaires they had to resort to the use of undead minions because of the power and virtue of the Legionnaires was simply too much!