1372 DR Flamerule 28
The following day the party have their breakfast rudely interrupted by the Banite Guard Captain with another task. The must investigate a report of strange sounds and lights at an abandoned house in Mintar.
They interview a neighbour (The old lady next door) who informs them that the house belonged to a wizard who had been dead for over 200 years. However the woman indicates that she knew him, and that he had always been very helpful with her shopping, rubbish collection, and a little light gardening.
The party decide to search the affected house and find it to be in pristine condition, but decorated in a very old fashioned style.
Finding nothing of note they assume that the house is empty until the half-orc is surprised when a concealed door under the stairs opens and an animated candelabra emerges, and attacks. After a brief struggle the candelabra is subdued and restrained.
The party proceed to the basement where they find a large empty room that may have once served as some form of laboratory. In the centre of the room is a large pile of rubbish. The rubbish heap contains bits of equipment, the results of failed experiments and broken magical items.
While searching through the rubbish they trigger a number of strange magical effects; including being attacked (and nearly killed) by a half-formed stone statue. One of these effects allows the Kaeraelia Rael to see a vision of her brother sitting in a tavern, in the background a large fish appears to be mounted upon the wall.
Having determined the nature of the threat the party return to the Banite Guard Captain and inform him of their findings. He provides the standard reward and tells them that his men will deal with the situation now.