Part II begins here.
With the workers and craftsmen of Vakingrad, allowed special dispensation to work in the Grotto, and the slave labor provided by the stranger Ten-Scalpel Adharma, the Grotto looks well on its way to being livable.
With this work set down, the group traveled to the Vale of Dust and Shadow to meet with the Deathlord there, Ten-Scalpel’s master, Lover Clad in the Raiment of Tears. Upon their arrival, she wasted no time using her Charms to win them over into her bed. Guide to Journey’s End and Lament of Blessing’s Lost chose to endure the physical pain of refusing the Lover’s advances, but Storm of Grim Harvest welcomed them. Before taking the young deathknight to bed, Lover tasked the Abyssal Circle with aiding in the conquering of Marama’s Fell, and ensuring an alliance with an unquestioned ruler of that shadowlands.
The group returned to the Grotto, to plan their next move, only to find the Circus Moribund waiting for them.