Our heros decide to bring the Queen of Rats to the council of the City, that she may tell her story there.
They just stepped out of the tunnels, they discover some dead human bodies. All slain by claws and laying around in the early earie green morning sun. The three armed horrors still strove thru the city and watching the streets, clearly overseeing all movement in this part of the streets. To defend a citizen they engaged into combat, even if they were still exhausted from the battle beneath the city. They fought well and suddenly one of them growls a load roar that echoed through the streets, answered by dozends of other roars. And then they retreated, just in time before the red sun arises above the horizon.
The Rat Queen spoke before the city concil and our heroes fullfilled their promise and organized a save escape for the ratmen.
Still the Book of Shadows was missing and they suspected it still in Karrens Tower in the Lyceum of Magic. So they set for a second expedition to Karrens Tower. They made their way into the tower, again solving the riddles, which didn’t changed and approached the top chamber in the twin towers.
There they meet Wenzel, a small creature shapped like a tree, that waited since his masters death in this tower. They had to cross the bridge between the both towers, since Master Karrens laboratory was in the other tower. On the bridge they got attacked again by gargoyles, before they got to the other sides of the bridge.
In the laboratory dead bodies were scattered. The Mage and his apprentice died here, surrounded by the three armed creatures. The smell of ozone was in the air and a huge archway on one side of the room. In the archway a shattered portal was still visible. And on one desk a huge dark volume was laying, opened to a text, written in white letters on black pages.