You delve back into Shadowfell Keep determined to find Sariah and keep your promise to Sir Keegan. You successfully complete several challenges, survive several fights, and finally pause for a moment to catch your breath. Just as you recover, you hear something. Almost inaudible at first, the sound begins to grow in intensity. “What is that? A ritual of some sort?”, you wonder. You quickly gather your belongings and quietly move into the next room to see what’s going on.
There … across the room … you see what appears to be a blood soaked altar with crimson streams flowing off of it, across the floor, and down a drain. A shamanistic man with an ornate ritual dagger is standing near that altar in front of several followers that have gathered to hear him speak. He pauses for a moment, takes a deep breath, and then chants, “Lord Orcus ... Lord Orcus ... Lord Orcus ....”
The followers then chime in with him for a few moments before he motions for silence. You notice that the dagger in his hand is adorned with the skull of a ram with black glowing eyes and flames dripping from its mouth. His gaze then drops to the altar before him and on it you see a beautiful elf madian with red hair. You recognize her as Sam’ael’s mother Sariah!
The shaman says to her, “Your blood shall appease Lord Orcus so that he will return the The Chosen Five to us.” Defiantly she says, “You’ll never get away with this!” He spits on her and snaps back, “Of course we will! Because we are the minions of … Lord Orcus ... Lord Orcus ... Lord Orcus ....”
He raises the dagger above his head and prepares to plunge it deep within her heart! Anger consumes you and you attack with reckless abandon. Surprised by your assault, the shaman and his followers are quickly vanquished and you save Sariah from her fate.