A Change of Heart
The Neverwinter Nine get a quest from Gundren Rockseeker, that heard of an iron flask that sold for hundreds of thousands of gold pieces on auction – in Evernight, the Shadowfell reflection of Neverwinter.
The party must cross to the Shadowfell via a shadow crossing in the Seven Suns Coster basement, and infiltrate Evernight. There, they must find Gundren’s contact, a vampire named Cael Huffiers, who lives in a manor on the Black Mound.
Gauntylgrim characters receive a secret mission: to find out what happened to a missing member of Morada Toppolino: Freddilo Gurkees, a ghost wise halfling.
Welcome to Evernight
Reaching Evernight, the party can tour the city, but learn that they lack a Visitor’s token that will give them safe passage on Evernight’s streets.
They are accosted by a Vampire leading a pack of lesser undead – learning that they lack a Visitor’s token that will give them safe passage on Evernight’s streets.
The party visit’s Cael Huffier’s manor, to find him missing: He is attending the Black Mass at the Temple of Filth.
Reaching the Temple of Filth, the party sneaks past an outer guard, and speak with Cael in the back rows of the Mass. He mentions that the iron flask was purchased by someone at the Corpse Market, but it’s not yet left the city. His business partner in the market knows more – Sanjos Irridan, the Vampire Surgeon.
Upon leaving the Temple of Filth, the party is confronted by a group of Thayans on the steps. The party fights them there on the steps.
The Corpse Market
In the Corpse Market, the party has time to explore, eventually meeting with Sanjos Irridan, the Vampire Surgeon. Sanjos closes down his shop and tells the party that a Red Dragon, Harastlargansaxis, purchased the iron flask and is leaving the city with it this very day. His coster, the Crimson Shadow, is leaving for the Shadowfell Road via the Southeast gate, past the Demon Pits.
The party races to the Caravansery near the Southeast to see wagons loaded by Duergar. At the conclusion of the fight, Harastlargansaxis lands atop a tower, attacking the party. At the end of the fight, the dragon unleashes the contents of his iron flask, implicating the Fire Giant King Sonru.