To continue their investigations, the party went back to Dena at the Silver Wagon to advise her they had dealt with Elgrior. She thanked you and said she would lift the ban if you decided to stay there again. Rather than do that, the party left and were met by Winter who asked them to come with her to the Sleepless Agency to meet with their leader Cesadia. Cesadia seemed distrustful of the PCs. She seemed to know them from their time working with the Count. She also seemed very concerned about the goings on in Thrushmoor. She reiterated the stories of people disappearing, the Count being out of town, the fort being shuttered, and general unease bordering on panic within the town. She wasn't willing to discuss details as she didn't fully trust the group yet. After speaking with her, she eventually agreed to use her resources to help the PCs if they would make a show of good faith and follow up on something for her. She asked the party to follow up on a rumor being spread by a local fisherman named Toli. They agreed and continued their investigations with Connor heading off to study the Star Stelae, Chesna went to go hunt down one of these murals that are popping up, and Krakrox went off to the local taproom.
Chesna found one of said murals on the side of a house on the west end of town. She determined that it had been placed there by magic, though she was not sure of the precise nature of said magic. She tried to ask the inhabitants of the house about it who seemed afraid of her and when she mentioned the mural, those within seemed convinced they'd been marked by the Briarstone Witch and immediately started running around to pack up.
Meanwhile, Krakrox joined a dice game that was happening at The Stain, the local taproom. He spent the afternoon speaking with the fisherman who seemed to recognize him and were intimidated by him while he waited for Toli to arrive.
Connor studied the Star Stella and took some sketches of it.
Eventually everyone ended up at the Stain and while waiting for Toli, they were confronted by a man who seemed to recognize Chesna and approached her in a very friendly manner. He seemed to know Chesna pretty well. He asked her about where she went. He mentioned that the last time he saw her she mentioned she was going to be gone for a while. After they talked for a bit, you eventually admitted to him that you'd lost your memories. He re-introduced himself as Keldrin and told you that he and Chesna used to be pretty good friends and that last he saw her she was out on Pier 19 stashing something under the pier.
Chesna went with Connor and Josiah to check out the Pier. Chesna leaned out and retrieved a leather bound package from under the dock. When she did so she had a flash of memory where she remembered a friendship with Keldrin, meeting for drinks a number of times, and she remembered putting this package here having a sense she was going to be gone for a while, but no other specifics as to why. Before they could open the package they were then attacked by a fleshy mass of writhing mouths full of fangs that had pulled itself up out of the water. One of Connor's bombs was overheard by Krakrox, who was still back at the Stain, and he came running out to join the battle. Eventually the party managed to defeat the thing and go back to the Stain. There they spoke to Toli who was happy to tell his story. He said that a couple weeks ago he was out fishing and saw weird lights coming from a cave a couple miles down the bay. He suspects it to be a sign of the Briarstone Witch returning to Thrushmoor. He agreed to take you out there at dawn.
The party then made its way back towards the bunkhouse behind the Chapel when they were attacked again by a walking corpse with glowing red eyes that came straight for Krakrox. Chesna was able to identify it as a Revenant, a type of undead brought back to life by a powerful hatred to seek vengeance against their murderer. During the fight, Krakrox had a flash of memory where he recalled himself beating this man to death with his fists in a nearby alley while Connor seemed to be keeping look out on the streets. Eventually the party managed to subdue the Revenant but not before Krakrox was knocked out. They got him stabilized and brought him back to the Chapel where Winter healed him back to consciousness.