The Shackled City
Drawn into the Church of St. Cuthbert’s investigation of a kidnapping at the Lantern Street Orphanage, the party found itself in an abandoned gnomish enclave beneath the city of Cauldron. Defeating the skulks and dark creepers inhabiting the former gnome haven, they descended even further into a ruined dwarven citadel. Here, they discovered a number of Cauldron residents as well as the half-troll dwarf in the middle of selling the children to a duergar. After defeating this black merchant, a beholder arrived magically and claimed responsibility for returning one of the four children to the orphanage. The party discovered that the aberration kept its word upon returning to the surface. They were rewarded by the acting high priestess of St. Cuthbert for their efforts.