We begin the next quest in the Wheloon prison chain. I’m summoned to the city-prison to interrogate this prisoner who’s proven to be more bother than he’s worth. He’s pretty open with me, saying that he used to be a farmer but with the help of Shar, he’s accessed great powers and was able to escape the prison by going through the shadows.
Oh, would I like to see it?
The world lurches and shifts into the Shadowfell, a somewhat black-and-white-and-purple realm where shadows come out to attack. Shadows, meet quarterstaff! You go down just as easy as any flesh-and-blood foe.
It’s a long, meandering journey through the city, attacking shadows and prisoners alike. I am reminded of how DDO conditions players to bash any and all barrels on sight, even though they almost never hold anything of value. SHADAR-KAI SMASH!
After a long while of that, I end up back in the magistrate’s office where I began, only this time the magistrate is dead and the Shar priest is gone (again). We need to nail this guy to the floor, I swear.
I’m attacked by an assassin, and compared to the cakewalk of the fights up till now, she’s a beast. She keeps stunning me and taking off huge chunks of my life, and it’s only through liberal potion-usage that I’m able to make it through.