Ending on Day 56
The morning of the wedding, Jerick wakes up with a green dream involving Eckhard, Iris, and the southeast tower. He hurries to the kitchen, convinces the help to let him in the tower, thinks better of it, and chickens out.
Lewyn Snow then heads to the kitchens to get some meat scraps in a bag. He does not let on why.
There is much confusion in the Great Hall this morning. It seems Iris & Eckhard have disappeared. Ruben sends out a search party around the castle, while Lewyn Snow leads a group of explorers down into the dungeon. When Lewyn and Robin Flint end up disappearing in a large room with heart tree faces all around, the others make a quick exit to the surface, calling on Mason and Fiona to help. Mason and Jerick find a great weight lifted off their shoulders in the godswood, but quickly return to Helmcrest to address the situation.
Meanwhile, Jerick & Alix try to get some answers and to ‘sound the alarm’ so it were on their suspicions that Iris is down in the ‘cellar’. They are rebuffed, after Jerick mistakenly brings up the death of Alfric Latneau’s wife.
Fiona & Mason take Tygor down into the cellar, find a key, and continue down another level. They find the key unlocks all the doors below in a large room at the base of the stairs. After opening all the doors, they return to one they had inspected initially, and force the key to open it. Out pours 50,000 cubic feet of water, knocking out Tygor and badly damaging Mason and Fiona. After keeping Tygor from drowning, the two find their bows have washed away, along with any swords the party was carrying, and there was no hope for a torch to be lit at this point. However, they could hear voices. Following the voices, Mason finds the key (damaged now) and ‘alters destiny’ to weaken the lock so the key could open it. Inside they find Robin, Lewyn, Eckhard and Iris! They slowly head back up to the first level. There Lewyn could not resist curiosity as he tries to grab a statue of the child of the forest and nearly loses his hand. By altering his destiny, he seems to have made himself unable to complete his education.
As the party makes their way out, they are attacked by a pair of shadowcats. Lewyn loses half his hitpoints while Alix makes short work of them. The party hurries up and most prepare for the wedding.
Lewyn chases down ‘Knuckles’ Hooligan, former member of the exploration party and who was a part of Roose Bolton’s entourage before he left in a hurry yesterday. Lewyn learns that Roose never did receive a raven from the Dreadfort, but left in a guilty fashion for some other reason.
Fiona attempts to talk Iris out of the wedding, but fails to do so in time.
Meanwhile, the rest of the party attends the wedding, and Lewyn reveals to Mason that he has learned that Iris is pregnant, but tells only Mason. Etan Hogg interrupts the wedding to profess his love for Iris, but is quickly rebuffed by Alfric and ejected by Ruben’s goons. He swears that ‘this is not the end of this!’
The wedding continues without interruptions, and the wedding feast ensues. The Starks leave early, and later on the bedding occurs. While Jerick & Alix head to the well, Lewyn heads up the stairs to the consummation bedroom, and the doors lock shut behind them. Then the White Fawn appears, robs the rest of the guests, and heads up the tower, and out the window.
Lewyn bribes the guard to the room, and he gives Iris a vial of Blood Dust to use as she sees fit. Mason gets extremely drunk, hoping to talk to Iris before the wedding but failing to do so, and the rest return to their rooms after a very exhausting day.
3/5 victory points achieved.