With a victory and the object of their quest in hand, the Rogue Elements learn the true identity of the Deathkillers: fallen angels who seek to destroy death itself by crushing the underworld, rumored to lie just below the Undermarch.
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Dwarven corporal Lance Marbedis suggests the relic is in the hands of the Deathkillers, an enigmatic cult of anti-undead extremists. To this end, the party ventures deeper into the Undermarch, a great underground bridge connecting the current and former capitals of the dwarves. To get the relic an ingenious plan is hatched.
As recompense to Mayor Khetehk of Misty Hill, the party agrees to retrieve a relic capable of seeking out a body’s soul. Before they can reach it, they have to get past a Chuul infestation in their secret entrance to the Undermarch.
When they escape to Hellmarsh, Wanda reveals she was hired by the witches residing there to save/kidnap Claude from CREAM’s “protective” custody. As they assist in fighting off CREAM’s pursuers, they reveal to Claude that he is the First Scroll of Resurrection.
Meanwhile, in the dwarven capital of forge, the luminary thespian Claude Luminor (Ambisagrus), acting coach Violetta Spellreguard (Wolfshirt), and agenda-laden audience members Debentiel (PoorWeather) and Wanda Hiltpick (General Ironicus) are forced to escape the theatre as props and actors become the undead they portray— as if the play itself is violently coming to life
Arriving for a pit-stop in the town of Misty Hill, the presence of undead disrupts the party— it is only after attacking do the Elements realize that this town is a secret settlement for the lost, the escaped, and the unwanted undead. The party agrees to find for Mayor Khetehk a relic in return for their misguided attack.