The burning bodies of the hags seems to be made of seaweed.
Sayis swiftly found the two black horses. Sonia and Thanos carried Harold back to Barren Empyrean on horse back. Sayis, Emerald, and Rima took a short rest to regroup before heading off to the hag’s manor.
The three descended into the depth of the cavern and used the mysterious orb to jump through the portal unharmed. They moved along in the direction of the manor.
Upon opening the door, Augustine, Jay, and Sunny invited the guests in and asked them to be seated. Sayis and Emerald swiftly knocked the children unconscious, while Rima took out rope to tie them up. The children were secured and hidden away next to the manor under a cloaker hide.
The three continued to look for Alice. They approached the stairs and Sayis beautifully disabled the trap by tossing a pebble that Rima wanted to use. Despite the precaution, the repercussion from triggering the trap shot the pebble right back into Rima’s forehead.
The bedrooms upstairs seemed untouched, but the ladies in the paintings of Ursula and Lucille looked much older than Emerald remembered. Then they noticed the disappearing wrinkles on Ursula’s face the longer they stared at the portrait.
Throughout the path towards the door at the end of the hall, the party had removed multiple eyeballs. Standing in front of the last unopened door, humming voices seeped through the wood. Emerald cleverly detected multiple minds beyond the door with her “detect thought”. Finally Sayis bravely slid open the door and two charging children tried to stab her unsuccessfully.
The to the party’s dismay, the sight before them brought unspeakable dread into the depths of their heart. Children wearing metal collars tethered by chains that reaches into the dark rob that seemed to be draping over the silhouette of a hag. The limp body that lies beyond the hideous form appears to be Alice. The humming had turned into ominous chanting, reverberating with what seems like an alter.