After several days running all over the tower in search of an Archmagister of the Society, Vorahill, who has gone missing the party closes in on a prime suspect. The Tower has been locked down and the party were the last allowed inside to try to solve this mystery. Various hijinks ensue, including an orgy in the climate control room for the Wilds that results in damage to the console and extreme weather changes while some of the party attempt to find children from a field trip. A brawl breaks out in the Chapel while Riley leads a service and spots an old enemy in the audience. Vilma goes berserk in the market when someone buys all the tomatoes. Shiele upsets the casino by breaking all the machines that are keeping the people trapped inside. The school is set ablaze, leading to the arrest of the Janitor, Scruffy, as the prime suspect. In pursuit of the suspect, several people are paralyzed by poison. Unrest is building on various levels as people discover the lockdown has been increased to lock down each level. Clarinette beat an old frienemy in an epic rap battle who is now the lead suspect in their investigation. Clarinette and Shiele discovered that they are pregnant. Their prime suspect, Tatiana, has made a fortune telling her own version of the story of the Kobowlders in the Outlands. Shiele, distraught by her pregnancy, took refuge in the retirement level and met Judith. Nikki walked out of the Tower on strange business.
Current leads in the investigation indicates that while Vorahill was running some experiment involving transmutation of people into animals. They believe that somehow Tatiana turned him into a parrot as well as the Librarian into a skeleton then, turning him into a table. Another official had also been turned into a bird in his quarters. Now the party is hunting Tatiana and the caged parrot. Riley learned at the school that Tatiana had been interacting with a little girl. Scruffy and Shiele find similar evidence at Tatiana’s apartment.
Clarinette is in the entertainment district with Scruffy and Shiele, an enhanced mouse (Mickey) is looking over the entrance to the district. Sar’n, Davros, and Vilma are in the botanics district before traveling to the Wilds. Riley is on his way to meet up with Scruffy, Clarinette, and Shiele. Linwe is keeping watch in the lobby. Sar’n and company go to the Wilds where ‘someone’ cranked down the cold and created a snow storm, trying to drive everyone out of the Wilds. For some reason, there is another field trip there with the same chaperons. The children have been rescued back to the Greenhouse from the storm. One of the children apparently had the caged parrot they currently believe to be Vorahill. Sar’n uses magic to begin melting a path through the snow. He soon finds a broken open cage buried in the snow. They decide to look for a Pocket-Gnome Engineer who may have seen the parrot. With no new evidence, they trudge back into the snow to continue searching for the parrot or anyone that may have taken it. With a view from the rafters, they spot footprints. Someone has taken the bird and sneaked back through the portal.
Meanwhile in the Entertainment district, Scruffy and Shiele have met up with Clarinette and calmed a riot before it got out of hand. They head to the tavern for a short break and find out that someone in security has been sneaking things through the lockdown. Riley soon arrives and they exchange new intel and after a quick lunch decide to head to security once they get hold of Sar’n. The woman obsessed with him is the smuggler among security. A server in the tavern asks them to deliver an amount of gold to the woman in security. There is some arguing over Bob’s true identity, but with the intel that the dead man from the school may have been a pedophile, attention on Scruffy has decreased.
The party, now re-united, heads down to the Security level. Their new target, Kaylen, is at the desk to greet them. To discover more information, they take her into an office and talk with her, minus Riley who is watching the desk and Davros who is looking for someone else from security to relieve Riley. The others try to discover deeper intel on the smuggling ring. The guards in the lobby, guarding the arena level, were apparently involved as well. Davros is left at the desk while everyone else continues the interrogation. The guard is upset with Kaylen and is instructed to keep an eye on her.
Their next lead is to interview the injured guards. They find the stabbed guard is now dead and was apparently strangled. With the aid of a scroll, Sar’n brings him back and they interrogate him. Shiele leads Scruffy out of the room for fear of suspicion. The guards admit to knowing the way in and out of the tower and that Tatiana may know it as well. They lead the party to the last cell in the detention area and open a secret passage. With Scruffy’s cover fully blown, he is sworn into the Kobowlders after some debate. The passage leads into a mine.
Vilma finds recent tracks, leading into the mine and presumably toward the exit. In the main cavern, they find many people chained to the ground with Tatiana currently chaining up someone else. The guards are shoved to the ground as the party demands to know where Vorahill is.
Tatiana disappears and her pets, two hydras, appear to fight them. When that doesn’t do the trick, she summons more and mirror images. With strength and ingenuity, the hydras are dispatched and Tatiana is knocked out and locked up. As they free the prisoners and begin to take her up stairs, the real Tatiana, somewhat worse for wear, appears and stabs the bound, gagged, and manacled impostor off Vilma’s shoulders. The illusion fails and they discover that Vorahill’s butler, was behind it all along.
Clarinette and Davros take a disgruntled Sar’n to search the tunnel ahead. They soon encounter a parrot which Davros manages to turn back into the Archmagister Vorahill. The others have secured Tatiana and Wally in seperate cells with Scruffy, Shiele, and Vilma keeping close tabs on them. Riley leads the rescued people upstairs to the infirmary in search of aid.
Soon Vorahill is led up to the cells to confront the villain of this escapade. He condemns Wally and thanks Tatiana for aiding him. Sar’n immediately degloves one of Wally’s fingers, then sits in the corner and smokes his pipe, deeply unsettling his party. Riley returns shortly afterward with 3 guards. Vorahill decides to take everyone up to his quarters to settle the issue.
With Wally tied to a chair, they discuss the problem Sar’n has become. Vorahill determines that Sar’n had some kind of psychological break during the fight at the Coronation. With a short stay at the Tower, he thinks it can be corrected. He also lifts the internal lock down of the Tower. Vorahill tells Davros it will take some time to translate the holy book he found. The Archmagister then goes over the various incidents that have occurred during the Kobowlders investigation and excuses their less legitimate actions. Scruffy is pardoned for the fire and the associated death, rewarded with a sword by Vorahill personally. As a diplomatic matter, he requests they turn over the Djinn they’ve had in their custody. Riley has no problem with this and no one else objects.
Vorahill also reveals that five weeks have passed in the five days they’ve been in the Tower. Back in the prime material plane, armies are mobilizing. The party quickly begins moving, except for Leroy, Sar’n and Shiele who simply wanted to return Tatiana’s necklace before leaving and ask about her niece.