At a frontier town on the plane of Carceri, the party is working to find their way to the Nine Hells and safely cross the Grey Wastes. As per usual, they end up in a bar, this one run by a hag. Sar’n has managed a strange contract with a demon and a forger. His clever wording has their new associates bent to their whim. Vilma and Davros have gotten tanked and are currently sleeping it off in Sar’n’s pocket dimension. Riley is sitting at the bar and drinking, while glowering at his lot in life, trying to keep the others out of trouble. While they await the return of the forger, they kill time at the bar. Sar’n plays a game with some patrons while Shiele and Clarinette watch, and Riley keeps to himself. When Sar’n ups the stakes, an Ultraloth joins the game as well as Shiele. Riley keeps a closer eye on the game now that the rolls are looking suspicious. The stakes get higher and higher, but the game manages to end peacefully with a large win for Sar’n and Shiele. The Ultraloth leaves with some other creatures of his ilk.
Sar’n gives some of the money to Riley for safekeeping and the party begins looking for rooms for the night as the forger won’t be ready until tomorrow. Shiele heads out on her own, while the others go look for quarters. Meanwhile , in the pocket dimension, the Davros and Vilma enjoy some drunken revelry. Shiele finds a shady den to hang out in with people of her own sort.
Immediately upon exiting the bar, Riley notices 9 people watching them. The zombie from the tavern gives them a map to a safe bunk house to rest in for the night, so they head there on an abstract route. The group watches them begins to follow them as they move out. Sar’n magics them to the far end of the street and they take a false turn to divert their pursuers. Riley uses his own abilities to take them in the appropriate direction, thoroughly losing their tail hopefully. They make it safely to the bunk house and Sar’n goes to check out some local shops while RIley and Clarinette secure some rooms for the party. After some wandering, Sar’n disguises himself and returns to the bunkhouse, he enters and gets a room without identifying himself. After a mysterious conversation with his colleagues Sar’n the douche goes up to his room, and later has the desk attendant succubus deliver a note to Clarinette. The others are only marginally surprised by this dick move and go to sleep.
In the morning, Sar’n has the misfortune of waking Vilma and Davros, before they head out to the bar they met at the previous day. The party dines at the Hag’s Tavern while they await the return of their accomplice. They make a surreptitious exchange after the forger arrives, getting their documents in exchange for the payment Sar’n promised. As soon as they leave the tavern to continue on their quest, they are attacked by the Ultraloth that lost the game of chance the night before. It was at this point, the Ugoloths began to realize… they fucked up.