Ghosts, Corpses, and Maribeth

On Saturday, we get up early again, and I help a few of the gang out with the obstacle course so a few more of them can get the Jump spell. Nat manages to run it fast enough to get Expeditious Retreat, as well. Then he and I go check the Lost and Found. There are a lot less notices, now. Looks like Malden found the stuff in the tunnels and gave it back.

Nat, Dalish, and I go down to check on the secret room in the tunnels, but it’s gone. Dalish notices some trace magic around the area that lead to it, but nothing left. Nat wants to start mapping the tunnels, so I suggest we find the entrances to all the other buildings so we can get around without getting caught by the groundskeeper. We find our way to the Main Hall and come out in that weird hall of doors by the kitchen.

That evening, we decide to stake out the deal. Nat, Remy, and I wait in the foyer, while Dalish goes up to the Astronomy tower. When three hooded figures come down, Remy tries to ‘bump’ into them, and they put him to sleep. Nat gets mad and starts yelling at them, trying to yank one of their hoods down, but his hand goes right through. Then we both fall asleep, too. Dalish is there when we wake up. He says they went out and came back, just like before, but from the tower he couldn’t see more than that. We convince Nat to talk to Malden in Philosophy, since he’s the only one in the class.

We take a trip to the infirmary. Then things got really strange. Everyone started talking to mirrors name Nurse Honey, and Maribeth handed coins to nothing. I go look in the mirror and see a strange statue, too weird! Remy then started talking to a ghost named Barry, who answered him back, but was very sad. This is so boring! So I start making strange noises around the room and flickering the torches. Then Maribeth turns herself into a sexy nurse lady! If that wasn’t strange enough, Dalish starts casting sickness spells at people, and this ghost nurse heals them and gives them spells. Remy starts thinking about casting Shocking Grasp on people to see what they could learn, and Raltus kicks us out for the day.

We decide to go to the Library to look for history books. Dalish wants to know about Nurse Honey, I want to know about Grumpkins. All the books here are boring and dry though. Nothing about the history of the school, and fairies are just stories. We give up after a while and go back to studying for the week to come.

Nat fills us in his meeting with Malden in Philosophy. He told him everything, and Malden believed him! Malden thinks we’re in danger and we should be careful, but keep looking. Nat says they might have been followed when he took him out to the trade spot, so we decide to all stick together.

Malden starts teaching the others Detect Magic. Maribeth hasn’t spoken to me since Thursday night. I cast Message and ask what’s wrong, but she won’t say. Just that she can’t be around us anymore. In P.E., Remy says he snuck into Maribeth’s room, but doesn’t find anything. He says he got a letter from home with ashes in it. Whoever is behind this burned down their outhouse. Nat offers to go talk to Maribeth, and I tell him to be nice. He, however, turns and runs straight at her, and she falls down and goes limping off to the infirmary instead of talking. NAT!!! I message her an apology.

We decide to take Remy’s letter to Professor Alleria, the divination teacher. She says an Unseen Servant wrote it, so there’s nothing else she can tell. She instructs Nat to practice using his unseen eye.

Worried that the thieves have changed their plans because of last weekend, we decide to keep watch on Friday, just in case. Nat dresses me in some of his old clothes, so I’ll fit in outside the school wall. Then he and I go around the houses and taverns near the school to look for any suspicious activity. When it gets pretty late, we try to get back in, but the gates are closed, so we sneak off to my house and sleep in the stables’ hayloft.

When we get back in the morning, Dalish says he and Malden watched from the tower, and Remy from the lobby, but no one saw anything. We’ll have to try again tonight.