In the investigation of the attempt to bury the previous burgomaster of the town away, our valiant party ended up sinking into the depths of a church, finding a young emaciated vampire kept under watch by his father, the priest. After a harrowing experience realizing the danger that such a creature presented, moreso than they could have predicted, they emerged battered but alive.
Returning with the news, they met back up with Ismark Kolyanovich and explained their circumstance. The party was then able to persuade Irena Kolyana to come with them to the nearby city of Palas. As they were preparing to leave, however, they came across a decrepit old crone selling apparently magical pastries. This knowledge did not deter either Niccoli nor Faustus from consuming them and subsequently falling immediately into unconsciousness but feeling oddly at peace.