With the troll Mugghan dead, The Party is able to meet with Captain Mahler and discuss the reason the are there. They inform the captain that they are needing to get to Suzail to meet with the Princess Regent, Alusair Obarskyr. They show Captain Mahler the signed paper with Elminster’s seal. Content that The Party was telling the truth, Captain Mahler asks one of his trusted soldiers, Galen Windhorn, to escort The Party to Suzail.
The Party, along with Galen, arrive in Suzail without much difficulty. Once in the capital, they arrange a meeting with Princess Alusair and present her with Elminster’s letter and sealed treaty. E tries to convince the Princess that her best course of action would be to accept the treaty and join with Elminster and the allied nations. Princess Alusair requests that The Party wait a few days while she makes a decision.
Galen offers to guide The Party around the city of Suzail. The Party retires to the royal palace for the night, but their sleep is soon disturbed by the sounds of attacks happening throughout the palace. Galen finds The Party and leads them to the throne room/living quarters for Princess Alusair and Azuon V. There in the throne room The Party fights off a group of goons clearly sent to kill Princess Alusair and the infant king.
With the goons dead, Alusair informs The Party that Suzail itself is under attack from a surpirse force from Anauroch and will not stand long. She asks that The Party escort Azuon V through a secret passage in the catacombs out of the city and to another Cormyrian city of Marsember, where the Royal Magician of Cormyr Caladnei. Princess Alusair requests that The Party take her personal bodyguard, but Galen says that they will be fine without them.
As The Party traverses through the catacombs, they fight a variety of monsters, including dire rats, bats, zombies, and skeletons. As they make their way to the end of the catacombs, The Party is accosted by Medwyn and Abarith, two members of the Anaurochian army. After a fierce fight, The Party managers to kill Medwyn with Abarith escapes.
The Party emerges from the catacombs with the infant king unscathed. Galen is able to lead The Party through the wilderness to the city of Marember. Once there, they are able to find Caladnei and deliver Azuon V to her care. She informs everyone that Suzail is holding, barely, but that she has not heard about the fate of Princess Alusair. Caladnei thanks The Party for delivering Azuon V to safety and says that their best route to get out of Cormry is through the Dalelands.
Date: Kythorn 14-22, 1372