The party ventures to an inn, where they see a nervous man, a man fighting an invisible enemy that everyone seems to be ignoring, a group of poker players, and a group of pirates. The next morning, they follow a six-legged cat to a building on the outskirts of town. They go to the front door, where they are attacked when asking questions about the cat. The nervous man is inside. They dispatch the thug who attacked them and the nervous man’s master, Zidar, while letting the cowardly nervous man go free.
In the complex, they find the second half of the frankendogs and a drugged man with no arms. Further in the complex, they find a corpse with four arms. They return the dog to its owners, and bring the armless man to Ambrenna and Joran.
While there, Joran informs the party that he knows what’s going on with the purple mist. The mist is the atmosphere that Dagon needs to breathe. It’s the first step in his resurrection. The next step is a sacrifice, which must be stopped. Finally, to remove the mist entirely, the party must find a willing sacrifice.
Knowing that it will take less than half the time to get there by boat, the party approaches a dockhand. He informs them that the only people willing to take a ship to Drain will be the pirates. The Flotsam, a pirate ship, is in port and Bilgewater Whistler, the captain, is willing to take them to his boss Andura on Lyr to make their case.
Andura really wants them to fight in their arena, but concedes that their current mission takes precedence. She allows them the use of the Flotsam and its crew. On the way north, the party runs across a funeral barge with treasure heaped on the deck, but wisely decide to steer clear.
In Drain, the party finds a woman and the mysterious baby in a jail next to a shrine. They quickly dispatch the guards, but attract more attention from the nearby buildings. They battle a cleric of Dagon in the street, then run back to the ship. The woman is hysterical, but they get that she was being force-fed some sort of seaweed during her captivity.
The Flotsam returns them to Lyr, where they must discuss payment for the trip with Andura.