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Castle Whiterock—Chapter 7: Journey to Shadowmantle Manor

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CharactersEmmeline Forthwrought, eccentric human wizard, with Jonathan, cat familiar.Frevia Arden, self-sufficient human druid, with Roberta, snake animal companion.Imra Shadowmantle, disciplined elven rogue.Melanie Shadowmantle, aristocratic human fighter, with Angelina, recovered toad. with Gryffydd, human mercenary (hireling) The Taxman Cometh The party returned to Cillamar late on August 2nd. When she got home, Melanie learned that her father wished to speak with her. In his office, Elric Shadowmantle told her that her party's adventures (and the accompanying wealth they've brought back from the ruins) has attracted the crown's attention, and a tax collector is coming to make a preliminary assessment for the tax rolls. 
Elric does not want an agent of the crown poking around the family's business dealings in Cillamar, so he suggests that Melanie and her companions travel south to the old Shadowmantle Manor, which was abandoned 200 years ago after a great fire. They…